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An urge towards protecting vulnerable witnesses(16.12.2015)

The Madras High Court confirmed a conviction and sentence of the accused by a trial court for the rape of a minor. It rejected contentions that the vi.....

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Notifications & Circulars

Guidelines on Insurance claims of victims of Subsidence and Landslides in the calamity affected areas in the State of Uttarakhand(19.01.2023)

1. Subsidence and Landslide have caused loss to property in some areas in the State of Uttarakhand. There is an urgent need for the general insurers t.....

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Rs. 200 crore set aside for Central Victim Compensation Fund(14.10.2015)

Ministry of Home Affairs introduced the Central Victim Compensation Fund to provide support to victims of various attacks, including acid attacks, rap.....

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Judgments

Sole testimony of victim is sufficient to record conviction in offence of rape(01.02.2019)

Present appeal is preferred against the judgment passed by Additional Sessions Judge, by which learned Trial Judge has convicted and sentenced the acc.....

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Court derides lack of legislation on rehabilitation for sexual assault victims(03.11.2015)

In a case involving the rape of a minor and birth of a child as a consequence, the Allahabad High Court, taking note of the physical and mental trauma.....

Tags : Rape, rehabilitation, victim, child, compensation



A victim's counsel cannot be given right to make oral arguments or examine and cross-examine witnesses(20.11.2019)

Present appeal arise out of judgment passed by the High Court of Calcutta in revisional application affirming the order passed by the Additional Distr.....

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States ordered to better compensation for rape vicitims(11.02.2016)

The Supreme Court ordered States and Union Territories to establish uniform compensation for rape victims under the Victim Compensation Scheme. It pre.....

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Injured witness’s testimony to not be accepted without scrutiny(03.06.2016)

The Supreme Court cautioned that though an injured witness was “generally reliable”, nonetheless his or her testimony should still be subjected to scr.....

Tags : assault, victim, testimony, scrutiny, contradiction



News

SC Suugests Contempt Case against Hospital, if not Giving Free Treatment to Acid Attack Victims(25.11.2015)

SC on being informed that private hospitals were not giving free treatment to victims of acid attack, has suggested to an NGO to file a contempt case .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea for Constituting Tribunal for Endosulfan Victims in Kasaragod(26.11.2015)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a plea to constitute a tribunal for identifying endosulfan victims in Kasaragod district and payment of compensation t.....

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SC to Govt.: Why Shouldn't a Stray Dog Victim be Given Compensation?(30.11.2015)

Supreme Court while concerning over children who were being bitten by stray dogs, has asked Centre why should Government not be directed to pay comp.....

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SC: Pvt Counsel Engaged by Victim Cannot Make Oral Argument or Cross Examine Witnesses(21.11.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that though a victim can engage a private counsel to assist the prosecution such Counsel could not be given the right to ma.....

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SC Seeks Centre's Response to PIL Seeking Enforcement of Provisions to Assist Victim Women(08.11.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Central Government in a writ petition seeking proper implementation of the mandatory provisions of Chapter Ill,.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Provisions to Assist Victim Women



Madras HC: Injury Need Not be Physical Always(01.08.2016)

Madras HC, while clarifying that injury doesn’t always need to be physical, has held that parents of a minor girl who was allegedly abducted and marri.....

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Victim Cannot be Allowed to Conduct Prosecution Independently: Supreme Court(15.05.2018)

Supreme Court has ruled that a victim or a de-facto complainant, under proviso to Section 24(8) of CrPC, cannot be permitted to conduct prosecution ei.....

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Delhi HC Directs Police to Submit Compliance Report in Plea Seeking Rehabilitation of Victims(02.03.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed Delhi Police to submit a report within 3 weeks highlighting the actions taken by police in compliance of the Court's pre.....

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Delhi HC Issues Directions for Streamlining Recording of Victims/Witnesses Testimonies(04.03.2020)

Delhi High Court has issued a series of directions to the Delhi Government, Delhi Police and the Trial Courts, to make the process for collecting the .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Streamlining Recording of Victims/Witnesses Testimonies



Uttarakhand High Court Allows Termination of Foetus of Rape Victim(07.02.2022)

Uttarakhand High Court has allowed the termination of a 28 weeks foetus of a rape victim, granting relief to the victim. The Court has held that there.....

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Orissa HC Releases on Bail Man Accused of Rape of Minor Upon Marriage to Victim(28.07.2020)

Orissa High Court has granted bail to a man accused of rape of a minor, noting his submission that while availing interim bail, he has married the sur.....

Tags : Orissa High Court, Bail to Man Accused of Rape of Minor on Marriage of Victim



Hyderabad HC Grants Compensation to Parents of Snake Bite Victims(03.10.2016)

Hyderabad HC has directed Central Government and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan'sTelangana Project Director to pay a compensation of Rs 8 lakh each to the paren.....

