India’s seemingly generous maternity law benefits merely 1% of its women

Kashmiri Muslim women carry their babies while walking through a deserted road as authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar February 9, 2014. Authorities imposed restrictions across Srinagar as separatists called for a three-day shutdown to demand the remains of Mohammad Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri man who was executed on February 9, 2013, for an attack on India's parliament in 2001, local media reported on Sunday. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) - GM1EA291D1601

Kashmiri Muslim women carry their babies while walking through a deserted road in India. Image: REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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