Arjun Singh, was ten when his father died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. The 14-year old now sells snacks to support his family, while dreaming of becoming a bank manager and a chef.
From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace. New Delhi: The ‘India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ by The Hoot confirms with data what an alarming year 2017 was for journalists, including photographers and stringers, reporting from different […]
Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different proposition.
The US administration announced this week that it is withholding $65 million from a planned $125 million aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
The bench trashed the submission that screening the movie may cause serious threat to life, property and law and order.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
Defenders of Aadhaar have called opposition to it an organised campaign stemming from paranoia. But a look at the petitioners proves it is anything but.
The number of cases against Aadhaar have bloated since 2012. As hearings begin again before the apex court, a look at what the cases are:
A minor change in the secretariat manual means that only ‘VIPs’ have access to communication within a stipulated timeline.
Rohith’s suicide brought the lacuna of our modern institutions at the forefront and showcased how places for higher learning are intrinsically insensitive towards Dalits.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
A replaced scheme is underway even as official data show 7,89,478 pending cases under Shubhlaxmi Yojana for monetary benefits for giving birth to a girl child.
The dharma of the journalist should be to hold the powerful to account and not worry about the consequences.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie, citing law and order issues.
Defeating the Peshwa army in 1818 was a question of defeating those who imposed hundreds of years of untouchability on the Mahars.
Ahead of the Karnataka assembly polls, the Animal Welfare Board of India’s moves are being seen as an attempt to squeeze supplies from Belgaum, hitting the Quraishi trading community in Goa.
Senior RSS functionary J. Nandakumar has claimed the public attack against the Chief Justice of India came on the heels of the CJI’s order to reopen cases relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The family of Kashmiri trader Bilal Kawa, recently arrested in New Delhi for his alleged involvement in the Red Fort terror attack, says he’s innocent and was framed.
The state government said the ban was necessary to maintain law and order.
Even after a gap of ten years between two government health and family surveys, the burden of sterilisation – with all its risks – on women remains unchanged.
From Noor Jehan to Qandeel Baloch: what are the consequences of not being subservient in our society?
A look at how the case progressed.
In a remote hamlet in Lalitpur, a basketball player with a disability continues to pursue the sport despite lack of government support.
New data from the National Health and Family Survey records marital rape even as Indian law has yet to criminalise it.
The Supreme Court has reversed its earlier order saying it is ‘impossible’ for children with disabilities to study in mainstream schools, and hopefully will not go down that road again.
A Reuters review of federal court cases filed between 2006 and 2016 revealed hundreds containing sexual harassment allegations where companies used common civil litigation tactics to keep potentially damning information under wraps.
Women can become invisible subjects in a context where the city is a political territory for making citizenship. That is why women often have to build their citizenship by taking risks.
With the Supreme Court readying itself to review Section 377 again, India must try and rid of itself of its bigoted and patriarchal ways and become more inclusive.
First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law.
If we refuse to even acknowledge manual scavenging, how are we ever going to stop it?
The apex court has refused to revive a defamation case against Rajdeep Sardesai and Raghav Bahl.
Demonising Muslim men has been an important political plank for the Modi government. The triple talaq Bill fits in perfectly with it.
The FIR alleged that songs, talks and street plays presented at the Elgar Parishad were inflammatory and incited communal differences.
‘Instead of arresting those involved in terrorising our community, the police has been busy arresting our children,’ said the uncle of a 14-year-old boy who was picked up.
Former constable Herojit Singh, who has confessed his role in encounter killings, wants the Supreme Court to get the CBI to return his diaries in which he allegedly recorded these deaths.
Over a month after Delhi’s Kathputli Colony was razed to the ground, here’s how the displaced are trying to come to terms with their changed realities.
Asif, who says police shot him with pellet guns even though he was an innocent bystander, thinks he will be arrested once he becomes an adult.
The Supreme Court of India is shifting the paradigm on disability rights.
The UIDAI’s decision to file charges against the newspaper’s reporter has been condemned by the Editors Guild and press clubs across India.
Bound by a common cause, as Maharashtra’s Dalits begin to assert themselves, BR Ambedkar’s grandson finds himself in a unique position.