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NCPCR seeks urgent appeal against Bombay HC’s no sexual assault without ‘skin to skin’ contact judgment

India’s apex child rights body, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), has asked the Maharashtra government to file an urgent appeal against Bombay High Court’s recent judgment that an act cannot be termed as sexual assault if there is no… Continue Reading →

Kamala Harris And India’s Laws Against “Love Jihad”

Mainstream, VOL LIX No 6, New Delhi, January 23, 2021 Friday 22 January 2021 by Rajmohan Gandhi * December 28, 2020 The unpredictable impact of Trump’s post-defeat temper on Georgia’s January 6 Senate runoffs intrigues me as I wait and… Continue Reading →

Kisan Mahila Store- Two Sisters from Nainital are helping other women at farmers’ protest site

January 25, 2021 2:03 PM During protest, it becomes difficult to have access to basic necessities, especially in case of women. In order to meet the needs of women present at the protest site near Ghazipur border, two women from… Continue Reading →

Groping without ‘skin to skin’ contact is not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court #WTFnews

Bombay High CourtFile Mumbai: There must be physical contact — ‘skin-to-skin contact with sexual intent’ — and mere groping would not amount to sexual assault, ruled the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court recently. The HC opined that touching… Continue Reading →

Odisha – Residential school empowers tribal children through education

For tribes lacking access to education, a residential school functioning in Bhubaneswar exclusively for tribal children, offers education, and equips them with life and career skills Abhijit Mohanty Jan 20, 2021 Khordha, Odisha The Dongria Kondh, belonging to particularly vulnerable… Continue Reading →

Sexual Harassment Case -Goa Court rejects Tarun Tejpal’s plea to summon 2 witnesses

TNN Jan 20, 2021, 13:09 IST PANAJI: Additional sessions court, Mapusa rejected the application moved by founder-editor of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, to record the statements of two witnesses with whom the survivor interacted after and before the incident. During the hearing of the case, counsel… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case-Church delegation meets Modi on Stan Swamy

PM refuses to ‘interfere’ saying that NIA, which has the custody of the Jesuit priest, is an ‘independent’ organisation and that he will be unable to intervene Stan SwamyFile picture Animesh Bisoee   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 21.01.21, 01:42 AM Narendra Modi has refused to… Continue Reading →

Punjabi singer and lyricist Shree Brar promises not to sing songs commodifying women- Punjab Women Collective

Jan 18, Singhu Border Dr Surinder Jaipal Gill, of Punjab Women Collective while hosting the Women Farmers Day Program at the Singhu Border felicitated Punjabi singer and lyricist Shree Brar, who was arrested and tortured by the state government on… Continue Reading →

Family Farm Defenders from Madison Stands in Solidarity with Striking Indian Women Farmers

Oppose Modi’s Neoliberal Corporate Agribusiness Agenda On this Jan. 18th as India celebrates National Women Farmers Day and the U.S. celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Family Farm Defenders wishes to express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in India as… Continue Reading →

Democratic Teacher’s Front stand in Solidarity with Women Farmers #MahilaKisanDiwas

_Jan 17, 2021 – On the eve of Women Farmers’ Day, the Democratic Teachers’ Front expresses its profound respect and solidarity with women farmers*_ who have been the backbone of the ongoing historic farmers’ struggle at the borders of the… Continue Reading →

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