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Even minor offences against dalits may invite harsher penalty

Subodh Ghildiyal, TNN Feb 21, 2013, (The government is planning…) NEW DELHI: Soon, even minor offences against dalits will come with higher costs. The government is planning to include under the Prevention of Atrocities Act offences that attract less than 10-year… Continue Reading →

#RIP-Lotika Sarkar- Champion of #Womenrights #Vaw

  Feb 23, 2013- Professor Lotika Sarkar  passed away this evening at around 8.30pm at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Sunday 24th at 1:00 pm, at the Electric Crematorium, Lodi Road, New Delhi. She was   India‘s first woman to graduate… Continue Reading →

Dharmadhikari panel wants curbs on FB, mobile phones #Vaw #Censorship #WTFnews

Rosy Sequeira TNN Third Interim Report Submitted To High Court  Mumbai: The Dharmadhikari committee, in its third interim report to the state government, has suggested restrictions on social networking sites as they “corrupt adolescents”.  A copy of the January 16,… Continue Reading →

No means no: without consent, sex is rape #womenrights #Vaw

Aloke Tikku, Hindustan Times New Delhi, February 05, 2013 On consent for sex, the woman’s word will be the last one.   Once the prosecution is able to prove that there was sexual intercourse in a wide-range of cases, the… Continue Reading →

#India- The Criminal Law Ordinance on Sexual Assault – Cut, Paste and Shock #Vaw #womenrights

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 tags: Justice Verma Committee, Ordinance on sexual violence 2013 by Nivedita Menon Guest post by PRATIKSHA BAXI  Once the Criminal Law Ordinance 2013 was uploaded, circulated and read many times, an overwhelming desire to mark the ordinance to all one’s students as an… Continue Reading →

#India-27 steps to prevent crime against women ? #Vaw #Womenrights

TNN | Feb 5, 2013, 01.14 AM IST NEW DELHI: Sensing that the Ordinance prescribing harsher punishment for offenders is not enough to prevent crime against women, the government on Monday unveiled 27 measures like setting up crisis response centres in 100… Continue Reading →

#India-The Official Emergency Continues – The Ordinance on Sexual Assault #Vaw

FEBRUARY 3, 2013 tags: Justice Verma Committee, law reform, nirbhaya, rape law,sexual violence by Lawrence Liang Guest post by PRATIKSHA BAXI, The reform of rape law, which was not a priority for more than two decades, seems more like a 20-20 match now. The spectacle of… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- #India – President urged not to Sign the Ordinance by Women’s Organizations

  New Delhi, 2 Feb 2013:  We, as representatives of women’s organizations, civil society groups, and activists committed to women’s rights, convey our strong opposition to the Government’s decision to move an Ordinance on the criminal law amendments related to sexual violence. We… Continue Reading →

State cabinet withdraws criminal cases against scribe Soorinje #goodnews

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, The Hindu + The HinduMariam Alexander Baby, Polit Bureau Member of CPI(M), with Naveen Soorinje, at Wenlock Hospital in Mangalore. Photo: H.S.Manjunath   The State Cabinet which met here on Thursday has approved the withdrawal of criminal cases registered… Continue Reading →

#India- A moment of triumph for women #justiceverma #Vaw #womenrights

KALPANA KANNABIRAN,The Hindu The comprehensive reforms suggested by Justice Verma and his colleagues will protect the right to dignity, autonomy and freedom of victims of sexual assault and rape Starting with Tarabai Shinde’s spirited defence of the honour of her… Continue Reading →

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