A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & M. R. Shah has said, the petitioner being a rape victim deserves treatment as rape victim by all the authorities. A rape victim suffers not only a mental trauma but also discrimination from the society, observed the Court in its order.
The Kerala High Court on Monday allowed the medical termination of a 26-week pregnant minor rape victim. A single bench of Justice P.V. Asha heard the civil writ petition, and recorded that the continuation of the pregnancy is contrary to the safety and interests of the victim, who is only 15.
The Supreme Court has refused to grant former BJP MP Chinmayanand access to the complainant’s statement submitted to the magistrate under 164 CrPC during the investigation. The complainant is a law student who had levelled rape charges against him
Supreme Court has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government and SP on a writ petition seeking transfer of investigation and trial of the criminal case filed against the Additional Chief Standing counsel of the UP Govt. who has been made accused of rape by a young practicing lawyer from Delhi.
Lawyers from across the country, including some very senior lawyers of the Supreme Court, have written a letter to the Chief Justice of Patna High Court, expressing outrage at the jailing of a violent gang-rape victim and her two caregivers by a magistrate at the Araria district court.