As the government is making it easier to get Indian passports, it is now been made NOT NECESSARY for women to do a name change after marriage on the passport. Other recent people friendly changes include not asking divorced or separated folks for the names of their spouses, and importantly making the passport easily available.
Source: India Today
- 14 Apr 2017
In the recent Miss Bihar contest, 150 contestants took part from small towns and large towns. The only worry is the worsening law and order situation in Bihar and what would it do to such future pageants and safely of all but especially women and girls.
Source: Daily Mail
- 6 Jan 2016
India’s Women & Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi is strongly pitching for a national registry of sex offenders. Further, registered sex offenders may be required to periodically appear in person to their local law enforcement agency for purposes of giving details of their personal information such as present address and place of employment. This is an innovative law and it is hoped it will become law. This law at the very least will make society aware of such offenders in their midst but it could also help reduce the number of crimes across women.
- 4 Dec 2015
In its drive to curb crime against women, Delhi Police has roped in religious figures to counsel men found harassing women in public places in the national capital. Under its ‘Operation Shishtachar’ Delhi Police lady personnel in plain clothes will also patrol public places to keep a watch on men harassing women. “We have adopted a two-pronged strategy including legal action and counselling. We have also involved religious figures in the counselling besides experts from the field of psychology and law,” said a senior police officer.
- 10 Aug 2015