In light of the recent developments, The Wire brings you a timeline of events of the 1992 incident and its immediate aftermath.
The lack of any law to protect groundwater levels is actively hampering any efforts to enable and encourage the natural replenishment of the NCT’s water table.
At stake: can freedom of speech and expression be restricted on grounds other than those explicitly identified in Article 19(2) of the constitution?
In the thirty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the reopening of criminal conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others, and also explains why Vijay Mallya’s arrest and subsequent release is no cause for celebration.
Dangwimsai Pul says she has not received any response to her request seeking an appointment with the prime minister to discuss a probe into the contents of her husband’s suicide note.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
“Our right to free speech and expression is not a gift or a privilege that the government bestows on us; it is our right.”
Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges.
In conversation with Anirudh Krishna, whose research has focused on poor communities and individuals in developing countries.
Technical experts have said the voter verifiable paper audit trail machines, or VVPAT, are absolutely secure, but doubts will likely persist.
What began under Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan in 1977 is being repeated in India.
It is, however, not known when Dinakaran has been asked to appear before them.
Air India has said that the morale of employees is taking a hit as no action has been initiated.
Despite the many challenges before it, what AAP has achieved in Delhi during its two years in power is commendable. When compared to the purely negative campaigns of other parties, the decision is clear.
For those who’ve suffered without justice being meted out, azaadi could well mean having access to justice, even if restorative.
Babri Masjid Demolition A ‘National Crime,’ Said SC in Judgment Reviving Conspiracy Charges Against Advani
“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
As the next hearing in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan vs Union of India approaches, activists are trying to raise awareness on the deep-rooted problems in MGNREGA implementation.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
While the big talk is valuable, it shouldn’t distract from the Modi government’s actual performance so far.
The attack that killed Pehlu Khan and injured other Muslim cattle traders has left a community angry, helpless and wanting to give up the trade.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
While there will be three major changes under the Modi government’s new OBC commission, it won’t transform how we approach caste-based inequalities.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
In the thirty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the current situation in Kashmir and Pew Research Center’s report on religious hostilities.
Tamil Nadu Cabinet Revolts, Dumps Dhinakaran and Sasikala; Talks on for Merger of EPS-OPS Factions of AIADMK
The AIADMK (Amma) group is open to a merger with the O. Panneerselvam faction but the details have not yet been worked out.
The extradition process of the liquor baron from the UK, who owes Indian banks over Rs 9,000 crore, will begin now that he has been produced in a UK court and granted bail.
The latest campaign against the Rohingya has been triggered by false rumours that government documents – Aadhaar cards, state subject certificates, ration cards and voter I-cards – had been recovered from them.
MCD elections need candidates and issues with a hyperlocal touch.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken expressed astonishment at the development, especially since Lovely was campaigning for the party even last night.
Several civil society groups came together to demand justice for Pehlu Khan and called for the arrest of those responsible for killing him and injuring four others.
Dolezal’s problem is this: to choose one’s racial identity irrespective of inheritance is tantamount to an admission that race does not exist.
Beneficiaries of government pension schemes are burdened with issues like irregular pension payments, high collection costs and discontinuation of pensions due to Aadhaar-related issues.
Jammu and Kashmir police has issued an advisory asking its field personnel to avoid returning to their homes for the next “few months”.
The conflict in Panjab University shows the defining battle is between the young and the old – perhaps why it has failed to see the same solidarity generated by other student protests.
What happens to the idea of democracy when a man loses his autonomy, is forced to experience an animal helplessness?
The move comes days after Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh resigned from the state government citing ‘interference’ to his authority.
The newly introduced 12% reservation for Muslims in Telangana could help the BJP make political inroads into the state.