Neither the law nor its hidebound interpretation makes it easy for a couple to end a marriage Seated on one of the wooden benches lining the walls of a sultry family court in Chennai, 28-year-old school teacher Mallika* waits for her case number to be called. This will be her 13th hearing, in as many
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The question of consent is one that must lie with the individual woman On October 17, the Supreme Court read down the marital rape exception for married girls between the ages of 15 and 18. The judgment is prospective in nature. Essentially, the court held that since sexual assault in marriage is already a crime under
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Making an indirect reference to students committing suicide, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday cautioned parents against exerting undue pressure on children. “On its part, the government is streamlining the education system by adopting best practices, and has taken up augmentation of infrastructure in government schools at a cost of nearly ₹5,000 crore. Students
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King Salman’s decree allowing women to drive will take effect in June next year Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to allow women to drive won plaudits internationally and inside the conservative kingdom on Wednesday, as euphoria mixed with disbelief among activists who long fought the ban. King Salman’s decree, which takes effect next June, is part
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Steps must be taken to safeguard the fundamental rights of transgender persons in Telangana The Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Eunuchs Act, 1329 F, an enactment “for the registration and control of eunuchs”, must be struck down immediately as it violates every principle of natural justice. This move acquires a particular urgency in the light of
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Care for the elderly needs to be better targeted by the health system and social networks The National Health Policy (NHP), 2017 is unable to see the wood for the trees. Life and death questions are dealt with perfunctorily or simply overlooked. For example, it overlooks the rapid rise in the share of the old
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