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How does this explainer help you? With the development of pre-natal diagnostic techniques in the 1990s, finding out the sex of an unborn child became very common. This led to an increase in the cases of female foeticide and infanticide. To address this problem, Indian law banned the use of such techniques and procedures thatRead more
How does this explainer help the user? This explainer will help you understand the various rights you have as a patient in India and the remedies available if these are violated. Some of these rights include right to choose alternative treatment, right to ask for information including medical records, right to second opinion etc. WhatRead more
Noise can disturb our work, rest, sleep, and communication. It is an environment pollutant that can damage our hearing and evoke other psychological, and possibly pathological reactions. This explainer will help you understand the law on noise pollution and what steps you can take to complain if you feel any noise is inconveniencing you. TheRead more
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. This explainer will describe the law for persons with mental illness, including their rights and procedure for admission and discharge from a mental healthcare institution. The law governing mental healthcare in India is known as The Mental HealthcareRead more
How does this explainer help you? This explainer covers the law surrounding the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), including lockdowns, curfews, vaccinations, essential services available, and the laws that apply during an epidemic. What are the laws being discussed? This explainer discusses the legal provisions in the Disaster Management Act, 2005, Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Indian PenalRead more
Smoking in public places like restaurants, public transport, or places of education is illegal in India. It’s okay to smoke in completely open spaces like roads, and also in private places like your own house. The law also bans selling tobacco and cigarettes to people under 18 as well as advertising tobacco and cigarettes. ItRead more
How does this explainer help the user? This explainer aims at providing the user the different provisions regarding narcotic and psychotropic drugs in India. It enumerates the punishment for cultivating, producing, manufacturing, possessing, transporting, inter-state importing or exporting, selling, purchasing, using or consuming drugs. It also explains provisions of the act for addicts along withRead more
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