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M J Akbar v/s Priya Ramani: “The woman has a right to put her grievance at any platform of her choice and even after decades,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey said in his 91-page verdict.
New rule requiring women under 40 to take approval from family, local ward office to go abroad draws criticism
Social media users call it a regressive move, saying the decision deprives women of their agency and limits their right to free movement.
Anti-human trafficking activists hailed the advisory issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs asking all the State and the Union Territories to set up Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) in all districts of their respective territories and to notify a State headquarters-level bureau to oversee and coordinate all efforts is an important and strong step.
The "Zero Beggars" drive will be carried out throughout this month as per the directions issued by Joint Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nagre Patil to all zonal DCPs.
NHRC seeks report from West Bengal govt on efforts to aid victims of Sonagachi red light area
Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly running a flesh trade racket in Thane city of Maharashtra, an official said.
The prostituted women living in these RLAs have little to no agency. Often they are under close control of their brothelkeeper or aadmi (a kind of pimp), with little voice of their own. Here is one such case of a prostituted mother who was forced to leave her child in the hands of her brothelkeeper, but continued to fight the odds to rescue her child.
Over the course of Prerana’s work in the red-light area, we have come across countless stories of a mother’s resilience to give her children the freedom they deserve. Here is one such case of a mother who fought for her son’s freedom from the clutches of her brothel keeper, and the impact created when multiple stakeholders work together.