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Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

Oct 15 2018

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.

India's top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating age

Sep 28 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court lifted a ban rooted in a centuries-old tradition that prevented women of menstruating age from entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern Kerala state, upholding rights to equality of worship. | Video

India's top court decriminalizes adultery in landmark judgment

Sep 27 2018

NEW DELHI India's top court on Thursday decriminalized adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding the right to equality and freedom, scrapping a law first brought in under British colonial rule in 1860.

India's top court imposes curbs on biometric identity system

Sep 26 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a controversial biometric identity system, but flagged privacy concerns and reined in a government push to make it mandatory for everything from banking to telecom services.

India's Supreme Court to test live-streaming of cases

Sep 26 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court decided on Wednesday it would start live-streaming some of its cases in a bid to increase transparency and prevent overcrowding in the courtrooms.

India's top court urges separate laws against mob killings

Jul 17 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the government to enact laws separate to those against murder to act as a deterrent against lynchings, following a series of attacks in which mobs have beaten people to death.

India's social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

Jul 13 2018

NEW DELHI A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a "surveillance state", the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it asked the government to respond to such worries within two weeks, a lawyer involved in the case said.

Gay sex not an aberration, Indian judge says ahead of ruling on homosexuality ban

Jul 12 2018

NEW DELHI Gay people in India face deep-rooted trauma and live in fear, the Supreme Court said on Thursday before deciding whether or not to scrap a colonial-era ban on homosexuality.

Indian activists hopeful as top court hears challenge to gay sex ban

Jul 11 2018

NEW DELHI India's top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned it despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers. | Video

Indian court upholds death for 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts

Jul 09 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for three men convicted in the gang rape of a young woman in Delhi in 2012, a landmark case that brought an unprecedented level of attention to violence against women in the country.

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