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The Haji Ali Dargah ruling: Bombay High Court's verdict is a win for Indian women

Aug 26, 2016

The Haji Ali Dargah ruling: Bombay High Court's verdict is a win for Indian women

The Haji Ali Dargah mufits argue that just as it is not allowed for women to get close to a living male saint, similarly it is a “grave sin” to visit the grave or the inner sanctum of a male saint. #Islam #CriticalPoint #sharia #discrimination #Muslim women #Islamic law #Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan #Right to pray #Dargah Trust
Why hair along with most of our body, is constantly policed

Aug 26, 2016

Why hair along with most of our body, is constantly policed

As a woman your hair, along with most of your body, is constantly policed. Your hair is too long. Too short. Too bushy. Too curly. Too shampooed. Too oily. #Kerala #Hair #CriticalPoint #Gender #Women #Sexuality
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
Odisha horror: Media's fleeting outrage over Kalahandi man carrying corpse is damning

Aug 26, 2016

Odisha horror: Media's fleeting outrage over Kalahandi man carrying corpse is damning

With stiff competition between states to woo the same capital, for Patnaik attracting big-ticket investment into Odisha is a matter of life and death. #CriticalPoint #Naveen Patnaik #Human Rights #Odisha government #Dana Majhi #Odisha horror #Odisha man #Odisha journalists #Salamani Behera
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
Maneka Gandhi's stance on paternity leave is more injurious to women than men

Aug 26, 2016

Maneka Gandhi's stance on paternity leave is more injurious to women than men

In denying men their paternity leave and increasing the maternity leave, Maneka Gandhi might also be damaging women workforce's career prospects, especially in the private sector. #CriticalPoint #Adoption #Surrogacy #Maneka Gandhi #maternity leave #Maternity benefits #Paternity leave #Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill
Maneka Gandhi's remark on paternity leave is justified as most men don't perform domestic work

Aug 26, 2016

Maneka Gandhi's remark on paternity leave is justified as most men don't perform domestic work

Paternity leave is important in theory because it establishes the fact that child care is the responsibility of both husband and wife. However, Gandhi’s apprehension is also justifiable. #Feminism #CriticalPoint #Gender equality #maternity leave #Paternity leave #Child care #Gender Roles
Asking Bihar flood victims to feel lucky for getting Gangajal is typical Lalu Prasad behaviour

Aug 25, 2016

Asking Bihar flood victims to feel lucky for getting Gangajal is typical Lalu Prasad behaviour

Lalu Prasad asking flood victims in Bihar to feel lucky to get Gangajal at their homes just shows his old habit of making arrogant remarks. #Politics #India #CriticalPoint #bIhar #Ganga #Lalu Prasad Yadav #Floods #RJD #Rabri Devi #Gangajal