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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

10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion


A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month. Doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital in the northern city of Chandigarh delivered a baby girl through a ..... Read More

Twelve million child marriages, despite decline


A total of 12 million child marriages have been recorded in the country according to the census data of 2011, of whom 7 million are boys and 5 million are girls below their respective legal age of 21 and 18 years, according to a report released by the National ..... Read More
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