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AIDWA on Nitish Katara's Case

 4th April 2014 PRESS RELEASE    AIDWA welcomes the verdict and the impassioned call  of the Delhi High Court in Nitish Katara’s Case to treat “Honour Killing as a separate offence”. On Wednesday the Honourable Court upheld the trial court’s order of life sentence to three convicts in this case and labeled it a case of ‘Honour Killing’. While announcing the judgement Justice Gita Mittal also called for a serious examination as to why such murders are not categorized as a separate offense in the penal code.   The observation of H...

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A budget that heaps further miseries on Indian women

21st Feb.2014 A budget that heaps further miseries on Indian women AIDWA condemns the interim budget that was presented by the Finance Minister on Feb. 17th 2014, which claims to be swayed by “equity concerns” but which has imposed heavy additional burdens on women, making it even more difficult for them to exercise their right to a violence free life. An additional allocation for the Nirbhaya Fund, of 1000 crores carries little meaning if the survivors and victims of sexual violence are unable to access the funds for rehabilitation and relief purposes. It is most unfortuna...

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AIDWA delegation met NCW Chairperson

Date: 7th Feb.2014 Press Statement An AIDWA delegation, comprising of Jagmati Sangwan , General Secretary( AIDWA), Sudha Sundararaman , National Vice president and Sehba Farooqui (General Secretary , JMS Delhi) met Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW) and Ms. Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar (NCW member) in the Capital today to bring to their notice a ghastly incident of gangrape at Amta in Howrah district in West Bengal, and requested their urgent intervention. The Chairperson and Ms. Nirmala Samant expressed their concern over the increasing occurrence of violence on wome...

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Press Release on Justice Verma

We are deeply hurt by the decision of Government of India to award late Justice J.S Verma, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with just Padma Bhushan, whereas his huge services to the nation need to be accepted and recognized by awarding him with the highest civilian award. We understand and empathise with the pain and embarrassment caused to the family of the late Justice J.S Verma, by this under valuation of his services, and hence their refusal to accept the same. While the Government’s decision to posthumously honour him is welcome, but he certainly deserves to be award...

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AIDWA Concerned about Dilution of CMP Assurance of 100 days Employment

AIDWA Concerned about Dilution of CMP Assurance of 100 days Employment     7 December, 2004       The All India Democratic Women's Association expresses its deep concern at the dilution of the CMP assurance for 100 days employment per household, as reflected in the draft Bill to be placed before Parliament. In the present flawed draft of the Nation...

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AIDWA Calls For Action

AIDWA Calls For Action Against Hospital in nurse assault case     21 November 2003       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has called upon the Delhi government to cancel the registration of the license given to the Shanti Mukund Hospital on grounds of criminal negligence and violation of minimum medical ethics. This is the hospit...

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AIDWA Condoles Death of Kanak Mukherjee

AIDWA Condoles Death of Kanak Mukherjee     13 March, 2005       The following statement was issued by AIDWA president, Subhashini Ali on March 9, 2005   THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) deeply mourns the passing away of one of its founders, a veteran of the women's movement and the communist movement of our country,...

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2005-6 Budget Still A Far Cry From A Gender perspective

2005-6 Budget Still A Far Cry From A Gender-Just Budget     6 March, 2005       THE AIDWA expresses its relief that the budget presented by the finance minister stems, even though only partially, the earlier trends set by the NDA government and continued in the interim budget...

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AIDWA Press Release on Haryana Panchayat Election

16th October, 2015 PRESS RELEASE A simple case of high headedness and arbitrariness of the Haryana government is depriving the people of the of their constitutional right of having an elected Gram Panchayat. It is knowingly lingering on the legal battle in the apex court by relying on Advocate General of India for defending the extraneous and anti people conditions suddenly imposed on those aspiring to contest an election. Had the amendment in Panchayati Raj Act been so sound enough legally as often claimed by the government then why the AG of Haryana was not being asked to defend and rath...

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AIDWA Press Release on Haryana: Disenfranchising Huge Sections of Women

14th September, 2015 PRESS RELEASE AIDWA strongly opposes the attempts of the Haryana Government to disenfranchise a huge section of the population from contesting the ensuing panchayat elections in the state. A Press Conference was addressed here today in IWPC office by the women and men who have worked in the panchayats in exemplary manner but now will be left ineligible to contest, due to the Haryana Govt’s decision of so called eligibility. They have collectively filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging this blatant constitutional violation (details attached). It may be me...

