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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

The Two-Child Norm: More Anti-Autonomy than Antidote


A 1980s Indian Stamp stating 'a small family is a happy family'   Zahra Andalucia Wynne – Since 1951, India has seen its population almost quadruple from 360 million to 1.2 billion people, making it the ..... Read More

Times of India Interview with HRLN Bihar State Coordinator on Child Marriage


Times of India, in their special edition New Hope magazine, recently interviewed Advocate and HRLN Bihar State Coordinator Vikash Kumar Pankaj on the issue of child marriage in the state. You can read the full article below.   'Vikash Kumar Pankaj is the state co-ordinator for Human Rights Law Network and president ..... Read More

Modi’s cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first


By Maya Palit On social media on 1 January, I came across many quips about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech. “Judging from the speech, the happiest person in the country should be a 65-year-old pregnant farmer,” went one. These were, of course, prompted by Modi’s promise to introduce a ..... Read More

Delhi High Court probe ‘disturbing’ negligence linked to infant death at Safdarjung Hospital


The alleged medical negligence by Safdarjung Hospital in wrongly declaring a newborn as dead in June this year has led the Delhi High Court to direct the Centre to order a probe into the incident. The infant was brought back to the hospital and put on a ventilator, but ..... Read More
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