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Jan 05, 2018
NHRC asks states to adopt zero-tolerance policy for child marriages as India sees 3,600 cases every dayWith India recording around 3,600 child marriages every day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked states to strictly enforce the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act
Dec 30, 2017
Bihar's students perform street plays against child marriage to end practice in stateA small team performing street plays across this remote and underdeveloped rural pocket of Bihar's Gaya district to educate girls and their parents to say "no" to child marriage.
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 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.
Oct 10, 2017
Supreme Court to declare verdict on plea challenging rape law tomorrowThe Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea challenging the validity of an exception clause in the rape law that permits intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years.
Aug 09, 2017
After much debate, Supreme Court says marital rape cannot be considered criminal offenceThe raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has been extensively debated and now it cannot be considered as a criminal act, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
Mar 11, 2016
Increase in number of women reporting gender-based crimes: Maneka GandhiThere has been a gradual increase in number of women reporting crimes against them, including domestic violence and child marriage, from 2012 to 2014, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.