The Asian Centre for Human Rights has found that the Uttarakhand government has been woefully negligent of the plight of female children in the state.
Discrepancies between education levels of the general population and the disabled population need to be addressed, alongside rural-urban discrepancies.
The amendment seeks to abolish all forms of child labour, but includes a proviso that allows children up to the age of 14 years to work after school hours in ‘family enterprises’.
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.
The last thing we need is for reproductive decisions to be dictated by base motives that pit ‘us’ against ‘them’ and for women’s bodies to be used to wage a proxy war in which the only winner is ugly sectarianism.
How most newspapers missed the real story behind the census data on religion
Compared to north Indian states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu aren’t growing much faster than others. They are growing just as well as others but with fewer babies.