AIDWA

AIDWA Condemns Terrorist Groups in Kashmir

AIDWA Condemns Terrorist Groups in Kashmir     26 May, 2002       CONVENED by the All India Democratic Women’s Association, women’s organisations held a joint meeting at the Deputy Chairman’s Hall, Constitution Club, on May 20 to protest the barbaric terrorist attack in Kaluchak, Jammu. The...

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AIDWA Condemns Terrorist attack on Swaminarayan Temple

AIDWA Condemns Terrorist attack on Swaminarayan Temple in Gandhinagar     25 September, 2002       The All India Democratic Women's Association [AIDWA] strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Swaminarayan Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in which more than thirty innocent people and children have been killed and many others are severely injured. AIDWA expresses i...

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AIDWA Condemns Modi's Regressive Order on registered marriages

AIDWA CONDEMNS MODI'S REGRESSIVE ORDER ON registered marriages     23 July, 2005       The recent shocking directive issued by the Gujarat Govt. making it necessary for couples to get signed approval from their parents before their marriage is registered by the Magistrate, is illegal, unconstitutional and an infringement of the basic right of Indian citizens to...

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AIDWA Condemns Minister's Statement at Durban Conference

AIDWA CONDEMNS MINISTER'S STATEMENT At DURBAN CONFERENCE: ABOUT THE ABSENCE OF CASTE DISCRIMINATION IN INDIA     The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) strongly condemns the statement made by Minister of State for External Affairs Omar Abdullah at the Anti-Racism Conference in Durban. His statement that caste-discrimination is not a major problem in Indian society adds insult to the injury caused by his...

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AIDWA Protests making Indians Global Guinea Pigs

AIDWA Protests making Indians Global Guinea Pigs     1 February, 2004       ON January 27, Subhashini Ali and Brinda Karat, president and general secretary respectively of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), met the union health minister Smt Sushma Swaraj and gave her a memorandum regarding the "changes in the present rules/laws so as to prevent...

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AIDWA opposes the Two-Child Norm As Coersive

AIDWA opposes the Two-Child Rule as Coercive and Discriminatory to Women and the Poor.     10 April, 2005 Author     The Maharashtra State Committee of Akhil Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Sanghtana (AIDWA) strongly opposes the DF Government's introduction of the 2-child rule in the Water Resources Regulatory Bill as a condition for giving access to basic resour...

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AIDWA Expresses grief over Tsunami

AIDWA Expresses grief over Tsunami and Calls for Relief Measures     27 December, 2004       The AIDWA expresses its great grief at the tragic loss of life due to the Tsunami which struck India and many of the littoral countries of the Indian Ocean in the morning of the 26th of December. The magnitude of the calamity is only gradually seeping in wi...

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AIDWA Demands Gender Sensitivity in Army

AIDWA Demands Gender Sensitivity in Army     10 October, 2004       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has called for a clear-cut gender sensitive policy for the armed forces given the policy of the army to employ women. It has suggested that a set of rules regarding the recruitment and service conditions of women be framed and pu...

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AIDWA Welcomes reform in Maintenance Law

AIDWA WELCOMES REFORM IN MAINTENANCE LAW     3 June, 2001 Author     THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has welcomed the initiative taken by the union law minister Arun Jaitly, to implement the long pending recommendations for reforms in Section 125 which relate to maintenance for women and children. The proposals made by him and reportedly appr...

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AIDWA Submits Memo To UN

AIDWA Submits Memorandum To UN Against Taliban Edict     3 June, 2001       A DELEGATION of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) met the Director, UNIC, Dr Feodor Stacevik and submitted a memorandum against the shocking Taliban edict to Hindus living in Afghanistan to wear identity badges. They urged U N to take appropriate action and measures to...

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AIDWA Says 2004-05 Budget "Inadequate For Women

AIDWA Says 2004-05 Budget "Inadequate For Women"     18 July, 2004       THE union budget marks a change, though highly inadequate, from the previous NDA government's blatantly pro-rich and pro-MNC policies. The concerns expressed by the finance minister for sections which were hitherto invisible as far as the NDA government was concerned as, for example, the rur...

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AIDWA Response to Muslim Personal Law Board Model Nikahnama

AIDWA Response to Muslim Personal Law Board Model Nikahnama     5 May, 2005       The Secretariat of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), after a careful study of the Model Nikahnama finalized by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, has noted that the Board has made recommendations, which have started the process of discussions, change, codi...

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AIDWA Protests Violence in the name of culture & Tradition

AIDWA PROTESTS VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF CULTURE AND TRADITION     8 August, 2002       The AIDWA expresses its deep concern at violent practices against women in the name of culture and tradition The so-called sati of Kuttu Bai, a 65-year-old woman in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh and the horrendous rape, stripping and public humiliation of a mot...

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AIDWA Protests Mulayam Singh Yadav's Defence

AIDWA PROTESTS MULAYAM SINGH YADAVS' DEFENCE OF AMARMANI IN MADHUMITA MURDER CASE     23 September, 2003       The AIDWA strongly protests against the highly objectionable defence made by UP Chief Minister Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav of Amarmani Tripathi after his arrest in the Madhumita murder case. His statement is all the more shocking because...

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No Clemency To Rapist-Murderer says AIDWA

No Clemency To Rapist-Murderer says AIDWA     4 July, 2004       IN a statement issued from New Delhi, June 29, by its general secretary Brinda Karat, the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has appealed to the president of India not to grant clemency to Dhananjay Chatterji who is facing the death sentence in a case of rape and murder of a minor scho...

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Memorandum on DV Bill

Memorandum on The Protection From Domestic Violence Bill 2004     27 June, 2005       To Shri S.R. Bharadwaj, Union Minister for Law and Justice, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.   Dear Shri Bharadwajji,   We welcome the move by the present Govt. to introduce the Domestic Violence Bill 2004 in the...

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