By Kriti Gupta and Akshita Monga Jun. 16, 2018
Gender “All She Wanted Was a Dignified Life”: M Sangeetha’s Murder Leaves a Void in Transgender Community
The shocking murder of M Sangeetha, a transgender entrepreneur who started Covai Trans-Kitchen, in Coimbatore has revealed the toxic transphobia prevalant in our society. The decomposed body of the 55-year-old transgender activist was found in her own apartment.Add to list
Gender Even the Pope Backs Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples. Your Move, India
In a historic statement, Pope Francis has expressed support for “civil union laws” for same-sex couples. Calling homosexual people the “children of god”, he said, “What we have to create is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.” His remarks are being hailed as the strongest statement of acceptance of LGBTQ people by the Church.Add to list
Gender Does India Need a Women’s Panel Chief Who Believes in “Love Jihad”?
National Commission for Women chief Rekha Sharma has sparked a row for raising “love jihad” with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari. But this isn’t her first offence. In the past, she has been accused of being misogynistic, casteist, and communal.Add to list
Gender Why Has a Cartoon Posted by Former Kathua Lawyer Deepika Rajawat on the Plight of Indian Women Offended Twitter?
Deepika Singh Rajawat, a senior lawyer from J&K, who was once representing the family of the Kathua girl, has courted controversy again. She shared a cartoon on the plight of women in the country on Twitter and has now been accused of hurting religious sentiments.Add to list
Gender Barabanki Rape: How Many Dalit Women Have to Die Before We Acknowledge Casteism is a Pandemic?
On Thursday, the body of an 18-year-old Dalit woman was found in a field in UP’s Barabanki, in what appears to be yet another horrific instance of caste-based crime. The police, who conducted an autopsy report on the body, later confirmed that the young girl had been sexually assaulted before she was killed, as was alleged by her father.Add to list