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Constitutional Law

Adultery law treats women as chattel, violates dignity

The advocates for petitioners and interveners seeking decriminalisation of adultery (Section 497 of IPC) said that there is no compelling state interest or a valid rational behind the state to penalise an act of consensual sex between adults; that origin of adultery lies in treating women as property of the man, and that it is in violation of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of Indian Constitution.

August 3,2018

Women's rights

Sabarimala discriminates against women's health

Nikita Azad addressed an open letter to Prayar Gopalakrishnan — president of the Travancore Devaswom Board — against his statement of installing scanners to ascertain menstruating women do not enter the temple. Subsequently, she launched a campaign “Happy to Bleed” which questioned menstrual taboos.

August 1,2018

Human Rights

Food, not charity but entitlement

As the country makes progress at the cost of pushing the most vulnerable to the margins, the schemes like NFSA, MGNREGA have become the last thread for the survival of the poor. 7 out of the 12 starvation deaths in Jharkhand documented by the Right to Food Campaign were directly related to the problems with Aadhaar linking. Starvation deaths are not an aberration but an extreme manifestation of exclusions built into the system.

July 27,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Letter to PM Modi: End culture of impunity

The letter expressed fear that the ongoing attempts to subvert the trial and the politically motivated campaigns have created a hostile environment against the victim’s family, her community and her lawyers.

July 21,2018

Women's rights

Agastyakoodam: Another Sabarimala

The High Court of Kerala by an Interim Order struck down the permission for women to trek to Agastyakoodam peak on a plea filed by Bhagavan Kani and Ors. on the pretext that that even tribal women were not allowed to enter the abode of sage Agasthya who was a celibate.

July 19,2018

Women's rights

[WATCH] What is Female Genital Mutilation(FGM)?

The Leaflet speaks to Masooma Ranalvi.

July 16,2018

History and law

The story that cannot be told

‘Six people died and the wage was ‘hiked’ by some paise. The worth of one person’s life is some paise.’

June 28,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

Serial offender with deep pockets

The killings and now the arrest of Advocate S Vanchinathan, one of the lawyers providing legal aid to the people, show Tamil Nadu government is in cahoots with the errant mining giant.

June 21,2018

Freedom of Press

‘Bukhari was character assassinated’

At the memorial meeting held at the Press Club of India in New Delhi, senior journalists paid tribute to the Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief, noting the courage and heart in his work.

June 20,2018

Human Rights

OHCHR report: Belated signpost

In its recommendation to the both Indian and Pakistan governments, the 49-page report asks them to ‘fully respect the right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir as protected under international law’.

June 18,2018

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