Tags : Hyderabad HC, Snake Bite Victims, Compensation



Delhi HC : Judges Should Not Disclose Victim’s Name in Sexual Assault Case(30.05.2016)

Delhi HC has said that Judicial officers should not mention the name of victims in the judgements passed in sexual assault cases and they “must avoid”.....

Tags : Delhi HC , Sexual Assault Case, Victim’s Name



Delhi HC Directs Expeditious DNA Testing of Bodies of Riot Victims Without Waiting for Court Orders(25.03.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government not to wait for Court's order before conducting DNA testing of persons killed during the Delhi Riot.....

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Gujarat HC Directs DGP, Gujarat to Ensure All Police Stations Aid Victims of Sexual Assault Crimes(24.02.2022)

Gujarat High Court has directed the Director General of Police, Gujarat State to ensure that all the police stations in the state have a panel of lawy.....

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SC Issues Notice in Contempt Petition Over Failure to Pay Compensation to Victims(25.02.2022)

Supreme Court has issued notice in a contempt petition preferred by victims of spread of toxic pesticide called Endosulfan alleging failure on the par.....

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Cannot Disclose Identity of POCSO Victim, Supreme Court Calls for Sensitization(08.04.2024)

SC has observed that exercise of sensitization of judicial officers and police officers is required to be done in the State of West Bengal to ensure c.....

Tags : Supreme Court, POCSO Victim, Identity, Sensitization



Delhi HC: Rape Leaves Permanent Scars On Child Survivor(20.06.2016)

Delhi HC has dismissed a man's plea against a 10-year jail term awarded to him for raping a seven-year-old girl in 1996, saying the "abhorring act" le.....

Tags : Delhi HC , Rape, child victim



SC Asks Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victim to Move to Madhya Pradesh HC(08.04.2020)

Supreme Court has asked a Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivor to immediately approach the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur with her Petition challenging .....

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Delhi HC Seeks Status Report from Govt. on Setting Up Special Cell for Honour Killing Victims(13.08.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed the Principal Secretary (Home) of the Delhi Government to file a status report in a plea seeking strict compliance with .....

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Allahabad HC: Police Must Assess Victim's Age in Kidnapping Cases(13.04.2022)

Allahabad High Court has ruled that while investigating Kidnapping cases, the police authorities must first assess the victim girl’s age so that in ca.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Kidnapping, harassment, victim



Why No Action Against Media Houses Revealing Identity of Sexual Offences Victims? SC to Media Bodies(23.10.2018)

Supreme Court has sought the response of media bodies like Press Council of India, News Broadcasting Standards Authority, Editors Guild of India and t.....

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Chhattisgarh HC Orders 7 Lakhs Compensation for Rape Victim(04.09.2020)

Chhattisgarh High Court has held in a Writ Petition that the Rape victim was entitled to compensation of Rs. 7 lakhs along with interest under Section.....

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Karnataka HC: Victim Includes Parents & Family Members of Person Suffering Injuries(24.07.2020)

Karnataka High Court has observed that a victim under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 includes not only the perso.....

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Bombay HC Quashes FIR on Amicable Settlement Between Man and Victim(24.07.2020)

Bombay High Court has quashed a First Information Report filed against a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy after the fa.....

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Madras HC Orders Rs. 3 Lakh Interim Compensation to Fire Victims of Sivakasi(27.10.2016)

Madras High Court has ordered an interim compensation of Rs 3 Lakh each to families of nine people who died due to a fire accident at a cracker shop i.....

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SC Sets Aside Order Allowing Minister Chinmayanand Access to Victim's Statement(08.10.2020)

Supreme Court has set aside the Allahabad High Court order which had allowed former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janta Party leader Chinmayanand to se.....

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Allahabad HC Dismisses Habeas Corpus Plea Against Alleged Detention of Hathras Victim's Family(09.10.2020)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed the habeas corpus writ petition filed on behalf of the Hathras victim's family against alleged illegal detention by.....

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SC Rejects Plea to Enact Law to Provide Uniform Compensation to Victims of Violence(13.10.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed a lawyer's plea seeking direction to Parliament to enact a law providing a uniform scheme of compensation for persons who .....

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Calcutta to State: Disburse Funds for Victim Compensation in 6 Weeks(23.06.2022)

Calcutta High Court while directing the State government to ensure disbursal of adequate funds within 6 weeks has reprimanded State Legal Services Aut.....

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Bombay High Court: ‘Compensating Rape Victims is State’s Duty, Not Charity’(02.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that rape victims are not beggars and giving compensation to women victims of crime is the State’s obligation and not chari.....

