February 10; Nanded, Maharashtra
Ashatai Lukman, after three years of married life, was beaten and thrown out of the house by her husband Ganesh. As she returned to her father’s house, her husband married another woman. Ashatai, a single woman, raised her son and managed to pay for her education. Now, as he is in his early twenties, Ashatai is trying to get him a share of his father’s property, as is his right. But all Ganesh has given so far are assurances. “He acknowledges my right but only for the sake of it,” Ashatai told Shanta Yevtikar, Community Correspondent from Maharashtra.
One of the reasons behind the instances of domestic violence is that the law isn’t strict enough to protect women in their houses. Cases like these are a reminder of the fact that women’s issues are still trying to find their way on the centre stage of public discourse.
In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers.