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In Human and Brutal murder by jail staff – Women MPs voice concern

An all-women parliamentary panel visited the Byculla jail on Thursday to take stock of facilities and security arrangments for inmates. 20 parliamentarians from across the country visited the jail after an inmate was allegedly murdered for complaining over food. 20 women members of parliament who are part of the Parliamentary Empowerment of Women committee interacted […]

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Supreme Court directs Govt. to regulate NGOs

The Supreme Court today gave the Centre four weeks time do decide if it will bring in a legislation or guidelines to regulate government funds for NGOs and prosecute them in case of misuse, misappropriation of funds or non-filing of annual statements… This was after Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that certain instructions needed […]

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Registration of marriage should be made compulsory: Law Commission

Registration of marriages should be made compulsory under law to prevent marriage frauds, bigamy, child marriages and desertions of women by their husbands, the Law Commission of India has told the government. In its report to the Law ministry, the panel said in the absence of compulsory registration, women are duped into marrying without performance […]

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India and Israel to Shake Off Manipulative NGOs

Foreign-funded NGOs have been a common cause for concern for India and Israel.   Israel and India share the distinction of being targets of political manipulation by powerful non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their funders, which operate outside the democratic process, with no checks and balances. These activities, although often presented in altruistic and moral terms […]

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International Widows’ Day 23 June – Yet unaccepted by our society

Invisible Women, Invisible Problems Absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers, neglected by national and local authorities and mostly overlooked by civil society organizations – the situation of widows is dramatic and, in effect, invisible. Once widowed, women in many countries often confront a denial of inheritance and land rights, degrading and life-threatening mourning and burial […]

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An Unknown Community – The Jews in India – A Demographic Perspective

India is perhaps the only country in the world where Jews have not faced discrimination or persecution at the hands of the majority community. Compared to their brothers in faith in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, very little is known about the Jewish community in India. Three immediate reasons come to mind […]

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The Enduring Agony of Wartime Rape Victims

Women who have suffered in silence for years in Kosovo, after being tortured and raped in the war, are being offered a reparations scheme – but the stigma of rape means many of them may not apply for it. Fata restlessly twists her fingers, as if she were suffering some great embarrassment. She can hear […]

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World Environment Day – Connecting People to Nature

Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has […]