The report, written by an inspector general, substantiates doubts that several locals and student bodies had held over encounter killings in Assam.
Two senior police officers have been suspended and 30 have been arrested in connection with the violence.
Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
The new law has missed the opportunity to recognise the rights of students with disabilities to reasonable test-taking environments.
‘Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable,” says India.
While Podiyam Panda told the high court he would like to stay with the police and not with his family, activists allege he has been tortured by the police to give false statements.
Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded the army’s ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations.
Kenya’s progressive 2010 constitution brought improved women’s representation in parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
Instead of evicting forest-dwelling communities for engaging in traditional activities in protected areas and reserved forests, the government should use them for co-management.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
At a recent seminar, a number of stakeholders sought wide-ranging reforms to ensure that the RTI Act remains an effective tool for ordinary people to access information with.
The India Exclusion Report 2016 provides a bleak picture of the government’s schemes and programmes that are meant to make basic amenities and rights available to everyone.
Viewers of any content insulting the royal family could now be jailed for up to 15 years in Thailand.
At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011, according to a UN report.
A majority were male-to-female surgeries and only 0.9% of all cases involve genital transformations.
The protest aimed to voice their objections to policies advocated by Pence as part of the Trump administration and as governor, as well Trump’s travel ban.
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
With two foreign oil companies shut down, many Tunisians are out of jobs.
Irom Roger’s mother Irom Chitra spoke to The Wire about her hopes from the prime minister, what happened to her son and the intimidation her family faced.
From checking criminal backgrounds to leaving no place in the city to legally slaughter chickens, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation seems to be doing all it can to make things difficult for meat sellers.
In conversation with Abdul Wahid Shaikh who was incarcerated for nine years on false charges for the Jully 11, 2006 Mumbai train blasts. He has recently been acquitted.
The Central Information Commission has said that it will clear all appeals filed in 2015 and 2016 by the end of this year.
The judge also said the law should be broadly construed to give people with disabilities recourse to pursue discrimination claims.
Citizens came out in large numbers to protest against the government’s corruption and the increasing gaps between the rich and poor.
The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council has passed a Bill that will limit membership of the tribe to only those children whose parents are both Garo.
Pudiyam Panda will be free to go home with his family if he wants, the high court in Bilaspur said in its habeas corpus order on Thursday.
Disregarding the ban, even top politicians and officials of the government have been using banned applications to post about events in the Valley.
In 2010, the former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, provided thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks.
If the aggressive anti-rights stand of the government in the Aadhaar case triumphs, the march towards an authoritarian state will be swift.
The Association of African Students in India held a press conference along with Irom Sharmila to condemn growing racism and violence in India.
The AIMPLB believes the Quran sanctions wife beating but is willing to let that ‘right’ be trumped by secular law. So why is it insisting on the sanctity of patriarchal practices that are not Islamic?
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
“We are convinced that not only the views she (Varsha Dongre) put forth, but the manner in which she conveyed them were also well-within the constitutional limits.”
The new deaths add to a toll of 1,222 on the route as of May 10, compared with 966 by the same date last year, according to IOM calculations.
Muslims in the region said they have decided to move away from cattle-based occupations after seeing what happened to Khan.
The discipline of humanities is facing threats from state-controlled powers across the world. But a bigger danger may be the refusal of academics to allow dissidence within the discipline.
A Beti Bachao Beti Padhao audit has discovered the truth behind how Haryana achieved a massive improvement in its notoriously low sex ratio.
These pictures were shot before the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. However, even now you find young girls doing such backbreaking work in these areas.
There are groundswells of civic engagement in a handful of countries, but ensuring the survival of fundamental freedoms in these dangerous times will require a resistance that knows no borders.
The case of Luis Muiña, a civilian in prison for his participation in kidnappings and torture in 1976, sparked the massive protest demonstrations in Argentina over the past week.