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Independent Thought vs. Union of India [W.P. (C) 4678 of 2016 in Hon’ble High Court of Delhi] Download Brochure

 Independent Thought vs. Union of India [W.P. (C) 4678 of 2016 in Hon’ble High Court of Delhi] seeking for the issuance of necessary and appropriate guidelines for performance of Caesarian section operations to safeguard the reproductive health rights of women and children in India. This PIL pertains to the fundamental right to health of women and children in India and that absence of such guidelines is leading to violation of reproductive health rights.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/HC-seeks-Centres-reply-on-guidelines-for-cesarean-operations/articleshow/52361467.cms?from=mdr

 

Independent Thoughts v/s Union of India [W.P(Civil)382/2013]    Download Brochure
(Honourable Supreme Court of India Issued notices to Centre on 10 July 2013)

Update: The Petitioner informed the Court about the Section 198(6), CrPC [Section 198(6): Prosecution for Offences against Marriage] which allows the Courts to take cognizance of offences consists of sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife being under [1][eighteen years of age], within one year of the date of the commencement of the offence. The Court has passed orders to involve NCW for their opinion on the matter.

About the PIL: On 18th September 2015 the Supreme Court heard the ongoing PIL by NGO Independent Thought [Independent Thought vs. Union of India (W.P. Civil 382 of 2013)] for declaration that Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (provision on Rape), [as amended by Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013] is violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution to the extent that it permits intrusive sexual intercourse with a girl child aged between 15 to 18 years only on the ground that she has been married. The exception is contrary to the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO).

Amendment of section 375 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code

Indian Express- Supreme court to notice to centre on age of consent for sexual relations

www.sakaaltimes.com- Supreme court to notice to centre on age of consent for sexual relations

 

Independent Thoughts v/s Union of India [WP (C) 8763 of 2015]    Download Brochure

Update: Hon'ble High Court issued notice to the Union of India on 14 Sep 2015
http://www.asianage.com/delhi/delhi-hc-seeks-centre-response-school-pil-064

About the PIL: On 14th September 2015, Independent Thought vs. Union of India WP (C) 8763 of 2015, Independent Thought has approached this Hon'ble Delhi High Court by way of the Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution seeking a writ of declaration that exclusion of schools established, owned or controlled by the appropriate Government or the local authority under Section 18(1) as unconstitutional. The Petitioner, therefore, prays that part of Section 18(1) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act) exempting government schools to obtain a certificate of recognition as required under the RTE Act is violative of Articles 14 and 21A of the Constitution and it defeats the aims and objectives of the RTE Act of providing quality education to all children in India and so should be struck down as unconstitutional. The case is listed for hearing on 1 December 2015.