The week began with the Chief Justice of India making an obnoxious statement by asking a rape accused government official to marry the survivor he had raped multiple times. To top it, in another case on the same day, Bobde while hearing a sexual assault case, said, “When two people are living as husband and wife, however brutal the husband is, can the act of sexual intercourse between them be called rape?”
These detestable comments coming from the judiciary’s high command infuriated women to such an extent that 4,000 women’s rights activists, progressive groups and concerned citizens issued an open letter calling for CJI’s removal.
A transwoman who goes by the handle @kanmanisays reprimanded Bumble for its regressive approach after it blocked her account on the app.
When CJI Bobde heard a writ petition by a 14-year-old seeking permission to terminate her 26 weeks old pregnancy and said, “unnecessarily you hurry up. No medical report on board. Now we have to adjourn”, actress Richa Chadha was enraged and tweeted.
Film critic and journalist Anna M Vetticad reiterated the fact tat the pandemic is still ongoing and people are still dying of coronavirus.
Actor, director, and writer Nandita Das applauds an art series aiming to capture the hardships of migrant labourers during the lockdown of 2020 imposed due to coronavirus.
Award-winning journalist and author of Gujarat Files, Rana Ayyub called out the allegedly unfair IT raids being done against director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu.
The farmers protesting the new farm laws also completed 100 days of protests across the nation this week and social activist, Kawalpreet Kaur spoke up on the resistance.
Advocate Kiruba Munusamy remembers Natasha Narwal who was arrested in a case related to the anti-CAA protests over nine months ago and continues to be in jail as she celebrates her birthday in prison.