Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that opposition party leaders were being treated as “potential terrorists” and their phones were being tapped.
Essay writing, painting and extempore speech competitions about the government’s flagship programmes were organised in all government schools and colleges of the state.
Despite well-meaning government programmes, true gender equality cannot be achieved if career options for girls are limited by implicit gender biases.
Despite the declining sex ratio indicating the widespread use of sex-selective abortions, the Indian Medical Association is making efforts to weaken the law rather than strengthen its implementation.
The Indian Medical Association’s call to ban ultrasound services and exclude doctors of other specialties from the ambit of the law on pre-natal diagnostic techniques will weaken the steps being taken to arrest the declining child sex ratio.
A Beti Bachao Beti Padhao audit has discovered the truth behind how Haryana achieved a massive improvement in its notoriously low sex ratio.
The lack of policy implementation, diversion of funds and the failure of monitoring mechanisms are some of the causes.
The police are also probing if a cross-border sex determination and abortion racket is in operation in Sangli, which borders Karnataka.
While media focus continues to be on low allocations, what slips past unnoticed is that even those amounts aren’t lived up to.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
First, the good news. The number of married girls in Haryana—a state with one of India’s worst sex ratios–aged less than 18 years decreased 16 percentage points over 13 years (from 57% to 41%). One reason why this happened is a government scheme, Apni Beti Apni Dhan (Your […]