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Age of Adolescent Consent

Age of Adolescent Consent The Karnataka High Court (HC) recently stated that the Law Commission of India would have to reconsider the age criteria in the case of age for consent in order to take into account the ground realities. Important Points HC's Position: A case filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 2012, was dismissed by the Karnataka High Court. It stated that if it is an offense under the Indian Penal Code and/or the POCSO Act, consen

Child Marriage Reduction in India

Child Marriage Reduction in India The steering committee of a global program to end child marriage is visiting India to see state interventions that have helped reduce child marriage prevalence. Important Findings The Committee: The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage team is visiting. Child brides are becoming more common: It is in response to an estimated increase in the number of child brides as a result of the pandemic. As a result of the globa

Police Officers for Child Welfare to be Appointed

Police Officers for Child Welfare to be Appointed According to the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) advice, the Ministry of Home Affairs has requested that each state and union territory appoint a Child Welfare Police Officer (CWPO) to deal exclusively with children, whether they are the victims of crimes or the perpetrators of them. The warning comes amid a rise in crimes against children, including homicides and violations of the Protection of Children fr

Two-Finger Test

Two-Finger Test The Supreme Court recently stated that those who perform the "two-finger test" on alleged rape victims will be held accountable for their actions. What is the Two-Finger Test? A medical practitioner will perform the two-finger test on the vagina to determine whether the women are habitual to sexual intercourse. The practice is unscientific and provides no conclusive information. Furthermore, such "information" has no bearing on a rape allegation.

Cricket Pay Parity & Gender issue

Cricket Pay Parity & Gender issue In a recent announcement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that its centrally-contracted men's and women's players would receive equal match fees. The Global Gender Gap Index 2022 estimates that at the current rate of advancement, it will take 132 years to achieve full parity, so the action is a significant step toward achieving gender pay parity. What do we know about the rise in the fee for female player

International Girl Child Day

International Girl Child Day International Girl Child Day is observed annually on October 11th. Why International Girl Child Day is celebrated on Oct 11? For the first time in history, an action plan to improve the rights of girls was suggested in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The International Day of the Girl Child was established by Resolution 66/170 of the United Nations General Assembly in 2011. "Our time is now—our rights, our future&qu

International Day of the Elderly

International Day of the Elderly The United Nations observes October 1 as International Day for Older Persons as part of its efforts to raise awareness about healthy ageing. About A recent UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) report, "World Population Prospects 2022," predicted significant shifts in global demographic patterns in the coming decades. According to the report, people over the age of 65 will account for 16% of the global population by 205

Abortion rights for single Women

Abortion rights for single Women Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that all women in the country, regardless of marital status, can have an abortion up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy. What is the Supreme Court's decision? Ruled over an ancient law: It has ruled on a 51-year-old abortion law (The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971) that prohibits unmarried women from terminating pregnancies up to 24 weeks. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 and i

Operation 'Megha Chakra' on Child Sexual Abuse

Operation 'Megha Chakra' on Child Sexual Abuse The "Megh Chakra" operation is being carried out in response to inputs from Interpol's Singapore special unit based on the information obtained from the New Zealand authorities. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is waging a nationwide campaign against the dissemination and sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). ??????? What are the Megh Chakra Operation's Key Highlights? 20 State

Nikah Halala

Nikah Halala A recent Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed to have polygamy and halal marriage declared invalid. Details about the news The PIL: The PIL aimed to have Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937, declared invalid and in violation of the Constitution's Articles 14, 15, 21, and 25. The claimant asked the court to make sure that all Indian nationals are subject to the requirements of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. She claimed t


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