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The Gujarat High Court has quashed a rape case against a boy lodged by her minor 'wife'

The  Gujarat High Court quashed a complaint of rape filed by a 16-year-old against her minor husband but imposed a penalty of Rs 30,000 on their parents for ruining their childhood, first by child marriage and then by using their minor status as a weapon to level serious charges of rape and offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Troubled at learning the facts of the case, Justice A S Supehia quoted Mahatma Gandhi, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to virtuous parents,” and criticized the behaviour of the parents of the minors said, “The facts of the present case shatter the thought of the father of our nation. In August, the wife slapped charges of rape and under the POCSO Act against her husband, who was still just 17". This came as a counterblast for another FIR lodged by the husband’s father, against the wife’s brother, who allegedly eloped with the husband’s minor sister earlier this year. As time passed, both families settled the dispute and the minor husband moved the HC for quashing of the FIR.

  • Posted On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:47 PM

A Mumbai based lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut before the Andheri Magistrate Court for allegedly causing disharmony between Hindus and Muslims and for mocking the judiciary

A Mumbai-based lawyer filed a criminal complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut for allegedly posting a "malicious" tweet against the judiciary after a local court ordered the registration of an FIR against her. The police have already summoned Ms Ranaut and her sister for questioning next week after a case was registered against them on the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate's order on another complaint. In his complaint before the Andheri Magistrate Court, lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh also accused Kangana Ranaut of sedition and causing disharmony between two religious groups through her tweets. Advocate Ali Kashif Khan Deshmukh sought FIR to be registered against the actor under Sections 121, 124A, 153A, 153B, 295A, 298, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. Referring to a previous complaint filed by him against the sisters. The Bollywood actor had "no respect for varied communities of India, law of the land and authorized government bodies" and even made fun of the judiciary.

  • Posted On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:44 PM

Delhi High Court directs to jail Superintendent to allow Umar Khalid to move Freely Out of his Cell and Provide Books and Cloths

A Delhi court directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to ensure that JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid, who was arrested on the intervening night of September 13/14 in connection with alleged conspiracy pertain about Riots, was allowed to move out of his cell and treated like other prisoners. Khalid's request seeking books and warm clothes in wake of the impending winter season was also allowed by the court. The directions were given in the course of a hearing of an application by Delhi Police which sought for extension of remand of Khalid by a period of 30 days. The same was allowed by the Court and the judicial remand has been extended till November 20, 2020.

  • Posted On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:40 PM

The Delhi High Court has granted bail to Faizan Khan, who is an accused in the Delhi Riots case

The Delhi High Court granted bail to accused facing charges under the stringent anti-terror law- Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the Delhi riots case. The Delhi Police’s status report does not disclose the commission of the offences under the UAPA except the bald statement of witnesses, the court observed. The Court was ruling on a bail plea filed by accused Faizan Khan who had allegedly in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy with co-accused Asif Iqbal Tanha, one of the ‘main conspirators’, deliberately issued a SIM card which was then used to manage the various protest sites and to mobilize the Muslim people of the area at these sites, which had further led to a Chakka Jaam and riots at various protest sites in Delhi. Bail in the matter was being sought in pursuance of an FIR registered for offences punishable under Sections 147, 148, 149, 120B of the Indian Penal Code. To oppose the application, the State had filed a status report on 6th March 2020.

  • Posted On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:32 PM

Madhya Pradesh High Court issue order to register FIR Against Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Ex MP CM Kamal Nath

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed registration of FIRs against state Congress president and former CM Kamal Nath and Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar for alleged violation of Covid-19 protocols at their election rallies held in Gwalior earlier this month. The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday observed that the right to life and health took precedence over the right to campaigning. The Madhya High Court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Ashish Pratap Singh over alleged violations of Covid-19 protocols during the election campaigning in the Gwalior Chambal region. A division bench of Justice Sheel Nagu and Justice Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava passed an interim order and directed district collectors of Gwalior and Datia to register FIRs against the two leaders Kamal Nath and Narendra Singh Tomar and report compliance on the next hearing.

  • Posted On Fri, 23 Oct 2020 02:46 PM

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