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#India – Dalits stripped of Dignity #Caste #discrimination

Frontline    A Dalit boy of Vadugapatti in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district has been forced to carry his footwear on his head for daring to wear them in a caste-Hindu area. By S. DORAIRAJ WITH the imposing Puthur hillock surrounded by… Continue Reading →

#India : Death in detention of Mr. Safiqul Haque and acts of intimidation against Family

  Case IND 280613 Allegations of torture and ill-treatment/ Arbitrary detention/ Judicial harassment/ Death in detention/ No proper investigation/ Risk of impunity The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in India/ West Bengal. Brief description of the… Continue Reading →

NWMI condemns insensitive media coverage of gang rape victim in West Bengal #Vaw

June 17, 2013 The Network of Women in Media, India, an independent forum of media professionals across the country, condemns the recent insensitive media representation of the 20-year-old college student at Barasat, West Bengal, who was recently gang-raped and violently… Continue Reading →

#India – Mumbai is 2nd-most crime-prone city, despite drop in cases in 2012 #Vaw

142.3% Rise In Robberies In City, 63.5% Spike In State V Narayan TNN Mumbai has gained the dubious distinction of being the secondmost crime-prone city in India, if one goes by the number of cases registered under the Indian Penal… Continue Reading →

#India -13 Women activists from Maitree arrested for protesting in Kolkata #Vaw #WTFnews

Protests outside Mamata‘s house over report that claims Bengal is unsafest for women Edited by Surabhi Malik (With Inputs from IANS) | Updated: June 13, 2013 Kolkata: Women activists demonstrated outside Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s residence in Kolkata this morning to protest against… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand:Police officials accused of rape,murder of minor girls arrested #Vaw

  Ushinor Majumdar,Tehelka June 7, 2013       Amidst a clamour for police reforms while the nation focuses on rapes of minors in metro cities, two police officers have been accused of raping minors in two separate incidents in Deoghardistrict… Continue Reading →

#India – Crucial lessons from decades of campaigns by women’s groups on Rape Law #Vaw #Sexualharassment

From Mathura to Bhanwari EPW- Vol – XLVIII No. 23, June 08, 2013 | Laxmi Murthy The recent law on sexual harassment at the workplace rides on the back of decades of campaigns by women’s groups, starting with the rape law in… Continue Reading →

#India – 17 year old abducted and Gang raped in Delhi #Vaw #Rape

  STAFF REPORTER, The Hindu . June 3, 2013 All three accused, in their 30s, have been arrested A 17-year-old girl was allegedly abducted by three men in Nangloi while she was out for a stroll near her house on… Continue Reading →

West Bengal – 5 year old girl raped, police shielding the accused #Vaw

  15 May 2013   To The Chairman West Bengal Human Rights Commission Bhabani Bhaban Alipur Kolkata – 27   Respected Sir,   I want to draw your kind attention on an incident of inhumane rape on a minor girl… Continue Reading →

Woman Activist lands in jail for protesting lack of health facilities in tribal district five years ago

Author(s): Kundan Pandey Date: May 18, 2013 People picket police stations; fellow activist claims case is baseless Madhuri Krishnaswami had protested the treatment meted out by a health centre to a poor woman in labour. She has also exposed corruption under MGNREGAMadhuri… Continue Reading →

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