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Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 5 Sep

Here’s a roundup of this week’s top stories concerning women across the world.

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Women all around the world continue their fight and struggle for their rights, freedom, and dreams. It is being reported that women under the rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan are facing problems with protests and their rights. Women continue to raise their voices and not accept unjust circumstances. On the other hand, we saw a great week with the legendary wins in the Tokyo Paralympic 2020 from all the athletes including women who scripted history yet again. 

This week’s top stories include major fields of work in the world. Assam girl creating records with recycling products, Avani Lekhara making history, more women judges in the high court, and many constitute this week’s top stories. Let’s catch up on them in this week’s top stories concerning women.

1. Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win two medals at a single Paralympics

Avani Lekhara
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Shooter Avani Lekhara won a bronze medal in the women’s 50m Rifle SH1 event, bagging her 2nd medal after winning the gold in the 10m Air Rifle SH1 event earlier in Tokyo Paralympics 2020. She scripted history as being the first Indian woman to win 2 medals at this year’s Paralympics, the first Indian shooter to win a Paralympics medal, and also the first Indian woman to win the gold medal in Nation’s history in Paralympics. Avani’s going to be the Indian Team’s flagbearer at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The nation is immensely proud of 19-year-old Avani and wishes her best for the bright future she’s going to have.

2. Canadian City Burnaby to observe September 5 as Gauri Lankesh Day

Burnaby, Canada, has designated September 5 to be ‘Gauri Lankesh Day.’ On the anniversary of her death, it will be a memorial to the journalist and activist. Gauri Lankesh was an Indian journalist who published the Gauri Lankesh Patrike magazine. On the evening of September 5, 2017, two assailants allegedly shot her outside her home for her anti-Hindutva stance. The mayor’s proclamation described Lankesh as a brave Indian journalist who stood up for truth and justice, according to the article. She not only fought superstition and social evils, but she also dedicated her life to helping the poor and oppressed.

3. RLD not to give a ticket to those accused of a crime against women

In the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has decided not to field anyone who has been charged with serious crimes against women, including under the POCSO Act. RLD has also decided to contest elections only after announcing its manifesto, which it plans to release on Gandhi Jayanti, while continuing its ‘Bhaichara’ campaign, aimed at uniting different sections of society, and ‘Nyaya Yatra,’ aimed at raising Dalit issues, in western UP districts.

4. Assam girl creates record by making largest Durga Idol with recycling products

Pollabi Deb Roy of Assam’s Karim Ganj district is one such woman who has created a six-foot Durga idol out of recycled materials. She has also earned a place in the International Book of Records for creating the world’s biggest Durga idol out of recycled materials. Pollabi works as a teacher at a private school and is an artist. Khargeswar Pegu, the deputy commissioner of Karim Ganj, praised her and presented her with a certificate and medal for her achievement. This can encourage other people to involve recycle and reuse in their lives and spread awareness about the things that harm the environment.

5. 10 Women Among 68 Judges Recommended For Appointment In 12 High Courts

Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana has recommended 68 names for appointment as judges in 12 high courts in one go. Surprisingly, 10 of the 68 candidates recommended are female. Marli Vankung, the first woman judicial officer from Mizoram, is among the ten women whose names have been forwarded to the Centre for a judgeship in the Guwahati High Court. On August 31, 2021, Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna, and Bela M Trivedi took the oath as newly appointed female Supreme Court judges. This is the most women judges India has ever had on the Supreme Court at one time.

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Written by Marya

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