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Women Demanding Repeal Of Farm Acts: A Marxist-Feminist Viewpoint

The continuing farmers’ protests on the borders of the national capital demanding the repeal of the three Farm Acts have been hailed as the most valiant resistance. However, it is the large participation of women that seems to be most… Continue Reading →

How are our cities making us lonely

Loneliness isn’t really a personal mental health issue. Instead, it’s embedded in how cities and systems are built and organised. by DEEPIKA KHATRI Describing her lockdown experience in a basti (settlement) in Mumbai, 15-year-old Saniya’s rap song captures the isolation that has given… Continue Reading →

Progressive Khap Panchayat aligns itself with PM’s women empowerment campaign, modifies their honour killing policies

by- Piyush Jan In a first, a Khap Panchayat in a small village called ‘Irony’ reworked their policies concerning honour killings of local women. “We believe that women should be empowered and should not be killed for being women; we… Continue Reading →

Kausalya Baisantri, an early Dalit woman autobiographer, fought a ‘double curse’

Posted On April 15, 2021 BY SIDDHESH GAUTAM Kausalya Baisantri was an activist, writer, educator, and a gem of the Dalit community. Born as Kausalya Nandeshwar in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on 8 September 1926, Kausalya was the first woman from the… Continue Reading →

Gujarat love jihad Bill infringes on women’s rights, ‘criminalises’ marginalized Muslims

In a memorandum submitted to Gujarat governor Acharya Devrat, signatories on behalf of the India’s top civil society network, National Alliance for People’s Movements (NAPM) and the Minority Coordination Committee (MCC), Gujarat, has said that the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill… Continue Reading →

As Rape Survivor Struggles to Be Heard, Accused TV Anchor Gets Interim Protection

Ismat Ara New Delhi: Varun Hiremath, a 28-year-old journalist accused of rape, sexual assault and confinement by a 22-year-old woman, was granted interim protection from arrest on Friday by Delhi high court provided he joins the investigation when the police direct… Continue Reading →

Kasturba Gandhi Birth Anniversary: Lesser-known facts you ought to know

She was involved in the Indian Independence movement in British-ruled India along with her husband and son. Kasturba Gandhi was an Indian political activist born on 11 April 1869. She married Mohandas Gandhi a.k.a Mahatma Gandhi in 1883. She was… Continue Reading →

A Case for the Release of All Women Undertrial Prisoners

BYPRATIKSHA BAXIANDNAVSHARAN SINGHAPRIL 4, 2021 All women and gender and sexual minorities are ‘custodial’ minorities and should be released from prison during the pandemic, write PRATIKSHA BAXI and NAVSHARAN SINGH. This is an extract from “Gendering the Pandemic in the Prison,” a chapter… Continue Reading →

UP Girl Returning From Tuition Gang-Raped, Dies By Suicide

In her suicide note, the girl had named four men, including Lakhan and Vikas from a neighbouring village, besides two others. April 03, 2021 10:09 am ISTby A class 10 student died by suicide after she was allegedly abducted and… Continue Reading →

MP High Court Directs ‘Mental Check-Up’ Of Advocate Who Allegedly Sent Objectionable Birthday Messages To Lady Judge

Yadav, was arrested after he sent Judicial Magistrate (First Class) an email and a birthday card. It was alleged that he had downloaded the judge’s photo from her Facebook account and attached it with the birthday card. Published on : 29… Continue Reading →

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