A Year After Supreme Court’s Sec 377 Order, LGBT+ Community Waits for Inclusive Laws

Reading down of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) isn’t enough to secure the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)+ community, according to a study that has highlighted the need to repeal section 377 to prevent its misuse in cases of violence involving same sex relations. In a landmark judgment […]

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Over 19 Lakh People Left Out from Final List of NRC Assam Yet Another Window Offered

The final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published on Saturday excluding over 19 lakh people. Whereas over three crore people have been found eligible for the inclusion in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela, the State Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), said in an […]

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under POCSO Act Two gets 20 years jail

The Haryana Police have secured the conviction of two persons, who were accused of kidnapping & raping a minor girl in Charkhi Dadri. After holding them guilty, 20 years imprisonment had been awarded to them by the Court of Additional District & Session Judge, Charki Dadri with a fine of Rs 17,000 each. According to a spokesman […]

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AES in Bihar: Providing all support to contain it, Centre tells Supreme Court

The Centre told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it was proactively providing all support to Bihar in containing and managing Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in which more than children have died. In an affidavit filed on a plea seeking measures for containment of the disease, the Centre said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had visited […]

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Supreme Court awards nearly Rs 50 lakh compensation to disabled driver of deceased Punjab minister

A man who suffered permanently disability in an accident while driving the car of the thenD leader and Punjab cabinet minister Kanwaljit Singh in 2009 was on Monday awarded Rs 49.9 lakh compensation by the Supreme Court. Singh, who was Punjab Cooperation Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal’s General Secretary, had died on March 29, 2009 […]

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As strikes end, Supreme Court defers hearing on security of doctors, keeps open ‘larger issue’ of their safety

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant said it will not issue notice (to […]

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Ecuador Constitutional Court Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court of Ecuador has recognized same-sex marriage. In Ecuador, the Civil Code defined Marriage as a ‘solemn contract by which a man and woman’. The case reached the Constitutional court as a same-sex couple Efraín Enrique Soria Alba and Ricardo Javier Benalcázar Tello, challenged the refusal by the registry […]

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Criminalization Of Love Dilutes Compassion & Tolerance: Botswana High Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

The High Court of Botswana has declared unconstitutional the provisions of its penal code which criminalises homosexuality and has struck them down. The ruling is on a petition filed by Letsweletse Motshidiemang who had contended that these provisions discriminate against homosexuals and that it interferes with their fundamental right not to be subjected to inhuman […]

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Kerala High Court Order : Mere possession of sexually explicit photos not punishable

New Delhi : Mere possession of sexually explicit photos will not amount to a crime under the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, the Kerala High Court has ruled.The court, while quashing criminal proceedings against a man and a woman, however, made it clear that publication or distribution of such photos is punishable under the […]

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Sexual Harassment Case: Two Former Judges Question Handling Of Allegations Against Chief Justice Gogoi

Two judges who participated in the historic press conference by four sitting Supreme Court judges in January last year have questioned the Supreme Court’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. Writing for The Indian Express, Justice Madan Lokur—who along with Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and […]

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