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Improper Portrayal of Women by Media

September 24, 2011

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Improper Portrayal of Women by Media

Introduction She is the super mom, the guileless daughter, the eloquent lawyer, the nasty corporate climber, the austere judge, the super model and what not. Whatever the role, television, film and popular magazines are full of images of women and girls who are typically white, desperately thin, and made up to the hilt. Over the […]

Menace of Eve Teasing: The Problem and the Solution

August 28, 2011

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Menace of Eve Teasing: The Problem and the Solution

Incident I was in the Metro two or three stations away from getting down. It was a very crowded metro. Suddenly I noticed a guy touching me. I could see the guilt in his eyes but he did not budge. I did not say anything assuming that he would make an excuse of an overcrowded […]

The Purdah of Morality: Public Display of Affection and the Law

June 7, 2011

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When Richard Gere had stooped over to kiss Shilpa Shetty on the cheek in an anti-AIDS event in New Delhi in 2008, little did he imagine that he would be slapped with arrest warrants on obscenity charges. In a country that likes its pizzas in 30 minutes, adores its Beatles and its Beiber (*sigh*), where […]

Does Law Really Protect? : A Slap on Indian Democracy Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986: A Critical Legal Study

June 6, 2011

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At First the Question which needs an answer is, as to why have I selected this particular topic for study? The answer to the question being very simple but very painful forces a special mention of the Preamble of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 which says it to be “An Act […]

Harass a Women Until She Thorbs: An Approach of Indian Legislature

June 6, 2011

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At first the question arises why has this particular topic been selected? The topic is of great importance because a woman is not only a creator of the world. She gives birth to a child and cares for the health, education etc. She maintains the child properly and makes the future of nation. Considering her […]

Termination of Pregnancy in cases of Prenatal Diagnosis of Severe Deformity

June 6, 2011

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Nothing surpasses the greatness of dignity in a human life, but what if a new born is subjected to a life of hardship due to severe deformity which was pre-natally diagnosed? Shall it not be violative of the principle of ‘sanctity of life’ if a severely deformed foetus is forced to live a life of […]

Be‘witch’ed, Beheaded and Begrudged: The Plight of the ‘Witches’ of India

June 6, 2011

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As I write this, I recollect (I’m sure you would too) those days in the childhood when folklores about witches and sorcery used to be a subject of both, my curiosity and fright. Gone were those days, as there were better things to focus upon, until recently, when I stumbled upon the prevalent inhuman practice […]

Genocide of Daughters

June 2, 2011

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Women face injustice and violence throughout the world, from the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa to the acts of sexual abuse in Mexico. But the undeclared winner of brutality against women is one of the largest democratic country in the world, India. Many women are being murdered almost every day in India by […]

Honour Killing: Can Killing Really Satisfy Honour?

June 1, 2011

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India is clearly burning and the issue that is silently becoming a grave concern is “honour killing”. It is such a concern not only because it kills 100 people every year, but because it shows the primitive mindsets we still carry. Honour is the most precious moral attribute of mankind. Defence of honour even at […]

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