Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicWomen's rights

Topic: Women's rights

Asking for consent is revolutionary in Pakistan. That is why Aurat March is creating ripples

Next time a man asks me why Pakistani women only complain instead of doing something, I will happily shove pictures from the Aurat March in his face.

No outrage unless Hyderabad, Unnao, Kathua-like rape: UN Resident Coordinator in India

There should be a simple acknowledgement that women’s rights are human rights and that violence against women is violence against humanity.

Women don’t have absolute right to terminate pregnancy, Modi govt tells Supreme Court

Health ministry's reply was in reference to plea that seeks to raise time period for terminating pregnancy from current cap of 20 weeks to 26 weeks.

Inter-caste marriage isn’t the problem, marrying a Dalit man is

An Indian Hindu male cannot bring himself to accept the fact that an adult woman has the liberty to love and marry as per her free will.

Chief of Muslim educational group in Kerala receives death threats over face veil ban

The Muslim Educational Society (MES) had imposed a ban on veils covering women's faces stating it was a new trend and was not in practice in the state earlier.

By siding with Sabarimala devotees, Shashi Tharoor has failed the liberal in him

Shashi Tharoor has displayed the dexterity and flexibility of a skillful politician by making a U-turn on Sabarimala.

UP’s women civil servants criticise Modi govt’s ‘sexist’ childcare leave policy

Sixty women officers have slammed govt move to include only single men in childcare leave policy as being “against the spirit of equality”.

Busting abortion myths in India on International Safe Abortion Day

According to a study published in The Lancet, the vast majority of India’s approximately 1.6 crore abortions took place outside a health facility.

Women have a right to pray, can now enter Sabarimala Temple, rules Supreme Court

Constitution bench rules that traditional practice of keeping out women between the ages of 10 and 50 is a violation of a fundamental right.

It’s 2018, and Haryana is still swapping the girl child for marriage

An age-old ritual of exchanging brides is one of the biggest challenges the state faces in its battle to restore the girl child's rights.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.
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