2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India The world is welcoming the year 2011, but the women of North-east India are just not able to do the same. How can they, when they face brutal rapes and murders daily? They remember 2010 with nothing but panic and alarm. The several instances of brutalities against women reported are not only alarming but also signify that the safety of...

Girl Child Hatred Syndrome Continues To Haunt Mothers

Gulapsaha with her child at a short stay center IMPHAL, Dec 27: “When I was seven months pregnant, my in-laws insisted on aborting the child with the threat that the child would be sold off if it is born. Only when the doctor told them that the mother would die if the child is to be aborted at such an advance stage of pregnancy, I was allowed to give birth to my girl child,” said 25-year...

India: Delhi Shows Its intolerance On North-East Indigenous Women

The intolerance towards Northeast India Indigenous Women by Delhites turned its ugly face again. A Chin-Kuki-Zo indigenous Woman from Manipur state of Northeast India is kidnapped and gang-raped in the wee hour of 23 November 2010. The woman was back from work with a friend when she was aggressively manhandled, kidnapped and gang-raped while her friend managed to escape the gruesome act. This incident...

The Myth Of Matriliny, Empowerment Still Eludes Meghalaya’s Women

At 25, Bris, a resident of Meghalaya, is the mother of 10 children with the eldest being a little over 10 years. Bris has no clue about how to prevent another pregnancy. Neither does her husband who, in any case, feels that having babies and looking after them is a ‘woman’s job’. It is another matter that the couple can barely eke out a living from the hill farming that they rely...