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Noted activists discuss their concerns over India’s Daughter in a letter to NDTV

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The BBC Documentary India’s Daughter which has been banned by the Indian Government was the subject of a letter sent to NDTV by noted women activists who discussed their concern over the film Following is the full text of the letter: 5th March, 2015 To, Dr. Prannoy Roy, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV, New Delhi.

India’s Daughter is not an act of global solidarity

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The film, India’s Daughter, does not probe sexual violence as a systemic issue, opines eminent lawyer Vrinda Grover in her Facebook post I have seen the documentary film, India’s Daughter. I think we need to take a position of engagement rather than posit it simplistically as a ban or no ban issue, which to my

India’s Daughter, a point of view

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Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter relies on emotional narrative but fails to form a coherent understanding of rape culture By Supriya Madangarli The past few days the BBC documentary India’s Daughters directed by Leslie Udwin has caused a furor in media, both print and television, as certain segments of the film were released to the

Union Budget 2015-16, through gender lens

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By Vibhuti Patel The Union Budget (2015-16) has subsidized the corporate sector by providing the tax reductions and sops. The wealth tax (replaced by a 2 per surcharge) and the phased reduction of corporate tax have made the richer sections of the economy jubilant. The burden of indirect taxes is going to break the back

Noted activists discuss their concerns over India’s Daughter in a letter to NDTV

India- rape-protest

The BBC Documentary India’s Daughter which has been banned by the Indian Government was the subject of a letter sent to NDTV by noted women activists who discussed their concern over the film

Following is the full text of the letter:

5th March, 2015
To,
Dr. Prannoy Roy,
Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson,
NDTV, New Delhi.

Dear Dr. Prannoy Roy,

On receiving a letter from Ms. [...] Continue Reading…

India’s Daughter is not an act of global solidarity

vrinda_grover-on-India's-daughter

The film, India’s Daughter, does not probe sexual violence as a systemic issue, opines eminent lawyer Vrinda Grover in her Facebook post

I have seen the documentary film, India’s Daughter. I think we need to take a position of engagement rather than posit it simplistically as a ban or no ban issue, which to my mind is much [...] Continue Reading…

India’s Daughter, a point of view

India's-daughter-documentary

Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter relies on emotional narrative but fails to form a coherent understanding of rape culture

By Supriya Madangarli

The past few days the BBC documentary India’s Daughters directed by Leslie Udwin has caused a furor in media, both print and television, as certain segments of the film were released to the public. There were legal questions [...] Continue Reading…

Union Budget 2015-16, through gender lens

Gender-budgeting-India

By Vibhuti Patel

The Union Budget (2015-16) has subsidized the corporate sector by providing the tax reductions and sops. The wealth tax (replaced by a 2 per surcharge) and the phased reduction of corporate tax have made the richer sections of the economy jubilant. The burden of indirect taxes is going to break the back of poor women.

Macroeconomic measures [...] Continue Reading…

Women activists to boycott Times Now TV debates

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In an open letter to Arnab Goswami, Times Now news anchor, women activists condemn the demonization of the activists on the News Hour debates by the deliberate actions and responses of the anchor and mark their protest by refusing to participate in future debates

By Team FI
An open letter written by prominent women activists was sent to Arnab Goswami, the [...] Continue Reading…

Nationwide support for Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

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Statement by People’s Union for Civil Liberties(PUCL)

The PUCL welcomes the Supreme Court granting an immediate stay on the Gujarat High Court order permitting the custodial interrogation of journalists and Human Rights Defenders, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, while refusing to grant them anticipatory bail.

The Gujarat High Court passed its order on the 12th of February in the FIR of [...] Continue Reading…

Activists question Gujarat Govt motives in Setalvad case

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Civil society and political activists raise voices in support of social activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand who are facing arrest by the Gujarat police

By Team FI
Following the Gujarat High Court’s rejection of the anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand and Gujarat police’s immediate arrival in Mumbai to arrest Setalvad in the embezzlement case of [...] Continue Reading…

Kamala Maushi: Salute to a proud Devadasi

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In memory of a proud Devadasi, a relentless activist who fought for sex workers rights, a natural leader and a compassionate comrade – Kamala Maushi (11-2-1950 to 11-2-2015)

By Meena Seshu

“Unlike gharguti [household] women I am married to a Goddess! In my culture, I have become a man. I am a Kaka (paternal uncle) to my nieces and nephews! All [...] Continue Reading…

Charlie Hebdo cartoon: Mumbai editor granted interim relief, case hearing adjourned till Feb 17

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Hounded Avadhnama editor Shirin Dalvi gets some reprieve as Bombay High Court grants protection from arrest till case hearing

By Team FI
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim relief to Shirin Dalvi, editor of Urdu daily Avadhnama, when the public prosecutor failed to appear. The divisional bench adjourned the hearing to February 17 and granted protection against any [...] Continue Reading…