March 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Under Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), sexual intercourse between a man and his wife of 15 to 18 years of age does not amount to rape but under Section 6 of the POCSO Act, the offence amounts to rape. The apex court had declared that the POSCO Act, being a special law prevails over IPC.
June 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Using data from 82 countries, the study revealed that child marriage among boys is prevalent across many countries around the world, spanning sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.
June 05, 2019 2:14 am
It was a detailed order directing that three Mumbai Police personnel will face criminal trial for allegedly coercing a minor gangrape victim to marry her rapist in 2013.
March 15, 2019 8:08 am
An analysis of the educational qualifications showed 17,202 were either matriculate or below graduate level. Another 3,420 did not mention their education, while 86 were illiterate and 91 with below primary level education.
March 11, 2019 6:51 am
The voluntary one-page undertaking, in Bengali, was handed out last month and, officials say, 1,800 parents have already signed up at the Lashkarpur High School in Lalgola, Murshidabad.
December 21, 2018 12:19 pm
While there is a strict 2006 law (Prohibition of Child Marriage Act), Health department officials said there were no guidelines on reporting such cases.
December 06, 2018 5:03 am
Rajasthan, the state with the worst child marriage rates, registered merely 326 cases under the PCMA in 2016, and 293 cases in 2015.
September 12, 2018 3:07 am
The NHRC has based its recommendation on research that shows a strong correlation between a girl child’s education level and age of marriage, with better education levels showing lesser likelihood of her being married early.
May 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Linking late marriages to “love jihad” — a term used by Hindutva forces for marriages between Hindu women and Muslim men — the BJP leader said girls are “emotional” and that they “get carried away” when someone offers to help them by changing name and identity.
March 07, 2018 6:24 am
Child marriage prevalence measures what percentage of all women aged 20-24 were first married before age 18.