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Delhi HC refuses to entertain pleas seeking UCC, cites SC observation

The Supreme Court in March observed that issues such as the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) are meant for the Parliament to decide

The UCC refers to a common set of laws for personal matters for all citizens. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 04:48 PM IST

No need to alter age of consent, says law panel

The report was prepared after the high courts of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh referred the issue to the panel, whose recommendations are not binding on the government though they may have some persuasive value Report advises judge’s discretion, milder punishment under Pocso when sex consensual and age gap less than 3 years

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Law panel chief says Phase 3 UCC dialogue soon, supports simultaneous polls idea

Law Commission chairperson Ritu Raj Awasthi said that more meetings are needed for finalising the report on simultaneous elections.

Ritu Raj Awasthi, Chairperson of the Law Commission of India.
Published on Sep 29, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Don’t reduce age of consent in Pocso to 16, Law Commission tells govt

Law has to ensure a delicate balance between the evolving capacities of children and the need to protect them from harm, the Law Commission said

The Law Commission has recommended guided judicial discretion in sentencing in cases involving tacit approval of children in the 16-18 age bracket. (File)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 05:40 PM IST

Law Commission finalises report on lowering age of consent to 16, online FIR

The Law Commission of India met on Wednesday to finalise its report on several issues, including simultaneous polls, minimum age of consent, and online FIR.

Ritu Raj Awasthi, Chairperson of the Law Commission of India.
Published on Sep 27, 2023 07:26 PM IST
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