Tag: India

Civil society opposes patent on sofosbuvir

10 September, 2014- In a move towards furthering access to affordable medicines, Lawyers Collective through Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, the Hepatitis Coalition of Nagaland and Network of PLHIV living in the Asia Pacific region (APN+), filed a pre- grant challenge to sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) in India. The opposition is against the pro-drug...

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Letter to the Chief Justice of India regarding Creche

I write to inform you that several of us welcome  the changes introduced in the premises of the Supreme Court which we have noticed on the reopening of the Court.  In particular the public corridors are neat and clean and the entire building is looking more friendly and welcoming.  I...

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Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living

While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When faced with evidence of a poor conviction rate, instead of inquiring...

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India gets its first online course on sexual harassment act

The Centre for Social Research in New Delhi has launched an online course on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act, in partnership with Rainmaker, to help women gain awareness of the law and the options available to those who have been faced with sexual harassment. Read More

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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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“Scrap Holiday for Justice” by Justice K.Chandru

“Columbus! Columbus! Holidays are here!’ Before kids in nursery schools break into this hit Tamil film song, parents bundle them off to summer camps to learn drawing, dance and swimming. But there is one group of people which really sings the song of freedom from the film ‘Jeans.’ It is...

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