Chhattisgarh is not alone in enhancing the penalty for a law which by the chief minister’s own admission is not even being violated.
While Arvind Kejriwal sought a meeting with the chief election commissioner over the issue, the Congress has demanded that the by-elections in the state be conducted using ballot papers.
The student leader played a key role in establishing the way JNU students actively organise movements across the country addressing issues of Dalits, women, labourers and students.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
In the land of Periyar, speaking out against religion and God led to the killing of 31-year-old Farook Hameed.
Some IIM-C staff members say the BJP misled them into attending the event in the guise of resolving a decades-old administrative issue.
The Association of African Students in India responds to the racist attacks that have taken place in Greater Noida over the past week.
“Mutual co-existence, mutual understanding is our strength,” said Mukherjee at the Namami Brahmaputra festival.
The local BJP and Hindu Yuva Vahini are backing rioters accused of racist attacks on African students in Greater Noida.
Mangalam TV’s controversial story has invited sharp criticism from all quarters, with the state government initiating a judicial probe into the matter.
Tawang is of immense strategic importance to India as it is located on the Sino-India border and China has been laying claim to it.
The leader of one of Rayalaseema’s notorious factions may be dead but the politics of the region continues to revolve around caste and violence.
The EC’s tough talk against those violating the ‘spirit’ of the election law is in contrast to its lenient attitude towards the largest selling newspaper which actually violated the letter of the law during the recent UP elections.
Although the ban has been lifted, food stalls selling non-vegetarian tribal food have been moved to the periphery of the venue from the main area that was earlier allotted to them.
In the twenty-sixth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the anti-romeo squads set up by the UP government and explains the GST Bill.
As long as healthcare is treated as a commodity, medical practitioners will keep catering to society’s paternalistic demands for sex selective abortions.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Disability rights groups are urging the Centre to build smart cities that abide by international planning norms and are completely barrier free.
A minor altercation between a Muslim and Hindu boy at school in Patan leads to a mob killing two and destroying dozens of homes
Villagers in Kashmir, who used to remain aloof from the conflict, are now prepared to die in order to save militants under siege.
In the twenty-fifth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the Modi government’s reluctance to implement the Lokpal Bill and the Mental Health Care Bill.
From delays in license renewals to having just one slaughterhouse on the edge of the city, Jaipur’s meat sellers are not new to the troubles that come with selling meat.
Over 175 prominent citizens have signed a statement asking Vice President Hamid Ansari to intervene on the “illegitimate” use of money Bills by the government.
Contrary to the finance minister’s assurance in the Budget speech, amendments to the Finance Bill ensuring anonymity to the donor as well as the receiver will only add opacity to political donations.
The Medical Council of India’s directives are intended to prevent children from undergoing unnecessary procedures at the hands of incompetent doctors.
Policemen who didn’t file FIRs, journalists who didn’t write questioning reports and former CMs who didn’t push investigations should all get a share of the credit for making Adityanath UP’s chief minister.
“People look up to courts for justice. They think the court is their sole protector. If Adityanath addresses the judiciary in the programme, it will be an insult.”
The statement called Dalai Lama’s decision to visit Tawang concerning and added that the tense situation could escalate and a “war might become inevitable”.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Rajeev Gowda, member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha, discuss the Finance Bill.
In addition to being a violation of human rights, the continued use of pellet guns has meant an incredible amount of pressure on the state’s public healthcare system and medical professionals.
We now see Indians turning upon Indians in methodically targeted ways, in some cases with guns or whatever crude weapons they can lay hands on, in some cases with black paint, in some cases with the simple device of numbers known as a mob.
At least nine Africans have been seriously injured in multiple attacks over the last two days.
With his elevation to the Congress top post imminent, many feel Rahul Gandhi will fail as successive debacles have shown he is not fit for the job.
Aadhaar is premised on the infallibility and security of an individual’s biometric data – her fingerprints and iris scans. But this is just a myth.
The arrival of Adityanath as chief minister is the clearest sign that the BJP as well as its parent, the RSS are thinking of an agenda that goes far beyond just winning elections.
A film festival seeks to generate debates about human rights abuses around the world and their impact on human lives.
At IIT Gandhinagar, Dalit artist-activist Shambhaji Bhagat and his troupe sang songs of protest, turning performance into resistance.
Mediations are only fair if both parties are equally powerful – which isn’t true for the Babri Masjid case, particularly in Adityanath’s UP.
“This seminar is not organised to raise an alternative narrative but to raise the true nationalist narrative in our educational system,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said during the proceedings.
While there are some striking similarities, the Netherlands’ participatory representative democracy highlights what’s missing in India, especially when the space for debate and discussion is increasingly under siege.