A single-judge bench of Allahabad high Court while hearing a Criminal Revision filed by Ambika Singh observed that a finding of acquittal recorded by the subordinate court cannot be converted into conviction by High Court in the exercise of revisional jurisdiction under section 401 (3) CrPC.
Recently, in a noteworthy development, the Kerala High Court, while adjudicating in a child custody battle between a divorced couple, orally remarked that penal provision against rape should be made gender-neutral.
The Allahabad High Court has expressed displeasure at the laxity of police against Shia leader Dr Syed Kalbe Sibtain alias Noori in the matter of nuisance and damage to public property in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
India is considered the worst country for women due to sexual violence. Women are often seen as chattel and raped. In some nations, violence is needed for the crime to be seen as rape. Only a change of mindset can tackle this horrendous crime.