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Top India court hears plea against Rohingya deportation

India's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing a plea challenging a government decision to deport up to 40,000 Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, a lawyer said. The petition was filed on behalf of two Rohingya living at a refugeeShow More Summary

Shayara Bano v. Union of India: A Watershed Moment in the Battle for Women’s Rights in India

The following is a guest post by Malcolm Katrak. Mr. Katrak is a Law Clerk to Justice (Retd.) S. N. Variava, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India. In the past, he has worked with Mr. Darius Khambata, Former Vice-President, London … Continue reading ?

Rohingya in India fear deportation to Myanmar

Rohingya refugees in India await a Supreme Court ruling that will decide whether they are to be deported to Myanmar.

13-Year-Old Allowed to Abort Her 32-Week-Old Unborn Baby Gives Birth, But Her Baby Dies

The baby boy of a young rape victim died Sunday in India after he was spared from a late-term abortion. Last week, the Supreme Court of India gave the boy’s mother, a 13-year-old victim of rape, permission to have a late-term abortion, but she gave birth to him instead on Friday. NTDV reports the baby […]

Indian teen rape survivor gives birth to baby boy

last weekHumor / odd : The Sideshow

A 13-year-old rape survivor who was allowed to terminate a late pregnancy by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a pre-term baby boy, a doctor said Friday. The teenager was 32 weeks pregnant, well beyond India's 20-week legal limit after which terminations are only allowed where there is a danger to the life of the mother or the baby. Show More Summary

Court Allows 13-Year-Old to Abort Her 32-Week-Old Unborn Baby

The Supreme Court of India gave a 13-year-old rape survivor permission to abort her late-term, viable unborn baby Wednesday. The young girl from Mumbai is 32-weeks pregnant with her unborn baby, far past the point of viability and the country’s 20-week legal abortion limit. The man who allegedly raped her, a co-worker of her father, […]

Court Allows Woman to Abort Her 24-Week-Old Unborn Baby Just Because He is Disabled

With each passing week it seems the Supreme Court of India gives another woman permission to have her late-term unborn baby aborted. Abortions are illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in India. At 20 weeks, an unborn baby is almost fully formed and close to the point of viability (about 23 weeks). Late-term abortions also […]

India's Supreme Court Rules Privacy Is A Fundamental Right; Big Ramifications For The Aadhaar Biometric System And Beyond

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In a move that will have major implications for the online world in India and beyond, nine Supreme Court judges have ruled unanimously that privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. As part of a decision spanningShow More Summary

India Court Privacy Ruling Corrodes Societal Glue

Courts have usurped legislatures in determining some of the most important issues of public policy in society. The latest example comes from India, in which the Supreme Court declared that privacy is the most fundamental right in society. Show More Summary

Parents Seek Permission for 13-Year-Old Daughter to Abort Her 30-Week-Old Unborn Baby

For at least the third time this year, the parents of a very young pregnant rape victim are asking the Supreme Court of India to allow their daughter to have a late-term abortion. This new case involves a 13-year-old girl from Mumbai who is 30-weeks pregnant with her unborn child, according to the BBC. The […]

India’s Supreme Court Says Sexual Orientation Is a Fundamental Right

India’s Supreme Court Says Sexual Orientation Is a Fundamental Right The Indian Supreme Court just ruled that sexual orientation is a fundamental right — which may lead to the legalization of homosexuality in India Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

India’s Supreme Court Has Ruled That Sexual Orientation Is A Fundamental Privacy Right

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

India's Supreme Court has unanimously declared that citizens have a right to privacy - and that sexual orientation is one of the fundamental privacy rights. But does this mean that section 377, the law which criminalizes same-sex relationships, will be amended?

Will right to privacy pose a threat in India?

India's Supreme Court judges say privacy is a fundamental right, but government leaders argued against the claim.

India supreme court rules sexual orientation is a fundamental right

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

India, the world's largest democracy, declares freedom of sexual orientation of fundamental right. India’s Supreme Court has given the country’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community the freedom to safely express their sexual orientation. Show More Summary

How CIA Spies Access India's Biometric Aadhaar Database, by Shelley Kasli

The Indian Supreme Court has just recognized the constitutional inviolability of the right to privacy. It will have to decide soon on the legality of the generalization of biometric identification. On the same day, Wikileaks published documents on the CIA's tools. Show More Summary

The Hadiya case and the myth of 'Love Jihad' in India

Following a Supreme Court decision, activists say women's rights are being denied and religious divisions heightened.

INDIA: Supreme Court Ruling On Privacy Opens Door To Overturn 2013 Ruling Recriminalizing Homosexuality

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Hindustan Times reports: The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday Indians have a constitutional right to privacy, a verdict that could have wide-reaching implications on broader civil rights issues, including homosexuality and prohibition. Show More Summary

India has won the battle for a right to privacy – now for the war on Aadhaar

August 24 will go down in history as the day that India’s Supreme Court ruled that privacy is a fundamental right for its citizens. If you care to read it, here’s the 547-page judgment in its entirety (mirrors to the PDF on Google Drive and Dropbox). Show More Summary

India’s supreme court: individual privacy is a fundamental right

The landmark ruling issued by a unanimous decision by India’s top court is a historic victory for privacy campaigners, reports Reuters. The decision by the nine-member bench of India’s Supreme Court is also a massive blow for India’s government, which argued that privacy is not a fundamental right. Show More Summary

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

India's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's biometric programme which holds data on over one billion people. Show More Summary

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