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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

India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion


A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told BBC Hindi she has suffered brain damage. Police have arrested the director of her school and a teacher in the northern ..... 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

Baby born to woman who was denied permission to abort dies


A baby, whose mother was denied permission by the Supreme Court to end her pregnancy at 27 weeks, died at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday. The boy was born with a neurological disorder on July 4 and died a fortnight ago. The mother had moved the apex ..... Read More

HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisons


HRLN filed a successful public interest litigation petiiton regarding the appalling lack of healthcare provided to prisoners across Bihar. The lack of healthcare services was noted by the High Court, who took a strong view of the situation and ..... Read More
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