Women empowerment has become a top priority for the Indian government today, but the first Indian woman who pioneered the movement to provide education to girls has very little mention in the history books. The Congress on Saturday paid tribute to Savitribai Phule, who along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, founded the first school for women in Pune and became India's first women teacher.
Actors and filmmakers from the Hindi film industry have whole-heartedly welcomed the Supreme Court ruling Monday allowing women make-up artists and hairdressers to finally become members of professional associations.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi claimed that second RSS chief MS Golvalkar was against giving voting rights to women, and Narendra Modi, whose ideology is similar to the Sangh, would not take up the issue of women empowerment if voted to power.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that on one hand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi talks of women empowerment, and on the other, he taps their phones and stalks them with the help of the Gujarat Police.