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Law News: Marriage To Rapist Not Bail Condition, Ration To Sex Workers, Affairs Not Dent On Character

BP World Bureau | Jun 01 2021 12:30:40 PM
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Marriage To Survivor Should Not Be Bail Condition For Perpetrators: Allahabad HC

Allahabad High Court ruled that perpetrators of sexual offense should not get bail on the condition that they compromise with the survivors, like marrying her. 

The case is about a cab driver who forced a woman into a sexual relationship. He said that he will marry her. 

Court ruled that in this way survivors’ agency and legal rights are undermined.  

This ruling also served as a major relief because the supreme court faced flak for asking a man if he will marry his minor victim to keep his government job.

Sex Workers Should Be Provided Means To Survive: Gauhati HC 

Gauhati High Court had ruled that sex workers must be provided the means to survive during the second wave of the pandemic. 

HC directed a civic body in Assam’s Cachar district to provide free ration to sex workers,.

Plenty of sex workers have been pushed to poverty as they are not getting enough clients owing to the pandemic and possible repercussions. 

Assam’s Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice M.R. Pathak, the judgment was prompted by public interest litigation filed before the court by an activist named Debajit Gupta.

Read: Avoid Casual Approach To Dowry Cases: CJI Ramana 

Punjab & Haryana HC Says Affairs Not Dent In Woman's Character

Punjab and Haryana high court observed that a woman's history of having extra marital affairs cannot be regarded as a dent in her character or her ability to be a good mother. 

In a case that involves custody battle, justice Anupinder Singh Grewal said that assuming a woman is in an extramarital relationship, cannot lead to the conclusion that she would not be a good mother.

Section 6 of the Hindus Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 states that the mother is the natural guardian of the child until the child is five.