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Delhi HC Stays Payment of Compensation to Family of Youth Who Rammed Bike into Barricades(10.09.2020)

Delhi High Court has put on hold payment of Rs 75 Lakhs compensation to the family of a youth who rammed his bike into chained barricades and is curre.....

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Calcutta HC: COVID-19 Victims Have Right to Decent Burial as Per Religion(17.09.2020)

Calcutta High Court has ruled that the immediate family members of Covid-19 victims be permitted to perform the funeral rites of the deceased as per r.....

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Bombay HC Refuses Mentally Challenged Rape Victim to Terminate 35-Week Pregnancy Citing Health Risk(08.08.2022)

Bombay High Court has refused to allow a mentally challenged rape victim to terminate her 35-week (8.5 months) pregnancy after a board of medical expe.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Abortion, Mentally Challenged, Rape Victim



Guj. HC: Child Can't be Equated to Non-Earning Adult, to be Compensated Under Non-Pecuniary Heads(17.08.2022)

Gujarat High Court has held that children who are victims of motor accidents stand on different footing from non-earning adults and Compensation award.....

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Supreme Court: Judge Can’t Close Criminal Case by Simply Recording Its End Results(09.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while maintaining that accused are “not lone receivers of justice” and that victims of a crime must be treated equally, has ruled that .....

Tags : Supreme Court, criminal case, justice, accused, victim



Lack of Injury on Rape Victim’s Body is of No Help in Determining Consent: Bombay HC(29.12.2018)

Bombay High Court has observed that absence of any injury on the body of the victim cannot lead to a conclusion that she had given her consent and all.....

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Lack of Injury on Rape Victim’s Body is of No Help in Determining Consent: Bombay HC(29.12.2018)

Bombay High Court has observed that absence of any injury on the body of the victim cannot lead to a conclusion that she had given her consent and all.....

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SC: Conviction Can Be Based on Sole Testimony of Victim If Reliable and Trustworthy(19.10.2020)

Supreme Court has reiterated that there can be a conviction based on the sole testimony of the sexual assault victim if she is found to be reliable an.....

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SC Grants Interim Protection to Rape Accused from Arrest Who Later Married the Victim(05.12.2018)

Supreme Court has granted interim protection from arrest to a ‘rape’ accused who was accused of kidnapping a girl and committing rape on her and later.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Rape victim, Rape Accused Married Victim



Supreme Court Issues Important Directives to protect privacy and reputation of Sexual Assault Victim(12.12.2018)

SC while issuing important directives to protect privacy and reputation of sexual assault victims has barred any agency from revealing the identity of.....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea for Allowing Relatives to Wash Dead Bodies of COVID-19 Victims(23.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has refused to issue any direction to the State Government or the Union Government to overlook its Guidelines (COVID Protocol) and t.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Dead Bodies of COVID-19 Victims



Rajasthan HC Directs Magistrate to Re-Record Statement of Minor Victim(24.11.2020)

Rajasthan High Court has ordered the Judicial Magistrate hearing the Baran rape case to immediately proceed to record the statements of the prosecutri.....

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Bombay HC Allows Application by Victim of 2008 Malegaon Blast Victim Who Lost His Son(27.11.2020)

Bombay High Court has allowed an intervention application filed by Nisar Ahmed Haji Sayed Bilal, a victim of the 2008 Malegaon blast who also lost his.....

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Bombay HC Seeks State’s Reply Over Delay in Deciding Eligibility for Victim Welfare Scheme(17.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has asked State Government to explain delay in deciding whether benefits of its rehabilitation schemes meant for survivors of rape a.....

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CRIMINAL - Trend of Minor Rape Victims Turning Hostile is on Rise: Bombay HC(21.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has taken note of trend of minor rape victims turning hostile and observed mostly culprit is a relative so child is forced to forget.....

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J&K HC: Minor Rape Victims Entitled to Receive Detailed Information of Proceedings(29.12.2020)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that minor rape victims are entitled to receive most appropriate information of the proceedings which would incl.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notices on Plea for Action Against Social Media Sites(11.01.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a Petition filed by an advocate seeking action against major social media platforms for revealing the identity o.....

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SC: Rape Victim's Statement Mustn’t be Disclosed to Anyone Including Accused Till Charge-Sheet Filed(03.11.2022)

Supreme Court has held that rape victim's statement made under Section 164 CrPC should not be disclosed to any person including accused till charge-sh.....

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Delhi HC: Demonetization Must Not Affect Timely Relief to Rape Victims(24.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that demonetization should not come in way of banks releasing timely payments to compensate rape victims.

Tags : Delhi High Court, demonetization, rape victims, compensation



Benefit of Any Doubt in Age of Victim Goes to Accused: Delhi High Court(30.11.2018)

Delhi High Court has asserted that the benefit of any doubt in the age of the victim needs to go to the accused.

