Selling their bodies killing their souls: Plight of widows in Vrindavan and Mathura

By at 11 May, 2010, 8:05 pm

Sati as a practice was not invented by Ancient Indian texts but by the greed of people. Most of the contemporary historians believe that the practice of Sati was encouraged to deprive the widows from the property of their deceased husbands. Family members (usually the surviving brothers of the deceased) cloaked their desires under the shadow of religion. Hinduism was used as a weapon to rightly ask for the lives of innocent widowed women. The women under societal pressure were made to self immolate themselves. This served twin purposes; the family was more Read More

Should Abortion be Legalized in India?

By at 12 November, 2009, 4:33 pm

Right to Abortion: is it a right to choice or a right to legal murder? The issue is litigious as well as complicated to answer.  The pro-choice arguments which favour the rights of mother are contrary to the religious and spiritual pro-life arguments which consider the rights of the child.

The main concern posed in the debate of legalizing abortion is definitely that who’s right to life must be taken into account. A woman’s right to life definitely comprises her right to choice whether she wants the foetus or not.  On the other hand, rights of a father and that of more Read More