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Haji Ali Dargah judgment: Muslim women reclaim their original right to pray

Aug 26, 2016

Haji Ali Dargah judgment: Muslim women reclaim their original right to pray

After a spirited campaign that ultimately culminating in Friday's judgment, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan has reclaimed what was always the right of women devotees of the dargah. #CriticalPoint #Women #discrimination #Haji Ali Dargah #Women's rights #Haji Ali Dargah trustees #Right to pray #Haji Ali Dargah Trust
Burkini ban: The war on terror shouldn't begin inside a woman's wardrobe

Aug 26, 2016

Burkini ban: The war on terror shouldn't begin inside a woman's wardrobe

It said the burkini was liable to offend the "religious convictions or (religious) non-convictions of other users of the beach,” and “be felt as a defiance or a provocation exacerbating tensions felt by” the community. #Islam #France #CriticalPoint #Saudi Arabia #discrimination #Women's rights #burkini #Burkini ban
Teenager gangraped, killed, and hung from a tree in Uttar Pradesh

May 30, 2016

Teenager gangraped, killed, and hung from a tree in Uttar Pradesh

A teenaged girl was allegedly abducted, gangraped, murdered and her body hanged from a tree in Nanpara area in Uttar Pradesh. #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Rape #Murder #Women's rights #gang rape #Badaun
Hillary Clinton invokes women's rights, promises 50 percent women in Cabinet

Apr 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton invokes women's rights, promises 50 percent women in Cabinet

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has said that if elected to the White House half of her Cabinet would be comprised of women. #White House #US #NewsTracker #Hillary Clinton #Women's rights #democrat #2016 Presidential Campaign
Shani Shingnapur victory: It still took men to barge into the temple and clear the way for women

Apr 11, 2016

Shani Shingnapur victory: It still took men to barge into the temple and clear the way for women

Going by the developments in India these days over Shani temple and various other places of worship that day is not impossible to envisage. Such is the significance of what has taken place at Shani Shignapur temple. #Feminism #CriticalPoint #Gender #equality #discrimination #Women's rights #Men and Women #Patriarchy #shani temple #Shani Shingnapur #Right to pray
'We will keep winning': Trupti Desai, right-to-pray activist talks about gender equality in religion

Apr 01, 2016

'We will keep winning': Trupti Desai, right-to-pray activist talks about gender equality in religion

On Thursday, the Bombay High Court directed the State Government to allow the entry of women into temples. Trupti Desai in conversation with Firstpost. #Feminism #TheySaidIt #Activism #temples #Sabarimala #Haji Ali Dargah #Women's rights #CM Fadnavis #Trupti Desai #Shani Shingnapur #Right to pray #Women's entry
Uniform civil code necessary to change religious laws curbing gender equality: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen

Mar 18, 2016

Uniform civil code necessary to change religious laws curbing gender equality: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has batted for adopting a uniform civil code based on equality, asserting that it was imperative to do away with religious laws in order to achieve gender parity. #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Women's rights #Bangladesh Liberation War #Taslima Nasreen #Muslim women
Temple sexism: Be it Shani Shingnapur or Sabarimala, we wake up only when convenient

Jan 28, 2016

Temple sexism: Be it Shani Shingnapur or Sabarimala, we wake up only when convenient

Whether Sabarimala's skewed tradition or Shani Shingnapur's regressive practice, we wake up every 15-20 years or so only when it is politically convenient for us #InMyOpinion #Women's rights #Sabarimala temple #Narendra Dabholkar #outrage #Travancore Devaswom Board #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti #Nair Service Society
'Discrimination in praying not in our culture': CM Devendra Fadnavis urges talks to end Shani Shingnapur temple row

Jan 27, 2016

'Discrimination in praying not in our culture': CM Devendra Fadnavis urges talks to end Shani Shingnapur temple row

Maintaining that women have the right to pray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday favoured a dialogue between authorities of Shani Shingnapur temple and activists to find a way out over the ban on entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum of the shrine #NewsTracker #Women's rights #Devendra Fadnavis #Ram Shinde #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Bhumata Brigade
Rights of Muslim women against arbitrary divorce not addressed, says SC

Oct 29, 2015

Rights of Muslim women against arbitrary divorce not addressed, says SC

The Supreme Court has expressed concern over Muslim women facing arbitrary divorces and second marriages of their husbands even as their first marriages were subsisting. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Women's rights #Muslims #Muslim personal law #Hindu Personal Law #Hindu Succession Act