Orissa HC slams State for failing to act earlier in pregnant differently-abled rape survivor's case; issues guidelines [Read Order]

"Had there been proper caretaking resort to the provisions of the Act, 1971 since it was hardly 16 weeks by then, the unwanted pregnancy could have been avoided...", the Court remarked.
Violence against Women
Violence against Women

The Orissa High Court recently refused permission to terminate the pregnancy of a physically and mentally challenged 22-year-old woman, a survivor of sexual assault.

The Court has also issued a slew of directions for the State to follow when faced with cases of pregnancies arising from rape.

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