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India’s answer to sexual harassment at work was passed this day in 2013

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act kicked in on 9 December 2013, but too late for countless women.

NCW can’t be a post office: Amid #MeToo campaign, women’s body pulled up for ‘insincerity’

The NCW has been criticised by the Central Information Commission for ‘washing hands of’ sexual harassment cases.

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.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Kerala Church Scandal – urgent need for reform or motivated allegations?

Experts weigh in on the scandals across Kerala where the Church is under fire for sexual exploitation of nuns and members.

Mahesh Murthy probe: Mumbai Police to record statements of other victims

Angel investor Mahesh Murthy was arrested and later released on bail after a Delhi woman filed sexual harassment complaint against him.

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.
Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi spares none at women’s commission event, rips into members past and present

When a member of the Odisha state commission said they had no vehicles to commute, Gandhi retorted: ‘It’s not my job to get you a Mercedes’.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.