The incident of molestation of blind children at the National Association for the Blind, New Delhi, allegedly by a visiting British national, Murray Ward, was brought to the notice of the Delhi High Court through a Public Interest Litigation, which sought its directions, to ensure the safety and security of the children.The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar today issued notice on the public interest litigation petition filed by one Prashant Kumar, who has completed his M.A. in Social Work from the Delhi University, and is now a law student. The Court has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi, Department of Social Welfare, GNCTD, Department of Women and Child Development , GNCTD, and the Delhi Police, and has directed them to submit a status report on the incident.On the evening of September 2, a staff member of the National Association for the Blind (NAB) caught the accused sitting with three … [Read more...] about Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt. To File Status Report On Alleged Molestation Of Blind Children And Ensure Their Safety [Read Petition]
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The Supreme Court of India in a 1987 judgment paid rich tributes to our high courts by observing, “Our High Courts are High Courts. Each High Court has its own high traditions. They have judges of eminence who have initiative, necessary skills and enthusiasm. Their capacity should be harnessed to deal with every type of case arising from their respective areas, which they are competent to dispose of.” This author is in complete agreement with this statement of the apex court about the general quality of our high courts and has repeatedly criticised the collegium system for making no room for consultation with the high court judges as required by the Constitution.But hold your breath and compare the above observation with this 2010 assessment of the apex court: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and it can similarly be said that something is rotten in the Allahabad High Court.” The court was shocked to see that the … [Read more...] about Teachers of Law to Blame for Strange Judicial Orders
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Malavika Rajkumar June 25, 2018 9:16 pm Change Font Size The safety of the people shall be the highest law of the land. The judiciary is the pillar for justice as it not only provides redressal mechanisms, but it also punishes the offender. The law on sexual harassment has mushroomed and nurtured after the 1997 landmark decision of the Supreme Court in the Vishaka v State of Rajasthan. However societal attitudes towards sexual harassment has impeded any effective implementation of the law. The Vishaka Case laid down the guidelines with respect to sexual harassment at workplace and highlighted the definition of sexual harassment. The judges relied on the CEDAW Convention (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) for the definition of sexual harassment. The CEDAW Convention aims at elimination of acts discrimination against women and ensures access to equal opportunities in all spheres of … [Read more...] about Sexual Harassment At Workplace: The Journey Of The Law
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: aasavri Rai November 10, 2018 10:52 pm Change Font Size Law Mantra, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad and International Council for Jurists, London, are organising a one-day international seminar on Protection of Women and Children Rights: Issues and Challenges. The organisers invite submissions for the same. Date: 12th January 2019 Venue: The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi Sub-Themes: Child Protection Laws in India. Child Protection Laws and Role of NHRC and other agencies. Specific issues with regard to protection of children in India. Protection of Children: International Laws framework. Sexual Harassment at Work Place. Women empowerment and domestic violence. Cyber Space and Women. Reproductive Technologies and Rights of Women. Eve- teasing, Molestation, Sexual Abuse and Rape. Selected papers will be published in UGC Referred Book bearing ISBN. … [Read more...] about International Seminar On Women And Children Rights [12th Jan, New Delhi]
By: M A Rashid 14 Feb 2019 3:29 AM GMT A prosecutrix of a sex offence cannot be put on par with an accomplice. She is in fact a victim of the crime. The Evidence Act nowhere says that her evidence cannot be accepted unless it is corroborated in material particulars. She is undoubtedly a competent witness under S.118 and her evidence must receive the same weight as is attached to an injured in cases of physical violence. It is the settled position of law that conviction under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code can be founded on the sole testimony of the prosecutrix, unless there are compelling reasons for seeking corroboration. Just as a witness who has sustained some injury in the occurrence, which is not found to be self-inflicted, is considered to be a good witness in the sense that he is least likely to shield the real culprit, the evidence of a victim of a sexual offence is entitled to great weight, absence of corroboration notwithstanding. Corroborative evidence is not an … [Read more...] about Is Conviction Based On Sole Testimony Of Victim In Rape Cases Sustainable?