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A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which was hearing a PIL challenging the practice, questioned the process saying that there was hardly any rationale behind it as a girl child is forced to undergo it due to non-medical reasons.(AFP file photo)

Can’t direct doctors to perform genital mutilation on small girls, says SC

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2018 08:34 PM IST
It said asking doctors to perform this kind of procedure would also be violative of medical ethics.
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The Supreme Court is hearing PILs, one filed by an advocate and two by Bohra women, demanding law against female circumcision.(Kunal Patil/HT File)
The Supreme Court is hearing PILs, one filed by an advocate and two by Bohra women, demanding law against female circumcision.(Kunal Patil/HT File)

Female genital mutilation violates fundamental rights, says Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 12:11 AM IST
The Supreme Court is hearing PILs demanding a law against female circumcision on ground that it violates child rights of the community’s girls who undergo this procedure.
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The Supreme Court will also hear petitions seeking ban on female genital mutilation.(REUTERS)
The Supreme Court will also hear petitions seeking ban on female genital mutilation.(REUTERS)

Supreme Court to hear Salman Khan case, appeal on Ramdev book this week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 07:13 AM IST
The top court will also hear actor Salman Khan’s appeal challenging criminal proceedings against him for allegedly making derogatory comments against the Valmiki community during the promotion of his film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai.’
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Supreme Court will take up the petitions demanding entry for women in Sabarimala after the Section 377 case gets over on Tuesday.(Reuters File Photo)
Supreme Court will take up the petitions demanding entry for women in Sabarimala after the Section 377 case gets over on Tuesday.(Reuters File Photo)

Section 377, Sabarimala temple case, Lokpal on Supreme Court’s agenda this week

By Bhadra Mittal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2018 08:14 AM IST
The question before SUpreme Court in the Sabarimala is whether the fundamental right of women to pray at the place of their choice can be discriminated against based ‘on a biological factor’.
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