Comment: Combating Patriarchy

By Shreya Maheshwari In India, the discussion on women, their rights and welfare is episodic. It takes place only when an incident or a special event takes place. Don’t you agree? Take the case of pandemic. Cases of  domestic violence witnessed a sharp surge along with COVID cases, yet it took some time for us to discuss this issue and take stock of the problem. … Continue reading Comment: Combating Patriarchy

Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?

By Gautam Kumar The prolonged debate on the reservation to Marathas was laid to rest on May 5th, 2021, when the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Justice Hemant Gupta, and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat in ‘Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v. Chief Minister, Maharashtra’ unanimously struck down the Maratha reservation quota. The bench held that … Continue reading Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?

Understanding Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

By Neha Tripathi Concept of Gender Equality: Views by Wollstonecraft and Mill What do we exactly mean by Gender Equality? Though there is no set definition but there have been various approaches and indices based on which gender equality is generally understood. These indicators are basically based on the idea of gender differences in the area of health, education, political representation and paid labour. The … Continue reading Understanding Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights