Delhi High Court single bench of Justice Rekha Palli refused to pass such an order and observed that a father does not own his daughter to dictate she should only use his surname. Justice Palli further stated that every child has a right to take the mother's surname.
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday, while hearing a bail application in a case concerning the sexual assault of a 13-year-old minor girl, criticised the investigating officers for defiance of judicial orders.
The Allahabad High Court dismissed the criminal appeal against the sentence of life imprisonment of a man accused of unnatural sex and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Kanpur. The court observed that there is sufficient evidence against the accused for the charge of murder.