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Talk Point: Maharashtra rape survivor aid scheme lost in red tape

Maharashtra was one of the first states to roll out a landmark scheme for helping rape survivors and victims of child abuse following the outrage over the gang-rape of a photojournalist in a Mumbai mill in 2013.
Indian women and Budget 2018

Talk Point: The quality of legal assistance offered by prosecution to the rape survivors was incompetent

The Human Rights Watch in their report released in November 2017 examines the implementation the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, Act, 2012. I share here the findings of an eight week long court-room ethnography conducted in a fast track court (FTC) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in April and May of 2015.
The only mantra for feminism to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”

‘The List’ is a time’s-up moment for savarna feminism

The only mantra to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”, and to provide pro bono legal support to victims of professors on the list.
Protests in the aftermath of the Delhi gang-rape.

Why ‘The List’ shouldn’t become the new four-letter word in Indian feminism

Indian feminism is acquiring a new mutant form -- mobilise online, act online -- in which decision-making is decentralised, and there is no gatekeeping on laws and ethical boundaries.

I’ve seen more love, bonhomie between communities than hatred – Huma Qureshi

If Indians were inherently a divided lot, we wouldn’t have stuck together and stayed united, says the star of film Partition: 1947 Sanya Dhingra

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.