SocietyNews Feminist News Wrap – First Transgender College Principal, Ambedkar Study Circle and AFSPA in Tripura

Feminist News Wrap – First Transgender College Principal, Ambedkar Study Circle and AFSPA in Tripura

This time another app-based taxi service – Taxi For Sure – shows how unreliable they could get. A driver dropped a passenger and her 8-year old son on a deserted road after an argument between him and an executive of the company.

The Uttar Pradesh State Women Commission (SWC) has proposed an amendment to the revenue laws, according to which every married woman is entitled to rights over half of the agricultural property owned by her husband.

In some amazing news, a college in Bengal is going to have its first transgender principal, Manabi Bandhopadhyay.

The CID, probing the hate speeches of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul, submitted a chargesheet in a West Bengal court on Thursday indicting him of several sections. Tapas Paul had made statements including, “If a CPI-M man dares to touch anybody, I will take out my gun and shoot him. I will ask my boys to go there. They will rape them and leave.

A 9-year old girl from Delhi had complained of being raped by her cousin and was rushed to the civil hospital. But, doctors there referred her to Safdarjung Hospital where again doctors on duty refused to treat her on various grounds.

The Gandhinagar district court today postponed framing of charges against Asaram Bapu in a rape case as he could not be present in the court.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday directed the Association of Unaided Punjab CBSE Schools to comply with the state’s safe school vahan policy and the CBSE guidelines to ensure the safety of children in school buses.

A minor girl was raped and murdered by unidentified men who poured acid on her face apparently to stall investigation at Sargipalli in Balangir district of Odisha.

Several rape cases were filed. Some cases of child sexual abuse/ rape were also filed.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM), one of the country’s leading academic institutions, ‘derecognised’ a student group that had been organising discussions on campus that took a critical view of the Narendra Modi government’s policies on a number of issues.

The Tripura government has revoked the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) after 18 long years.

Misbah Quadri, a professional who moved to Mumbai recently, was refused a flat on rent since she is Muslim.

The UP government has decided to hand over free sanitary napkins to all girls in government and government-aided schools to check the school dropout rates of girl children.

Image: A file photo of Manabi Bandhopadhyay, India’s first transgender college principal |


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