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Legal Age of Marriage for women- Detailed Analysis of PCMA (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Introduction The Narendra Modi government on December 16,  raised the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years old. The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet, and a bill amending the 2006 Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, PCMA (Amendment) Bill, 2021  was filed in Parliament. The proposed legislation equalizes the legal age of marriage for men and women by raising the age of marriage for women to 21 years. It incorporates modifications to several communities' personal laws relating to marriage age in order to ensure uniformity in this area. Background In June 2020, the panel was formed. Its goals included...

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Supreme Court on appointment of Tribunal members

The Hon’ble Supreme Court by majority of 2:1 in the case of Madras Bar Association vs. Union of India & Anr. has struck down certain provisions of Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021 which provided minimum age limit for appointment as members in various tribunals to be 50 years. The majority observed that the minimum age requirement of 50 years proposed by the ordinance is in violation of the earlier directions given by the court in 2020 Madras Bar Association Case, that proposes that the advocates with minimum 10 years of experience should be rendered as eligible...

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Overview of UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021

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UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021 India is the seventh largest country in the world with the population of 136.64 crores. Majority of its population is illiterate and lives below poverty line. Therefore, growing population is one of the major concern in a country like India. So in order to get the situation under control, now the government is keen to take measures regarding it. The CM Yogi Adityanath led BJP govt. in Uttar Pradesh while working in the same direction has now proposed a Bill that will aim to control population through various provisions. OBJECT OF THE BILL A Bill to...

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