A Brazilian teenager accused of theft had “thief” and “scum” tattooed to his forehead despite his protestations of innocence, while social media cheered on the vigilantism.
The court found five of the seven accused guilty of conspiracy, convicted Riaz Siddiqui under TADA for other charges but not conspiracy, and acquitted Abdul Qayyum of all charges.
The custodial death of a tribal man and the incarceration of a Dalit and two Muslims, all arrested for cattle slaughter, is seen by locals as part of an extortion racket.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.
MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy has been banned by all domestic airlines due to his unruly behaviour at Visakhapatnam airport after he was denied boarding.
The Dalit activists have said that the 15 accused are those who had a brief meeting with the Haryana chief minister to demand a fair probe into inter-caste clashes.
The lawsuit has been filed against Uber, Kalanick, Uber’s former Vice President for Business in Asia Eric Alexander and the company’s then-Senior Vice President for Business Emil Michael.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
“This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority.”
In the sixty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a growing culture of intolerance against political opposition and the status of the “Accessible India Campaign”.
The government has shut down multiple social media outlets in what some citizens are calling a real life version of George Orwell’s 1984. The newly enacted Cybersecurity Law, with its ‘ideological control’ guidelines, is worrying locals and foreign companies alike.
The report submitted to the General Assembly, states that over 90% of the world’s population used improved drinking water sources in 2015, without indicating the current measures of progress for the SDGs.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) claimed that they were being targeted to stop their fight for a separate state, and that weapons are part of their tradition.
Dissatisfied with both the government and separatists, countless young people in Kashmir view local militants as the only ones willing to fight for them.
Shah’s remark not only reduces Gandhi’s status by identifying him only by his caste, but is also a stunning reminder of how pervasive caste prejudices are.
Speaking at the All India Hindu Convention, Sadhvi Saraswati also asked Hindus to rear cows in order to protect them.
The Centre has been asked to respond to two separate petitions challenging the notification banning cattle trade for slaughter.
A three-member committee, formed by former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to examine files pertaining to decisions taken by the AAP government, had pointed out “irregularities” in allotting the office.
For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
There is no silver bullet to beat back the scourge of underage marriages, but the scope of current interventions among adolescents needs to be extended.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
Confusion over what ‘free speech’ means stems from equating the two different senses in which it is used: free as in unconstrained, and free in the sense of not having a price or cost.
The newly formed committee by Amit Shah will carry out consultations with the NDA and the opposition on the matter and try to come to a consensus.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
The activists have accused the village sarpanch, who had filled the case against them, of framing them after they sought to expose his corruption.
While the minister said “everything will be done in the true spirit of democracy,” he added that it was necessary for the other parties to “respect the mandate of the people which is with us”.
Rationalists have been trying to fight the ‘bhuvas’ who wield enormous influence in rural Gujarat.
Vinod Dua discusses the impact of demonetisation in light of SBI’s recent admission that it has led to a slowdown in Indian economy, and Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi.
In times of fear and insecurity, much of it manufactured, it is only a politics of morality, like that of Gandhi, that can come up with an appropriate response.
While Meghalaya’s ancient culture empowers indigenous women with land ownership, legal protections to own and manage property are missing.
General secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury discusses various aspects of current national politics with Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire.
Activists allege that the government’s actions in the area, including not letting anyone in, are undemocratic and an attempt to hide what happened.
The Madhya Pradesh chief minister had earlier sat on an indefinite fast for “restoration of peace” amid a farmers’ agitation in the state.
To justify a cattle slaughter ban in India, many point to Nepal’s cow protection laws. But history shows the ‘Hindu nation’ followed an intentionally ambiguous approach to cattle slaughter as an exercise in social realpolitik.
Two separate initiatives in Bihar are bringing girls together in rural areas to fight against child marriage.
Patel was on his way to meet the families of the farmers killed in police firing on June 6, as well as other farmer leaders.
‘Beef Ban Bashing Banquet’ in Mizoram; Meghalaya Passes Resolution Opposing Centre’s Cattle Sale Ban
The Centre’s ban affects the livelihoods of 5.7 lakh people in Meghalaya who are all engaged in cattle-rearing.
Shankar Sah and his son were forced to carry his wife’s body on a motorcycle to transport it to their village, after the hospital refused to provide a mortuary van.
The cows were being taken for a national cattle breeding programme, the ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’, which aims to preserve indigenous cattle breeds.
As of 2011, there were 2.68 crore disabled people in India, but facilities for them in railway coaches remains neglected.