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Kerala transport bus becomes menSRTC

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Kerala State Transport bus employees fight with women and two infants to stop them from boarding a bus so that the Ayyappan pilgrims on the bus will not be polluted By Team FI A Kerala State transport bus driver in a bid to maintain the ‘purity’ levels on a state bus allegedly reserved for pilgrims

It’s risky simply to be a woman at all!

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Kavita Krishnan argues that in the wake of the recent Uber taxi rape in the capital, blaming the survivor of an act of violence has become another brick in the wall of ‘protective’ boundaries that imprison women rather than open up safe spaces As it usually happens after a much-publicized rape case, there is a

Gay rights activists launch No Going Back campaign

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On the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to recriminalize homosexuality, Voices against Section 377 launches campaign ‘No Going Back’ committing to continuing the fight to reclaim their human and civil rights By Team FI A year to the day Supreme Court of India overturned the historic repeal of Section 377, by the Delhi High

Surinder Koli execution: Activists write to President for mercy

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Petition seeks commutation of death sentence or delay till all cases involving Koli are completed, pointing out the lack of evidence implicating him in the murders By Team FI Following the Allahabad high court’s order to delay Surinder Koli’s execution till December 1st, activists are seeking endorsements for the plea for mercy petition which will

Kerala transport bus becomes menSRTC

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Kerala State Transport bus employees fight with women and two infants to stop them from boarding a bus so that the Ayyappan pilgrims on the bus will not be polluted

By Team FI
A Kerala State transport bus driver in a bid to maintain the ‘purity’ levels on a state bus allegedly reserved for pilgrims bound for Sabarimala, denied entry [...] Continue Reading…

It’s risky simply to be a woman at all!

Uber-Taxi-rape

Kavita Krishnan argues that in the wake of the recent Uber taxi rape in the capital, blaming the survivor of an act of violence has become another brick in the wall of ‘protective’ boundaries that imprison women rather than open up safe spaces

As it usually happens after a much-publicized rape case, there is a flood of attempts to rationalize [...] Continue Reading…

Gay rights activists launch No Going Back campaign

no-going-back-on-377

On the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to recriminalize homosexuality, Voices against Section 377 launches campaign ‘No Going Back’ committing to continuing the fight to reclaim their human and civil rights

By Team FI
A year to the day Supreme Court of India overturned the historic repeal of Section 377, by the Delhi High Court; the ‘Voices Against Sec 377’ [...] Continue Reading…

Surinder Koli execution: Activists write to President for mercy

Surinder- Koli-petition

Petition seeks commutation of death sentence or delay till all cases involving Koli are completed, pointing out the lack of evidence implicating him in the murders

By Team FI
Following the Allahabad high court’s order to delay Surinder Koli’s execution till December 1st, activists are seeking endorsements for the plea for mercy petition which will be submitted to the President of [...] Continue Reading…

Adulterated antibiotics caused Bilaspur tragedy?

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After the revelation of gross negligence, unhygienic conditions and money making sterilization camps in news reports and by activists, Chhattisgarh Health Department point the finger at contaminated medicines as the cause of deaths of 13 tribal women in Bilaspur

By Team FI

The preliminary enquiry conducted by the Chhattisgarh Health Department into the death of 13 women after undergoing sterilization procedure [...] Continue Reading…

Health activists issue statement on sterilisation deaths in Chhattisgarh

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Full text of the statement;

The Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Commonhealth and National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights are shocked at the death of 11 women and the critical condition of 50 other women due to the callous negligence of the Health Department, Government of Chhattisgarh.

The deaths and morbidities are [...] Continue Reading…

Oh Darling…Kiss is India!

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Parodevi Pictures has created a map of Indian kiss words, expressing solidarity with the Kiss of Love protest that took place in Kerala last Sunday.

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Kerala’s Kiss of Love protest goes viral

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Kiss of Love Community calls for similar campaigns across universities, public spaces and cultural arenas to protest against the criminal activity of moral policing and cultural fascism

By Team FI

Even as right wing protestors and the Kerala police prevented the Kiss of Love campaigners to hold their ground in Marine Drive, Kochi, the idea behind it has snowballed beyond the [...] Continue Reading…

Reyhaneh Jabbari’s last message to her mother

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Reyhaneh Jabbari, the 26-year-old Iranian woman who was hanged to death on Saturday in Tehran after 7 years of solitary imprisonment, has recorded her will in the form of an audio message to her mother, Sholeh Pakravan. Reyhaneh Jabbari, an interior designer by profession was imprisoned and executed on the charges of killing an Iranian intelligence officer who [...] Continue Reading…