Protection of children from sexual offences Act: POCSO 2012

POCSO Rajasthan

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 deals with sexual offences against persons below 18 years of age (defined as Children). The Act has come into force on the 14th of November, 2012, along with the rules framed thereunder. Objective of POCSO: The Bill seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. India is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Continue Reading

Female Foeticide in Rajasthan: Social Issue

Female foeticide is the abortion of a female foetus, after sex determination test, outside of legal methods. Female foeticide has been linked to the arrival, in the early 1990s, of affordable ultrasound technology and its widespread adoption in India. By one of the estimate since 1990, more than 10 million female fetuses may have been illegally aborted in India  and 500,000 girls were being lost annually due to female foeticide. Female Foeticide in Rajasthan Continue Reading

National Family Health Survey NFHS-4: Rajasthan

The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health and nutrition for India and each State / Union territory. NFHS-4, for the first time, provides district-level estimates for many important indicators. The NFHS-3 was conducted in 2005-06. After a gap of 10 years, NFHS-4 (2015-16) has been released recently by the ministry of health. Key Observations for Rajasthan from NFHS-4: NFHS-4 fieldwork Continue Reading

Opium-Doda Addiction in Rajasthan: Social Issue

India is one of the few countries that legally allows growing opium poppy and the only country which legally produces opium gum. Opium poppy plant is the source of opium gum which contains several indispensable alkaloids such as morphine, codeine and thebaine, required for production of pharmaceutical drugs. Morphine is the best analgesic required in case of extreme and excruciating pain such as that of terminally ill cancer patients, nothing alleviates the suffering Continue Reading

Uniform Civil Code: Definition, debate, way-forward

Yesterday, The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), along with several other organizations associated with the Muslim community, opposed the Law Commission’s questionnaire on the possibility of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). There has been much debate in recent times on this topic of Uniform Civil Code. The article explore’s the topic in detail consolidating history of topic with the recent news. Structure of Laws in India: Before going to Continue Reading