AIDWA

Reports of Struggles

ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AGAINST HONOUR KILLINGS

ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AGAINST HONOUR KILLINGS 10 December 2007 On the occasion of National Human Rights Day, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar against the brutal killings of young girls and boys in the name of honour. Strict intervention is required to check such killings. Delhi and Haryana AIDWA state committees have called for strict punitive action against the caste panchayats and other individuals involved in ever growing cases of honour killings in Haryana and around. The law enforcing bodies have to be made accountable while e...

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MEMORANDUM TO NHRC ON KAITHAL (MANOJ AND BABLI) HONOUR KILLING

A delegation from AIDWA, comprising of its General Secretary, Sudha Sundararaman, Legal Convenor, Kirti Singh, and Asst Secretary, Jagmati Sangwan, met the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission and submitted a memorandum demanding justice for the victims of an honour killing in Kaithal district in Haryana. Seema, the sister of the boy who had been killed, also accompanied the delegation. In this context, the delegation demanded that the NHRC should take immediate action in the matter and give directions as per the memorandum below.The Chairperson informed the delegation that he...

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AIDWA on Khap Panchayat verdict

The All-India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment underscoring the gravity, barbaric and feudal nature of killings in the name of ‘honour.' “The judgment exposes the failure of the government to take appropriate action and bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice. It has been a long-standing demand of AIDWA that such killings and crimes in the name of ‘honour' be dealt with by a comprehensive stand-alone legislation,” AIDWA said in a statement issued here on Tuesday. “This legislation should punish bot...

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Whose Honour?

AIDWA Holds National Convention Against 'Honour Killings'     18 January, 2004 Laxmi     IT is notable that, amid all the rhetoric of a feel-good aura espoused by the BJP led National Democratic Alliance government, increasing violence against women does not even figure as a component in assessments of a society's level of development. For exa...

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Honour Killing in Vasai

8 August , 2004 K K Prakasan     INCIDENTS of brutal violence against young couples, who defy community barriers through self-choice marriages, are occurring in different parts of the country at an alarming frequency. Not only the individuals who enter into inter-community marriages but quite often one of the families and, in some cases, entire communities find themselves at the receiving end of the worst forms of &l...

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AIDWA CONDEMNS HARYANA HONOUR KILLING IN JIND DISTRICT

 27 July 2009  AIDWA condemns the recent murder of a married youth, Ved Paul Maun, in Singhwal village of Jind district on the orders of the khap panchayat in the area, and demands stern action against the criminals. It is a matter of deep concern that this gruesome killing occurred despite the presence of the Court’s warrant officer, and the posse of policemen sent for the protection of the youth, who had gone there under Court orders to bring his wife home. Such acts of violence have become a recurrent phenomenon in Haryana. A similar fatwa has been passed against a young c...

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AIDWA CONDEMNS HARYANA HONOUR KILLING IN JIND DISTRICT

AIDWA CONDEMNS HARYANA HONOUR KILLING IN JIND DISTRICT 27 July 2009 AIDWA condemns the recent murder of a married youth, Ved Paul Maun, in Singhwal village of Jind district on the orders of the khap panchayat in the area, and demands stern action against the criminals. It is a matter of deep concern that this gruesome killing occurred despite the presence of the Court’s warrant officer, and the posse of policemen sent for the protection of the youth, who had gone there under Court orders to bring his wife home. Such acts of violence have become a recurrent phenomenon in Haryana. A simi...

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Submission to Justice Verma Committee from National Women's Organisations 5th Jan.2013

Submission to the Justice Verma Committee Dear Justice Verma and other members of the Committee, We, the undersigned, are women’s organizations and others who have been engaged in the struggle for amendments to the substantive and procedural laws related to sexual assaults for the last 20 years and more. We have also had several meetings in this period with the administration and the Police including the Commissioner of Police, Delhi to urge them to take adequate steps to ensure the safety and security of women in our country. While we understand that the terms of reference of the...

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Memorandum to Home Minister on 15th Jan.2013

Date: 15th Jan.2013 To, The Union Minister for Home Affairs, Government of India New Delhi-110001 Dear Shri Shinde ji, Thank you for meeting our delegation on the issues concerning the rape victims from Haryana. We brought to your notice 11 specific cases with the details given in the memorandum submitted by the Akhil Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Samily (AIDWA) who have been following the cases. Among the 11 cases, two cases are of children aged between four and six, one is a disabled girl who is blind and can neither hear nor speak, aged around 13, two are adolescents age...

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ON VIOLATION OF PcPNDT ACT IN NOIDA

ON VIOLATION OF PcPNDT ACT IN NOIDA 7 December 2007 The recent expose’ by the BBC of a doctor in NOIDA who had disclosed the sex of the foetus in violation of the PcPNDT Act once again brings to the fore the widespread prevalence of sex selection, even in the capital city of Delhi. AIDWA welcomes the immediate steps taken by the Appropriate Authority to seize the equipment and seal the concerned clinic. However, the general trend towards delay in the investigation of such cases (as in the 42 instances of sting operations in Rajasthan which are pending in Court for the past one and a h...

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JANWADI MAHILA SANGHATANA WELCOMES HC JUDGEMENT DISMISSING PETITION FOR SEX SELECTION BEFORE CONCEPTION

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; JANWADI MAHILA SANGHATANA WELCOMES HC JUDGEMENT DISMISSING PETITION FOR SEX SELECTION BEFORE CONCEPTION   9 September 2007   Akhil Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Sanghatana (AIDWA) welcomes the dismissal by the Mumbai High Court of a couple’s petition seeking to undergo pre-conception medical procedures that would ensure them a male child. The petitioners had argued that as an ‘affluent’ couple that already had two daughters, they had a right to use sex selection technology in order to have a ‘balanced’ family. They had theref...

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Memorandum to Honorable Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare

MEMORANDUM TO HONORABLE UNION MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 19th May 2006 To, Dr. A. Ramadoss, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi We, representatives of Women’s Organizations, Health Networks, Civil Rights Groups would like to draw your attention to the ongoing sex selection and subsequent selective abortion of female foetuses all over the country irrespective of the existing PC & PNDT Act. 1More than 40 lakh girls have been aborted before birth since the PNDT Act was enacted in September 1994. But as of today, only...

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ON VIOLATION OF PcPNDT ACT IN NOIDA

7 December 2007 The recent expose’ by the BBC of a doctor in NOIDA who had disclosed the sex of the foetus in violation of the PcPNDT Act once again brings to the fore the widespread prevalence of sex selection, even in the capital city of Delhi. AIDWA welcomes the immediate steps taken by the Appropriate Authority to seize the equipment and seal the concerned clinic. However, the general trend towards delay in the investigation of such cases (as in the 42 instances of sting operations in Rajasthan which are pending in Court for the past one and a half years) impedes the deliv...

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JANWADI MAHILA SANGHATANA WELCOMES HC JUDGEMENT DISMISSING PETITION FOR SEX SELECTION BEFORE CONCEPTION

 9 September 2007  Akhil Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Sanghatana (AIDWA) welcomes the dismissal by the Mumbai High Court of a couple’s petition seeking to undergo pre-conception medical procedures that would ensure them a male child. The petitioners had argued that as an ‘affluent’ couple that already had two daughters, they had a right to use sex selection technology in order to have a ‘balanced’ family. They had therefore challenged the PcPNDT Act that prevents such sex selection. By striking down the petition, the judgment upholds the primacy of the cons...

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MEMORANDUM TO HONORABLE UNION MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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