The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021
The Allahabad High Court ruling that people marrying under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, can choose not to publicise their union with a notice 30 days… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021.
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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021:
- public notice (noun) – a notice given to the public regarding certain types of legal proceedings.
- Special Marriage Act (1954) (noun) – a legislation to govern marriages that could not be solemnised/performed according to religious customs/traditions – which essentially meant inter-faith or inter-caste marriages.
- optional (adjective) – non-compulsory, non-mandatory.
- inter- (prefix) – between.
- inter-faith (adjective) – between different religions; relating to members of different religions.
- publicise (verb) – make public, disclose, reveal.
- union (noun) – marriage, wedding, partnership.
- in advance (phrase) – earlier, before.
- pushback (noun) – resistance, opposition, disagreement, force back, repulse drive.
- problematic (adjective) – difficult, troublesome, complex.
- Anti-conversion laws or Freedom of Religion Acts (noun) – state-level statutes that have been enacted to regulate religious conversions.
- irritant (noun) – annoyance, irritation, problem.
- get (something) out of the way (phrase) – to finish something.
- inter-faith marriage (noun) – sometimes called a “mixed marriage”, is a marriage between spouses having/professing/affirming faith in different religions. (spouse means a husband or wife).
- in the name of (phrase) – for the sake of, at the behest of.
- bogey (noun) – nightmare/anathema, curse, bane.
- love jihad (noun) – also called Romeo Jihad; “Love jihad” is a term used by right-wing activists to refer to the alleged campaign of Muslims forcing Hindu girls to convert in the guise of love. (guise means outward appearance or false show).
- mandatorily (adverb) – compulsorily, necessarily.
- call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
- objection (noun) – complaint, disapproval, opposition.
- Right to Privacy (noun) – the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty. It refers to a legal framework that provides individuals a legal right to protect their or their data’s privacy.
- solemnise (verb) – perform, ceremonialize (a ceremony, especially that of marriage).
- enable (verb) – permit, allow, facilitate.
- interpretation (noun) – explanation, understanding/reading, inference, clarification.
- uphold (verb) – preserve, protect, maintain; vindicate/validate.
- invade (verb) – violate, encroach on, infringe on, trespass on, obtrude on.
- liberty (noun) – freedom, independence.
- sphere (noun) – an area of activity; a field of activity; domain, realm.
- interference (noun) – intervention, meddling, unwarranted involvement.
- state actor (noun) – a state actor is a person who is acting on behalf of a governmental body.
- non-state actor (noun) – an individual or organization that has significant political influence.
- plea (noun) – appeal, petition.
- invasion (noun) – violation, infringement, breach.
- undoubtedly (adverb) – admittedly, doubtlessly, beyond question.
- context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
- The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 (noun) – It, commonly called the anti-love jihad ordinance, provides prohibition of unlawful conversion of one religion to another by “misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement, or by any fraudulent means or by marriage”.
- mandate (verb) – make mandatory.
- magistrate (noun) – the judicial officers or civil officers of a state who handle minor legal cases in a specific area like town, district etc.
- conduct (verb) – perform, act (in a specified way).
- explicit (adjective) – clear, straightforward, definite, specific, categorical.
- cite (verb) – refer to, make reference to, mention, point to.
- progressive (adjective) – forward-looking, forward-thinking, advanced, liberal.
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