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Nov 22, 2017
Google Doodle marks 153rd birthday of Rukhmabai Raut, India's first female practising doctorRukhmabai Raut, whose 153rd birthday was marked with a Google Doodle, was not just India's first female practising doctor, but also a pioneering feminist
Oct 29, 2017
After Nitish Kumar's appeal, Bihar man returns Rs 4 lakh dowry received during son's marriageBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who launched a state-wide campaign to end social evils like dowry and child marriage recently, on Sunday received a shot in the arm
Oct 22, 2017
Don't lambast Supreme Court for flawed legal position on rape within child marriage, elect better politiciansInstead of lambasting the Supreme Court for being slow to reaffirm that sex with a minor wife is rape, we should resolve to vote better. Making huge legal changes is the legislature’s job.
Oct 18, 2017
Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problemSupreme Court order criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules on child abuse and child marriage, but it also makes sexually active adolescents vulnerable
Oct 15, 2017
SC terms sex with minor wife as rape: Govt will have to fight entrenched mindsets to implement rulingActivists believe that the new SC ruling terming non-consensual sex with a minor wife as rape will act as a deterrent against child marriage but implementing it will be a challenge
Oct 13, 2017
Pakistan senate rejects call for raising legal age of marriage from 16 to 18, terms it 'un-Islamic'Pakistan senators have rejected a bid to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 16 to 18, a senator told AFP, declaring it "un-Islamic" in a decision condemned by human rights activists.
Oct 12, 2017
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi hails Supreme Court's judgement criminalising sex with minorsNobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi Thursday hailed the Supreme Court judgement criminalising sex with a minor wife saying it will help to curb child marriages in the country
Oct 12, 2017
SC says 23 million minor brides in India; one out of five weddings violate laws prohibiting child marriageExpressing dismay over an alarming figure of 23 million child brides in the country, the Supreme Court has said one out of every five marriages violated laws prohibiting child marriage.
Oct 12, 2017
Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriagesThe Supreme Court ruling that sexual relations by a man with his minor wife would be considered rape will be instrumental in preventing child marriages
Oct 11, 2017
Sex with minor wife between 15-18 years is rape, rules SC: Order could arrest growing trend of child marriageThe Supreme Court on Wednesday criminalised sex with a minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and was violative of the Constitution.