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SC: Selective Leaks to Media Infringes Rights of Victims(18.12.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that selective disclosures to the media during investigation of crime affect the rights of the accused and the rights of vi.....

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Kar. HC: Magistrate/Judge Should Recommend in Judgment Whether there is Need for Victim Compensation(26.09.2022)

Karnataka High Court has observed that while delivering final judgments, Magistrate and Sessions Judge must pass a reasoned order as to whether there .....

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Allahabad HC: Victim Has No Right to Drop Case of Non-Compoundable Offence of Heinous Nature(29.09.2022)

Allahabad High Court has held that a victim has no right in law to drop case of non-compoundable offence of heinous nature which badly affects society.....

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Orissa HC Directs Govt to Pay Compensation to 2008 Kandhamal Riot Victim's Kin(03.10.2022)

Orissa High Court while expressing shock over Odisha government's rejection of a claim for grant of compensation to the brother of a man, who died in .....

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Media can't Identify Sex Assault Victims, Even Dead: Supreme Court(13.12.2018)

Supreme Court has barred media organisations and law-enforcement agencies from revealing the identity of sexual assault victims, even if they are dead.....

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Original Owner Liable to Pay Accident Victim: Supreme Court(21.12.2018)

Supreme Court has ruled that the owner of a vehicle who transfers it to another person is also liable to pay compensation in case of an accident unles.....

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MP HC: Disclosure of Details of Victim to Media is a Violation of Article 21(06.11.2020)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that production of victims and suspects before the media, as well as disclosure of personal information of the susp.....

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Allahabad HC to State: Consider Relocating Hathras Victim's Family Members Within State(28.07.2022)

Allahabad High Court has directed State to consider relocation of Hathras victim’s family to any other place within the State outside Hathras keeping .....

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HP HC: Victim Sending Friend Request Does Not Liberty to Accused to Establish Sexual Relations(05.02.2021)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that just because the victim sent a friend request to the accused does not give him the right and liberty to .....

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Delhi HC Seeks Response on Plea Against Differential Compensation for Major & Minor Riots Victims(03.03.2021)

Delhi High Court has sought response from the Delhi government on its scheme for compensation of Delhi riots' victims, which has been alleged to be di.....

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Bombay HC Imposes Cost on Law Firm for Disclosing Rape Victim’s Name in Petition(27.12.2022)

Bombay High Court has observed that despite Section 228A of IPC and repeatedly telling Advocates that it is an offence to disclose name of rape victim.....

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Supreme Court Issues Notice on Pleas for Compensation to Victims of Wrongful Prosecution(23.03.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, seeking directions to the Cen.....

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Patna HC Directs Government in Plea on Non-Implementation of Schemes for HIV/AIDS Victims(24.03.2021)

Patna High Court has directed the ascertainment of several issues in a plea inviting the attention of the Court towards the non-implementation of the .....

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Rape Victim's Evidence Stands on Higher Pedestal Than That of Injured Witness: Bombay HC(11.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has acquitted a man convicted of raping his 15-year-old student who took tuition from him and also held that a rape victim's evidenc.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Rape Victim's Evidence Stands on Higher Pedestal



Madras HC Asks for Details from Centre on Indians 'Victimised' Overseas(13.02.2019)

Madras High Court has directed Centre to apprise it of steps taken to ensure safety and well-being of Indians abroad and asked whether it has taken ef.....

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Telangana HC Issues Directions on Procedure for Recording Statements of Rape Victims(21.11.2022)

Telangana High Court has issued a circular containing instructions for Judicial Magistrates in the State on the procedure which they must follow while.....

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Patna HC Directs Subordinate Courts to Refrain from Disclosing Identity of Rape Victim in Judgments(01.03.2021)

Patna High Court has directed all Courts subordinate to ensure that the identity of the rape victim is not indicated in Orders/Judgment, unless such d.....

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Not Necessary to Appoint Prosecutor of Victim's Choice Under SC/ST Act: Delhi HC(28.01.2019)

Delhi High Court has held that it is not necessary for the Magistrate to appoint an advocate of the victim's choice to act as the public prosecutor un.....

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Delhi HC: Parents of Dead Accident Victim to be Treated as Dependants for Compensation(15.01.2021)

Delhi High Court has held that parents of a dead accident victim are to be treated as dependants to award compensation. The Court has clarified that l.....

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J&K&L HC to Medical Board: Take Fresh Decision on Minor Rape Victim's Pregnancy of 23 Weeks(27.10.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has directed a medical board in Srinagar to undertake a fresh medical check of a minor rape victim to take a f.....

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MPHC Modifies ‘Kind Enough to Leave Rape Victim Alive’ Remark After Criticism(31.10.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has modified its judgment which stated that rape convict was ‘kind enough to leave the prosecutrix alive’ to ‘however, consi.....

