“Now there is a BJP government in the state, so there is no problem and no hurdles in the way of the construction of the Ram mandir.”
Vinod Dua talks about journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder in Bengaluru and the plight of the Rohingya refugees.
Journalist Ravish Kumar talks about the murder of Gauri Lankesh and the reactions it has got from the Hindu Right – including people Modi follows on Twitter.
In the past, violent groups were aberrations and perpetrators of riots were brought to justice. That is no longer the case – the present regime draws support from these very groups.
The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Journalists, activists, writers, thinkers and women organisations were seen among the crowds that gathered in the city and across the state condemning the killing of the journalist.
An audit of tweets, handles and hashtags the government wants Twitter to block makes it clear that official censorship is being deployed not just against terrorism but legitimate political speech as well.
How can India, a country which has hosted refugees ever since its foundation as a nation, deport thousands of people based on their ethnicity and faith?
An overview of all defence scams and scandals can be traced to opacity and secrecy. Within the confines of confidentiality and secrecy, there is a need to inject transparency through disclosure and deterrence.
There is a backstory to the heinous murder of a fearless journalist but the future script is in all our hands.
Suu Kyi has been accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution.
Given recent trends in India, there is a risk that a UCC would, in fact, serve as a tool for the BJP to entrench an ethnic state, thereby instituting the ‘tyranny of the majority.’
Through Swarga, Ambikasutan Mangad sheds light on human suffering, compassion, entrenched politics and structural power that environmental movements and activists fight against.
A firebrand in the tradition of her father, she was vocal on secularism, the rights of Dalits, the downtrodden and women.
Legislators have no business to sit in judgement on journalists and it is high time they are stripped of their special privileges.
Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was recently found guilty of defaming two BJP members and believes that her publication was targeted because of her politics.
She was the editor of the weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike – a magazine that has been described as an “anti-establishment” publication – and recently faced attack for her views on communalism.
As part of the peace-building movement, groups will travel to sites of mass violence and lynchings to urge people to stand by the minorities and the most vulnerable.
The status of cases against the likes of Vijay Mallya, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and former IPL chief Lalit Modi is the same as theirs – lost in transit.
One of the most important features of our administrative structure is the position of the district as a self-contained unit of governance. The BJP in Haryana has ignored that.
They should – if they have any iota of self-respect – resign from the trust and make way for new members who have more guts than them to resist the aggression of corporate billionaires on EPW.
Kodnani says she was with Shah when the riots took place, so he is crucial to proving her alibi.
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.
Three almost simultaneous developments, each of which would normally have dented the government’s image in only minor ways, show how Modi’s image is beginning to lose its shine.
Ankit Roy, an ABVP candidate in the upcoming students’ union elections, was “found to be involved in hitting” Ahmed by a proctorial inquiry.
The idea of NEET being implemented against the wishes of the state in the name of standardising entrance criterion across the country is not just an assault on the rights of the states, but is also bad policy.
The NGO said the accused was someone they trusted as he had been visiting the school for 10 months, donating books and helping the children with their studies.
The independent Burma Human Rights Network said that persecution was backed by the government, elements among the country’s Buddhist monks and ultra-nationalist civilian groups.
“I am not making any such statements,” additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said in the apex court.
Kashmiri users and activists have received official legal complaints from Twitter, warning that their online content could be acted upon in the future as well.
If the intensity of state propaganda over the last few years is anything to go by, Erdogan and AKP have moved well beyond considerations of “soft power”.
When it comes to Kerala’s most important festival, Hindutva organisations, hyper-identitarian Islamist groups and anti-Left Dalit intellectuals are all working to rob it of its subversive, democratic essence.
Attempts to revoke Article 35A seen as attempt by Centre to change special status and may lead to “uprising”, finds report.
Compelling citizens to listen to the national anthem with the objective of inculcating patriotism and nationalism violates the very autonomy that the nine-judge bench of the apex court recently upheld.
Though the government has recognised UNHCR status for decades, they are now arresting people who have been designated as asylum seekers.
The two, along with others from their village, tried to complain to a local legislator, but were turned away after waiting for five hours.
Ibobi Singh of the Congress was the chief minister of Manipur from 2002 to March 2017.
With the reshuffle, the strength of the Union council has gone up to 76, just six short of the maximum cap of 82 imposed by Article 72 of the constitution.
The price of demonetisation’s “success” is now clear – slowing economic growth. What makes matters worse is that India has made very little headway in solving its twin balance sheet problem.
The nine new members to be inducted in the Union council of ministers include four former senior bureaucrats and also BJP leaders from the states of Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh which go to polls in the near future.