Women rights

Concerned about exclusion of women in Afghanistan; Hazara, Hindu women especially vulnerable: UN experts

UN human rights experts said these concerns are exacerbated in the cases of women from "ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as the Hazara, Tajik, Hindu and other communities."

published on : 18th January 2022

Afghanistan crisis: No country for women as Taliban takes control

As CH-46 military helicopters clattered over the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, the vengeful phantoms of history were resurrected by the dust and thunder of rotors.

published on : 29th August 2021

Arunachal Pradesh government bars plan to study girls’ property rights

Two days ago, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had praised the initiative but said the matter called for a debate and wider consultations involving all stakeholders.

published on : 22nd August 2021

Five promises the Taliban have made in Afghanistan

A core point of the troop withdrawal deal Washington signed with the Taliban last year was that they will not allow militant groups to operate out of Afghanistan.

published on : 19th August 2021

US State Department issues statement signed by 2 dozen nations to Taliban to protect Afghan women's rights

Since sweeping into Kabul on Sunday and taking over the country, the Taliban insist they have changed and won’t impose the same draconian restrictions they did when they last ruled Afghanistan

published on : 18th August 2021

Taliban announces 'amnesty', urges women to join government

While there were no major reports of abuses or fighting in Kabul, many residents have stayed home and remain fearful after the insurgents’ takeover saw prisons emptied and armories looted.

published on : 17th August 2021

Why just Muslim Women Rights Day, asks AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

Speaking to the media at Darussalam, AIMIM supremo Asaduddian Owaisi asked, "What about the empowerment of Hindu, Dalit and OBC women?"

published on : 2nd August 2021

Two Saudi women's rights activists released from prison

The London-based ALQST rights group, which primarily focuses on Saudi Arabia, said the two women -- Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada, were released sometime late Saturday or early Sunday.

published on : 27th June 2021

Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women's rights: US report

Two-thirds of Afghanistan's population is 25 years old or younger, with no memory of Taliban rule.

published on : 5th May 2021