Represented by Ariba Opeyemi in Abuja at the International Day of the Girl Child, the minister said the United Nations has set October 11 for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face. Her willingness or consent was of no concern.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch said that the Pakistani government needed to prohibit underage marriage, and remove the confusion between religious interpretations and federal and provincial laws. The ruling, which has removed the discrepancies in the rape law, comes as a victory for all those fighting for child rights and justice and is expected to go a long way in checking child marriages. The rape of a married girl child (between 15 and 18 years) is not rape under the IPC and therefore not an offence in view of Exception 2 to Section 375 thereof but it is an offence of aggravated penetrative sexual assault under Section 5 (n) of the POCSO Act and punishable under Section 6 of that Act.
Pakistan's Senate has struck down legislation governing the minimum age girls can marry, saying a Bill to increase the legal age from 16 to 18 was un-Islamic.
Interestingly, although the court has categorically stated that it is not dealing with the larger issue of marital rape, Justice Madan B Lokur has held that "Constitutionally, a female has equal rights as a male and any theory that propounds a constitutional myth to the contrary must be demolished." . "Unfortunately, by virtue of Exception 2 to Section 375 of the IPC, if a girl child between 15 and 18 years of age is married, her husband can have non-consensual sexual intercourse with her, without being penalised under the IPC, only because she is married to him and for no other reason", the apex court explained the discrimination shown to a "married" girl child. "The artificial distinction is discriminatory and is definitely not in the interest of the girl child". This is because of an incongruous provision in the Indian Penal Code that permits intercourse with a girl aged between 15 and 18 years on the grounds of her being married. "India has enacted a law against child sex abuse, but should do much more to enforce the protections", she said.
The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 is a secular law and must override all personal laws, all attempts being made to secure the objective the enactment aims to achieve. But, the decision hasn't taken an individual's right to sexuality, into consideration. According to 2011 census, around 49.50 lakh married girls were under the age of 18.
The department will soon engage with the School Governing Body to establish reasons why they should not be dissolved. The principal said she was only made aware of the claims on 29 September and acted immediately.
The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. It is positive, as 33 investors sold SIRI shares while 129 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes.
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Miami hasn't allowed more than 20 points in a game all season, and its run defense is allowing 3.2 yards per carry. They've split the last 8 games there since '09 and have more yards and first downs in those games.
Her final decision, she said, came down to "my sense of where I can do the most for the people of Maine and for the nation". Instead, Collins said she will remain in the Senate at least until her current term ends in 2020.
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The storm could bring more rain and misery to the central and northern regions already soaked by rain and floodwater. Central and northern Vietnam experience several typhoons and tropical storms every year.
After $-0.21 actual EPS reported by Apache Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -109.52% EPS growth. Concert Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Apache Corporation in the first quarter worth about $443,000.
It has outperformed by 11.47% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months negative chart setup for the $1.36 billion company. Winnebago Industries, Inc. has a 52 week low of $24.15 and a 52 week high of $46.85. (NYSE:WGO)'s stock was 38.55%.
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Bank of America beats on earnings
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Commerce Bancshares Inc. Q3 Earnings Advance 9%
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