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Transgender accorded legal recognition as third gender

Pride-rally-Bombay

In a landmark judgment Supreme Court of India put paid to the binary notion of gender in Indian law by ruling that transgenders must be given the third gender status By Team FI This judgement may be called as a historic victory for transgender rights in India. The Supreme Court has ruled that discrimination against

In Memoriam: Sudha Varde (1930-2014)

Sudha-Varde

After a lifetime of commitment towards women’s liberation and progressive and secular values, Sudha Varde has left behind a legacy of socialist and humanist ethos By Vibhuti Patel Sudhatai Varde was extremely lively, cheerful person with the dream of an egalitarian society in her eyes. She was forthright, upfront and dedicated to the cause of

Investment beats environment in BJP Manifesto

Gujarat pollution

In Modi’s manifesto, ecology and environment seem to be solely understood in terms of creating a suitable climate for industries disregarding the loss of livelihood, forced land acquisition, irreversible damage to the environment and permanent loss of natural resources By Rohit Prajapati The word ‘Environment’ is formally and casually mentioned at 7 places in BJP

If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em

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The media trial that sought to vilify the complainant in the Tejpal case would reverse the currently increased receptivity to women’s complaints of sexual abuse and restore the public culture of silence against sexual violence By Ayesha Kidwai Over the last one year, since the rape and murder of a young woman on a Delhi

Transgender accorded legal recognition as third gender

Pride-rally-Bombay

In a landmark judgment Supreme Court of India put paid to the binary notion of gender in Indian law by ruling that transgenders must be given the third gender status

By Team FI

This judgement may be called as a historic victory for transgender rights in India. The Supreme Court has ruled that discrimination against transgender people should be [...] Continue Reading…

In Memoriam: Sudha Varde (1930-2014)

Sudha-Varde

After a lifetime of commitment towards women’s liberation and progressive and secular values, Sudha Varde has left behind a legacy of socialist and humanist ethos

By Vibhuti Patel
Sudhatai Varde was extremely lively, cheerful person with the dream of an egalitarian society in her eyes. She was forthright, upfront and dedicated to the cause of women’s liberation. She passed away on [...] Continue Reading…

Investment beats environment in BJP Manifesto

Gujarat pollution

In Modi’s manifesto, ecology and environment seem to be solely understood in terms of creating a suitable climate for industries disregarding the loss of livelihood, forced land acquisition, irreversible damage to the environment and permanent loss of natural resources

By Rohit Prajapati

The word ‘Environment’ is formally and casually mentioned at 7 places in BJP “MONEY-FESTO – MODI-FESTO” and same [...] Continue Reading…

If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em

woman- journalist-sexual -assault

The media trial that sought to vilify the complainant in the Tejpal case would reverse the currently increased receptivity to women’s complaints of sexual abuse and restore the public culture of silence against sexual violence

By Ayesha Kidwai

Over the last one year, since the rape and murder of a young woman on a Delhi bus, the Indian public sphere has [...] Continue Reading…

If you don’t vote for Modi, you are a terrorist

Narendra-Modi

A concerted attempt by investigative agencies and sections of media seeks to foster suspicion and hatred against the minority community and create an image of the BJP’s controversial PM candidate Narendra Modi as being the target of terrorists

By Kavita Krishnan
In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections 2014, several instances of politically-motivated violence have been witnessed. The communal violence [...] Continue Reading…

What do Tejpal supporters choose to see?

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Feminists analyse flaws in the arguments made in support of Tarun Tejpal in media and social networks by those who have illegally watched sub judicial CCTV footage

By Team FI

Two well known feminists, Vrinda Grover and Kavita Krishnan have responded to an ongoing campaign in media and social networks that is seeking to malign the survivor in the Tarun Tejpal [...] Continue Reading…

Tarun Tejpal’s coterie is set to malign his sexual assault survivor, allege women journalists

Tarun Tejpal case

By Team FI
The Network of Women in Media, India, an independent body of women journalists writes to the Press Council Chairman Justic Katju drawing his attention to certain publications against the young journalist who had shown the courage to complain about the alleged sexual assaults by her powerful and influential Editor, Tarun Tejpal. The Press Council of India [...] Continue Reading…

Reporter on duty gang raped in UP, angry women journalists issue statement

Uttar Pradesh journalist gang rape

By Team FI

Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), an independent body of women journalists has expressed shock and anger over the gang rape of a woman journalist in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night.

The journalist, employed with a Hindi newspaper was in Mirzapur to write a story on ancient temples in the district. She was [...] Continue Reading…

Aadhaar not mandatory, Supreme Court

Aadhaar Card

By Team FI

In a major boost to civil rights activists who have been campaigning against the Aaddhaar digital identity, Supreme Court of India on Monday passed an order asking Government of India to delink all programs from biometric Aadhaar and directed the central government to withdraw all notifications that make Aadhaar cards mandatory.

The Aadhaar is a 12- digit unique [...] Continue Reading…