under POCSO Act Two gets 20 years jail

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Ecuador Constitutional Court Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »