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Even non-binary persons and transgender men can be pregnant, says Supreme Court of India
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Even non-binary persons and transgender men can be pregnant, says Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India observes that it recognizes that pregnancy can also be experienced by some non-binary people and transgender men.

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Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment]

Hymen tear or genital injuries are not a sine qua non to prove penetrative sexual assault, the Guwahati High Court has held in a case under the POCSO Act, 2012.

To uphold presumption of guilt under Section 29 POCSO Act, foundational facts must be proved, reiterates Delhi HC [Read Judgment] Judiciary
To uphold presumption of guilt under Section 29 POCSO Act, foundational facts must be proved, reiterates Delhi HC [Read Judgment]

Delhi High Court reiterates that to uphold the presumption of guilt under Section 29 of the POCSO Act, the prosecution must prove the foundational facts beyond reasonable doubt.

Delhi HC reduces sentence of then 28-year-old man in case of 'digital rape' of 4-year-old girl child [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Delhi HC reduces sentence of then 28-year-old man in case of 'digital rape' of 4-year-old girl child [Read Judgment]

The Delhi High Court has reduced the sentence from 20 years of rigorous imprisonment to 12 years in a case where a 28-year-old man was convicted for committing 'digital rape' on a 4-year-old girl child. What was the Court's reasoning? Find out here.

Vital Organs Developed, Termination Of Pregnancy Impossible: Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Relief For 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor Despite Statutory Rape [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Vital Organs Developed, Termination Of Pregnancy Impossible: Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Relief For 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor Despite Statutory Rape [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has declined to allow the abortion of a 30-week pregnancy borne by a 14-year-old rape survivor despite it being statutory rape under the POCSO Act.

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