Weekly roundup of the last week at CLPR. The Supreme Court verdict in the Child Marriage and Marital Rape case, Karnataka State Policy for Transgender Persons, Children’s Day and hearings in the Special Status for Delhi case were discussed this past week.
Two articles were published on 17th Oct 2017 Supreme Court judgement on the Child Marriage and Marital Rape [Independent Thought vs Union of India]:
- The 17.11.2017 edition of Times of India carried an op-ed by Jayna Kothari and Payal Shah, Senior Counsel for Asia at Center for Reproductive Rights.
- Disha Chaudhry wrote about the judgement in the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
Kartik Garg and Naira Dar, interns at CLPR, wrote about the Karnataka State Policy for Transgender Persons.
The Weekly Posts on the Constituent Assembly Debates:
- “This Week that Year” post talks about the third reading of the draft constitution
- On Children’s Day the “Assembly Member of the Week” post was on Jawaharlal Nehru
Supreme Court Observer:
Arguments in the Special Status for Delhi [GNCT vs UOI] continued this week:
- On Day 5 Indira Jaising argued two concurrent authorities trying to implement law would lead to inefficient implementation.
- Rajeev Dhavan argued on Day 6 that it was imperative to examine the principle of Cooperative Federalism.
- On Day 7 Rajeev Dhavan delved into interpreting several provisions of the GNCTD Act, 1991 and the Transaction of Business of the GNCTD Rules, 1993.