Though the Beti Bachao, Beti Padho initiative helps a girl child get a good start in life, we still need more policies that will help a girl overcome the prejudices of her family.
As a Christian woman, my experience with getting access to property rights has been rife with ambiguity and double-speak.
Justice Indu Malhotra, who took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 27, has been in the news for being the first woman advocate to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court from the Bar.
The public outcry against the Kathua case was so much that the government came up with a quick judicial response to the case and saddled us with the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018.
In an already botched legal system, where justice is a rather biased entity favouring the already privileged, the death penalty then is a ruse to silence questions about the larger bigoted structures at play.
The biases held by judges and lawyers are not only unchallenged but actively reinforced by the teaching methods in law school.
In a sickening progression of events, over a hundred attorneys of the Kathua Bar Association protested against the arrests of the accused.
Decriminalising adultery doesn’t encourage adulterers any further or take away relief from those affected by an adulterous act; it simply takes away the State’s intrusion in an area that is personal.
In contemporary India, the prevalence of Khap Panchayats that dot villages and non-urban areas create a dangerous threat to the stability of the regular tiers of the justice system.
The Farooqui order is a testament to how India has made a tradition of denying women their autonomy, a habit that found its epitome in the infamous adage - a feeble no is actually a yes.