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Hathras Rape and Murder -Women huddle over strategy to prevent sexual violence

Historian Uma Chakravarti said there was cause for hope, as more young women were getting together and organizing, and the state apparatus appears to be reacting in some panic when a case of sexual violence is reported. She was commenting… Continue Reading →

In Gujarat, Rural Women Perform Turmeric Ritual to Remember Hathras Victim

A Dalit rights activist explained the ritual was taken up as the victim’ mother had regretted that she could not offer a proper cremation to her daughter as the cops burnt the body. By -Rosamma Thomas 31 Oct 2020 One would… Continue Reading →

Gujarat – Suspecting witchcraft, relatives set ablaze migrant tribal female worker

In a gruesome incident, a migrant tribal woman worker has been allegedly set on fire after being suspected of being a witchcraftin Virnagar village, Jasdan taluka, of Rajkot district, Gujarat. The incident took place on November 18, when the three… Continue Reading →

Priya Ramani’s Trial: Judgment Day on India’s #MeToo Is Nearing

M J Akbar’s criminal defamation case against journalist PriyaRamani for her allegations of sexual harassment by him has taken many unexpected legal turns in the court. NEHA VIJAYVARGIYA weighs the possible outcomes in lieu of the MeToo movement. ———– A judgment… Continue Reading →

Bihar -20-Year-Old Woman Burnt Alive By Three Men For Resisting Harassment

In a horrifying incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly burnt alive by three men for resisting harassment. The incident took place 15 days ago in a village that comes under Chandpura OP police station of the Vaishali district in Bihar…. Continue Reading →

Rajasthan- 37-year old dalit woman set ablaze by accused in Jaipur

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 17, 2020 A dalit woman in Jaipur was allegedly burnt by a man accused of raping her in April this year.  The incident took place on the night of Diwali in the Kotwali area of Jaipur`s Walled… Continue Reading →

Is Justice Gender-blind?

By: Phyllis Chesler | November 15, 2020 Lisa Montgomery is about to be federally executed on December 8th for having committed a truly grim and heinous crime – killing a young mother and cutting her unborn baby from the womb in order to claim the… Continue Reading →

Uttar Pradesh: Two Dalit sisters killed in Fatehpur; family alleges murder after failed rape attempt

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 17, 2020 The bodies of the victims with injury marks in the eyes were retrieved from a pond in a village in Asodhar area of Fatehpur district, said the police Uttar Pradesh: Two Dalit sisters killed in… Continue Reading →

‘Realistic, sensitive’: Feminist groups welcome modified NHRC advisory on sex workers

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Repeat of Hathras, Butana? No FIR a month after ‘rape, murder’ in Delhi locality

By Sonam Kumari*It is outrageous that the local police at Model Town Police Station have still not filed an FIR, though more than a month has passed after a young girl, aged 17, from the Nishad community was allegedly raped and murdered… Continue Reading →

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