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India -Inside virtual locker rooms: Where women are objects of lust & loathing

Bois Locker Room is only a small peephole into the rape culture that thrives on the internet Ketaki Desai & Chandrima Banerjee | TNN The Bois Locker Room, an Instagram group of Delhi schoolboys that shared sexual images of their… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC lets teen rape survivor abort 24-week fetus

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday permitted a 16-year-old rape survivor to undergo medical termination her 24-and-half-week pregnancy after her father filed a petition. The HC said, “In view of her history and the fact that teenage pregnancy carries… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – ‘Bois Locker Room’ doesn’t happen in a vacuum- School Teacher accused of Sexual Harassment

KEY HIGHLIGHTS The teacher allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted both female and male students The students accused him of often making inappropriate remarks about the colour of girls’ bras, the length of their skirt, tugging boys’ underwear and “spanking” them… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 and domestic violence- Twin public health emergencies

Rakhi Ghoshal While a virus is hardly “choosy” in finding a host, the consequences of government responses to a pandemic, such as to Covid-19, have deep implications for those already-marginalised, such as women and girls. In the absence of a… Continue Reading →

Bois Locker Room scandal: Delhi Student taken into custody over insta chat group discussing gangraping schoolgirls

KEY HIGHLIGHTS The cyber cell of Delhi Police has seized the mobile phone of the students and the investigation is underway. The cyber cell has also reportedly written to Instagram to share details of the group. Members of the Instagram… Continue Reading →

1100 Feminists across India demand withdrawl of sedition charges against 3 women activists

About 1, 100  from all over India – organisations and individuals across religion, class, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexuality and genders – have issued a solidarity statement condemning what they have called “the targeted crackdown on Muslims and women activists in… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Safoora Zargar from her sister: “I am taking lessons from memories of you having courage”

May 3, 2020 This is a letter from Sameeya Zargar to her sister Safoora, currently lodged in Tihar Jail. Safoora, media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee, has been charged under the draconian anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)…. Continue Reading →

India: Charged with anti-terror law, pregnant woman sent to jail

Safoora Zargar who was behind anti-CAA protests stands accused of being a key ‘conspirator’ in the February Delhi riots.by Valay Singh26 Apr 2020 Safoora Zargar, a research scholar from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university, spent her first day of Ramadan… Continue Reading →

Delhi HC asks Centre & Delhi govt to ensure pregnant women face no barriers during lockdown

The High Court bench directed Delhi govt to ensure that the helpline number proposed to be set up for assisting senior citizens is also made available for pregnant women.  24 April, 2020 3:29 pm IST New Delhi: The Delhi High Court… Continue Reading →

MP- 7-year-old girl raped , her eyes damaged by accused

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident By Sravani Sarkar April 23, 2020 17:42 IST He has been booked for rape, attempt to murder, abduction and other charges under provisions of IPC and POCSO Act In a… Continue Reading →

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