Assam crackdown on child marriage: What does the law say?

GS Paper  2 Syllabus: Social Justice: Issues related to Women   Source: Indian Express, Indian Express  Context: More than 2,000 people have been arrested in a statewide crackdown on child marriages that have taken place in the state of Assam.    Data on child Marriage: UN estimates suggest that 1.5 million girls get married before …

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to children   Source: The Hindu 1, 2  Context: The POCSO Act brings tribals in the Nilgiris into conflict with the law, as youth under the age of 18 in relationships within or outside marriage are subject to the Act’s stringent provisions. In another case, the High Court of …