Bills and Acts

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

Context: Lok Sabha has passed the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018. Human Trafficking is third largest organized crime violating basic human rights. At present there is no specific law to deal with this crime. It will make India leader among South Asian countries to combat trafficking The Bill provides for the …

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Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Context: Lok Sabha has passed The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow government to take up infrastructure projects within prohibited areas around protected monuments. The Bill amends the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act, 1958.   Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 The …

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Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

The Lok Sabha has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, which seeks to empower the transgender community in the country by providing them a separate identity. Aims To protect transgenders from discrimination To evolve a holistic mechanism for the social, economic and educational empowerment of marginalized transgenders community What will it do? …

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HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017

The Act safeguards rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV. It also addresses HIV-related discrimination, strengthen existing programme by bringing in legal accountability and establish formal mechanisms for inquiring into complaints and redressing grievances.   Facts: There are approximately 21 lakh persons estimated to be living with HIV in India.  The prevalence …

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Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill – Surrogacy

Lok Sabha has passed Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 to protect surrogacy in the country. The bill has banned commercial surrogacy and allows only altruistic surrogacy. The bill protects the rights of the surrogate mother and the child born from surrogacy and promotes ethical surrogacy. Surrogacy is defined as an agreement between a couple who cannot conceive …

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