Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, explains why she thinks marital rape should be criminalised.
Courts are the only institutions left where India’s women ought to be able to expect their freedom to be respected, but now court orders too seem to be legitimising the widespread violence against women.
A report on Kashmir tries to understand the reasons behind the conflict, to recognise it as a political issue and to find democratic means to address it.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
Journalist Rana Ayyub posted screenshots of abusive private messages with sexual overtones sent to her by Bincylal Balachandran.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
A new report from the Software Freedom Law Centre highlights the different kinds of harassment faced online and makes recommendations on how this could be curbed at the user and online intermediary level.
FIR Against Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad a Clear Case of Vendetta Politics, Say Civil Society Members
Eminent citizens have unequivocally condemned the Bastar police’s efforts to frame academics and political activists in the murder of a tribal villager.
Political reactions to the Indian Army’s ‘surgical strikes’ include concerns about continuing diplomatic and political solutions to ensure lasting peace.
Testimonies provided by Christians to a fact-finding team show a surge of communal attacks – threats, violence and persecution – against the community.
Though NCRB statistics show slight drops in the number of rapes and crimes against women, activists say these numbers don’t hold much significance.
Narendra Modi should have spoken up against gau rakshaks immediately after the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in September 2015
In the political tussle over the suicide of an AAP woman member, the real question has got lost – how normal is sexual harassment within political parties?
In order for things to change, say women’s rights activists, a social and legal overhaul is needed – where the focus is the woman rather than the accused.
The dance is one among a few cultural objects today – like Ganesh Utsav, the thickening sindoor that women display, freshly minted greetings like ‘Jai Shri Krishna’, bhajan sandhyas – being deployed.
“We wish to convey our deep collective anxiety about the enormous suffering of the rural poor in large parts of India’s countryside as they are battling drought, often for the second or even third consecutive year,” the letter said.
New Delhi: Nearly eight years have passed since communal violence in Kandhamal claimed the lives of 82 people, mostly Christian adivasis and dalits, damaged 6,000 houses and displaced 56,000 people in 2008. The government, however, officially recorded only 39 deaths. In addition, 395 churches were destroyed and two […]