Women Issues

Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act (Triple Talaq)

Bill: Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha. The bill would replace the ordinance passed in the month of September. The Bill makes all declaration of talaq, including in written or electronic form (text message, email etc) to be void and illegal i.e. not enforceable in law. It defines talaq as talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form …

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Sexual Harassment : #MeToo Movement

What is Sexual Harassment? The Sexual Harassment of Women (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 defines sexual harassment to include any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication) namely:  Physical contact and advances A demand or request for sexual favours Making sexually coloured remarks  Showing pornography Any …

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Triple Talaq Ordinance

Ordinance: The Union Cabinet has cleared ordinance to make practice of instant triple talaq penal offence. Compelling reason cited by Government for promulgation of this ordinance was that practice of triple talaq continues unabated even after annulled by Supreme Court due to absence of legal framework.   Provisions: The ordinance makes instant triple talaq illegal …

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Abortions : Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act

Context Abortion has been legalised in India under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act since 1971. According to the Act, abortion can be provided at the discretion of a medical provider under certain conditions. Act had two goals — to control the population resulting from unintended pregnancies and to reduce the increasing maternal mortality …

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