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Children Laws Research Centre” (CLRC)

Independent Thought signed an MOU with GLA University, Mathura towards establishing a “Children Laws Research Centre” (CLRC) at the Institute of Legal Studies & Research, GLA University; to work in the area of short term course / programs, research projects, consultancy, training, workshops, webinars, conferences, awareness, internship in field of Child Rights Law.

Amend Criminal Procedure Code (Delhi High Court)

Ongoing PILs towards ensuring State Accountability, Law reform and effective governance; Independent Thought vs. UOI, in  Delhi High Court [W.P.(C) 3811 of 2019] CACM seek the following;  Declare Section 198(6) CrPC being inconsistent with POCSO as unconstitutional  Amend Section 198(1), CrPC to remove restriction and widen locus standi on who can report in reference to section 19 read…


CACM is working since 2013 to strengthen the State Accountability towards total elimination of Child Marriage in India through effective legal and institutional mechanisms. CACM believes that Child Marriage (CM) includes all forms of early and forced marriages. The following are non-negotiable elements in all cases of CM:

Bihar State Consultation on Strengthening Legal and Institutional mechanisms to end Child Marriage

State Level Consultation on Strengthening Legal and Institutional mechanisms to end Child Marriages in Bihar was Jointly organized on 10th August 2019, Patna by Campaign Against Child Marriage (CACM) Child Rights Centre, CNLU Patna Save The Children Organisation and Independent Thought.  The following guests and speakers shared their views Guest of Honour, Hon’ble Justice Smt. Anjana Mishra, Patna…

State Consultation Strengthening Legal and Institutional Mechanism to End Child Marriages in Delhi

A State Consultation was held on 19 September 2019 at Indian Law Institute on “Strengthening Legal and Institutional Mechanism to End Child Marriages in Delhi”. The Consultation was organized jointly by Campaign Against Child Marriage (CACM), Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), Indian Law Institute (ILI) and Independent Thought.   The following Guests…

Judgment Impact – Haryana State Legislature amends Child Marriage Law

Prohibition of Child Marriage (Haryana Amendment) Act, 2020 1. After  sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:-     “(1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), every child marriage solemnized on or after the date of commencement of the Prohibition of Child Marriage…