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.


A critique of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018

Articles, Publication, States, Transgender Rights, Update

A critique of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 By Rachana Mudraboyina & Kranti L C Rachana Mudraboyina a Trans Activist, one of the founding members of Telangana Intersex Hijra Transgender Samiti and founder of Transvision. Kranti L C is a Queer Advocate with Human Rights Law Network.   ....
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Child marriage was stopped in Rajasthan

Articles, Child Marriage, Impact, Issues, Media Report, News, Rajasthan

Date : 13/12/2018 A team from department of woman and child development on December 13 (Thursday night) intervened and stopped a child marriage in Upli village in Rajasthan. Officials said that the department was given a tip about a minor girl, who was getting married in the village. The officials ....
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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, 2018 by HRLN had asked the Supreme Court to direct the Government to add a transgender column in PAN card applications. The Government counsel has 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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