The petition reported a case wherein a 25-year-old pregnant woman was repeatedly denied treatment for her child’s delivery both at Safdarjung Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) and four other public and private hospitals in Delhi
Advocate ML Sharma has filed a PIL seeking CBI probe into this case with the Delhi High Court.
The petitioner claims that more than 125 countries in the world have the same minimum age for marriage for men and women.
India is one of the many countries in the world which has not yet made marital rape illegal. The existing law on rape in India has an exception where rape within a marriage or at home, perpetrated by the husband, is not a crime.
Two petitions, one filed by a religious organisation from Kerala in the Apex court, and another by a lawyer in the Delhi High Court, have challenged criminalisation of Triple Talaq on grounds that it violates the rights of Muslim husbands.
Jennipha questioned the Delhi High Court’s decision to grant him bail. Reportedly, he was suspended the seven-year sentence awarded to him by a trial court. An upset Jennipha couldn’t hold her anger and shared her feelings on social media.
The bench consisting of justices G S Sistani and Jyoti Singh ordered all the stakeholders to prepare an action plan on how Delhi can be made crime-free.
The petition urged reduction of fares and to make 15 slabs of the ticket price instead of existing six. “Fixation of fares is a statutory function and the process of fixation is complex which involves consideration of several factors, including cost,” court said.
Since the matter fell within the mandate of the legislation, the court cannot pass judicial order in this case. Anuja Kapur’s plea wanted the crime of marital rape to be recognised as a legitimate ground for a civil dispute.
Considering the rising number of crimes against women, Central Government firmly opposed a PIL that demanded rape laws to be gender-neutralised.
The Delhi High Court recently ruled that no matter if a wife is earning or not, the husband cannot avoid undertaking the responsibility of paying maintenance for his children.
Advocate and Activist Amit Sahni moved to Delhi High Court on Monday to put forth his plea that the way State forces women to bear children (through its laws), needs to be checked.