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Harassment or Domestic Violence? The Case of Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia: Amrita Mukhopadhyay

Guest Post by AMRITA MUKHOPADHYAY On Friday, 13 June 2014, a well known Bollywood actress Preity Zinta lodged a criminal complaint against her former boyfriend and business associate Ness Wadia, with the Marine Drive Police Station, Mumbai. In this case, the actress brought about criminal charges against a powerful businessman under different sections...

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Notice to MLA over domestic violence

JAIPUR: A magistrate court here on Thursday issued notices to BJP MLA from Bhim, Hari Singh Rawat, his wife Vimla Devi and son Ranjeet Singh Rawat on the charges of domestic violence by his daughter-in-law. Nisha, Ranjeet’s wife in a petition alleged that she was subjected to torture and harassment...

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Misogynistic comments by politicians embarrass India abroad

Indian on Wednesday found itself on an embarrassing position at the 58th UN session on the Committee on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with the United States delegation taking serious cognizance of the numerous misogynist comments made by Indian politicians and people in...

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Journalist groups demand secure work environment

Media organisations should provide journalists, including women, with a secure work atmosphere where their dignity as individuals is protected and maintained, two leading journalists groups said here Monday. Read More

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Indira Jaising: Institutions of governance have surrendered their autonomy

The relationship between the judiciary and the NDA has begun on a sinister note. What has been achieved by the former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium withdrawing his name from consideration for appointment as  a judge of the Supreme Court is the supremacy of the Executive over  the judiciary. This exhibits a desire...

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Speedy relief a must in domestic violence cases

PUNE: It is imperative that cases of domestic violence be decided on a priority basis, activists and socio-legal advocates said on Saturday at a public hearing of victims of domestic violence in Pune. The hearing was held to identify and deal with the challenges faced by such victims while and...

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