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea For Parity in Compensation to Riot Victims(05.07.2017)

Supreme Court has dismissed a Special Leave Petition challenging Patna High Court’s refusal to issue a direction to Centre to frame a common policy wi.....

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Delhi HC Seeks Responses on Plea Seeking Details of Wrong Uploaded Photo of Hathras Rape Victim(19.04.2021)

Delhi High Court has sought the responses of the Centre and three social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter on a petition seeking details of.....

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Delhi HC Issues Guidelines for Shielding of POCSO Victims During Bail Hearings(19.01.2023)

Delhi High Court has issued directions regarding the presence of POCSO victims during bail hearings, while observing that the same has an adverse impa.....

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Delhi HC Awards Rs. 6 Lakh Interim Compensation to Minor Sexual Assault Victim(17.05.2021)

Delhi High Court has awarded Rs. 6 Lakhs as interim compensation to a minor victim of sexual assault, directing the Delhi State Legal Services Authori.....

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SC Directs State to Pay Rs. 50 Lakh Compensation & Provide Govt Job to Gujarat Riot Gang Rape Victim(23.04.2019)

Supreme Court has directed Gujarat Government to pay Rs. 50 lakh compensation and to provide government job to a woman who was gang raped during Gujar.....

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Calcutta HC Directs Post-Poll Violence Victims to Approach Relevant Authorities for Filing Complaint(19.05.2021)

Calcutta High Court has directed that if any person has suffered on account of post-poll violence, he shall be at liberty to file a complaint along wi.....

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Meghalaya HC: Heinous Crime of Rape Can’t be Taken Lightly Based on Victim's Change of Heart(08.02.2023)

Meghalaya High Court while dismissing plea to quash POCSO Case, has held that an allegation of a heinous crime such as rape being committed and perpet.....

Tags : Meghalaya High Court, Rape, Heinous Crime, Victim



Bombay High Court Seeks State's Reply Over Policy For Children Born to Rape Victims(19.04.2017)

Bombay High Court has asked State Government whether there was a policy or scheme in place for children born to victims of rape.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea by Delhi 2020 Riots Victim Seeking Damages(07.04.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on and sought responses of the Centre, Delhi Government and others on a plea by a Delhi 2020 riots victim seeking d.....

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SC: NDMA May Consider Laying Down Minimum Standards of Relief to COVID Victims(04.05.2021)

Supreme Court has suggested that the National Disaster Management Authority consider laying down minimum standards of the relief which is to be provid.....

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Rajasthan HC: Disclosure of Rape Victim’s Name in Judgment Doesn’t Allow Disclosure of Same in Media(17.07.2017)

Rajasthan High Court has refused to quash charges levied against a few journalists for disclosing name of a rape victim, refusing to accept their cont.....

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Madras HC Issues Notice on Plea for Payment of Ex-Gratia to Covid Victims(15.06.2021)

Madras High Court has issued notice to the National Disaster Management Authority on a petition seeking ex-gratia payment to families of persons who h.....

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SC Issues Notice on PIL Seeking Compensation and Rehabilitation of Victims of West Bengal Riots(25.05.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking compensation and rehabilitation of the victims of the alleged state spon.....

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Delhi HC to Registry: Ensure Confidentiality of Sexual Offences Victims(20.04.2023)

Delhi High Court while directing Registry to ensure anonymity and confidentiality of victim of sexual offences is strictly maintained in filings, has .....

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Bombay High Court Says No Corroboration Needed if Rape Victim's Statement is Reliable(21.09.2015)

Bombay HC has confirmed conviction of a 23-year-old man for raping a minor girl while observing that if statement of rape victim is trustworthy and re.....

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Bombay High Court: Adult Victim Rescued from Trafficking Cannot be Forced to Live in Correction Home(16.07.2019)

Bombay High Court has held while ordering the release of a 22-year-old woman that the woman had been rescued with eleven others during a raid conducte.....

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SC: Name of Victim in Sexual Offences Shall Not Be Mentioned in Any Proceedings(02.07.2021)

Supreme Court has taken strong objections to a Sessions Court Judgment where the names of rape victim are mentioned. The Court has held that all the s.....

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Bombay HC Seeks Response on Plea Challenging Goa Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012(07.07.2021)

Bombay High Court has sought response of the Central Government and Goan administration on a plea challenging the amendment made in Goa Victim Compens.....

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Del HC: Pattern of Marrying Rape Victim to Evade Charges & Later Abandoning her is Disturbing(06.07.2023)

Delhi High Court has observed that it is shocking that numerous cases have come to light where the accused deceitfully enters into a marriage under th.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Rape Victim, Marriage, Abandon



Gau. HC: Consensual Relationship and Failure to Prove Victim is Minor, Ground for Bail Under POCSO(11.05.2023)

Gauhati High Court while setting aside conviction of an accused under Section 6 of POCSO Act, has held that in cases where the prosecution fails in pr.....

