SocietyNews Feminist News Wrap: Women Fighter Pilots, Pinjra Tod & Dalit Family Stripped

Feminist News Wrap: Women Fighter Pilots, Pinjra Tod & Dalit Family Stripped

Caste-Based Violence

Post the Dadri lynching case, we heard a lot of ministers and politicians giving insensitive statements and jumping to conclusions one after the other. While Mahesh Sharma’s remark found the most attention, the fact is that he is not the only one. So, here is a quick list of all sexist and communalist remarks by politicians on Dadri lynching.

A Dalit family in Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar were publicly stripped naked by the UP Police for insisting on filing a FIR for robbery. The video created a storm on social media.

Campus Activism

After one month of intensive campaigning, the PinjraTod campaign held a Jan Sunwai on 10th October where they submitted their charter of demands to the Delhi Commission for Women along with their petition.

More Violence Against Women

The Delhi Police have revealed that 7,124 FIRs have been lodged of atrocities on women till August 2015, out of which only one case was decided.

Two arrested for raping BPO employee in Bengaluru. Police sources revealed that the BPO employee was waiting at a Madiwala bus stand, looking for a ride back to her PG accommodation from her workplace, when two men in a tempo traveller offered her a ride.

Ramu Chavan, who works as a watchman in a housing complex in Katraj area, killed his 45-year-old wife because he suspected her of infidelity. He beheaded her with an axe and walked the streets of the city with the severed head of his wife in his hand.

Karnataka Home Minister K J George has stoked a controversy with remarks suggesting that two men raping a woman cannot be termed as gangrape, drawing severe flak from parties and activists while the National Commission for Women issued a notice to him seeking an explanation.

Some Good News

The Indian Air Force ( IAF) will soon induct women as fighter pilots, said Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. That will make it the first of the three wings of the armed forces to put women in combat roles.

The Bombay Dost magazine, India’s first Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) publication marks 25 years of its existence this year.

Taking up her studies after a gap of 23 years, a 43-year-old woman from a remote village in Uttarakhand has not only pursued academics, but earned herself a graduation degree.

The Gujarat government is set to form the state’s first all-women police band at the city Police Headquarters.

Meet the woman who stood up against eve-teasing in Bangalore. After following him for half a kilometer she forced the other vehicle to stop. While she confronted the accused, a huge crowd gathered around in support of Sen on Lavelle Road, in Bengaluru.

Global News

An Indian woman employee at the London office of IT major Wipro has filed a 1 million pounds compensation case of sexual discrimination, unequal pay and unfair dismissal against the firm.

Saudi Arabian officials have arrested a Saudi woman who chopped off the arm of a 56-year-old maid from Mungileri village near Katpadi in Tamil Nadu.

Sports News

Hetal Dave, India’s first female sumo wrestler finds getting to the ring more difficult than fighting in it! When she went to find one of her sponsors for a sumo wrestling tournament abroad, she was asked if it had anything to do with the Tata Sumo car. That’s how sad the state of her sport in the country.

The new BCCI chief Shashank Manohar declared his intentions to reform the apex body of cricket in India and to give the women’s team its due. “To develop women’s cricket, we would enter into contracts with women cricketers as we enter into contracts with men’s team.”

Aditi Chauhan became the first Indian woman to play in an English football league when she signed up for West Ham United, and since then, it has been a beginning of new life for her.

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