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POCSO

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Editorial: Law and Sexuality

In our mid-month issue, Stuti Tripathi considers whether raising the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21years is indeed a one-stop solution to check early marriages. She brings to our attention the many factors, such as family pressure, inaccessible educational and financial resources, traditionally defined roles of women, and gender-based marginalisation that together lead to early marriages and argues that young people need rights not protection.
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Age of Marriage: Rights not Protection

It is necessary to recognize and address the key role that sexuality plays when it comes to our efforts against EFM. What we need to remember is that EFM “doesn’t just lead to a set of restricted choices; it reflects and reinforces a set of restricted choices that already exist.”
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पोक्सो (POCSO) कानून, 2012 के समय में प्रेम और सेक्स

क्या हमें पोक्सो कानून के इन प्रावधानों को चुनौती नहीं देनी चाहिए क्योंकि इस कानून के अंतर्गत बच्चों की स्वायत्तता और उनके मौलिक अधिकारों को नज़रंदाज़ करते हुए प्रभावी रूप से उनके बीच आपसी सहमति से हर तरह के यौन संपर्क और व्यवहार को अपराध मान लिया गया है?
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Love and Sex in the Time of the POCSO Act, 2012

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act), defines a ‘child’ to mean ‘any person below the age of eighteen years’ and raised the age of consent from 16 years under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to 18 years. The Act provides for a wide range of sexual offences including penetrative sexual…
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Interview: Vidya Reddy

On Jan 1, 2014 when I met Vidya Reddy, one of TULIR’s co-founders, for an interview on consent among teenagers between 16 and 18, I had no doubt that she was going to flesh out the nuances and talk openly about a topic that makes most people cringe. Vidya has a background in psychology and…
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सहमति

भारतीय कानून में विसंगतियों की एक बड़ी संख्या है, चाहे हम सहमति की उम्र का उल्लेख करने वाले विभिन्न कानूनों को देखें या ‘बच्चे’ की परिभाषा बताने वाले विभिन्न कानूनों को।  किशोर न्याय (बालकों की देख-रेख और संरक्षण) संशोधन अधिनियम 2006 के अनुसार ‘बालक’ की उम्र 18 वर्ष से कम है और वे कार्यरत नहीं…
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