“It has already come to light that in many cases, these ‘anti-Romeo squads’ have become an even greater source of harassment and fear for women and men,”
Trying to separate the Bengali from fish will boomerang badly on the Hindutva advocates.
There is no dearth of ideas and claimants for Jinnah House in Mumbai.
The police had initially blamed Islamist groups but eventually zeroed in on a Hindutva plot after the one-time RSS activist Swami Aseemanand confessed to the involvement of Hindu fanatics in anti-Muslim terrorist violence.
According to RTI activists, draft rules that permit the withdrawal of an application and say appeals proceedings end with the applicant’s death will mean higher risks for those filing queries.
Dangwimsai Pul wants permission to lodge an FIR to investigate the allegations made against senior judges and politicians in her husband’s suicide note.
US State Department Report Highlights India’s Human Rights Violations, Actions Against Civil Society Groups
The report covers a wide array of issues including corruption, living conditions of death row prisoners and the use of pellet guns in Kashmir.
As the controversy erupted, Bhushan tried to control damage by tweeting that his remarks had been distorted and he had no intention of hurting religious sentiments.
Despite Hindi being the language of the UP legislative assembly, BJP members have been allowed to take their oath in Sanskrit, while doing so in Urdu has been disallowed.
There has been much speculation that India might be reconsidering its no first use strategy, but such talk has found few takers in the government. For India, the only true purpose of nuclear weapons are as deterrents.
Far from being a historical practice, vegetarianism in Gujarat is actually a state-sponsored value system that only became institutionalised under the BJP.
Friends and eyewitnesses insist the young men killed by the police in Kashmir during an encounter last week had not in fact been obstructing army operations in any way but were mere bystanders.
The Election Commission has defended its voting machines, insisting there is no credible evidence to back claims of tampering.
South Africa’s ombudsman has documented the close connections of the Gupta family to President Jacob Zuma.
To blame butchers and the meat industry for not complying with the law is to ignore the unhelpful attitude to business of the state’s administration.
“How can I force anyone not to slaughter cows unless he is himself so disposed? It is not as if there were only Hindus in the Indian Union. There are Muslims, Parsis, Christians and other religious groups here.”
Pfutsero resident Neingupe Marhu uses his minivan to pick up garbage the local administration has failed to clear.
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.