Legal Shorts; SC: Courts neither create offences nor do they introduce or legislate punishments – It is the duty of legislature.

In the case at hand, legislature has enacted the law and provided the punishment (for rape of minor girls) – Court cannot create a new offence or provide a higher punishment – It can only make suggestions to the legislature.

Case:
Supreme Court Women Lawyers Assn. (SCWLA) Vs. Union of India

Citation:
(2016) 3 SCC 680: (2016) 2 SCC (Cri) 162

Bench Stenghth – 2.
Coram: Dipak Misra and N.V. Ramana, JJ.

Date of decision: 11-1-2016
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Shared by:
ADV. MAHESH VASWANI,
MUMBAI.
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