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Call for setting up equal opportunities commission The Hindu

‘Time to stop marginalisation of backward communities’ The Centre must set up an equal opportunities commission to prevent socially-backward communities from being further marginalised, civil rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad said here on Saturday. Such a body is required to ensure that they are not sidelined in government jobs and policies. It is also…

Women forest dwellers recount struggles, stories of resistance in Mumbai event TwoCircles.net

Even though there exist laws to protect forest dwellers in the country, residents, especially women, continue to face severe forms of harassment at the hands of officials, said women activists from Sonbhadra District of Uttar Pradesh during an event in Mumbai. They recounted stories of resistance and struggles in their attempts to secure land during…

‘Take Out The Insects From Your Food And Eat It’: Women Political Prisoners Recount Jail Horror Stories Feminism In India

For Soni Sori, while her custody in the police station itself was riddled with torture and sexual harassment, her time in the jail was also a harrowing experience. She wouldn’t eat in her initial days inside. One of her fellow inmates advised her, “If you want to stay alive, you better eat. Take out the insects…

Teesta Setalvad Case: Supreme Court Expresses Astonishment at Gujarat High Court Judgement NewsClick

The apex court bench issued notice, stayed the high court’s observations, and directed tagging of the case with an earlier and related matter. “How could the Gujarat High Court simultaneously grant anticipatory bail, and allow the police the liberty to take activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand into custody?” an astounded CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led bench…

Maharashtra: Name in doubtful list, Assam woman says ‘painful to not be able to vote’ The Indian Express

In Mumbai for a public hearing organised by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) on Monday, Rashminara told The Indian Express that she has never cast a vote. Assam is set to vote in three phases starting April 11, but Rashminara Begum’s right to vote continues to be a subject of a legal battle in…

View to address issues faced by women prisoners DNA

Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights platform, held a public meeting ‘Qaid Ke Pare’ on Monday to understand ways of addressing issues faced by women prisoners. The public meeting which took place at the Marathi Patrakar Sangh involved testimonies of a range of women — from those who have served jail term…

जमिनीसाठी संघर्ष केला म्हणून तुरुंगात डांबलं, त्यांनी ऐकवला तुरुंगातील दाहक अनुभव महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स

आदिवासींना त्यांच्या हक्काच्या वन जमिनी परत मिळाव्या म्हणून आम्ही रस्त्यावर उतरलो. सरकारविरोधात आवाज उठवला. त्यामुळे आम्हाला तुरुंगात टाकण्यात आलं. आमच्यावर खोटे गुन्हे टाकण्यात आले. आमच्याविरोधात जमीन बळकाल्याचे, अतिक्रमण केल्याचे आणि चोरीचे गुन्हे दाखल करण्यात आले. मुंबईः आदिवासींना त्यांच्या हक्काच्या वन जमिनी परत मिळाव्या म्हणून आम्ही रस्त्यावर उतरलो. सरकारविरोधात आवाज उठवला. त्यामुळे आम्हाला तुरुंगात टाकण्यात आलं. आमच्यावर…

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