The court order arbitrarily deprives students as a class the fundamental right to hold peaceful forms of protest.
Kavita Krishnan is secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA).
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
Courts are the only institutions left where India’s women ought to be able to expect their freedom to be respected, but now court orders too seem to be legitimising the widespread violence against women.
Nitish has always been careful to ensure that his amenable secular conscience does not come at the cost of his government.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
The student was found dead the morning after her mother had been refused permission to take her home
Mohammed Shahabuddin is a classic example of the unsavoury marriage between politics and crime
While Sex Offenders Registries in the US or UK are aimed primarily at protecting children from sexual predators, in India the move seems motivated in large part by the wish to erode child protection and juvenile justice laws.
The paternalism inherent in Indian society prevails even over seemingly “progressive” campaigns to promote the girl child
Just as violation of the environment and the rights of tribal people is not an ‘internal family matter’ that should be kept away from international forums, the violation of women’s rights cannot be an ‘internal family matter’ for the organisation.