GS-I: Indian Society & Social Issues

How Criminal Defamation Law plays deterrent to the victims opening up under the #MeToo Movement?

October 23, 2018

Number of women has come out in support of the #MeToo movement narrating the trauma they have gone through. Often the perpetuators of crime are powerful. These powerful are using the route of criminal defamation. The burden of defamation suit may act as a deterrent to the women in opening up against the harassment. Why

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What are law commission recommendations on reducing the legal marriageable age for boys?

October 23, 2018

In its consultation paper ‘Reform of Family Law’ the law commission has recommended reducing the marriage age for boys to 18. Law commission on marriage age for Boys: Law commission has suggested that 18 years should be the minimum legal age for men and women alike to get married. Insistence on recognizing different ages of

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#Metoo movement has brought out various instances of abuse against women. Why women continue to face harassment in India?

October 21, 2018

#Metoo movement has showed how it is difficult for women to coexist as colleagues or as relatives with dignity and how often they fall prey to harassments in the workplace. Why the harassment continues despite stringent laws? Many times the lines are crossed by friends or relatives. This creates a double whammy for women who

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What are the hits and misses in the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission so far?

October 21, 2018

Swachh Bharat Mission is a nationwide cleanliness campaign which aims to make India “open-defecation free” (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of┬áMahatma Gandhi. The mission aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas. Swachh Bharat Mission: Hits and Misses Hits Cleanliness

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