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Girl Child in Prostitution

May 16, 2011

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Girl Child in Prostitution

(I) Introduction About one quarter of India’s population comprises of girl children up to the age of 19 years. However, they are discriminated socially, psychologically, economically and sexually. This gender discrimination is socially defined and continues from cradle to grave. One of India’s most striking characteristics is its material poverty. An estimated 40% of India’s […]

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

May 15, 2011

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Sexual harassment is basically going beyond the limit of tolerable sexual approach. The term ‘sexual harassment’ means “a type of employment discrimination consisting in verbal or physical abuse of a sexual nature.”[1] It is a demonstration of power and this is why women are more vulnerable to it. It is tragic to know that such […]

Sec 498A of the Indian Penal Code a weapon in the hands of vamps

May 11, 2011

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The scope of my article is to cover Section 498a of the IPC relating to  criminal law in which the wife and her family can charge any or all of the husband’s family of physical or mental cruelty. This law is unique to India as it not only discriminates based on gender (man Vs. woman), but also […]

Bride Burning and Dowry System In India

May 7, 2011

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The Problem Of Dowry The problem of Dowry has always been persistent in India and is also rising at a rapid rate and so are the offences related to dowry demand. Dowry demands can go on for years together. The birth of children and a number of customary and religious ceremonies often tend to become […]

Why Prostitution should not be Legalized?

May 6, 2011

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Why Prostitution should not be Legalized?

Immediately after becoming a republic one of the first things India did was to put its signatures on the International Convention for The Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Persons and Exploitation of Prostitution. Enactment of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, followed ratification of the convention. After more than half-a-century of enforcement of the penal law, […]

Understanding the Menace of Dowry Deaths

May 5, 2011

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Looking no less than a beautiful princess in her designer zari lehenga and heavy gold jewellery, she stepped on the stage decorated with flowers and lightings with the background of peacocks, to get married to her prince charming, but she never knew that she stepped on that stage only to enter into a hell wherein […]

Surrogacy and Laws in India

May 5, 2011

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Surrogacy and Laws in India

Definition Surrogacy is a method in which a woman bears a child for another woman. It can be for commercial purpose or for altruistic purpose. The word surrogate originates from Latin word surrogatus(substitution). Kinds of Surrogacy There are two types of surrogacy IVF/ Gestational surrogacy Traditional/ Natural surrogacy IVF/ Gestational surrogacy Gestational surrogacy is one […]

Female Foeticide: A Silent Cry from the Womb

May 1, 2011

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INTRODUCTION Some faces the difficult experiences of poverty, some enjoys the liberty of education, explores the joys of womanhood, it is poignant to know that someone will never feel the frisson of dancing in the first shower of rain, never breathe the air of freedom, will never be the person she could have been, without […]

Outsourcing Motherhood

May 1, 2011

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“Neither flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still, miraculously my own.” Yes, this is the magic of Outsourcing Motherhood but can we call it magic in true sense. It is a debate of our head and heart. Outsourcing’ and that too ‘Motherhood’! Doesn’t it impinge you? Former one is a buzz […]

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