Home / Women

Women

Telangana Man Allegedly Strangled Daughter, 13, For Talking To Boys

A 13-year-old girl has become one of the youngest victims of dishonour killing in Telangana, according to the state police. The teen was strangled and her head bashed on the wall by her father because she was ‘friendly with boys’, the Telangana Police said. The man then allegedly set fire …

Read More »

Jaipur Case: Teen  Raped Allegedly By School Teachers, Suffers Brain Damage After Abortion

An 18-year-old girl raped allegedly by her teacher and the private school’s top official has suffered brain damage due to a botched abortion that she had been forced to undergo. The teacher and the director of a private school located in the outskirts of Ajitgarh town of Rajasthan’s Sikar district had …

Read More »

She killed her son to protect her granddaughter. What is the just verdict?

For 19-year-old Girija who hails from Sakkavayal village in Sivaganga district, Wednesday night was like any other. She was waiting anxiously for her alcoholic father to return. Several times in the past, he had attempted to sexually harass her within their home and the only shield against this abuse was her 65-year-old …

Read More »

This Jaipur man too lost his wife to rapist Gurmeet Singh 2 years ago, hopes for justice now

The rape conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has spurred a Rajasthan man’s quest for justice. Kamlesh Kumar, a 27-year-old labourer from Jaipur, lost his wife during a family visit to the Sirsa-based Dera on 24 March, 2015, according to his lawyer. Kumar’s wife, Guddi, in her twenties, …

Read More »

Schoolgirls Being Sold To Arab Men As ‘Brides’, Hyderabad Mosques Step In To Spread Awareness

Mosques in Hyderabad are joining a growing campaign to stop schoolgirls being sold as brides to elderly Arab men, authorities said on Monday, and an outcry about a new spate of cases. The government launched an investigation last week into the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 65-year-old Oman …

Read More »

Mumbai : From ‘Historic’ To ‘Conflicting’, Mixed Reactions From Women Experts On Triple Talaq Verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled instant Triple Talaq unconstitutional, saying the government will need to frame a new law. Muslim women have long argued that the law, which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” three times, including by Skype and WhatsApp, violated their right to …

Read More »

What is Triple Talaq?

It is the divorce system in Muslims where the husband pronounces the phrase “I divorce you” (in Arabic, talaq) to his wife. A man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back after the first two (reconciling). After pronouncing Talaq either once or twice or thrice, the man has to …

Read More »

Gujarat’s BJP MLA wants ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ imposed against Muslims in Surat

BJP MLA from Surat, Sangita Patil, has demanded imposition of ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ in her constituency of Limbayat to prevent Muslims from acquiring residential properties owned by Hindus. According to Patil, she had sent her written request for the imposition of the Act to the district collector after Hindu residents …

Read More »

BJP’s Prem Shukla insults India Today’s woman anchor, flees show after being grilled on Vande Mataram

A senior functionary of BJP, Prem Shukla, on Saturday insulted India Today’s female anchor, Devina Gupta, when the latter asked him the meaning of Vande Mataram on a live TV before fleeing the show in a fit of anger. Shukla, who’s been a known BJP face on Indian TV, told …

Read More »

Ugly face of UP Police: Constable sexually harasses minor, father dies of shock

A police constable allegedly sexually harassed a teenage girl in Reoti area in Balia of Uttar Pradesh with the family alleging that the father died of shock after coming to know about the incident, police said. 38-year-old Dharam, posted at Gopalnagar outpost, was arrested on Saturday. He has also been …

Read More »