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Supreme Court: Interest of Victim Has to be Kept in Mind While Awarding Punishment(31.07.2019)

Supreme Court has ruled that courts have to keep in view the interest of the victim and society at large when awarding punishment. The Court further h.....

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NGT, New Delhi Awards Compensation to Victims of Fire Accident at Achankulam in Virudhunagar(22.06.2021)

National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, has awarded higher compensation of up to Rs. 20 lakh to the victims of a fire accident at Sree Mariyammal Firework.....

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Bombay HC Asks State to File Affidavits to Deal with 2053 Victims of Unauthorized Vaccination(25.06.2021)

Bombay High Court has asked the State and BMC to file separate affidavits enumerating how they plan to deal with the 2053 victims of unauthorised covi.....

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Uttarakhand HC Issues Guidelines For Rehabilitation of Acid Attack Victims(14.06.2017)

Uttarakhand High Court has issued several directions for rehabilitation of acid attack victims, and for prevention of such instances which include mea.....

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Uttarakhand HC Issues notice on PIL Seeking Compensation for Victims of Glacial Disaster(07.06.2021)

Uttarakhand High Court has issued notice to the Central and State Government on a Public Interest Litigation seeking compensation for families affecte.....

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Madras HC: Court Cannot Issue Mandamus Directing Compensation to COVID Victims(10.06.2021)

Madras High Court has observed that the Court cannot issue a mandamus directing all COVID-19 victims to be compensated, irrespective of the financial .....

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Delhi HC Nods for Free Care for Accident Victim(23.10.2015)

Delhi HC on plea of road accident victim's wife, seeking free treatment from government hospital of her husband, has directed Maharaja Agrasen Hospita.....

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Apex Court: Victim has Right to Help Court in Trial Before Magistrate(08.08.2019)

Apex Court has observed that though the Magistrate is not bound to grant consent to a victim to conduct prosecution at the mere asking but the victim .....

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Madras HC Upholds Decision of Sessions Court to Award Compensation to Victim of Custodial Torture(24.01.2020)

Madras High Court has upheld the judgment of the Sessions Judge awarding compensation of Rs. 1 Lakh to the victim who suffered torture, bodily injury .....

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Cal. HC to State: Pay Compensation to Acid Attack Victim in Adherence to NALSA Guidelines(12.09.2023)

Calcutta High Court while observing that State which was once known for its progressive feminist discourse has forgotten its feminist roots, has direc.....

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Delhi High Court To AAP Government: List Out Benefits for Acid Attack Victims(30.08.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked AAP government to list out the benefits available to acid attack victims under its various schemes to ensure that the suffe.....

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Orissa HC Orders CID Crime Branch to Initiate Probe to Determine Authenticity of Affidavit(19.07.2021)

Orissa High Court has ordered the CID-Crime Branch to initiate a probe to determine the authenticity of an affidavit purportedly filed by a minor rape.....

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Orissa High Court Disposes of PIL for Aid to Rape Victim after 15 Years(23.07.2021)

Orissa High Court has disposed of a public interest litigation filed 15 years ago seeking Rs 10 lakh compensation for a rape victim as it was not clea.....

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Allahabad HC: Can’t Force Rape Victim to Give Birth to Accused’s Child(12.07.2023)

Allahabad High Court has held that in case of sexual assault, denying a woman the right to say no to abortion and fasten her with responsibility of mo.....

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Madras HC Issues Directions to State for Rehabilitation of Victims and Families(14.09.2021)

Madras High Court has issued a host of directions to the State government for the rehabilitation of the victims and their families of the 2018 inciden.....

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Ker. HC: KeLSA can Grant Victim Compensation without Court Order Except under POCSO(17.08.2023)

Kerala High Court has held that Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KeLSA) can grant victim compensation suo moto, without a court recommendation, .....

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Bombay HC: Deceased Victim's Salary Cannot be Evaluated on Ground that Victim was Brilliant Student(19.08.2019)

Bombay High Court has ruled that merely because the victim in a motor accident case was a brilliant student his salary cannot be assessed as exemplary.....

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Allahabad HC: Proviso on Recording of Sexual Offence Victim’s Statement Not Being Followed(16.08.2021)

Allahabad High Court has observed that in majority of cases, 1st and 2nd proviso to Section 161 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, which man.....

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Ker. HC: State Must Formulate Victim Compensation Scheme for Victims of Sexual Offences under POCSO(03.08.2023)

Kerala High Court has observed that State must formulate a victim compensation scheme specifically for POCSO victims or to make necessary amendments i.....

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Karnataka High Court Issues Guidelines on Victim Compensation(06.09.2019)

Karnataka High Court while observing that trial courts are delivering justice more oriented towards the rights of accused persons and the same is not .....

