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What is in store for women in the Union Budget 2014-15?

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Union budget 2014-15 offers up old and new schemes but fails to address macro-economic and social causes of exploitation and subordination of women By Vibhuti Patel The Union Budget 2014-15 will largely benefit the middle class, and offer comfort to middle and upper class women as consumers. Poor women will be crushed by the macro-economic

A tribute to Satyarani Chadha, the face of India’s anti-dowry movement

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With the demise of Satyarani Chadha, Indian women’s movement loses a stalwart warrior By Juhi Jain Satyarani Chadha, a stalwart of the 1980s anti-dowry movement in Delhi, a founder member ( along with Shahjehan Aapa) of ShaktiShalini, a women’s organization cum shelter for girls and women survivors of dowry and domestic violence, passed away this

SC judgment on anti dowry law sparks protests from women’s groups

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Women’s rights activists are outraged as Supreme Court directs the police not to make immediate arrests under section 498A By Team FI Sparking nationwide outrage from women’s rights activists, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ruled that Section 498 (A) of the Indian Penal Code is used as “ weapon rather than shield by

Bhagana rape in the context of Dalit rights to common land

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This is a status report on Bhagana by AFDR, PUDR and WSS A joint team comprising Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) from Punjab, People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) from Delhi visited Bhagana village of Hisar district on May 13, 2014. The main purpose of this

What is in store for women in the Union Budget 2014-15?

India- budget - women

Union budget 2014-15 offers up old and new schemes but fails to address macro-economic and social causes of exploitation and subordination of women

By Vibhuti Patel

The Union Budget 2014-15 will largely benefit the middle class, and offer comfort to middle and upper class women as consumers. Poor women will be crushed by the macro-economic policies that will fuel inflation, land [...] Continue Reading…

A tribute to Satyarani Chadha, the face of India’s anti-dowry movement

Satyarani Chadha by Sheba Chhachi

With the demise of Satyarani Chadha, Indian women’s movement loses a stalwart warrior

By Juhi Jain

Satyarani Chadha, a stalwart of the 1980s anti-dowry movement in Delhi, a founder member ( along with Shahjehan Aapa) of ShaktiShalini, a women’s organization cum shelter for girls and women survivors of dowry and domestic violence, passed away this week. In her late 80s Satyaraniji [...] Continue Reading…

SC judgment on anti dowry law sparks protests from women’s groups

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Women’s rights activists are outraged as Supreme Court directs the police not to make immediate arrests under section 498A

By Team FI
Sparking nationwide outrage from women’s rights activists, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ruled that Section 498 (A) of the Indian Penal Code is used as “ weapon rather than shield by disgruntled wives” against the [...] Continue Reading…

Bhagana rape in the context of Dalit rights to common land

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This is a status report on Bhagana by AFDR, PUDR and WSS

A joint team comprising Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) from Punjab, People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) from Delhi visited Bhagana village of Hisar district on May 13, 2014.

The main purpose of this visit was to meet the villagers [...] Continue Reading…

I came falling down…

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Vadodara based human rights activist, Rohit Prajapati takes a satirical look at the ‘changes’ wrought in the country with Narendra Modi at the helm

 
 
 
 
By Rohit Prajapati

In Gujarat the Government had ‘changed’ long ago, now in Delhi too the Government has now ‘changed’.

As soon as the New Government came in power in Delhi, the aroma of “Acche Din Good [...] Continue Reading…

Do not slander and criminalise dissent, civil right activists to Modi Govt

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PUCL slam recent IB report on “foreign funded” NGOs and call it an attempt by the Government to suppress people’s voices of dissent

By Team FI
Criticizing the leaked Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on Non Governmental Organistaions
(NGO), People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), in a press statement issued on Friday, stated that the IB report is an attempt to [...] Continue Reading…

Gandhian institution sealed off by Rajasthan’s BJP govt

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Civil activists condemn the illegal cancellation of allotment of land to the Rajasthan Samagra Sewa Sangh and the sealing off its premises and vow to fight and expose Government’s plotting against civil society

By Team FI
A leading Gandhian institution in Jaipur, the Rajasthan Samagra Sewa Sangh, was sealed off to its members with the residents, including the 80 year old [...] Continue Reading…

British Indians write to Modi, demand justice for Dalit rape victims

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Women, Dalit and community organisations write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure speedy justice in Badaun and Bhagana sexual violence cases and remove the Muzaffarnagar riot accused Sanjeev Baliyan from his ministerial post

By Team FI

An open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi was submitted to the Indian High Commission by several women, Dalit and South Asian community [...] Continue Reading…

Delhi police molest women protestors

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Activists demand immediate suspension of Delhi Police personnel who physically molested women protestors who were demonstrating against the forcible eviction of Dalit rape survivors from Jantar Mantar

By Team FI

A complaint was lodged with the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, yesterday, as regards to the sexual assault on women protestors by the police men and women of the Parliament Street police [...] Continue Reading…