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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.

FII’s Statement On The Death Penalty

FII believes that the ultimate purpose of punishments should be rehabilitative and not retributive. The irreversible nature of this punishment obviates any possibility of rehabilitation. The State-sanctioned killing of persons is not compatible with the creation of a compassionate society. It is for these reasons that FII expresses solidarity with organizations that oppose the death penalty and calls for the abolition of the capital punishment.
Why Many Of The Indian Youth May Not Be Voting This 2019 Elections

Why Many Of The Indian Youth May Not Be Voting This 2019 Elections

Whether in this election or the next, voting processes might need to be altered so that India’s youth can vote in full capacity.
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).
End Child Marriage

Child Marriage In India Is Still A Reality – Especially In Urban Areas

A report analysing the state of child marriage in India shows an increase in number of marriages of girl children in urban areas in India.
Reservation In Home States: Why The SC Judgement Is Against The Spirit Of The Constitution

Reservation In Home States: Why The SC Judgement Is Against The Spirit Of The...

The SC judgement delivers another blow to the rights of marginalised groups in the country who might have benefited from reservation.
In Conversation With Dr. Debarati Halder: The Treatment Of Cyber Crime In India

In Conversation With Dr. Debarati Halder: The Treatment Of Cyber Crime In India

In an interview with Hidden-Pockets, Dr. Debarati Halder talks about personal data leaks on social media and what goes into resolving them.
Rights of Persons With Disabilities

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act Was Historical. But Its Implementation Ignored All...

The Government Rules to implement the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act ignored recommendations from disabled persons' organizations.
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

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.

The Survivor’s Guide on How to Navigate the Criminal Justice System

A quick guide on how a survivor of rape can navigate through the criminal justice system.

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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.