Literary journal ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ is the quest for understanding feminine pain and protest

Literary journal ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ is the quest for understanding feminine pain and protest

By Manzar Imam for TwoCircles.net,

Woman accuses Jharkhand BJP lawmaker of sexual assault

Ranchi : A woman has lodged a compliant against Jharkhand's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Janki Yadav for trying to develop physical relation with her and molest her.

The woman is member of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) party. In her compliant to a Koderma court on Monday, the woman alleged that Yadav wanted to develop physical relationship with her and molested her.

The complainant said she had given Yadav a loan of Rs 10 lakh when he contested the Jharkhand assembly polls in 2004, 2009 and 2014.

Women celebrate US Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights

Washington : Thousands of women celebrated the verdict of the US Supreme Court against a controversial Texas abortion law as the greatest victory in the past three decades.

"Today (Monday), women across the nation have had their constitutional rights vindicated," said Nancy Northup, president of the Centre for Reproductive Rights, a lawyer representing the clinics affected by restricted abortion law in Texas.

Woman alleges rape, tattooing of insults on forehead for not bringing dowry

Jaipur : In a shocking incident, a woman in Rajasthan has alleged that she was harassed, beaten-up, raped and was tattooed with abuses including "Mera baap chor hai" (my father is a thief) on her forehead for not bringing enough dowry, police said on Monday.

The woman, who is in her late 20s and a resident of Amber near here, in a report filed with police, alleged that abuses or expletives were also been tattooed on her body including hands and she was raped by two persons from her in-law's side.

Women's access to Haji Ali shrine: HC verdict on Tuesday

Mumbai : The Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its much-awaited verdict on a petition challenging the ban on women to the burial area of the saint inside the famous Haji Ali dargah here.

A division bench of Justice V. M. Kanade and Justice Revati Mohite-Dhere, which had heard the petition filed by women activists Noorjehan Niaz and Zakia Soman, and NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, had reserved its orders in the matter on June 9.

This Ramadan (and forever) be a good wife

After giving lessons to husbands, Asma is back with some instructions to wives.

By Asma Anjum Khan for TwoCircles.net,

I drew a blank, as I began to arrange my thoughts on the virtues of a good wife.

Most guys would say, beauty comes first, and that means the girl should be fair and a darker shade is a complete no no, even if the guy is ten shades darker himself. Next?

She should be homely, docile, and good in kitchen.

Changing women identity in Kashmir

By Bilal Ahmad Malik,

Can I express without being judged as a Muslim, and a woman?

By Sabrina Iqbal Sircar for TwoCircles.net

Dead woman elected as panchayat samiti member in Bihar!

Patna : A woman in Bihar, who died nine years ago, has been elected as panchayat samiti member in the recently concluded 10-phase panchayat elections, officials said on Friday.

The woman, Mithlesh Devi, was allegedly murdered by her husband nine years ago in Bihar's Sitamarhi district.

According to documents, Mithlesh Devi was elected as a panchayat samiti member from Tikauli panchayat in Sitamarhi after she filed her nomination papers and contested the panchayat polls.


Ramadan 1437: Reshma Sadiq

Reshma Sadiq

By Asif Khan, TwoCircles.net