Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicChild marriage

Topic: Child marriage

Child abuse or ‘teen romance’: 9 times courts gave a mixed message on POCSO

Meghalaya HC quashed case against man for marrying, impregnating 'consenting minor'. But recent judgments in cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act not uniform.

What is a Muslim ‘child marriage’? Punjab-Haryana HC order latest in series of contrary verdicts

Punjab & Haryana High Court last week held marriage of Muslim bride, 17, with Hindu groom as valid due to provisions of Muslim personal law. Couple had petitioned court for protection.

Why raising marriage age of women is another step towards BJP’s pet goal of uniform civil code

After triple talaq, Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, could be another step in the Modi government’s strategy to nudge India towards a uniform civil code.

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New Rajasthan govt law triggers political furore, BJP accuses it of promoting child marriage

Several BJP leaders call amendment a direct violation of the law against child marriages, but govt says it’s only a ‘technical’ change to an existing law.

Child marriage cases in India filed mostly against elopement, not forced unions, study says

A Delhi-based legal resource group says its study analyses district and high court case law pertaining to child marriage in India between 2008 and 2017.

Cooking oil as a tool against child marriage? US study says it worked in rural Bangladesh

The study, yet to be peer-reviewed, was conducted across 460 rural communities in six sub-districts of south central Bangladesh.

‘Can’t afford wedding in normal times’: Why child marriages have surged in MP amid pandemic

During the Covid lockdown in MP between April and May, 391 attempted cases of child marriage were reported — more than half the number reported in the whole of last year.

Can an under-18 Muslim girl be married? HC verdict puts focus back on Child Marriage law

HC grants protection to 17-year-old girl & her spouse as Muslim personal law allows marriage after age 15. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act is silent on personal laws.

How 2 UP girls got their weddings called off as child marriage bids see rise during pandemic

Data from Childline 1098, a government helpline, shows 18,324 SOS calls about child marriage were made between April & October 2020, compared to 15,238 in the same period last year.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.