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Mumbai Univ forms committee to address grievances of students, teachers

Mumbai Mirror | Jan 24, 2014,   Arita Sarkar Following a series of protests including a hunger strike organised by Mumbai University‘s students over the past several weeks, the institution has appointed a committee to address a number of issues that they… Continue Reading →

Joint Statement on Sixth meeting of the India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners to Pakistan

  May 03, 2013 Members of the India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners visited Pakistani Jails in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore from April 26-May 1, 2013. The members of the Committee, Justice (Retd.) Mr A.S Gill and Justice (Retd) Mr. M.A… Continue Reading →

MPs panel raps ministry for clearing 33 drugs without trials

New Delhi | Sunday, 2013 6:06:00 PM IST Thirty-three new drugs were granted approval by the health ministry without clinical trials on Indian patients between January 2008 and October 2010, a parliamentary panel has found. It a report tabled in… Continue Reading →

#India- Not a ‘safe’ issue: Disabled women and sexual violence #Vaw #disability

By Shampa Sengupta & Saptarshi Mandal For the first time in the history of sexual violence law reform in India, issues pertaining to disabled women are being flagged as important items on the reform agenda. Sexual violence against disabled women… Continue Reading →

Our bodies, our selves #womenrights #gender #Vaw

      NILANJANA S. ROY, The Hindu   Until we embrace the idea of consent in all relationships, including marriage, there can be no gender equality. Its absence makes discussions on sexual abuse meaningless   The man who was… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Gender Just, Gender Sensitive and NOT Gender Neutral Rape Laws #Vaw #Justice

Parliamentary Committee ignores Verma Committee   The report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the 2012 Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill as well as the 2013 Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance not only violates the letter and spirit of the Justice Verma… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE-#India- Don’t allow Govt to ram through land acquisition bill

  CAMPAIGN FOR SURVIVAL AND DIGNITY Contact: Q-1 Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi. Ph: 9873657844, [email protected]   25.02.2013 To: Smt. Meira Kumar Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha Lok Sabha, New Delhi Sub: The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- #India – President urged not to Sign the Ordinance by Women’s Organizations

  New Delhi, 2 Feb 2013:  We, as representatives of women’s organizations, civil society groups, and activists committed to women’s rights, convey our strong opposition to the Government’s decision to move an Ordinance on the criminal law amendments related to sexual violence. We… Continue Reading →

#India- Activists decry linking maternity benefits to population control #Vaw #Reproductiverigghts

New Delhi, Jan 26 — Civil society groups have expressed shock at a parliamentary panel’s recommendation to restrict the nutritional support under government schemes to only two children per family and to disqualify mothers of more children from maternity benefits…. Continue Reading →

#India -Republic based on illegal UID / NPR database will be totalitarian #Aadhaar

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Republic based on illegal UID/NPR database will be totalitarian   Position Paper January 2013 Unions join Parliamentary Committee & civil liberties groups to oppose UID/Aadhaar   Republic based on illegal UID/NPR database will be totalitarian   Apprehensions of… Continue Reading →

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