Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicAnti-dowry law

Topic: anti-dowry law

Downside of dowry crackdown — women’s decision-making power falls, domestic violence goes up

Researchers from Rice University in US studied the relationship between dowry payments and Indian women's post-marital status by using amendments to the anti-dowry law.

In busy & controversial 2018, SC struck down Colonial-era laws but upheld Aadhaar

Of the at least 35 judgments that dominated headlines in 2018, ThePrint takes a look at 7 key orders passed by the top court.

Supreme Court does well to prevent abuse of anti-dowry law

The 50-word Edit — ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

BJP MPs want a men’s commission, say women are ruining marriages

The two MPs call for an amendment to anti-dowry law, say men are scared of marriage and that's why they prefer live-in relationships.

Maneka Gandhi joins pushback against 498-A, calls anti-dowry law ‘strange’

Women and Child Development Minister’s statement is significant because activists have been highlighting that there is a pushback against women-centric laws.

Talk Point: Steel secretary’s remarks shed light on a collective misogyny we all need to question

Aruna Sharma’s statement, and our instinctual response to subvert women’s voices and dilute legitimacy, sheds light on a collective internalised misogyny we all need to question.

Talk Point: Section 498-A is sometimes misused, implement July 2017 apex court order

Senior bureaucrat Aruna Sharma has lashed out at what she calls the “narrow approach in the name of women’s rights”. She believes this has...

Talk Point: Section 498-A: Most cases are filed to make monetary gains out of a failed relationship

Senior bureaucrat Aruna Sharma has lashed out at what she calls the “narrow approach in the name of women’s rights”. She believes this has...

Talk Point: Women-centric laws: Quality investigation alone can do justice to both men and women

Senior bureaucrat Aruna Sharma has lashed out at what she calls the “narrow approach in the name of women’s rights”. She believes this has...

Talk Point: Steel secretary’s attempt to vilify women is a disgrace to her gender

I do not agree with Sharma’s sweeping assertions. Firstly, she does not care to address the fact that the basic problem regarding women and their rights persists.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.