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November 21, 2022
marriage, muslim, personal law, sweep, POCSO,

Marriage between Muslims under Personal Law not Excluded from Sweep of the POCSO Act:  Kerala High court

The Kerala High Court ruled that the marriage between Muslims under personal law is not excluded from the sweep of the POCSO Act. Background  Petitioner is […]
November 17, 2022
kathua rape case

Kathua Rape Case: Accused Not a Juvenile at the Time of Commission of Rape: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that in Kathua Rape case the accused was not a Juvenile at the time of commission of offence of rape.  Background  The […]
March 6, 2022

(POCSO) Investigation officer or SJPU to inform minor survivor’s parents if the accused files for bail: Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court ruled that the investigation officer or Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPU) should inform the minor survivor’s parents if the accused files for […]
March 3, 2022
Calcutta High Court reduces the prison sentence of a man accused of raping a 11-year-old girl as penetration was not established

Calcutta High Court reduces the prison sentence of a man accused of raping a 11-year-old girl as penetration was not established

The Calcutta High Court reduced the prison sentence of a man accused of raping a 11-year-old girl as penetration was not established. Background  The prosecution case […]
February 24, 2022
SC set aside Jharkhand HC's order granting bail in POCSO Act case citing a “love affair” between the accused and the prosecutrix

SC set aside Jharkhand HC’s order granting bail in POCSO Act case citing a “love affair” between the accused and the prosecutrix

The Supreme Court set aside the Jharkhand High Court’s order granting bail in the POCSO Act case citing a “love affair” between the accused and the […]
February 16, 2022
Life imprisonment can be imposed without any remission till the last breath, in place of death sentence: SC

Life imprisonment can be imposed without any remission till the last breath, in place of death sentence: SC

The Supreme Court ruled that life imprisonment can be imposed without any remission till the last breath, in place of death sentence. Court Observation  The division […]
February 16, 2022
Section 30(5) of Partnership Act shall not be applicable to a minor partner who was not a partner at the time of his attaining the majority, rules SC

Section 30(5) of Partnership Act shall not be applicable to a minor partner who was not a partner at the time of his attaining the majority, rules SC

The Supreme Court ruled that Section 30(5) of Partnership Act shall not be applicable to a minor partner who was not a partner at the time […]
February 9, 2022
POCSO Act): Consent obtained by giving threat and/or even simple consent by a minor has no value in the eye of law, rules Bombay HC

(POCSO Act): Consent obtained by giving threat and/or even simple consent by a minor has no value in the eye of law, rules Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court ruled that consent obtained by giving threat and/or even simple consent by a minor has no value in the eyes of law.  […]
February 7, 2022
Rape victim has a right to terminate her pregnancy, subject to the conditions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971: Uttarakhand HC

Rape victim has a right to terminate her pregnancy, subject to the conditions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971: Uttarakhand HC

The Uttarakhand High Court stated that Rape victim has a right to terminate her pregnancy, subject to the conditions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, […]