Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicProhibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021

Topic: Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021

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.

Child marriage is not ‘void’ but ‘voidable’: Why SC flagged concern over PCMA

Under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, the practice is ‘legitimised’, law ‘needs serious reconsideration’ to be a deterrent to ‘prevent or reduce’ practice, SC had said in 2017

New marriage bill can cast the criminality net wider, draw more Indian women to courts & cops

Modi govt's bill to increase women's marriage age to 21 has been tied in knots, with questions being raised whether it can empower women or is just a quick fix.

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.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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.
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