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Joint Women's Organisation met the NHRC Chairperson

3rd Sept.2015 PRESS RELEASE On the issue of brutal attack on protesting women by all male police a delegation comprising of Jagmati Sangwan , General Secretary( AIDWA), Annie Raja, General Secretary (NFIW) and Sehba Farooqui, General Secretary(JMS Delhi) and met the Chairperson/ Incharge Mr. Cyriac Joseph. It may be recalled that on 27 August, 2015 while thousands and thousands of women from rural belt of West Bengal were participating in a protest march convened by All India Kisan Sabha and supported by 17 left organization in front of Nabanno, Kolkata. Suddenly there was unprovoked lathi...

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AIDWA expresses deep condolences on passing away of Com. Manjari Gupta

Date: 14th April 2015 CONDOLENCE MESSAGE AIDWA dips its banner in memory of Comrade Manjari Gupta, Founder president of All India Democratic Women’s Association (1981) who passed away at the age of 92 on 14.04.2015 in Kolkata. She started her journey with the women’s movement as one of the foremost leaders of Pashchim Banga Ganatantrik Mahila Samiti. A successful advocate in Calcutta high court, she used her legal talents in the service of the women’s movement as well. Together with Comrade Kanak Mukhopadhyay, she founded “Ek Sathe”, the organ of Ganatantrik Mah...

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AIDWA Condemns Massacre in SC Hamlets in Tripura

AIDWA Condemns Massacre in SC Hamlets in Tripura     31 August, 2003       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has strongly condemned the heinous attack on two predominantly scheduled caste hamlets in the Khowai district of Tripura by armed groups belonging to the All Tripura Tiger Force. Thirteen women and six children are among the thirty bruta...

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AIDWA Condemns Killings of Women and Children in Kashmir

AIDWA Condemns Killings of Women and Children in Kashmir     29 December, 2002       THE All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) strongly condemned the brutal killing of women and children by the terrorists in Hasiyot district Rajori in Jammu and Kashmir. The deliberate targeting by the militants of three vulnerable girls (Noureen Kausar, T...

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AIDWA Condemns Distorted Interpretation of Census Data by RSS

AIDWA Condemns Distorted Interpretation of Census Data by RSS     4 December, 2005       The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) president Subhashini Ali and general secretary Sudha Sundararaman have issued the following statement on November 18, 2005.   IT has been highlighted in media today (November 18, 2005) that t...

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AIDWA Condemns Criminal attack By Abvp on Capt. Lakshmi Sahgal

AIDWA Condemns Criminal attack on Presidential Candidate Capt. Lakshmi Sahgal by ABVP hoodlums     11 July, 2002       The All India Democratic Women's Association strongly condemns the criminal attack by ABVP hoodlums on Presidential candidate Captain Lakshmi Sahgal when she was on her way to attend a press conference in Mumbai yesterday. Clearly for this...

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AIDWA Condemns Us Aggression Against People of Iraq

AIDWA CONDEMNS US AGGRESSION AGAINST PEOPLE OF IRAQ     20 March, 2003       The All India Democratic Women's Association condemns in the strongest possible terms the unilateral war of aggression against the people of Iraq by the Bush administration and its allies in defiance of the UN and world public opinion. The war signals a new and terrible phase of imperi...

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AIDWA Demands Appeal Against Sati Judgement

AIDWA Demands Appeal Against Sati Judgement:     15 February, 2004       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) appeals to the Rajasthan government to immediately appeal against the shocking exoneration by the special court of all the accused in the Roop Kanwar sati case. It is a mockery of justice that after sixteen years the court should now come...

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AIDWA Demands Apology from Modi for Promoting Dowry

AIDWA Demands Apology from Modi for Promoting Dowry     2 February, 2003       THE All India Democratic Women’s Association has strongly objected to and condemned the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s call at a Gandhinagar farmers rally to give irrigation pump sets in a daughter’s dowry. “By giving this call Modi has clearly violated the law b...

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AIDWA Delegation Meets Air Marshal in Anjali Gupta Case

AIDWA Delegation Meets Air Marshal in Anjali Gupta Case     29 May, 2005       A DELEGATION of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) met the Air Chief Marshal, S P Tyagi, on May 20, 2005 and raised the issue of the manner in which the Air Force authorities were dealing with the case of Flying Officer Anjali Gupta. They submitted a letter...

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