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The re-arrest of Irom Sharmila, after the release order from the Imphal Sessions Court on Tuesday was condemned by the NWF national secretariat members who gathered a meeting in their head quarters on Saturday. She has been fasting since 2000 demanding the withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act(AFSPA) imposed in Manipur.
The court had rejected the charges registered under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (suicide attempt), and ordered her release. The committee also opined that the act of forcibly taking her into custody again by police after her release by the court is unjustifiable and not suitable for the country.
National General Secretary National Women's Front
Bangalore: The National President of NWF Shahida Aslam today launched the new website for NWF. The new website include social media integration with Facebook and Flickr. Along with publishing news and documents related to NWF activities, the website will also have articles and study reports related to women issues in India. The leadership of NWF hopes to make the website a consolidated database for materials on women issues.
Bangalore: The National Committee meeting of National Women’s Front was held in Bangalore on August 17, 2014. The meeting was convened to review the organization’s activities of the last 6 months.
It was observed that NWF has achieved considerable growth during the current term. The organization was very successful in new states like West Bengal, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. The counseling project launched a year ago has received very good response from the society. Considering the positive response the NC decided to start counseling project in Goa and Andhra Pradesh. New campaigns and programs for the coming 6 months were discussed and will be launched in various states. The current national issues and problems related to Indian women were also discussed.
The National Committee passed the following resolutions:
Chennai Aug 10: Empower India Foundation & National Women's Front jointly conducted a Seminar on "India 100 years : Women's Empowerment | Road Map 2047 today on 10.08.14 at University of Madras, Chennai.
Professor Shanthi submited a research paper on the subject " Educating Muslim Women". Similarly Many other Intellectuals in the cause of women empowerment and think tanks from various fields including Fathima musaffer, Professor Marx, Mohamed Iqbal Qasimi, Professor Koya, Sidhi Aliya and Raziya Parvin had also participated and contributed their research papers on the subject.