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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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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.