The National Commission for Women can and it has intervened in some important
The Commission suo moto took up the case of Ms. Bhanwari Devi and extended its
full support in going for appeal and also providing security to the victim and
appointment of a special public prosecutor to argue her case. Bhanwari Devi was
a "Sathin" associated with WDP in Rajasthan who was raped in retaliation for
her intervention in a child marriage in September 22,1992.
Due to the timely intervention of the National Commission for Women in the
Supreme Court, the order of death sentence was temporarily stayed and the
Hon'ble Court, later on commuted the death sentence into life imprisonment.
The Hon'ble High Court of Delhi put an injunction on the launching of +21 adult
channel by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.
The NCW had moved the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi against Star TV, Zee TV, etc
for showing obscene pictures on television and other media.
The NCW took up the case of Ms. Maimon Baskari who was allegedly a victim of
torture and rape for marrying a person of her choice. The Supreme Court has
united the couple.
In the matter of Fakhruddin Mubarak Shaik Vs. Jaitunbi Mubarak Shaik, The NCW
has intervened in the Supreme Court of India to support the stand of Jaitunbi.
The case is pending.
In the matter of Y Abraham Ajith Vs Inspector of Police , Chennai and Anr 2004
III AD (CRL) SC 468 ,The Supreme Court on hearing the contention of the parties
and examining the relevant Sections of the Cr. PC i.e. Section 177 ordinary
places of inquiry and trial /section 178 places of inquiry and trial , Held
that no part of cause of action arose in Chennai and therefore, the magistrate
at Chennai had no jurisdiction to deal with the matter particularly when the
alleged offences are not continuing offences and accordingly quashed the
proceedings with liberty to the complainant to file the complaint in the
In the matter of Smt Seema Vs Ashwani Kumar, transfer petition (civil) No 291 of
2005, the Hon�ble Supreme Court, issued notice to the commission, for placing
its views on the registration of marriages and the proposed legislation
prepared by the commission.
The petition seeks to highlight the disparities in various legislations,
particularly the Child Marriage (Restraint) Act 1929, The Hindu Marriage Act
1955, and the explanation to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1890 as the
well as the Shariat law, the Indian Divorce Act, 1869 and the Juvenile Justice
(care and protection of children) Act 2000.