Indian child protection laws already prohibit an adult from having sex with someone below the age of An analysis of the most recent national census by the data journalism initiative India Spend estimated that nearly 12 million Indian children under the age of 10 were married. The majority were girls from poor, rural families with little or no education.
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NEW DELHI Thomson Reuters Foundation - Indian schoolchildren are learning about same-sex couples in a new textbook, in the latest sign of shifting attitudes in the socially conservative country following the decriminalization of gay sex last year. Authorities in the western state of Maharashtra have revised the syllabus for class 11 students, who are aged about 16, to include same-sex relationships and marriage. The book breaks away from conventional Indian teachings about family types - traditionally either nuclear or joint - to include single-parent families, unmarried cohabiting couples and step parents. It details the Supreme Court ruling that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime, and also includes a description of same-sex marriage - even though this remains illegal in India.
Indian Health Service facility here saw a video of their maintenance man disappearing with a year-old patient into a private bathroom, they strongly suspected he was sexually involved with her. After two staff members questioned the girl, she dragged a chair to the bathroom shower and tried to hang herself from the curtain rod, according to internal documents and people familiar with the September incident. Although suspected sexual abuse of minors on Indian reservations is supposed to be reported to law-enforcement officials and social workers, several employees said an IHS manager told them not to say anything.
Lay people often wonder at all the fuss about identifying the biological sex of an individual. When it is so simple, why are doctors, sports administrators and investigators making such a hue and cry about this? How do you identify the biological sex of an individual?
This set the stage for a fresh hearing on the constitutional challenge to Sectionwhich was finally decided today. The judgment of the five-judge bench was unanimous. Four judges — the Chief Justice, Nariman J.
Skip to content. The grammatically inclined will note that's not actually a sentence. But the meaning is decipherable: In Tamil Nadu, if two single adults have sex, even a one night stand, the legal system may consider them to be married.
Indian authorities have launched a probe after it was revealed that there was not a single girl among the babies born across dozens of villages in northern Indian districts in the last three months, raising concerns of sex-selective abortion. According to the official birth records published in the Uttarkashi region in Uttarakhand province, there were no female babies from a total of villages, which now have been labeled as "red areas" that will be probed further by officials, New Delhi-based ANI News Agency reported. Ashish Chauhan, the district magistrate, said they "are monitoring these areas to find out what is affecting the ratio.