On 24th March a big posse of Delhi Police forcibly removed the protesters from Shaheen Bagh. A small number of protesters who were at the site, the number being regulated by the participants as a precautionary measure against Corona virus outbreak were arrested. The protesters were roughed up. The police […]
Intensify Struggle for Gender Equality Enshrined in Constitution! Despite over 72 years since 1947, what is the situation of gender equality in India? The question begins with sex selection operating before birth, misusing scientific advances. It continues into unequal opportunities to survive, as economic factors coupled with social bias lead […]
Fast Judicial Process, Responsive Policing, Civic Facilities, Workplace Security Must For Security of Women Against Sexual Abuse A spate of incidents related to sexual violence against women in the last few weeks has turned the spotlight firmly on the need for fair, speedy trials and fast track courts. Focus has […]
Hold Police and Govt. Accountable! Not Hysteria but Questions needed in Spate of Gang Rapes and Murders
The terrible, horrible gang rape and murder of a vet in Hyderabad raises straight questions which are being lost in the din of corporate media coverage, hysterical crowds baying murder and a CM who opens his mouth after days to speak as though no responsibility lies at his door. The […]
On 17th November night again 10 policemen, all male, raided Com. Shamshad’s house at around 11.30 pm. They abused the women, entered the rooms forcefully, threatened them for holding meeting and said he will be beaten black and blue if they find him. Police has been out to arrest Com. […]
September 17th – 21st 2019 [Kindly note. To protect the identity of the people we met, all names in the Report have been changed. We have not named the villages we visited for the very same reason] These are lines by Comrade Abdul Sattar Ranjoor. We […]
Trivializing, Evading, Communalizing Desertion- The Triple Talaq Bill Criminalizes A Talaq –which –Isn’t!
The Supreme Court of India has already upheld that triple talaq is not valid- is no talaq at all, and the marriage contract shall be therefore deemed continuing to stand unless terminated by valid divorce proceedings. It also cited that most Islamic countries had also done away with this form […]
A non accidental highway crash involving a car carrying the Unnao rape survivor, her lawyer and also the aunts, one of who was her confidante and who had accompanied her to the UP CM’s Durbar in quest of justice. Her village (it is also the village of the accused MLA) […]
Fight to Demolish Feudal Patriarchal culture at workplaces and for Democratic Culture. In India, the “Me Too’ movement exposes that forcing law enactments are not enough-Movements alone can ensure implementation. Brave, angry outpourings from women journalists and women in the entertainment industry in Mumbai are reigning over headlines in India. […]
Expose and Demand Action against State Complicity in Violence against Women! Fight Patriarchy and Institutions supporting these Values!
Friends, The last week has been horrific for women in India. Instances of different kinds of violence against women have all come to the fore simultaneously from different parts of India. In all of them either administrations or different wings of the state, especially the police have failed to act […]