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HC verdict on Mahmood Farooqui rape sets a dangerous precedent, feminists

Mahmood Farooqui rape

Following the Delhi HC over-turning the trial court conviction of Mahmood Farooqui for rape by stating that a feeble `NO´ can be interpreted as `YES`, several feminist organisations and activist have issued statement severely criticising the judgment. According to the activists, the verdict takes the legal and social understanding of consent back to several decades.

Sex workers’ network on Gauri Lankesh´s brutal murder

gauri-lankesh-murder

The National Network of Sex Workers, India joins the voices that are committed to freedom and democratic values in fighting to preserve the values and principles Gauri Lankesh stood for The National Network of Sex Workers, India, strongly condemns the killing of journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on September 5, 2017. Gauri

Gauri Lankesh murder: An attack on democracy, feminism and freedom of expression

Gauri Lankesh murder

Veteran journalist Gauri Lankesh´s murder is an assault on democratic space, dissenting voices and human rights defenders More than 300 feminists have gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the third Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF). On the opening morning the participants shared their anger over the growing patriarchal authoritarian rule in the region and globally

BUJ statement on killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh

gauri-lankesh-murder

The Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists expresses shock and anger at the dastardly killing of Gauri Lankesh, editor of Lankesh Patrika, in Bengaluru this evening. Gauri Lankesh has been a trenchant and courageous critic of hindutva and casteist politics. Since last November, she has been fighting her conviction in a criminal defamation case against BJP MP

HC verdict on Mahmood Farooqui rape sets a dangerous precedent, feminists

Mahmood Farooqui rape

Following the Delhi HC over-turning the trial court conviction of Mahmood Farooqui for rape by stating that a feeble `NO´ can be interpreted as `YES`, several feminist organisations and activist have issued statement severely criticising the judgment. According to the activists, the verdict takes the legal and social understanding of consent back to several decades. Mohamood Farooqui was sentenced [...] Continue Reading…

Sex workers’ network on Gauri Lankesh´s brutal murder

gauri-lankesh-murder

The National Network of Sex Workers, India joins the voices that are committed to freedom and democratic values in fighting to preserve the values and principles Gauri Lankesh stood for

The National Network of Sex Workers, India, strongly condemns the killing of journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on September 5, 2017. Gauri Lankesh was a supporter of [...] Continue Reading…

Gauri Lankesh murder: An attack on democracy, feminism and freedom of expression

Gauri Lankesh murder

Veteran journalist Gauri Lankesh´s murder is an assault on democratic space, dissenting voices and human rights defenders

More than 300 feminists have gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the third Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF). On the opening morning the participants shared their anger over the growing patriarchal authoritarian rule in the region and globally that has grown out of [...] Continue Reading…

BUJ statement on killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh

gauri-lankesh-murder

The Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists expresses shock and anger at the dastardly killing of Gauri Lankesh, editor of Lankesh Patrika, in Bengaluru this evening.

Gauri Lankesh has been a trenchant and courageous critic of hindutva and casteist politics. Since last November, she has been fighting her conviction in a criminal defamation case against BJP MP in Dharwad Prahallad Joshi and [...] Continue Reading…

Justice for Hadiya, Pinjra Tod writes to Chief Justice

Hadiya Kerala

Pinjra Tod, a collective of women students, writes to Chief Justice of India requesting to free Hadiya, a young woman in Kerala who has been confined to her parents´ home against her will

Your Lordship,

We write to you, to bring to your notice a recent judgement of the Kerala High Court which has annulled a consensual marriage of an [...] Continue Reading…

Ram Rahim rape conviction: AIDWA congratulates brave women who took spiritual guru to court

Ram Rahim Rape case

CPM´s women´s wing, All India Democratic Women´s Association writes a congratulatory note to two women survivors who have withstood all pressures, threats and intimidation from Dera Sacha Sauda chief and his gang and fought for justice

The special CBI court in Panchkula, Haryana, has convicted the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the charge of rape of [...] Continue Reading…

Women´s groups welcome Triple Talaq judgment

Triple Talaq judgment

The Supreme Court´s judgment declaring Triple Talaq unconstitutional has been welcomed by several women´s groups and Muslim women´s rights activists across the country and call it a it an important departure from earlier judgments on all women’s rights

Here is the full statement issued by women´s groups and activists;

We wholeheartedly welcome the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the [...] Continue Reading…

Chhattisgarh sterilization deaths: Surgeon goes scot- free, activists write to CM

sterilization deaths

13 women lost their lives in November 2014 after undergoing sterilization surgery performed in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. A criminal case was lodged against the surgeon Dr. R.K. Gupta and the government set up a one-person judicial enquiry commission headed by Js Anita Jha. The Enquiry report is out and has indicted the surgeon as well as those [...] Continue Reading…

Dalit women´s body slams retired judge´s sexist comment against Rohith Vemula’s mother

rohith-vemula-death

Ambedkarite Women Against Atrocities, India (AWAA) issues statement condemning the report released by retired judge K Roopanwal whose mandate was to inquire into the facts and circumstances leading to research scholar Rohith Vemula’s death

Here is the full text of the statement;

Dear Friends,

We the members of  Ambedkarite Women Against Atrocities’, India (AWAA)  condemned here the wording of the report by [...] Continue Reading…