The Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that a victim of a sexual offence cannot have any locus standi to approach the Court for quashing of FIR registered for the sexual assault, which she had faced.
A Supreme Court advocate, Alakh Alok Srivastava, has written to the Chief Justice of India, Justice N.V. Ramana, requesting him to take suo motu cognizance of the death of a 24-year-old rape victim, who had set herself ablaze outside the Supreme Court.
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday termed taking the statement of the rape victim again without audio-video recording by the police investigator in connivance with the accused, when the statement of the rape victim is already recorded, as an abuse of the legal process.
The Kerala State Legal Services Authority sought permission for medical termination of the pregnancy of the victim, alleging that her consent was required for abortion, since she was a major but as she was mentally-challenged, the victim was not in a position to grant consent for the same
Coming down heavily on the state of Jharkhand for not implementing its last year's directions, the Supreme Court has issued notice to the Standing Counsel of State of Jharkhand, to file an affidavit, as to what steps it has taken in a contempt plea filed by a rape victim.
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.
Delhi High Court has issued Notice to Ministry of Law and Justice, Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Rouse Avenue District Court Bar Association, Central Delhi Court Bar Association and Registrar of Societies.