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Supreme Court Grants Centre 4 Weeks Time Extension to Frame Guidelines(17.08.2021)

Supreme Court has granted four weeks time to the Centre to frame guidelines making recommendations for payment of ex-gratia assistance to dependents o.....

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SC: Transfer Certificate Can’t be Relied Upon to Decide Age of POCSO Vitim(19.07.2023)

Supreme Court has held that school transfer certificate and extracts of the admission register are not what Section 94(2)(i) of JJ Act mandates and th.....

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Cal. HC Suspends IO for Disclosing Identity of Minor Victim in POCSO Case(26.07.2023)

Calcutta High Court has ordered suspension of the Investigation Officer (IO) in a POCSO Case for ignoring the mandate of settled law in the investigat.....

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Bombay HC Issues Notice to Government on PIL for Protection of Rights & Identity of Rape Victims(03.02.2020)

Bombay High Court has issued notice to the Union of India and State of Maharashtra in a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for implementati.....

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Delhi HC Directs Constitution of Board to Examine Rape Victim for Termination of 24-Week Pregnancy(04.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed the constitution of a medical board to examine a minor rape victim, who is seeking permission to terminate her 24-week p.....

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Supreme Court Gives Rs 1 Crore to Accident Victim(06.02.2020)

Supreme Court has come to the rescue of a 12 year old girl who met with an accident a decade ago which led to 100 percent physical disability and left.....

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Pat. HC: Imperative on Trial Court to Ascertain Age of Victim Upon Challenge by Accused(27.09.2023)

Patna High Court has held that as per provisions of Section 34 (2) of the POCSO Act, 2012, it is imperative on the trial court to determine the age of.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC: Family Can’t Compromise on Behalf of Dead Victim(11.12.2015)

Punjab and Haryana HC while deciding plea to quash FIR on the basis of compromise, where it was alleged that the accused rammed his scooter in the mot.....

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Supreme Court: Cannot Compensate Crash Victim in Installments(03.10.2019)

Supreme Court has put brakes on a Madras High Court order that held that motor accident victims in Tamil Nadu would receive compensation in periodic i.....

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Telangana High Court Permits Minor Rape Victim to Abort 26 Week Old Foetus(20.10.2021)

Telangana High Court has recently permitted a minor rape victim to terminate her 26 week old pregnancy by observing that the life of the foetus or the.....

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Gujarat HC Permits Abortion Of Rape Victim's 8-Week Foetus(29.12.2015)

Gujarat High Court, on plea of a 16-year-old rape victim’s parents, has permitted to abort her eight-week foetus under proper medical care.

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SC: State Must Provide for Counselling for Child Victims of Sexual Offences(12.10.2023)

Supreme Court has suggested that whenever a child is subjected to sexual assault, the State or the Legal Services Authorities should ensure that the c.....

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Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Reply on Plea Against Revelation of Hyderabad Rape Victim's Identity(04.12.2019)

Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Centre on a plea against revelation of identity of the Hyderabad rape victim by certain media houses. .....

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Madras HC: Accused Can be Convicted Under POCSO Act Solely on Testimony of Victim Child(27.10.2021)

Madras High Court has reiterated that an accused can be convicted under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 solely based.....

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SC Rejects Plea Challenging Compesansation Awarded to Family of Dadri Victim(12.04.2016)

Supreme Court has rejected a plea challenging award of whopping Rs 45 lakh to family of Dadri victim Mohammed Akhlaq on ground that it was violative .....

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SC Dismisses BBMP’s Plea Against High Court Order Directing it to Compensate Victims(13.01.2020)

Supreme Court has refused Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's Plea to interfere with the Karnataka High Court's verdict, asking the corporation to co.....

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Allahabad High Court: Rape Victim Cannot be Compelled to Undergo DNA Test(13.12.2021)

Allahabad High Court has ruled that a victim of rape cannot be compelled to undergo DNA test to determine the paternity of her child. The Court was ad.....

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Bom. HC: Victim/Guardian Not Obligated to Appear in Appeal for Suspension of Sentence in POCSO Case(29.11.2023)

Bombay High Court while clarifying victims in POCSO cases or their guardians are not obligated to appear in appeals or applications for suspension of .....

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Gujarat HC Permits Rape Victim to Abort 6-Month Foetus(23.02.2016)

Gujarat High Court has allowed a teen rape victim to abort her six-month foetus on medical grounds.

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Allahabad HC Allows for Termination of Pregnancy of 14-Yr Old Rape Victim(16.09.2021)

Allahabad High Court has allowed the termination of pregnancy of a 14-year old girl noting that she was a victim of rape who was carrying an unwanted .....

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MP HC Directs State to Provide Free Treatment to Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victims Suffering from Cancer(20.09.2021)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the State Government to provide free of cost treatment to Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims who are suffering from Can.....

