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The Collective Responsibility: Empowering Bystanders with Social Consciousness

The Collective Responsibility: Empowering Bystanders with Social Consciousness

Moral On October 26th, videos of a 12-year-old girl injured and pleading for help from a group of bystanders surfaced from Kannuaj, Uttar Pradesh. People are casually recording videos on their mobile phones as the girl asks for help. But, unfortunately, none of them helps, offers first aid or takes the survivor for treatment until a policeman carries her to a hospital. Unfortunately, this is not the first among many such gruesome incidents of voyeurism in India. In 2012, a 20-year-old girl was molested outside a bar in Guwahati for a full 30 minutes without receiving any help. After Nirbhaya was gang-raped and left on the road to die in 2012, a significant amount of time passed before a passerby called the police. Nearly a decade later, violent sexual crimes continue to plague our nation, with people just looking on. In 2017, a woman was raped in broad daylight in Vishakhapatnam as bystanders stood and recorded videos of the act. Similarly, in 2018, a minor girl was molested in broad daylight by seven men in Jehanabad, Bihar. None of the witnesses intervened to save the girl.
Encouraging Solidarity: Advocating for Gaza and Iran to Deter Netanyahu's War Escalation

Encouraging Solidarity: Advocating for Gaza and Iran to Deter Netanyahu’s War Escalation

In the interest of the Palestinian people, and in the interest of all developing countries, whose economies are stunted by higher oil prices caused by the Gaza war, Iran should repress the urge to retaliate. The West is urging Tehran to hold its hand and not strike back against Israel for its fatal attack, albeit unacknowledged, on an Iranian embassy building in Damascus, Syria, on April 2. Not just Iran’s traditional enemies but also its traditional friends should also ask Tehran not to open another front in the ongoing deadly conflict in the Middle East. Such an attack would precisely deliver the response Israel’s beleaguered prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to provoke.
Realigning Economic Growth Strategies: A Critical Review and Path for Course Correction

Realigning Economic Growth Strategies: A Critical Review and Path for Course Correction

What India wants is development that is sustainable and has nature & humanity at its core. INDIA aspires to become a high-income, developed country (Viksit Bharat) by 2047. In pursuance of this comprehensive vision plan, the economy needs to wield phenomenal power to ratchet up the GDP growth rate and climb the commanding heights in 23 years from the current nominal GDP of $3.73 trillion to a whopping $30 trillion.
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Inclusive justice in the Indian Courts

A lack of Inclusive justice and perpetuated violence against women is a pervasive and multidimensional issue that demands a comprehensive response across multiple fronts which was discussed by the third speaker, Advocate Dr. Shalu Nigam emphasized, providing closure and psychological healing for survivors through neutral platforms is crucial, given the differential resources and access to justice for victims versus the accused in gender biased cases, which involve the deprivation of fundamental liberties on the 5th day of the "Ending Gender-Based Violence Cohort 2" online national spring school program organized by IMPRI and the Gender Impact Studies.
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Harassment Against Women: A Pervasive and Multidimensional Issue

Harassment against women is a deeply entrenched and pervasive societal issue that permeates various spheres of life, including homes, workplaces, academic institutions, public spaces, and the virtual realm. It manifests in myriad forms, ranging from physical and sexual abuse to emotional, psychological, and financial exploitation. As the second speaker of Day 5 on "Ending Gender-Based Violence Cohort 2" online national spring school program organized by IMPRI and the Gender Impact Studies Center, Advocate Celin Thomas shed light on the various facets of this complex problem and the legal frameworks in place to address them.