ANITA ANAND Mail Today 28 March 2012 It’s a story we’ve heard many times, of a woman being bothered by the persistent interest that a male colleague(sometimes even the boss) is taking in her. He may be direct about his intentions, passing lewd comments, issuing invites for dinner or coffee or flooding her with text messages….

The Delhi high court on Thursday directed the Delhi Police not to harass people from the Northeast and Ladakh because of their facial similarity with Tibetans who have been protesting the visit of China President Hu Jintao. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also directed the city…

When Home Is No Refuge for Women By NILANJANA S. ROY Published: March 27, 2012,New York Times This month, two women’s stories, told courageously, helped to underline the reality of domestic violence in India. Nita Bhalla, a journalist, wrote for the BBC about being physically assaulted by her partner. Meena Kandasamy, a poet and writer…

  The Central government on Friday took some major decisions with regard to the Hindu Marriage Act, including making divorce easier, in a key Cabinet meeting. According to the decision of the Cabinet, the mandatory six-month clause for filing of divorce will now be waived off on grounds of irretrievable breakdown. The new clause also…

Anti-gay law is offshoot of British colonialism: Centre to Supreme Court Anti-gay law in the country is an offshoot of British colonialism and the Indian society earlier was more tolerant towards homosexuality, the Centre submitted before theSupreme Court while pleading for decriminalisation of gay sex on Thursday. “It would appear that the introduction of Section 377(making gay sex offence) in…

Islamabad: Over 900 Pakistani women were killed last year in the name of honour for allegedly shaming their families while nearly 4,500 others were the target of domestic violence, the country’s top rights watchdog said in a report on Thursday. “According to media monitoring and field reports from HRCP volunteers, at least 943 women were…

Oxfam India works to strengthen Workplace Sexual Harassment Bill In India, it is estimated that someone is sexually harassed every hour. Legal protections against workplace sexual harassment in India have historically been weak, but the Landmark “Vishakha Judgement” (passed 14 years ago) recommended drafting a law concerning Sexual Harassment in the workplace. This finally happened…

On 8th September, 2011, the Government introduced the NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 13th September, 2011 for further consideration. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 is the central law on control, regulation and prohibition of narcotic and…

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