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This section will decode laws and guides on women, LGBT and other marginalized communities in the form of articles, FAQs and poster series.

Scrapping Special Status Of J&K: Erosion Of Kashmir's Right To Self-Determination

Article 370 And 35A: On Scrapping The Special Status Of J&K

The claims of the government for a prospective future of Jammu and Kashmir but what is guaranteed is that Kashmiri sentiments have been betrayed and a constitutional pact has been dishonoured, without a popular consensus.

Wrongful Convictions: The Contemporary Relevance Of ‘When They See Us’ In India

It’s been three decades since the incident portrayed in When They See Us, and almost two decades since the truth came to light, but there doesn’t seem to be an increase in public consciousness regarding this issue, neither does there seem to be an attempt to better investigate cases so that no individual gets wrongly convicted.

The Sitharaman Union Budget 2019: Will Gendered Needs Be Met?

Nirmala Sitharaman achieved a historic feat by becoming the first full-time woman finance minister, and is set to present the annual Union Budget for the nation on 5th July, 2019.
NRC: Why Women Immigrants Are Set To Be Hit Harder Than Men

NRC: Why Women Immigrants Are Set To Be Hit Harder Than Men

With the same breath that we condemn misogyny, we must also call out forceful geographical expelling for the evil that is, an evil pernicious enough to rip families, institutions and people, scarring them for life.
What Does The Right to Education Act 2009 Actually Mean To The Students Today?

What Does The Right to Education Act 2009 Actually Mean To Students Today?

10 years on, however, we are still far from realising the well-intended objectives of the Right to Education Act (2009).
Why Delhi Will Never Stop With Hindi Imposition And Fail In Doing So

Why The Centre Will Never Stop With Hindi Imposition And Always Fail In Doing...

In 1965, it may have been a language war. But this time around Hindi imposition is perceived as an attack on Tamil Nadu's culture and history.
Is Rehabilitation For Sex Offenders A Viable Option?

Is Rehabilitation For Sex Offenders A Viable Option?

The underlying issue is the evil deed negating the humanity of a person; thus, sex offenders are labelled as ‘monsters’, less than human.
How Tharoor's Bill On Women's Health Deals With Abortion

How Tharoor’s Bill On Women’s Health Deals With Abortion

Tharoor's Bill makes certain recommendations with a specific focus on issues of marital rape, reproductive agency and menstrual rights.

Who Decides The Definition Of Rape?

Historically, Indian law has defined the non-consensual penetration of the penis into vagina as ‘rape’.
Sweet Home Alabama: The Past And The Present Of Oppressive Abortion Laws

Sweet Home Alabama: The Past And The Present Of Oppressive Abortion Laws

For the residents of Alabama, USA, it is a no-win situation, since they are getting neither contraception nor development.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.