“All the 123 MLAs and all ministers are of the same view. The rule of Amma should continue and two-leaves symbol (of AIADMK) should be retrieved,” finance minister D. Jayakumar said.
Polarisation over Kashmir and Jadhav, and the rise of rhetoric in India and Pakistan, only serves to feed into the narrative of aggressive nationalism that’s taken centre stage in India’s political discourse.
The CBI has charged the Trinomool Congress leaders with criminal conspiracy and corruption for allegedly taking money in return for future favours.
It seems like Indian courts have forgotten that democracy is meant not only for those in power, but also for dissidents.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
The Narendra Modi government claims “the Indian army has a record of maintaining the highest level of humanity,” but cases from Manipur and Kashmir indicate otherwise.
Bedi deleted her tweet after being criticised for seeking votes for the BJP.
The students were protesting against the violent actions of security forces outside a college in Pulwama on Saturday which left over 50 students injured.
The RSS and BJP will hope that Jamir’s election as vice president will help showcase the Modi government as being secular.
The clerics under hate speech investigation attempted to disrupt the funeral of Mashal Khan, the student who was beaten to death on his university campus.
The party has also promised to work towards a Delhi “as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
The RTI Act has faced resistance from the courts in recent years, especially when information is sought about their functioning as public authorities, a new report says.
Dinakaran was apparently trying to get the EC official to allow his faction to use the ‘two leaves’ symbol in the R.K. Nagar assembly seat by-election.
Throughout India’s freedom struggle, the RSS was subservient to the British, with its leadership prohibiting participation in mass movements.
Telegu Desam Party leaders predict that within a year, Naidu’s son will be made party president and will be pitched as a youthful face for the 2019 general elections.
The son of Pehlu Khan, who died after he and four others were assaulted for transporting cows, describes how their ordeal did not end with the attack.
The lowest voting percentage in almost three decades is an indication of how the space for mainstream politics in the Valley has dramatically shrunk.
The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
When Turtuk was recaptured from Pakistan in the 1971 war, hundreds of families were torn apart, their lives forever mired in border disputes.
Farooq Ahmad Dar says he was beaten with gun butts and wooden sticks, and paraded through many villages while tied to the jeep.
Faced with BJP’s aggression and a dwindling support base, and bereft of its plank of moral politics and good governance, AAP’s political fortunes look bleak.
Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh said that he had been working with certain “visions” that may not materialise due to “interference”.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
This is the second train derailment in recent times in UP.
The violence perpetrated by Hindu organisations in the name of cow protection impelled Gandhi to shun the term in his later years. He consciously chose terms like ‘gau seva’ (caring for the cow) or ‘pashu-sudhaar’ (improvement of livestock).
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
Having witnessed B.R. Ambedkar in person, Ramesh Tukaram Shinde’s collection of books and acute memory of a long-gone era are a gift for both scholars and the public.
The Election Commission is obligated to assure the polity that it does not feel itself intimidated by the authority of the day.
Today’s leaders present themselves as Ambedkar bhakts but will not dare follow his path for if they did, this would lead not just to a change in society but to a change of society.
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
The government plans to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti with much fanfare. But what is missing is an effort to bring people closer to his ideas and his works.
Reached for a response, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the Srinagar-based spokesman of the Ministry of Defence told The Wire, “The contents of the video are being verified and investigated.”
An excerpt from Rahul Sankrityayan’s Tumhari Kshay, on why he thinks people must put humanity above religion.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
If cow protection entails the joining of forces between the moral and the state police, the law will simply allow lawlessness in its name.
Despite the POSCO Pratirodha Sangram Samiti’s successful agitation, the Odisha government has fenced off the land, with many villagers still displaced.
Everything that Ambedkar was firmly opposed to is being used to hypocritically subvert his message.
Although many doubt the sincerity of the BJP’s new-found respect for Ambedkar, as long as there is space for women like Chhaya Wankhede on stage, his revolutionary thoughts will continue to spread.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”