Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicViolence against Women

Topic: Violence against Women

Violence against women is a global health emergency. Data shows ‘irrefutable evidence’

The United Nations Population Fund's 'kNOwVAWdata' initiative asserts that immediate action is needed on the issue of violence against women.

98% of Delhi’s rape victims were relatives or acquaintances of accused, say police

Delhi Police made the disclosure before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by Congress MP Anand Sharma.

New survey reveals link between unpaid care work and violence against women & girls in India

Oxfam report notes that more than 40% women were beaten for failing to prepare meals, fetch water or firewood, while more than 65 per cent were harshly criticised.

Activist tweets fake 2018 article claiming Swiss athlete canned India trip over rape fears

The clipping shared by activist Yogita Bhayana is from 2018, after which the squash player's parents had clarified she had pulled out for personal reasons.

Republic says police had no business cremating Hathras victim, NDTV asks who ordered last rites

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

On World Population Day, a look at Covid’s impact on women’s safety, employment and health

With a focus on women's sexual and reproductive needs and rights, World Population Day is also a good time to examine how Covid has impacted Indian women.

For Pakistani men, Aurat March is the real coronavirus

Women marching with placards, using slogans like 'mera jism meri marzi' are not 'good women’. And how dare they oppose maulanas and misogynists, Pakistan's real feminists?

High Court seeks Delhi govt’s stand on plea to ban sale of acid in the capital

An acid attack survivor, Shaheen Malik, alleged that statutory rules regulating the sale of acid were not being implemented by the authorities.

Social media recalls 2008 Warangal encounter as Hyderabad doctor’s rapist-murderers are held

The rape and murder of a 27-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian has triggered deep public outrage across India.

Burnt body of veterinary doctor found in Telangana, sexual assault suspected

Priyanka Reddy last spoke to family when she was stranded on a road after her vehicle tyres got punctured Wednesday night. Her body was found in the morning.

On Camera


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.