Laws in India

The Constitution of India provides fundamental protections for all Indians. Most crucially, the constitution protects the Right to Life and a number of derivative rights, including the right to health and the right to be free from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The Government of India has developed a number of specific laws to address reproductive rights issues including child marriage, medical termination of pregnancy and sex selection.
To correct fundamental rights violations and to improve the reproductive rights situation in India, the government of India has developed a number of schemes to improve healthcare, to increase institutional deliveries, and to encourage healthy behaviour. Finally, India is a party to a number of international human rights conventions that obligate the government to protect, promote, respect and fulfill reproductive rights.


This section provides a brief overview of existing legal protections in India.

Laws

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

Articles, HIV & AIDS, Impact, Litigation, Media Report, News, Report, States, WORK

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

Articles, Case, Impact, Media Report, News, States, Transgender Rights

A Special Leave petition filed on March 7th 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 Card ....
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Section 377 partially struck down: Supreme Court decriminalises consensual sex between same sex adults

Articles, Images, Impact, Landmark, News, States

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

Articles, Delhi, Impact, Litigation, Maternal Health, Media Report, News

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

Articles, Child Marriage, Issues, Madhya Pradesh, News, States

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, ....
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