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Equality
India  /  Published 17.04.19

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Muslim women's mosque entry

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the central government, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Central Wakf Board on a public interest plea that said Muslim women should have u...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 20.02.20

Lessons to take forward

In the early 1990s D.R. Nagaraj published The Flaming Feet, a compilation of his essays in which he admired both Gandhi and Ambedkar. Coming close on the heels of the phenomenon of Dalit assertion, it...
By Subhash Gatade in

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.19

Decision against same-sex unions is disappointing

Sir — It seems that Hong Kong is embroiled in more than one battle. Last week, a Hong Kong court ruled against allowing same-sex unions in the city following a petition filed in 2018. This disappoin...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.19

What suffragists can teach today's leaders

Nineteenth-century American suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who was a trailblazer in the movement for women’s rights, said: “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputatio...
By Vinati Dev in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.19

Women raise wall against violence

A group of women fighting against violence, schoolgirls and artists have set an otherwise quiet wall of La Martiniere for Girls talking. To turn the wall vocal, the group has painted on it a mural tha...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.19

A verdict on the republic

There are many ways in which you can define the people who think differently from you. There are extreme ways in which you can think of the ones who are diametrically opposed to your way of thinking. ...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.20

Cyber space unsafe for women

When it is said that women in India are not safe, the immediate assumption is that they are in physical danger in public and private spaces. The fact that they face great risk of violence, hate and ha...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.19

Triple talaq: India must uphold legal pluralism

The Union law minister justified the criminalisation of instant triple talaq and said that 477 such divorces had taken place in 2018. He gave figures of the complaints that have been made under the re...
By Faizan Mustafa in

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.19

What the Army can do for gender parity

A potentially game-changing policyRight now, the Army is composed of more than 42,000 officers, and over 11.5 lakh (1.15 million) junior commissioned officers and other ranks. Women until recently had...
By Rakesh Sharma in

Opinion  /  Published 11.06.19

We need to treat women's equality as a political issue

If there is one thing that India has maintained, especially in the past few years, it is its consistent slide on important indices. It has already performed dismally on a number of indices, such as th...
By The Editorial Board in


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