All You Need To Know About: Competition Commission Of India

The Setting up of the Competition Commission of India regime in India has so far proved to be a much more difficult task in hand than what was initially envisaged. Starting from the last decade the Competition Law in India has seen a lot of twists and turns in its application. Initially, there were two basic laws regarding the implementation of Competition Law in India.

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Revision of Women’s Legal Age for Marriage

Since 1978, the legal age of marriage for girls has been 18 years, while the same is 21 years for boys. As per the Indian Majority Act, 1875, the minimum age of marriage is distinct from the age of majority. Recently the Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, revealed in her budget speech on February 1, 2020, that a task force had been implemented to look into the age of a girl entering motherhood and marriage. This may include revising the legal age of marriage for women from 18 years to 21 years – the same as a man’s legal age for marriage. 

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Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: A Necessity

LGBTIQ represents persons who identify themselves as Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgenders, Intersexuals and Queers. These are the people who do not fall in the category of male and female, some biologically and some in terms of their sexual orientation. After the historic judgement that decriminalised consensual sexual interaction between homosexuals, the question that arises is that after a long battle for sexual freedom, what will be the next step towards the complete exercise of civil rights. Civil rights and fundamental rights include rights like the right to choose one’s own partner and the right to marriage.

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Marital rape- An Oxymoron?

The general meaning of rape can be understood as unlawful and forced sexual intercourse. Merriam Webster defines it as an illegal sexual activity committed by force or due to threat of injury and is against the will of the victim or someone incapable of giving consent due to mental disability, disorder, and unconsciousness.
The term’s legal definition, in the context of its consideration under Indian laws, has been codified under Section 375[1] of Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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