Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in December 16 gangrape case

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in December 16 gangrape.  A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the petitioner, “What kind of prayer are you making?” It further said, “You are making the court a joke.” The PIL filed… Read more »

Identity of rape victim can’t be disclosed says SC

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court issued important directives to protect privacy and reputation of victims of rape crimes including those who have died, cannot be disclosed “even in a remote manner.  A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said this while refusing to agree with an argument that in certain matters, the victim’s name should… Read more »

SC Slams Nitish Government calls sexual abuse in state-run shelter homes shameless and inhuman

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Bihar government accusing it of being lackadaisical in its response to rampant sexual abuse in state-run shelter homes where children were allegedly sexually abused. “The attitude of the state is extremely unfortunate, tragic and shameless to say the least… are these children lesser citizens of the country?” a three-judge bench said.  The top… Read more »

Funds for Durga Puja committees: SC refuses to stay WB decision to grant Rs 28 crore

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the decision of the West Bengal government to grant 28 crore rupees Durga puja committees across the state. The court, however, refused to interfere with the decision, saying the amount must be distributed only through the state police. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, however,… Read more »

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC lifts ban on reporting

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court with an instruction for the media to exercise restraint and not to misreport or sensationalise such news, lifts the ban on reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta vacated the August 23 order of the Patna High Court. The Patna… Read more »