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Delhi High Court to Revise Norms on Protecting Identity of Child Victims, Juveniles(18.07.2016)

Guidelines to protect the identity of minors involved in criminal cases, laid down by a committee appointed by the Delhi High Court, are set to be rev.....

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Delhi HC Directs AIIMS to Constitute Panel of Doctors to Examine Minor Rape Victim(26.07.2016)

Delhi HC has directed AIIMS to constitute a panel of doctors to examine minor rape victim and consider if her foetus can be aborted without endangerin.....

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Supreme Court: Rights of Victim and Society at Large not Secondary to Rights of Accused(09.10.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that rights of the victim and the society at large cannot be made secondary to the rights of the Accused. The Court observe.....

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Patna HC: No Provision Providing for Right to Appeal by Victim Seeking Enhancement of Sentence(31.08.2021)

Patna High Court has observed that there is no provision under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 which provides for a right to appeal by the 'victi.....

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Del. HC to Police & Medical Board: Explain Pros & Cons of Abortion to Rape Victims in Mother Tongue(06.11.2023)

Delhi High Court has directed Police and Medical Board that in cases of medical termination of pregnancy in rape cases, the pros and cons of the medic.....

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SC Directs States Not to Reject Applications/Claims of Kin/Family Members of COVID Victims(20.01.2022)

Supreme Court has directed the States not to reject applications/claims of the kin/family members of persons who have succumbed to COVID-19 on technic.....

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SC: Victim's Right to Appeal Against Acquittal Absolute, Not Necessary to Obtain Special Leave(27.01.2022)

Supreme Court has observed that the right provided to the victim to prefer an appeal against the order of acquittal is an absolute right and there is .....

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SC: Low Age of Rape Victim Not Sufficient Factor to Impose Death Sentence(10.11.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that the low age of the rape victim is not considered as the only or sufficient factor for imposing a death sentence. The C.....

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Amicus Curiae to Ker. HC: DNA Test of Children of Rape Victims Will Defeat Concept of Adoption(19.12.2023)

Amicus Curiae Advocate A. Parvathi Menon has informed the Kerala High Court that subjecting the adopted child of a rape victim to DNA tests will only .....

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Raj HC: Minor Rape Victim Eligible for Compensation Even if Incident Occurred Before 2009 Amendment(04.01.2024)

Rajasthan High Court has held that a minor rape victim shall be eligible to avail the compensation under Section 357A CrPC even if the incident occurr.....

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SC Orders All State to Formulate Policies for Uniform Compensation to Disabled Rape Victims(12.02.2016)

SC has directed all States and Union Territories to formulate a uniform scheme to provide compensation to the victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.....

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Kerala HC Directs Submission of Grounds for Non-Admission of Sexual Harassment Victim in School(26.11.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Government Pleader to get instructions and submit as to why the victim child cannot be accommodated in the responde.....

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Delhi HC: Expedite Relief for Hashimpura Massacre Victims(16.08.2016)

Delhi HC has asked Uttar Pradesh Government to place on record all available documents about the extra judicial killings in Hashimpura.

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SC Issues Directions Regarding Compensation for Victims of Hit & Run Cases(15.01.2024)

After considering the dismal rate of grant of compensation under Compensation of Victims of Hit and Run Motor Accidents Scheme, 2022, the SC has issue.....

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Kerala HC: Vague Statement in Victim's Testimony with No Indication of Penetration Not Rape(16.12.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that a statement from the victim that the accused hugged her with no indication of penetration would not attract the of.....

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Delhi HC Questions NGO Over Alleged Denial to Meet Shahdara Gangrape Case Victim(15.02.2022)

Delhi High Court has told an NGO United Sikhs, who alleged that it was denied meeting the victim and family of the recent Shahdara gangrape case, as t.....

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Delhi High Court Directs Police to Ensure Safe Passage of Injured Victims to Hospitals(26.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed Delhi Police to ensure safe passage to injured victims of riots in North Eastern portions of Delhi by deploying all the .....

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Calcutta HC Seeks Response in PIL Seeking Compensation for Victims of Tiger Attacks in Sunderbans(02.03.2022)

Calcutta High Court has sought the State government's response in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition pertaining to the grant of compensation .....

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Gau. HC: Primary Duty of the State to Disburse Funds Under Victim Compensation Scheme(09.04.2024)

Gauhati High Court while stating that it is the primary duty of the State to provide fund for the disbursement of compensation to the victims under th.....

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Raj. HC: Coercive Action Stayed Against Magistrate Who Allegedly Asked Rape Victim to Strip(10.04.2024)

Rajasthan High Court has stayed coercive action against a Judicial Magistrate who has been accused of asking a rape victim to strip and show her injur.....

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