The charges levelled against the British citizen of Bangladeshi origin by the Delhi police’s special cell raise grave doubts about the agency’s intentions.
This year’s controversy around West Bengal police’s order about idol immersion after Durga puja, on Muharram, was uncalled for, because the state has, through decades, celebrated different festivals at the same time.
The Karnataka government had banned her book in 1998, two years after its publication.
Suspecting foul play, Pravish Chanam’s family has demanded a thorough CBI investigation into his disappearance, death and cremation.
A writ petition was filed asking for quashing of the order against the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), that the University proposes to replace with an Internal Complaints Committee.
The bench was hearing an appeal against the ban on Kannada book Basava Vachana Deepthi by scholar, mystic and writer Mate Mahadevi.
The three accused were arrested over the last two weeks following a police raid after a tip-off about alleged cow slaughter.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The principal and staff editor wanted words including ‘Dalit’, ‘beef’ and ‘fascism’ removed from the annual student magazine of the Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram.
Although she said she felt deeply for the suffering of those caught in the ongoing conflict, Suu Kyi did not use the term “Rohingya” to refer to the Muslim minority in Rakhine State.
Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction.
If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet?
“They are so desperate that they are risking their lives to escape Myanmar. The pictures show what is going on here.”
The Centre’s affidavit also says that the matter of deportation is best left to the central government’s discretion.
Water is still not reaching those who need it, while people are being forced to give up their homes and livelihoods linked to the Narmada.
Acceptance and peace are necessary to build a cohesive community, and Indians in Africa have seen the benefits of that.
Where India Goes is essential reading not only for policy-makers and development professionals, but for anyone interested in the paradoxes of development in the early 21st century.
In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
The order said that the photographs were to be sent to panchayat secretaries who were then to circulate them on social media to shame those defecating in the open.
The court also set timelines for the circulation of manuals and guidelines, the constitution of a board of visitors and to tabulate details on juveniles who died an unnatural death.
Sweeping assertions filled with vitriol against the Rohingya have now entered the formal pleadings. The court should not allow unfiltered communal speech.
While Jamia students were told they can’t invite speakers from “outside”, IIT Madras said the speakers invited were “controversial”.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
The amount went to a man who lost seven members of his family in a terror attack 18 years ago, with the rights body saying the delay amounted to a glaring “violation of human rights”.
IIM Ahmedabad responded to an RTI request asking for minutes of board meetings saying that “[i]information sought by [us] has no relationship to any public activity or interest and hence cannot be provided.”
Law creates the legal and institutional backdrop within which gau rakshaks and lynch mobs can operate with impunity.
The Rajasthan police has given a clean chit to six people Pehlu Khan named before he died.
Despite home minister Rajnath Singh’s assurances that pellet guns aren’t being used often by the security forces, doctors and civil organisations say otherwise.
The first tranche of the relief material reached Chittagong in an Indian Air Force plane today.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
“Gauri Lankesh has been a symbol of the struggle to practice journalism fearlessly and raise a voice for the underprivileged. Her loss to journalism and to society is irreparable.”
Only 13% of women in the country own the land they work on. The farms are never in their names as current inheritance laws are depriving them of their right.
Former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi talks about the recent right to privacy judgment, his objections to it, paranoia surrounding the Aadhaar and more.
Each killing — whether of an RSS man or of someone of an opposite ideology — is condemnable and the condemnation should be unqualified.
The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the central government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.
On September 28, 2015, 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his 22-year-old son Danish was brutally beaten for allegedly ‘storing beef’.
On a petition filed by Kodnani, special SIT judge P. B. Desai summoned Shah to appear before the court on September 18.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
Prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for the newspaper staff, who stand accused of targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods.”