February 17, 2021 9:25 am
If the sight of a group of men torching images and effigies of a young woman does not make our stomachs churn, then, perhaps, we have become completely habituated to the idea of violence against women and past efforts to address the issues have been in vain.
January 27, 2016 11:21 am
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Several women rights activists including social reformer Jagmati Sangwan, BJP leader Shazia Ilmi and Congress leader Shobha Oza today condemned the decision not to allow women to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Shani Shingnapur temple.
January 26, 2016 5:41 pm
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Jan 26 (ANI): Women activist Abha Singh on Tuesday condemned the move to stop women activists on their way to Maharashtra's Shani Shingnapur temple and said that they should be allowed to enter the temple premises and offer prayers as the Constitution of India grants equal rights to both gender. She stated that the temple's administration should adhere to the Indian Constitution and thus allow the women to enter the temple and offer their prayers. Another woman activist Pramila Nesargi echoing similar sentiments said it was strange that women do not get equal rights with respect to the other gender in a country where women goddesses are worshipped.
January 25, 2016 12:01 pm
Pune, Jan 25 (ANI): Women activist Trupti Desai on Monday said on Republic Day, around 1,000 women will go to the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Maharashtra. The sacred platform has been reportedly out of bounds for women as per centuries-old tradition. Desai added that it is a fight of women's self respect and will continue the fight for justice. Raising a question, she said when a man visits the temple then there is no problem, but when a woman goes it becomes unsacred? The prohibition of women entry has prompted lot of ruckus in recent days.
January 14, 2016 8:49 am
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Condemning the Muzaffarnagar rape incident, women activist Ranjana Kumari said that irrelevant comments from politicians boosts the morale of offenders. Kumari also said that such cases demonstrate raised confidence of culprits in Uttar Pradesh. Congress leader Shobha Oza on Thursday asserted that the Muzaffarnagar rape accused should be given death penalty. A 40-year-old mother of three on Wednesday committed suicide after a video clip of her gang-rape went viral over the internet.