Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
The students said the police lathi-charged without provocation and that they even tried to enter the women’s hostel.
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Rajasthan cadre, completed his two-year fixed term as the home secretary last month.
As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.
The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.
Rohingya families who were living in Jammu have moved to Khimber in Kashmir, fearing violence against them.
Border forces have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any attempts by the Rohingya to cross the India-Bangladesh border.
The apex court has also asked states to submit compliance reports based on its previous order on appointing district nodal officers to curb cow-related mob violence.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
A team from the Citizens Against Hate collective has documented 11 other alleged police encounters in the region.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
TDP MP T.G. Venkatesh addressed a press conference against the author and sought that he be “hanged publicly”.
Public-spiritedness does not always require self-sacrifice or deep ethical thinking, though ethics, of course, can help.
“I think my discussion of yoga is threatening to the RSS-linked administration,” Patricia Sauthoff has said in an interview.
Information commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu held that the National Commission for Women had failed in the discharge of its responsibility towards its women employees.
Diane Coffey and Dean Spears’ Where India Goes is a path breaking addition to the literature on child malnutrition and development policy in India.
“It is a reckless, inhuman act to silence the voice of free press in the country and an assault on the freedom of press.”
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
No charges have been pressed against BJP leader Sangeeta Varshney or members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, who allegedly roughed up the couple.
“I am writing to request you to take advantage of your majority in the Lok Sabha to now get the women’s reservation bill passed in the Lower House as well,” Gandhi said in the letter.
The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
Banerjee’s government restricted idol immersions to 10 pm on September 30, the day of Vijaya Dashami, and banned it completely the next day – which is Muharram.
Young Indians need jobs and the Modi government’s record of creating them is worse than ours, said the Congress vice president.
Has communal hatred seeped into the Bengali-speaking middle class psyche?
The plea filed by Rohingya refugees offers an opportunity for the Supreme Court to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive policies and binding obligations under international law.
Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley has given the Congress a reason to cheer, but there’s much to be done if it wants to capitalise on the growing dissatisfaction with the BJP.
Just 528 people survive from among the 3,000 certified victims of Minamata disease, environment ministry data shows.
The reason is simple. The national intellectual landscape is verdant. The Dravidian landscape, on the other hand, is an arid desert, and Periyar was the only cactus plant to have bloomed in it.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses whether student politics have national implications.
The Centre said convicted MPs or MLAs need not be automatically disqualified from parliament or state legislatures since they can appeal convictions.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
Despite a high court order, the local police station refused to file an FIR. The case has now been transferred to a different station.
The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
Hindu, Shia and Sunni religious leaders were present at the event held in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Vinod Dua discusses Make in India and technology transfer agreements, and job losses due to the economic slowdown.