Month: March 2012

Don’t harass people from Northeast, Ladakh: HC to Delhi police

The Delhi high court on Thursday directed the Delhi Police not to harass people from the Northeast and Ladakh because of their facial similarity with Tibetans who have been protesting the visit of China President Hu Jintao. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai...

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Cabinet clears changes in marriage, adoption laws

  The Central government on Friday took some major decisions with regard to the Hindu Marriage Act, including making divorce easier, in a key Cabinet meeting. According to the decision of the Cabinet, the mandatory six-month clause for filing of divorce will now be waived off on grounds of irretrievable...

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Anti-gay law is offshoot of British colonialism: Centre to Supreme Court

Anti-gay law is offshoot of British colonialism: Centre to Supreme Court Anti-gay law in the country is an offshoot of British colonialism and the Indian society earlier was more tolerant towards homosexuality, the Centre submitted before theSupreme Court while pleading for decriminalisation of gay sex on Thursday. “It would appear that the introduction of Section...

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Over 900 Pakistani women killed for honour’

Islamabad: Over 900 Pakistani women were killed last year in the name of honour for allegedly shaming their families while nearly 4,500 others were the target of domestic violence, the country’s top rights watchdog said in a report on Thursday. “According to media monitoring and field reports from HRCP volunteers,...

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Oxfam-India to Initiate a Pan-India study on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Oxfam India works to strengthen Workplace Sexual Harassment Bill In India, it is estimated that someone is sexually harassed every hour. Legal protections against workplace sexual harassment in India have historically been weak, but the Landmark “Vishakha Judgement” (passed 14 years ago) recommended drafting a law concerning Sexual Harassment in...

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NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011

On 8th September, 2011, the Government introduced the NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 13th September, 2011 for further consideration. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 is the central law on control, regulation...

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Sexual harassment bill to cover domestic help

From the Hindustan Times In a move that will benefit about 47.5 lakh women registered as domestic workers in India, the Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry has decided to include them under the Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010. The original bill, introduced in Lok...

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