GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Have we lost the dowry battle?

Livemint National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows a rising graph in the number of dowry cases registered: 9,038 for 2012 10,709 for 2013 10,050 for 2014 Men’s rights activists will tell you this is proof of the law’s misuse. And even the Supreme Court has pointed out in 2014 that section 498A has “dubious… Continue reading Have we lost the dowry battle?

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

Domestic violence Act misused: Centre

The government recently told the Rajya Sabha that provisions of the Domestic Violence and Anti-Dowry Acts are being misused and several NGOs had also given reports supporting it. Details: Records show that only 13 persons were convicted out of the 639 charge sheeted in 2014 under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.… Continue reading Domestic violence Act misused: Centre

Editorials, GS-2, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Govt. to set up sex offenders registry

News Government is planning to set up a sex offender’s registry, on the lines of those maintained in western countries including the U.S. and the U.K. What it will include? Details of convicted sex offenders like their photograph,addresses, PAN card details, Aadhar card number, fingerprint details and DNA samples. Even the details of juvenile Sex… Continue reading Govt. to set up sex offenders registry