Women Related Issues in India

Acid Attacks in India and Preventive Measures

October 27, 2016

Acid violence constitutes gender-based violence, a form of discrimination under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Reasons of High Frequency of Acid Attacks The reason for the high frequency rate of acid attacks in India is that concentrated acid is...

Issues with Dowry Laws in India

October 26, 2016

Dowry is the money, goods or estate that a woman brings to a marriage. Dowry is illegal in India under the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961, under which both giving and accepting dowry is offence. The punishment for violating the law is 5 years imprisonment + Rs.15000/-...

Issue of Triple Talaq

October 26, 2016

The debate over Triple Talaq was recently revived by a Law Commission questionnaire whereby it sought public views on abolition of the practice of ‘triple talaq’. About Triple Talaq Triple Talaq refers to a process of divorce whereby the Husband utters the word “Talq” thrice in one sitting;...

Supreme Court verdict on unwed mothers

July 8, 2015

The Supreme Court on 6th July 2015 passed a landmark judgement that allows an unwed mother to be the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. This judgement has broken a long edifice of patriarchal supremacy in the society. Background According to...