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Infographic: The Firsts-Female Legal Minds In India

Infographic: The First Female Lawyers In India

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

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?

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

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

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

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).

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Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.