Landmark

Section 377 partially struck down: Supreme Court decriminalises consensual sex between same sex adults


A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, on 6 September, unanimously read down the British-era law which criminalised consensual homosexual sex in India. The Supreme Court overruled the Suresh Kaushik verdict of 2016, which had reversed the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising sex between consenting adults in same sex ..... Read More

HRLN publishes new book on Sterilization titled ‘Mistreatment and Coercion: Unethical Sterilization in India’


HRLN publishes new book on unethical sterilization practices that continue to exist in India. This book is a result of the various fact findings done by the social activists, researchers and lawyers. It includes cases filed and case studies related to this issue. ..... Read More

Oxytocin sale, production ban suspended by Delhi High Court till October, 2018


Delhi High Court lifts the ban or the complete prohibition of domestic sales of Oxytocin till October,2018. According to a notification issued by the Central Government, KAPL was liscensed to produce Oxytocin. however, they were unable to cater adequately to the demands. The High Court order suspended the ban ..... Read More

Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules


A two Judge Bench of Supreme Court held that sexual intercourse with minor wife is rape and a case can be registered against the Husband. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today read down exception 2 to Section 375 (which defines rape) of the IPC (as amended by the Criminal ..... Read More

HRLN represents 13-year old rape victim who is granted an abortion at 31 weeks by the Supreme Court


The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old girl from Mumbai to abort her 31-week-old foetus, even though it was healthy and did not have any abnormalities. The minor got pregnant as a result of rape. Indian law allows abortion of foetuses up to 20 weeks old, but courts can ..... Read More