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Top stories concerning women this week include praise for the TV show ‘Anupamaa’ for addressing mental health issues, arrests in the case of the ‘Bulli Bai’ app, the first women judge in Pakistan, and others. Sports, politics, and accomplishments consist of this week’s top news. Let’s catch up with the top news without much delay.
1. India police make arrests in online ‘auction’ of Muslim women
Mumbai Police arrest one more student in 'Bulli Bai' app case: Official
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 5, 2022
In another example of anti-Muslim prejudice, Indian police said they have detained three individuals in an inquiry into an internet app that uploaded photos of over a hundred Muslim women for an “auction.” Several Indian Muslim women have recently complained about social media that their photos were copied without their permission to construct an open-source app on the Microsoft-owned open software development site GitHub. The app was dubbed “Bulli Bai,” which is a pejorative nickname for Muslim women. After Vishal Kumar, a 21-year-old engineering student, and Shweta Singh, a 19-year-old lady suspected of being the primary offender, Rawal is the third person to be detained in the case. Six months prior, a similar app named “Sulli Deals” had put over 80 Indian Muslim women “on sale.”
2. Navjot Singh Sidhu promises Rs 2,000 for women homemakers, 8 LPG cylinders
Advancing the battle to entice voters with promises of goodies ahead of the next state assembly elections, Punjab Congress chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday that if his party is elected to power, women homemakers will receive Rs 2,000 per month. Sidhu also offered homemakers eight free cooking gas cylinders every year. The state Congress president also pledged two-wheelers to females who enroll in institutions for further education, as well as Rs 20,000 to those who complete 12th grade, Rs 15,000 to those who complete 10th school, and Rs 5,000 to those who complete fifth grade.
3. Ashleigh Barty beats Elena Rybakina to win 2022 Adelaide International title
World number one Ashleigh Barty continued her impressive form before the Australian Open with a straight-set win against Elena Rybakina in the 2022 Adelaide International Women’s Singles champion. The two-time Grand Slam winner won the Adelaide International defeating Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-2 in the final. Ashleigh Barty has now won 14 WTA singles titles. Barty will also play in Sydney as players continue preparations for the Australian Open, which starts on 17 January.
4. ‘Marital Rape biggest form of Sexual Violence against women in the matrimonial home, goes unreported”: Sr Adv Colin Gonsalves argues in Delhi
One of the petitioners told the Delhi High Court today that marital rape is the most common type of sexual abuse against women that is never recorded, investigated, or studied, as part of a group of petitions seeking prosecution of marital rape in India. Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing petitioner Khushboo Saifi, presented his case before Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice C Hari Shankar. In his remarks, Gonsalves pointed to the case’s factual background, telling the Court that the petitioner, a 27-year-old lady, was violently raped by her husband, and as a result, she suffered horrible injuries.
5. Twitter praises TV show ‘Anupamaa’ for its portrayal of domestic violence
— Rupali Ganguly (@TheRupali) January 8, 2022
Anupamaa, a daily soap, has grown in popularity among viewers as a result of its presentation of difficult subjects like mental health and domestic abuse. The program recently aired an episode in which a character named Malvika had a mental breakdown after witnessing a domestic abuse event. Anupamaa, the protagonist, may be seen holding her hand and comforting her without making any comments or offering a solution to the matter. The Twitterati reacted positively to such a genuine and reasonable portrayal of mental health and trauma. The crowd applauded Anupamaa’s nonjudgmental and supportive approach while consoling the survivor. The program recently aired an episode in which a character named Malvika had a mental breakdown after witnessing a domestic abuse event.
6. Ayesha Malik is the First woman appointed as a judge in Pakistan Supreme Court
We welcome the nomination of Justice Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Justice Malik, who completed her LL.M. from Harvard Law School, will become the first woman in the Pakistan Supreme Court's 74-year history.
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) January 7, 2022
Ayesha Malik is a Pakistani High Court judge in Lahore. She was elevated to the Pakistani Supreme Court on Thursday, January 6. Her promotion was authorized by the JCP (Judicial Commission of Pakistan), making her the first woman judge in Pakistan’s Supreme Court. Despite complaints from the Pakistan Bar Council, her promotion was allowed (PBA). On Thursday, Malik’s promotion was decided at a meeting chaired by Gulzar Ahmed, Pakistan’s Chief Justice. Malik received five votes out of nine, thus she was appointed as a Supreme Court judge.
7. The British Journalist Deborah Turness is appointed as the new CEO of BBC News
ITN boss Deborah Turness to be new head of BBC News https://t.co/yfwkRvjLQE
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 6, 2022
Turness has been selected as the BBC’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for news and current affairs. The British journalist will succeed Fran Unsworth, the current CEO. In January, she will stand down from her position. Between 2013 until 2017, she was the president of NBC News. During her tenure as president, she made history as the first woman to manage the news section of any US network. The 54-year-old will lead a team of over 6,000 people as CEO of BBC News, which will transmit in more than 40 languages to almost half a billion people across the world. She will be paid £400,000 ($540,000) per year as the BBC’s CEO.
8. Nadia Fettah Alaoui is Morocco’s new Minister of Economy and Finance
🌟Say hi to another #WomenInCharge!
Born in Rabat, Nadia Fettah Alaoui is a Moroccan businesswoman, a politician, and a leading figure in the finance sector. Congratulations on becoming the first woman at the helm of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Morocco! 👏👏🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/GwSG3tDHK2
— Women's Forum (@Womens_Forum) January 5, 2022
Morocco’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, was recently appointed to the office. She is the department’s first Moroccan women employee. Fettah Alaoui was previously the Executive Officer and Representative Director of Saham Assurance SA. She is a founding member and treasurer of Morocco’s Club of Women Board Members, as well as a member of the International network of women corporate directors. In the year 2019, she entered politics. In 1997, she joined Axa Insurance Morocco and was instrumental in bringing the Life & Health Division up to ISO standards. She created and directed Maroc Invest Finance Group, Casablanca, a Moroccan corporation specializing in investment funds and corporate finance, which is a part of the Turninvest Group, in the year 2000.