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Gauhati HC grants divorce to man after woman refuses to wear ‘sindoor’

Earlier, a family court in Assam had rejected the husband’s plea for divorce on the grounds that the wife is not found to have inflicted any cruelty against the complainant. KEY HIGHLIGHTS The HC overruled the family court’s decision and… Continue Reading →

Vini Mahajan becomes Punjab’s first woman chief secretary

1987 batch IAS officer Vini Mahajan takes over from Karan Avtar Singh, who has been made special chief secy, governance reforms. Her husband Dinkar Gupta is Punjab DGP. CHITLEEN K SETHI 26 June, 2020 5:14 pm IST Chandigarh: Vini Mahajan, a 1987-batch… Continue Reading →

Kerala quarantine rules block three women from seeing their mother in her final days

The three sisters were desperately waiting for their institutional quarantine to finish on June 24 when their mother passed away.IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/PTICORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 – 17:07 For now there is grief. And there is anger.  Brutality has many faces…. Continue Reading →

Please release my mother, Sudha Bharadwaj’

By PRASANNA D ZOREJune 17, 2020 10:36 ISTGet Rediff News in your Inbox:email  ‘If you don’t have any proof about her crime, then how can you keep her in jail?’ On August 28, 2020, the respected lawyer and human rights activist Sudha… Continue Reading →

Rape victim’s say mandatory in deciding bail of accused, says Delhi High Court

Hearing a case related to the bail granted to the accused in a minor’s rape case, the court said that during emergency situations such as the current lockdown, bail pleas are being heard by sessions judges who are not regular… Continue Reading →

Tripura Activists protest against rise in atrocities against women during lockdown

It has been over two months since India went into a complete lockdown to control the fast-spreading coronavirus. This lockdown rendered many women trapped with their perpetrators within the four walls of their house. Domestic violence cases are, thus, on… Continue Reading →

India victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy dying of coronavirus

Indian families that suffered from the deadly industrial disaster in 1984 accuse the government of abandoning them. Victims of a horrifying 1984 gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal, who have long suffered the debilitating fallout of the world’s… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case -Mumbai court rejects bail to Sudha Bharadwaj

In her interim bail plea filed on medical grounds, Bharadwaj had said that she is at a high risk of contracting the virus in prison and in her present medical condition, it would be ‘life-threatening’. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated:… Continue Reading →

Amritsar Temple head priest arrested for repeatedly raping two women

Posted On May 19, 2020 The two victims, in a letter to Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes member Tarsem Singh, informed that they have been illegally confined and were being repeatedly raped by the Mahant and his men. Amritsar… Continue Reading →

Rizwana Tabassum (1992-2020): Free, fearless, young feminist journalist gone too soon

Her reports from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh shone light on acts of injustice. Meera Jatav & Priyanka Kotamraju On the morning of May 4, we received the news of our dear colleague and saathi Rizwana Tabassum’s death with utter shock. Reports say the cause… Continue Reading →

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