This week has seen a variety of news related to women – three dalit girls found dead, minors raped, probe into the Nirbhaya fund and some positive news from the Supreme Court and women in sports. Check out what you missed in the news wrap.
The Gujarat High Court declared that breach of promise to marry is not rape.
Centre has refused a CBI probe into the rape of a 71-year old nun in West Bengal. Earlier, the CID had arrested 2 suspects.
Supreme Courts asks the Delhi Gang Rape lawyers to explain the remarks they made in the BBC documentary, India’s Daughter.
In some good news, the Supreme Court slammed Centre for non utilisation of the Nirbhaya fund, which has Rs. 2000 crore set aside.
3 Dalit girls from UP were found dead and the family allege gang rape, but the police thinks it is just murder.
The Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that the Nirbhaya fund is not required for women empowerment. Instead ‘matrushakti’ is essential!
With 10 percent of dowry cases being false, the government plans to change the existing law.
A Class XII girl’s body was found hanging from a tree in a village in Bulandshahr; the police suspect honour killing.
According to a recent study, elderly women in the country face severe gender discrimination in the form of abuse and mistreatment, owing to lack of awareness about their rights.
Listed companies that do not have at least one woman board member could be asked to pay a penalty of Rs. 25 crore.
Saina Nehwal became World no. 1 after Carolina Marin lost her India Open semifinal on Saturday, played a forehand smash at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi.
The four students who led the #PadsAgainstSexism campaign with sanitary pads bearing feminist messages have received a show-cause notice from the Chief Proctoral Office asking them to clarify their actions by March 31.
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