Month: 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 Andhra Pradesh (“A.P”), terming it illegal and violative of their...

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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 with trespass if she insists on staying with her husband...

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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 legal reporting. “We are averse to giving guidelines for court...

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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 state of affairs. A division bench of Justice P B...

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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 granted by the family court, the court observed recently: “The...

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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. Unicef’s ” Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012“, says that...

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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 UP DGP to hold inquiry against the concerned doctor and...

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Panel to look into validity of married women’s bill

Panel to look into validity of married women’s bill Following opposition to the introduction of a bill which grants equal rights to a married woman in properties acquired by her husband, the state has decided to appoint a panel to review its provisions. The panel, which will comprise officials from...

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