Maharashtra

Maharashtra Siblings Are Using WhatsApp To Campaign Against Virginity Tests In Kanjarbhat Community


The teenage bride's parents stood anxiously outside their dingy house in Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra, as caste panchayat heads sat around near the door. About 10-15 minutes later, the 40-year-old bridegroom emerged from inside, violently flinging the door open. "She has already blackened her face. I won't accept her as ..... Read More

Female Genital Mutilation: India’s Dark Secret


  Below is an article written by Harinder Baweja for the Hindustan Times Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot ..... Read More

HRLN receives a positive order in Mumbai regarding termination of pregnancy past the 20-week period


HRLN received a positive order from the High Court in Mumbai on the 6th November 2017 regarding a petitioner's need to terminate her pregnancy past the 20-week period mandated by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. In this case, severe fetal abnormalities had been detected, but the petitioner ..... 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
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