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Why Bringing The Chief Justice Of India Under RTI Will Foster Gender Justice

Why Bringing The Chief Justice Of India Under RTI Will Foster Gender Justice

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Bringing the office of Chief Justice Of India under RTI has the potential to ensure that no other woman in future suffers the same fate as the complainant.
In Conversation With Kaleeswaram Raj: Decriminalising Adultery In India

In Conversation With Kaleeswaram Raj: Decriminalising Adultery In India

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Kaleeswaram Raj is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Kerala. He successfully fought to decriminalise adultery in India and, he appeared in several other important cases.
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

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The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
Justice Fathima Beevi: The First Indian Woman To Become A Supreme Court Justice

Justice Fathima Beevi: The First Indian Woman To Become A Supreme Court Justice

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Fathima Beevi is a name permanently etched into Indian history, a name every judicial aspirant is familiar with. She was the first woman to be appointed a Supreme Court Justice of India.
Infographic: The Firsts-Female Legal Minds In India

Infographic: The First Female Lawyers In India

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We are taking a moment to credit all the prodigious women who were the first women to assume the leadership position and carry out their duties in legal fields with remarkable dignity and significance.
Victim Compensation Scheme: The First Steps To Ensure Justice

Victim Compensation Scheme: The First Steps To Ensure Justice

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Fund allocated under Victim Compensation Schemes differ from state to state. Different states have formulated their own scheme but there is very little awareness raised about details of these schemes.
Why Should We Fear The Implementation Of The UAPA Bill?

Why Should We Fear The Implementation Of The UAPA Bill?

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By approving the UAPA bill, the parliament has allowed the centre to tag individual as a terrorist, without any stark evidences or processes.
On Article 35A: Here Is What Kashmiri Women Have To Say

On Article 35A: Here Is What Kashmiri Women Have To Say

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Selective concerns are not uncommon in the fascist world we live in, and hence, the linking of abrogation of Article 35A and Article 370 with the supposed ideas of feminism is not outrightly shocking.

In Photos: Delhi Protests Against The Article 370 Abrogation

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In a show of resistance against the government's move to revoke the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, a protest march was organised in New Delhi from Mandi House to Parliament Street on August 7th, 2019.
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

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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.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.