NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh on virginity test

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday said it has issued notice to Madhya Pradesh on the virginity tests conducted on brides at a mass wedding there. The commission, taking suo motu cognisance of media reports, issued a notice to the chief secretary of the state on July 17 and sought a factual report within […]

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High Court reduces Sanjeev Nanda’s jail term

NEW DELHI: In a major relief to Sanjeev Nanda, prime accused in the BMW case of 1999, the Delhi High Court converted his offence from culpable homicide not amounting to murder to a simple case of causing death by rash or negligent act and reduced his sentence from five years to two years. Sanjeev Nanda […]

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Section 377: Supreme Court declines to stay High Court judgment

The Supreme Court declined to stay the Delhi High Court judgment declaring Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional and decriminalising unnatural sex between consenting adults. A Bench comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam granted eight weeks for the Centre to file its response to special leave petitions challenging the High […]

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Ajmal admits to crime

Mumbai- Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir ‘Kasab’ confessed to his crime before the Special Sessions Court at the Arthur Road jail in mumbai. He said “Mujhe gunha kabool hai. I want to confess.” The lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 attacks stunned the courtroom with these words, uttered just as the court was preparing to […]

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SC stays narco test of police officers

New Delhi: Jul 20- The Supreme Court today stayed narco-analysis test of the police officers arrested in connection with the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir. A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam posted the petition filed by the officers challenging a Jammu […]

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State governments set up SCPCR: Ministry of WCD

Ministry of Women and Child Development has been requesting the State Governments and the Union Territory Administration to set up State Commissions for Protection of Child rights in accordance with the Section 17 of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act 1005. So far only Delhi, Maharashtra, Sikkim and Goa have constituted the State […]

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Case of arson handed over to CB-CID

LUCKNOW- The case relating to vandalism and arson at the residence of UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi here has been handed over to the Crime Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID). Higher authority said that the CB-CID was directed to submit a report at the earliest. No time frame was set for completion of […]

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