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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 →

Lockdown Uplifts – Designers ensure physical and financial health of handloom weavers

Fashion designers working with handloom artisans ensure that their financial needs are met despite lack of work during lockdown, and keep their morale high by being in touch Surekha Kadapa-Bose May 08, 2020 “Much before the lockdown announcement, we educated… 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 →

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 →

Amid lockdown, visually-challenged bank manager raped inside her Bhopal flat

A case has been registered and the police are acting very cautiously as the alleged rape survivor bank official is under acute depression. Published: 17th April 2020 ]= BHOPAL: In a shocking incident amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a 53-year-old visually challenged… Continue Reading →

Karnataka- Turned away by 2 hospitals, woman dies after delivery

Raichur: RAICHUR: Turned away in labour pain by two government health facilities, a 25-year-old woman delivered her baby at a private hospital, but could not survive to celebrate the birth of her first child. She died six days later because she was… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Nursing students sent into battle with just a mask

16 of them have tested positive; students say they weren’t told initially they were treating Covid-19 patients | Alka Dhupkar Nursing students of BMCrun colleges who have been thrust to the battle frontline have alleged that many of them were… Continue Reading →

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