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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Both the houses of parliament have approved the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography. Features of the Bill Penetrative Sexual Assault The 2012 act provided punishment of imprisonment ..

Government of India reconstitutes Group of Ministers (GoM) on sexual harassment at workplace

The Government of India (GoM) has reconstituted the Group of Ministers (GoM), under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, looking after the issues of how to prevent sexual harassment at workplace and strengthen legal frameworks. The other members of the reconstituted GoM are: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and ..

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

On May 17, Taiwan has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage with the passage of legislation giving gay couples the right to marry. Lawmakers comfortably passed part of a bill that would allow gay couples to enter into exclusive permanent unions and apply for marriage registration with government agencies. The vote allows ..

Ministry of Home Affairs launched SAECKs to investigate cases of sexual assault

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs have distributed over 3,100 special kits SAECKs (Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits) to accomplish investigations into sexual assault cases among states and Union Territories. SAECKs can be used for collecting blood and semen samples and other evidence which can be used for investigation purpose. SAECKs will also help to ..

Lebanon: Court acquits Military Personnel held for Sodomy

A military court in Lebanon has acquitted four military men who had been held for sodomy in a major ruling. Judge Peter Germanos, cleared the charges against the group of being involved in sexual acts which were contrary to nature and also refused issue any warrants for their arrest. Germanos told the media, that sodomy ..

Delhi High Court rules that Section 354A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) can be used by transgender persons

Recently, the Delhi High Court has ruled that Section 354A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) can be used by transgender persons to register complaints of sexual harassment. The Section 354A of the IPC deals with sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment. The development came after a transgender student’s complaint of sexual harassment was not ..

Rajnath Singh to head Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen legal & institutional frameworks to deal with & prevent sexual harassment at workplace

The Government of India (GoI) has recently constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace. It will be chaired by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The GoM will recommend action required for effective implementation of the ..

Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of IPC

In a landmark judgement on September 6, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and decriminalized homosexuality. The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously scrapped a 156-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail ..