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Feminist News Wrap: From Commodifying Women to Relaxing Child Labour Laws

This week has seen a variety of feminist news and news related to women – VHP leaders advise Hindu couples to have more children, Goa minister and his wife endorsing that sindoor will help women from avoiding rape, PM Modi commodifying women to the government planing to relax child labour laws to promote entrepreneurship. Check out what you missed in the news wrap.

VHP leaders want the Hindus to have more than two children as they feel any less would “tilt the population of India in favour of Muslims”. They say, one child is a threat to existence.

Goa minister Deepak Dhavalikar endorses wife’s remarks that western culture links to rape in India. Defending his wife, the minister said, “What my wife said was true,”.

On advising small enterprises to focus on branding and packaging, our PM Narendra Modi tells them to market their product by putting it in the hands of a girl to get more money.

Several women organisations and student organizations staged massive demonstration before the Deputy Commissioner (DC) office demanding drastic action against the alleged rape of three women in two adjacent villages in eastern Karbi Anglong allegedly by Indian army personnel.

Meet the five feminist activists China has detained. The police in Beijing have asked prosecutors to file criminal charges against five women’s rights activists who were detained in March as they planned a public awareness campaign against sexual harassment on public transportation.

Almost four years after Meena Khalkho, a 16-year-old tribal girl from Kharcha village in Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh, was killed in an “encounter”, an inquiry commission has said that the police murdered her after falsely branding her as a “Maoist”.

The government plans to relax child labour laws and allow children below the age of 14 to work in select family enterprises if it doesn’t hamper their education, saying it wants to encourage learning at home as it leads to entrepreneurship.

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