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Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
The SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.

The Sabarimala Controversy: Women And Their Right To Pray

The SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.
Why The Triple Talaq Bill Is Bad | Feminism In India

Why Are Muslim Men & Women Opposed To The Triple Talaq Bill?

The Triple Talaq bill to criminalise a patriarchal practice is waiting for Rajya Sabha’s approval. Even if passed, the questions of whether it guarantees protection to women remain up for debate.
5 Times UAPA Was Used Against Dalit, Bahujan & Adivasi Assertion | #RepealUAPA

5 Times UAPA Was Used Against Dalit, Bahujan & Adivasi Assertion | #RepealUAPA

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) has often been used to threaten Dalit, Adivasi, and Bahujan struggle against state violence.
policymaking

It’s 2018. Where Are The Women In Policymaking?

Through anecdotal and empirical data, it has been proved that India has failed to address the role of gender in policymaking.
बलात्कारी को फांसी देने से मिल जायेगा पीड़ित को न्याय? | Feminism In India

बलात्कारी को फांसी देने से मिल जायेगा पीड़ित को न्याय?

बलात्कारी को फांसी की सजा देने के अध्यादेश बनने पर हर तरफ जीत का जश्न मनाया जा रहा है जैसे कि रेप ख़त्म करने का ब्रह्मास्त्र मिल गया हो? क्या सच में ये जीत जैसा है, हमें इसपर सोचने की ज़रूरत है| 
Beti Bachao

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Fails To Address The Stigma Against Girls

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.
property rights

Let’s Talk About Property Rights For Non-Hindu Women

As a Christian woman, my experience with getting access to property rights has been rife with ambiguity and double-speak.
Indu Malhotra

Justice Indu Malhotra: Seventh Woman Judge Of The Supreme Court

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.
Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance

Why The Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018 Is A Shallow Step

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.

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