A 16-year-old Muslim girl has become the focus of a petition in the Supreme Court where Muslim Personal Law clashes with the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, which prescribes 18 years as the age for sexual consent. There are some precedents, but this case is an important landmark.
CJI Ramana stated that people who are suffering do not look for well dressed, erudite lawyers or colossal court buildings. All they want is to be relieved of their pain quickly, without exhausting all their resources.
The pan India awareness and outreach campaign was launched on October 2, and it was set to be concluded on November 14. The event was organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), to spread awareness about the legal services in every nook and corner of the country.
The new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, is a progressive legislation. The key changes brought to the juvenile laws reinforce the protection of children and also streamline the adoption system for juveniles.
All OTT platforms will now come under government regulations and rules. While there is a lack of clarity on what these regulations entail, it means that streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and others now answer to Prakash Javadekar, the minister for information and broadcasting