The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006

THE PROHIBITION OF CHILD MARRIAGE ACT, 2006 NO. 6 OF 2007 [10th January, 2007.] An Act to provide for the prohibition of solemnisation of child marriages and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:- 1. Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) This...

Rights of a Prisoner

Less than 200 years ago, the attitude to prisons, prisoners and punishment was brutal and barbaric. Recognition of the human being in the convicted offender is an idea that has been accepted after a long struggle with the state. The Indian socio-legal system is based on non-violence, mutual respect and human dignity of the individual. If a person commits...

Women’s Rights in India

Self-appointed guardians of “culture” have routinely targeted women in India because of the prevailing notion that there are certain boundaries for women in “public spaces”. According to Women in Modern India by the historian Geraldine Forbes, attitudes to women’s rights in India began to change in the 19th century with an understanding of European...

The National Commission For Women, Its Constitution, Powers And Functions

Author : Aakarsh Kamra The National Commission for Women was set up as statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 ( Act No. 20 of 1990 of Govt. of India ) to review the Constitutional and legal safeguards for women; recommend remedial legislative measures, facilitate the redress of grievances and advise the Government...

Financial Literacy

Author : Aditya Patnaik Meaning of Financial Literacy: Financial literacy refers to the knowledge required for managing personal finance. It does not refer to formal education in finance. Instead it encompasses an understanding of how to use credit responsibly, manage money, minimize financial risks and derive long-term benefits of savings. Thus, it is...

Status of Women In India – A Historical Perspective

Author: Aakarsh Kamra The status of women in India is explained by Manu who is believed to be the Law giver according to the Hindu Mythology, ‘Na Stree Swatatramarhati’ i.e. a woman does not deserve independence. Further it is provided that a woman was made from a crooked rib and if you try to bend it straight it will break, therefore treat the woman...

Joint Family System – A New Model

The concept of nuclear family is gaining more and more acceptance in today’s world. While the system does provide a method for creating an identity for yourself, it has its fallacies too. The usefulness and the best way to apply the joint family system effectively in order to overcome the fallacies of the joint family system are discussed here in under. One...

International Trade and Food Security

Increased international food trade means that countries share the responsibility for food safety, which pertains all along the food supply chain from producers to consumers. With increased international food trade, this supply chain transcends international borders. Consumers benefit from worldwide trade through lower prices, year-round supplies, and a greater...