Supreme Court Against Abortion For Mentally Challenged Rape Victim
New Delhi: In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court Tuesday stayed a Punjab and Haryana High Court ruling that had allowed authorities to force a mentally challenged rape victim to undergo an abortion. A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan scrapped a July 17 verdict of the high court ordering medical termination of the pregnancy of 19-year-old mentally challenged, unwed and orphan girl Radha (name changed), raped by a staff of the government shelter home in Chandigarh. The bench, which also included Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan said its "detailed reasoned order" would follow later.
For me in the initial years relationships didn't matter because it was all about survival. The need to be in a relationship started four years down the line, when I started getting all right and I started socialising. That's when I realised that ok there is something missing in my life. I suppose I stopped going to social functions and parties because that made me realise that men were not interested in me. I only went to functions where I felt comfortable and accepted...I had decided that I may not get a man. A lot of people felt that why don't I go for someone who is disabled as I am. And for some reason I couldn't digest that.