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 Andhra Pradesh (“A.P”), terming it illegal and violative of their fundamental rights. Delivered on 13…

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 Read and Download Full Text of the Memorandum Here  

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 with trespass if she insists on staying with her husband in a house taken on…

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 legal reporting. “We are averse to giving guidelines for court reporting. But we are forced…

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 state of affairs. A division bench of Justice P B Majmudar and Justice Anoop Mohta…

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 granted by the family court, the court observed recently: “The husband can’t be made to…

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. Unicef’s ” Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012“, says that 57% of adolescent boys in…

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 UP DGP to hold inquiry against the concerned doctor and police sub-inspector. The court further…

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