The High Court has decided to stay the ban for four weeks amid anger and chaos from state governments and non-BJP parties.
The struggle to punish the killers of Pansare, Kalburgi and Dabholkar is linked to the struggle to preserve democracy in India, says Pansare’s daughter.
They appeared before the court for framing of charges in light of a Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them.
The UN Human Rights Commission has set up a resolution under which Jaising and two others will be examining the mass killing and rape of refugees.
While the labour ministry thinks the government has a successful job creation record, a recent report has shed light on growing joblessness and the shift towards informal and low-paid employment avenues.
The mindless ‘protest’ by Youth Congress members has been widely condemned but a photo being circulated by a BJP leader of slaughtered cows is old and of uncertain origin.
The state education department has stopped publishing textbooks and providing exam papers in Urdu, and no new posts for Urdu teachers are being advertised.
A crude bomb was lobbed inside a medical store on Monday evening by unknown persons, leaving those inside the shop injured and one dead.
The Information Commission said that disclosing the contents of the framework accord would affect India’s sovereignty and the security and strategic interests of the state.
BJP leaders Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and Hindutva preacher Sadhvi Ritambara have also been summoned to the special CBI court.
The recruitment of child combatants – as volunteers or conscripts – whether by a militant group (like the Hizb) or the security forces is a violation of international humanitarian law.
The former finance minister on Monday strongly rejected the allegations made by the CBI in its case against Karti Chidambaram.
Tharoor has claimed damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore from the journalist and his channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him.
“Nobody has that courage to make allegation against chief minister without any reason. If they want protection, then they should be given,” the court said.
‘Soap and shampoo only feed your ignorance/ not my stomach.’
The state BJP leader Bernard Marak said that the party would instead regulate the price of beef and other meats to make it more affordable for the poor.
A person forced to be a human shield is transformed into a counter weapon, a target and a possible expendable body by the wagers of war.
Rajdeo Ranjan, a journalist who worked at the Hindi daily Hindustan in Bihar was shot dead in 2016 by a group of five criminals while on his way home.
Khwrmdao Basumatary, a villager in Assam, was nearly dragged away by security forces, along with alleged fake encounter victims Lukas Narzary and David Islary.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar turned his back on his lieutenants in order to escape charges in Gandhi’s murder. But a commission established his guilt posthumously.
“The hut leaks when it rains, and we have to seek shelter in the corners of the hut all night. We don’t have any money to buy a tarpaulin,” said Keshri Devi, adding, “the two bars of soap are not going to last forever.”
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
Cultural transformations and a growing fear of socio-economic alienation are breeding a deep sense of social angst among adivasis against those perceived as ‘outsiders’.
Not only did Savarkar pledge his allegiance to the British in return for being released from prison, his propagation of Hindutva hurt the freedom movement by dividing society along sectarian lines.
The NHRC is responding to a petition filed family members of the undertrials and civil society groups, alleging custodial torture and harassment.
In addition to destroying livelihoods linked to dairy farming, leather production and beef export, the government’s move will lead to an explosion in the number of ‘stray’ cattle.
Massive central funding for health and development goes missing on the ground, leaving residents of remote districts to fend for themselves.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
When the onslaught of majoritarianism or the assertion of narrow identities is taking us to a dark, segmented world, are we ready to hear the call of his lost voice?
Gulzar Ahmed Wani was a 28-year-old PhD student when he was picked up by the police. After being tried in 15 different cases, he is finally going to walk out of jail.
While experts have raised doubts over the legality of such a demand, film-makers Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla are determined to fight against the CBFC’s request to get permission from Modi and other senior politicians.
Political leaders in Kerala and industry associations for buffalo meat exporters have slammed the move, saying that the move will destroy a sector that employs thousands of people.
AAP stays away but sends another letter, Congress abstains while the BJP, CPI and RJD prefer to be observers.
The court will frame charges after the BJP leaders appear.
A report prepared by a group of civil society organisations has painted a bleak picture of governance and social justice in the country.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
The media has been seduced to redefine its role: run the Opposition out of town. No other government since Independence has had the media so eagerly eating out of its hand, not even during the infamous Emergency.
To seal a durable path to political longevity, Modi has to use his authority to roll back political divisiveness and focus on jobs and growth. He has to live up to the ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ slogan by speaking up when the fringe erupts.
Paresh Rawal’s tweet against Arundhati Roy amounts to incitement of violence, which violates the oath he took as a legislator.