Source: Inhouse illustration
Source: Inhouse illustration

Legal briefs

Man sentenced to life for raping teenager

  • A  (POCSO) Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act court in Kairana in Muzaffarnagar, Uttat Pradesh, has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old girl in 2020
  • Special Judge Mumtaz Ali also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Azad alias Arvind on Saturday after holding him guilty under various sections of the POCSO Act
  • According to POCSO lawyer Pushpendra Malik, the crime took place in Shamli district on Feb 2, 2020

Kudumbasree units told to stop animal birth control 

  • The Kerala High Court has directed the LDF govt to immediately restrain Kudumbasree units from performing animal birth control procedures in the state as none of their personnel is qualified for carrying out such activities
  • Another reason cited by the high court was the non-recognition of the organization by the Animal Welfare Board of India for carrying out ABC procedures
  • A bench issued the direction to the Secretary of the Agricultural Animal Husbandry (F) Department who was asked to issue the necessary instructions within a week.
  • The order came while hearing a PIL initiated by the court on its own in the wake of the gruesome killing of a dog named Bruno. It was tied up and beaten to death by some people on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram

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