The idea behind the scheme, the minister said, was to train women to become self sufficient and start Self Help Groups, “but this did not happen.”
Narrates incident when Cong chief stopped relative from using name to benefit self.
The horse had lost its leg after it was brutally beaten during clashes between BJP protesters and the police on March 14.
There is no dearth of expert opinion supporting Maneka Gandhi on criminalising marital rape, but successive governments have chosen the path of least resistance by simply ignoring them.
Earlier, the Home Ministry had sought the Law Commission’s opinion on the matter during the course of its comprehensive review of the criminal justice system.
In a strongly worded letter to Naveen, Gandhi alleged that animal welfare activist Tirtha Kumar Sahu in Rayagada district was arrested and tortured by the Rayagada district collector.
Reuters ran the ministry’s denial on October 20 while maintaining that it stood by the “fairness and accuracy of its story”.
Section 375 of IPC, which deals with rape, makes an exception for such instances within marriages. It holds that “sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape”.
A day after Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was booked for attacking a horse, Union Minister and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi today said she has written to the party demanding his expulsion.
Marital rape: India shares the hall of shame with China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia that do not criminalise the act.
The government remains unconvinced about criminalising marital rape as Maneka Gandhi told Rajya Sabha on Thursday that a country like India is not ready for the change due to factors like poverty, illiteracy and religious beliefs.
Does India have the required infrastructure to effectively monitor millions of deliveries that happen in the country every year?
Maneka Gandhi’s suggestion that pre-natal sex determination test be made compulsory to check female foeticide evoked sharp reaction from the activists and the netizens.
On Monday, Maneka Gandhi said sex determination during pregnancy must be made compulsory, a statement she later said was only an “alternative view”.
In a scathing attack, the Congress said that the Modi government was “determined to convert ‘save the girl child’ campaign into ‘banish the girl child’ movement”.