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Identity of victims of sexual abuse should be protected: SC

The Supreme Court of India lately had an opportunity to review ‘how and in what manner’ the identity of adult victims of rape and children who are victims of sexual abuse should be protected so that they are not subjected … Continue reading

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Lower courts are best authority to check competence of child witness: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that the lower courts are the best authority to arrive at an impression regarding the competence of the child witness to testify and sentenced accused to fifteen (15) years of rigorous imprisonment for committing … Continue reading

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FIRs’ to be uploaded within 24 hrs after registration: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that First Information Report (“FIR”) shall be uploaded on the police websites or on a State’s official website (if there is no police website) within twenty-four (24) hours of being registered so that the … Continue reading

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Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace: Govt.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has released a handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. http://goo.gl/uWkQfT The Handbook is structured in six sections and addresses concepts such as ‘workplace’, ‘sexual harassment’, … Continue reading

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NCW can’t act as a court: BHC

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that the National Commission for Women (“NCW”) does not have “unbridled power” and is not entitled to arrive at final conclusions or grant reliefs that a civil or criminal court can. The Court’s ruling … Continue reading

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Aaj Tak fined INR 5 lakh for ‘detailed’ reporting: DHC

India’s No. 1 news channel Aaj Tak paid a price of INR 5 lakh for their ‘detailed’ reporting of a story related to sexual abuse of a minor girl by her father in 2005. Girl’s mother approached the court as … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court of India issues further directions until legislative enactment on the subject of sexual harassment is in place

In an important decision, a large Bench of the Supreme Court of India has issued further necessary directions until legislative enactment (The Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Bill, 2010 is still pending in Parliament) on the … Continue reading

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