Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sex Work Legal Interventions

Tara v State,W.P. (CRL) 296/2012 before the High Court of Delhi In response to an intervention by the Lawyers Collective in W.P. (CRL) 296/2012, the Delhi High Court overturned the forcible detention and transportation of 15 adult sex workers to

Memorandum on HIV/AIDS Bill Submitted by Civil Society Organizations to NACO

The Civil Society Organizations and Networks of People Living with HIV from across the country signed this memorandum, demanding that the HIV/AIDS Bill should be tabled in Parliament at the earliest. The memorandum was submitted to NACO on 24 April 2012

Woman has right of residence where husband lives: HC

Woman has right of residence where husband lives: HC Granting supremacy to the right of residence of women under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, the Delhi High Court has held that a woman can never be charged

SC to frame guidelines for court reporting

SC to frame guidelines for court reporting The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will frame guidelines for media for reporting court proceedings to safeguard administration of justice in the absence of any specific law to regulate

Family court casual in granting divorce: Bombay high court

Family court casual in granting divorce: Bombay high court Observing that a family court judge was “casual and negligent” in granting divorce to a man in the absence of his wife, the Bombay high court said it revealed a sorry

Denying sex a ground for divorce: Karnataka HC

Denying sex a ground for divorce: Karnataka HC Denying sex to husband without any specific reason is cruelty and ground for divorce, the Karnataka high court has ruled. Rejecting a woman’s appeal seeking to set aside a decree of divorce

57% of boys, 53% of girls think wife beating is justified

57% of boys, 53% of girls think wife beating is justified It’s a shocking revelation in this day and age. Not just Indian men, but even adolescents – in the 15-19 age group – feel that wife beating is justified.

High court pulls up officials on dying declaration

High court pulls up officials on dying declaration In a case of dowry death, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday held the dying declaration of a deceased as prime facie forged and directed the principal secretary (medical and health) and