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The Ministry of Health has announced the implementation of HIV and AIDS Act


A crucial legislation for ensuring equal rights to persons affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs has come into force. The Ministry of Health has announced the implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act through ..... Read More

Transgenders can file returns online, for now : Supreme Court of India


A Special Leave petition filed on March 7th, 2018 by HRLN had asked the Supreme Court to direct the Government to add a transgender column in PAN card applications. The Government counsel had assured the bench that the centre will rectify problems faced by Transgender people in linking Aadhar ..... Read More

Section 377 partially struck down: Supreme Court decriminalises consensual sex between same sex adults


A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, on 6 September, unanimously read down the British-era law which criminalised consensual homosexual sex in India. The Supreme Court overruled the Suresh Kaushik verdict of 2016, which had reversed the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising sex between consenting adults in same sex ..... Read More

Don’t insist on documents like Aadhaar to give benefits of maternity schemes: Delhi High Court


The Delhi High Court today said there was no legal basis for the AAP government to insist on documents like Aadhaar and bank passbooks, to provide maternity scheme benefits to pregnant and lactating women in the city. A bench of Acting Chief ..... Read More

BJP MLA advocates child marriage of girls to stop ‘love jihad’


In a shocking demonstration of regressive politics and a disdain for the autonomy of young girls and their rights, a Madhya Pradesh MLA from the BJP party has spoken in favour of child marriage and denounced the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2016. The full article is enclosed below, ..... Read More
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