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SC stays controversial order of Bombay High Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Bombay High Court order that said groping a minor cannot be considered sexual assault without “skin-to-skin” contact or if clothes were not removed. The order had resulted in a national outrage, especially among women groups. Attorney General KK Venugopal termed the order “disturbing” that could create a dangerous...

Gujarat high court sends minor, kidnapped with lure of marriage, to join her father

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A 14-year-old minor who was lured with the promise of marriage and kidnapped and kept by her abductors for over 8 months was sent to live with her father. The minor submitted to the Gujarat High Court that she wants to live with her father. Gujarat High Court has asked the Nari...

Bihar: Mujaffarpur Shelter Home Case Convict Brajesh Thakur Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Brajesh Thakur has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually and physically assaulting several girls in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. A Delhi court Tuesday sentenced him to imprisonment till his last breath. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshrestha narrated the life imprisonment of Brajesh. The Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case came to light...