Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Marital Rape in India

Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Martial Rape in India By Diya Uday,  Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai In 2015 a woman appeared on television. She was clad in heavy layers of fabric and thick magnifying spectacles. Clearly the aim was to hide her identity. She told a tale of horror. She spoke of her nightmarish marriage, in which she had been subjected to sexual cruelty and rape at

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Reactions Across Society To The End of Triple Talaq

With Triple Talaq now banned by the Supreme Court, we asked 3 young lawyers in India what they thought about it. The ancient and discriminatory practice of Triple Talaq in India was ended last week, with the Supreme Court ordering for an injunction and directing the Central Government to frame a new law over the course of the next 6 months. Noted judicial scholars and the vast majority of Society have hailed the verdict, considering the

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Supreme Court declares Triple Talaq as Unconstitutional – Period!

With the SC judgement on Triple Talaq resonating across India today, we take you court-side to witness history in the making. Today was a very important day in the history of Indian legal system and in particular, the Muslim Law in India. In a landmark verdict, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today held, by a majority of 3-2, that the practice of Triple Talaq (talaq-e- bidat) is unconstitutional and violates Articles 14 and 15

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#AintNoCinderella – Stop Blaming The Victim!

#AintNoCinderella – Stop Blaming The Victim! After a BJP Leader’s questioned the motive behind Women being out late at night, Indian women have come out with full force on Social Media posting selfies of themselves out at midnight with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella. Varnika Kundu, was harassed and stalked by two men while driving home around 12:30 PM in Chandigarh on Saturday. Thankfully for her, the police apprehended her tormentors, identified as Vikas Barala, son of Haryana

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Just The Right Shade of Lipstick We Needed!

With the much-awaited movie, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ releasing on 21st July, numerous celebrities have come together to promote the underlying reasons for it’s creation. The #LipstickRebellion campaign was launched in order to promote the upcoming Bollywood film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ after it’s initial ban by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). ‘LUMB’ portrays the personal challenges and trials of women from all walks of life. With a talented ensemble cast including Konkona

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Women Are Now Able To Retain Maiden Family Name In Passports – PM Modi

In a landmark move by the Centre, PM Modi announced that women will now be able to retain their maiden names in passports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that women need not change their names in passports after their marriage. “From now onwards, women will not have to change their names in the passport after their marriage,” Modi told a gathering of the Indian Merchants Chambers’ ladies wing, The Mint reported today.   However, as the instructions

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Women Cyber Safety Day 2017

       Women Cyber Safety Day 2017 Session is to highlight the problems faced by the ladies. They are encountering numerous cyber-frauds. We would be making them aware on the dos and donts, why this occurs, how to file complaint etc. It will be our contribution to the society. It will be a free seminar. There would be attractive offers for the ladies. Venue : Rnest Banquets, Thane, India

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