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Explained: What Madras HC suggested on age of consent & age gap, and the implications

Madras High Court made two significant suggestions — that the age for the definition of a “child” be taken as 16 rather than 18, and that the Act account for the difference in age between the offender and the girl involved in consensual sex.

Madras HC suggests lowering age of consent to 16 years under POCSO

The observation was made as Justice Parthiban acquitted a boy who was convicted for 10 years for kidnapping his 17-year-old classmate and being in a sexual relationship with her.


'Why just TikTok, ban reality shows too,' parents on Madras HC order

TikTok was removed from Google Play Store and the Apple App Store after the Madhurai bench of the Madras High Court while expressing concerns over the safety of TikTok users.

Madras HC directs TN govt to provide helpline to report sexual harassment in schools

Justice SM Subramaniam gave the direction recently on a petition by R Renganathan, a government school headmaster, seeking to quash the order passed by the Commissioner of Coimbatore Municipal Corporation, transferring him to another school.

Chennai-Salem highway project: Madras HC quashes land acquisition proceedings

Chennai-Salem highway project: The bench held the project required a mega realignment as the proposed route would have an adverse effect on the environment.

TikTok ban: SC says will look into plea against Madras HC's order

On April 3, the Madras High Court issued an interim direction to the centre asking it to ban downloading of mobile apps like TikTok, observing that pornography and other inappropriate contents are made available through it.


Timed out

TikTok causes concern with familiar social media problem of promoting extreme behaviour. Answer is oversight, not a ban

Madras HC upholds Puducherry MLA Ashok Anand's disqualification 

A by-election is scheduled to be held in the Thattanchavady constituency, vacated by Anand, on April 18, along with parliamentary polls.

Madras HC quashes plea seeking postponement of polling date in Madurai

Justices N Kirubakaran and S S Sundar dismissed the petition after the Election Commission submitted that it has extended the voting time in Madurai constituency by two hours.

Madras HC disposes of pleas against framing of charges against Marans

The Madras High Court Tuesday disposed of a petition challenging a special CBI court order fixing Wednesday for framing of charges in a case of setting up of "illegal" telephone exchanges by the Maran brothers and others.

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Madras High Court Judge Expresses Doubts Over Jayalalithaa’s Death

A fresh controversy surrounding former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death ignited Thursday when Justice Vaidyalingam of the Madras High Court expressed doubts over her demise. “Media has raised a lot of doubts, personally I also have doubts in Jayalalithaa’s death,” said Justice Vaidyalingam. He was hearing the PIL filed by an AIADMK worker […]