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Month: December 2020

Kerala High Court affirms – Any Form Of Sexual Approach Or Behaviour That Is Unwelcome Will Come Under The Definition Of ‘Sexual Harassment’

The bench comprising Justices AM Shaffique and P. Gopinath observed that any form of sexual approach or behaviour that is unwelcome will come under the definition of ‘sexual harassment’ under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. While upholding a single bench judgment [ Anil Rajagopal v. State of Kerala …

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Transgender to Appear as Separate Category in Gender Classification of Prisoners in NCRB’s Study – Centre tells Delhi High Court

A statement to this effect was made by Additional Solicitor General in a PIL seeking inclusion of separate data on transgender prisoners in NCRB reports. The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that a communication has been issued to all the states and union territories to include data of transgender prisoners under a …

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Treat plea as representation seeking criminal law amendments to make it more stringent: SC asks Centre

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court asked the Ministers of Home Affairs, Law and Justice and Women and Child Development to treat a plea as a representation which seeks directions for reforms and amendments in criminal law to make it more stringent and deterrent in cases of rape with grievous injury, gang rape and rape/gang-rape with …

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It’s an important and integral part of the Constitution: SC on Article 32

The Supreme Court in a reportable judgment on December 3 has illustrated that Article 32 of the Constitution of India is an important and integral part of its basic structure. The bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subash Reddy and Justice M R Shah observed that- “Article 32 is an important and integral …

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Consenting adults have right to live together, families can’t interfere – Allahabad

A division bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday, November 30 observed that nobody, including parents, has the authority to interfere with two adults living with their free will. A bench of Justices Anjani Kumar Mishra and Prakash Padia said that,  “Live­-in relationship is a relationship which has not been socially accepted in India, …

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Installation of CCTVs in all police stations and Central probe agencies – Supreme Court Directs States/UTs

In order to check police brutality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered, the Centre, states and union territories to install CCTVs with night vision cameras in each police station, in the offices of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Investigating Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Serious …

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Justice Madan Lokur’s lecture on Social Justice, Dignity Jurisprudence and Personal Liberty.

Justice Madan B Lokur (Retd.), during the Seventh Sunil Memorial Lecture on Nov 29, touched a wide range of issues concerning ‘Judiciary And Social Justice, Dignity And Personal Liberty, Human Rights And Frights’. Here is the Full Text of his lecture- Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed a privilege to deliver the Sunil …

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