The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
The sanitation ministry has stated that efforts should be made to ensure that members of the community are “recognised as equal citizens”.
Besides the exclusion of a large number of eligible beneficiaries, there is also no rationale for the pension amount paid or a mechanism for its revision.
Indore’s relatively small size, the rapid urbanisation of its villages and the high rate of pre-existing latrine coverage make its open-defecation free status unique.
Mothers facing emotional difficulties often do not come out to their families about it due to stigma. In some cases, they may even be unaware that their distress has a name.
For agricultural labourers from remote villages, hunger is always around the corner and migration in search of work is absolutely necessary for survival.
A report released by CRY draws a parallel between education and child marriage, claiming the disruption or lack of education as one of the major hurdles in the abolition of child marriage.
The lack of effective devolution of power to local governments is a major bottleneck in the essential transformation of urban India.
Discrepancies between education levels of the general population and the disabled population need to be addressed, alongside rural-urban discrepancies.
The sex ratio of children ever-born (that is, including children who died at birth or later) to all women was 895 in rural areas but 878 in urban areas.
What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the sangh and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society
It’s high time Hindus and Sikhs learned from their neighbours of other religions how to save millions of “missing women”