What are some quick but significant laws you can suggest for women?

  • An amendment to the Indian Penal Code is made through the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, turning acid attacks a particular offence with imprisonment not less than 10 years and which could extend to life imprisonment along with fine. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • In 2014, an Indian family court in Mumbai made a rule that a husband objecting to his wife wearing a kurta and jeans and forcing her to wear a sari amounts to cruelty inflicted by the husband and can be a ground to seek a divorce. The wife was thus granted a divorce on the ground of cruelty as defined under section 27(1)(d) of Special Marriage Act, 1954. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • On 22 August 2017, the Indian Supreme Court deemed instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) unconstitutional. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Aborting a pregnancy up to the period of 20 weeks is legal in India.

  • Section 66E of the IT Act deals with the violation of the privacy of a person. Capturing, publishing or transmitting the image of a private area of any person without her consent, under circumstances violating her privacy, is punishable with imprisonment, which may extend to three years, and/or fine. (Source: Feminism India)

  • The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act regulates and prohibits the indecent representation of women through the media of advertisements, publications etc. The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012 seeks to broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and content in electronic form, and distribution of material will also include distribution on the Internet and the portrayal of women over the web. (Source: Feminism India)

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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