Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicWomen's rights

Topic: Women's rights

Marriage stopped her from going to IIT, but she still became ISRO’s top engineer

A control engineer, V.R. Lalithambika says she owes her interest in science to watching rocket launches with her grandpa at home.

Supreme Court reiterates woman’s right to live with partner of her choice

The first time the court upheld this right was in April, when it restored Kerala woman Hadiya’s marriage to her Muslim husband. 

Modi govt’s triple talaq bill places burden on Muslim women to prove the offence

Government’s tokenism will only end up causing more trouble while leaving out glaring violation of women’s rights.

Even after #MeToo, powerful men like Ali Zafar will always win in Pakistan

Stringent action against sexual harassment is a tall ask in Pakistan where even a woman stabbed 23 times doesn't get justice.

India not only doesn’t want to scrap Victorian adultery law, it wants women included too

The adultery law does not exclude women to supposedly 'protect' them, but to deny them an equal right in a marriage.

Lawyers argued women are untouchables at Sabarimala, because Constitution left term vague

Constituent Assembly did not restrict scope of Article 17 to caste-based untouchability. Lawyers in Sabarimala cas e invoked it to argue ‘gender untouchability’.

Women have constitutional right to enter Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court

Women cannot be discriminated against with regard to offering prayer in a temple, observed the apex court.

BJP supporters had praised the Reuters poll on women’s safety when Congress was in power

The same survey had ranked India the fourth worst country for women’s safety in 2011 and BJP supporters had used it attack the UPA government.

Is India really the most dangerous place for women?

Experts caution against study by Thomson Reuters Foundation, call it a 'superficial survey', say systematic studies would be better.

Asma Jahangir’s funeral terrified Pakistan’s right wing because it shows their failings

Some hardliners claimed that the mixed-gender gathering at the human rights lawyer's funeral was an affront to Islam.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Abhilasha Barak is the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps

‘Golden Letter Day’: Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes Army’s 1st woman combat pilot

Indian Army so far did not have women officers in the flying branch, unlike the Indian Air Force and the Navy.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.