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Kerala priest Fr. Robin found guilty of raping and impregnating 16-yr-old girl

Kerala court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic clergyman to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor, who gave birth two years ago, in a case that took several shocking turns. Six others, including 5 nuns and 1 administrator, who… Continue Reading →

Karnataka assembly speaker compares himself to rape survivor #WTFnews

PTI | Bengaluru February 13, 2019 12:58 IST Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar | Bhanu Prakash Chandra Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday compared himself to a rape survivor having to undergo repeated questioning as he referred to repeated charges… Continue Reading →

Shakti – Maximising Women Elected to Lok Sabha in 2019

Women Politicians Across Party Lines Say Electoral Tokenism Must End; Women Must Unite To Vote Women To Lok Sabha Shakti –  “Political Power to Women” launched nationally in Delhi on February 12th at the Constitution Club of India. Over a 100… Continue Reading →

Poem by Rupali Jadhav of KKM #metoo

#metoo मी टू…. तब, ज़ख्म और भी गहरे हो जाते है जब खुदको प्रगतीशील कहनेवाले थाम लेते है, न्याय का तराजू अपने हांथ मेजहाँ, वही लोग चला लेते हे मुकदमा और सुना देते है फैसला, सच और झूट का अपनी… Continue Reading →

Stones pelted at SP Manju’s house over her Sabarimala visit

Reports indicate that the incident took place when the police posted to her home for security were changing shifts. TNM Staff SP Manju, the President of the Kerala Dalit Mahila Federation President, who successfully entered Sabarimala temple on January 9,… Continue Reading →

Anti-liquor march: Women padyatris “resolve” to occupy Karnataka state assembly

M By Abhay, Swarna Bhat*At a huge public convention held at Siddaganga Mutt on the Republic Day, January 26, 2019, in the presence of Sanehalli Sri Panditaradhya Swamiji, padyatris of the Madya Nishedha Andolana decided to intensify the ongoing liquor… Continue Reading →

Fifth nun who protested against Bishop Franco gets warning letter from her convent

Sister Neena Rose has been asked to report to Missionaries of Jesus convent in Jalandhar, to present her “defence for abdicating the basic tenets of religious life and resorting to activities” that violate their congregational rules. Sandeep Vellaram The fifth… Continue Reading →

Access, Ownership, Control- Examining Women’s Rights over Land

Padmini Swaminathan Understanding Women’s Land Rights: Gender Discrimination in Ownership edited by Prem Chowdhry,New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2017; pp 413,₹ 1,095. The book under review is part of the series on Land Reforms in India, a project entrusted to the Lal Bahadur… Continue Reading →

Women MLAs Across India Want Their Parties to Give Upto 50% MP Tickets to Women

Shakti –  “Political Power to Women” nationwide “Call Women MLAs” campaign on 21st January 2019, 7 pm – 9.30 pm reaching out simultaneously to 340 women MLAs across India, a historic first as a nationwide outreach to elected representatives. This India-wide unique campaign… Continue Reading →

“Virgin Girl Like Sealed Bottle”: Professor Deletes Post After Outrage

Jadavpur University promised to take action after the professor’s social media posts drew criticism online and in the academic community.A Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar’s Facebook posts drew sharp criticism online.KOLKATA:  HIGHLIGHTS Kanak Sarkar in his post wrote “to most… Continue Reading →

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