Perhaps it is time to amend the laws that govern social clubs across the country.
Reports of torture and even deaths in women’s jails are all too common, despite the Supreme Courts’s strictures.
The 50-year old who has been arrested works with the Delhi Jal Board.
Former inmates have alleged serious violations like assault by guards, and deteriorating hygiene and living conditions, but authorities deny the claims.
“We are outraged at the systematic violence. The state has done nothing; there has been a deafening silence from the powers that be.”
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
About half the cases of cow-related violence – 32 of 63 – were from states governed by the BJP at the time, eight were run by the Congress and the rest by other parties.
Protests are scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the country following the lynching of a 15-year-old on suspicions of carrying beef.
A poem for our times
Feroz was a symbol of humanity in his village, where he promoted literacy, sports and organised picnics for children. His neighbours and friends say he was their leader, friend and guide.
“No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived [of the benefits], you can point out the same to this court,” the Bench said.
Legislators have no business to sit in judgement on journalists and it is high time they are stripped of their special privileges.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
The charge of sedition slapped by the Madhya Pradesh police on 15 men for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in a cricket match suggests lessons have not been learnt from the apex court order.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
She was called a prostitute and imprisoned. Her father had to appeal to the Saudi king to release her. Her only crime? Getting behind the wheel.
The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes has submitted its interim recommendations to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with a view to address the issues plaguing the community.
NE Dispatch: Army Kills Man in Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’ in Arunachal, Child with Giant Head Dies in Tripura
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
A third culprit has been identified but not yet apprehended, Jammu & Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Friday.
The pollution caused by a nearby mining project is causing skin rashes in children and leaving contaminants in the water and soil.
The family has said the case against the accused, members of the Hindu Rashtra Sena, is at a critical juncture as the charges are about to be framed.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Zafar Hussein’s family and neighbours say he had stood up to the nagar parishad’s plan to get rid of the settlement where he lived and develop it into a posh colony.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
A country where Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks are taught differently, the youth is beginning to speak out against this discrimination.
In a new report, the United Nations Population Fund has said the population of elderly people in India will triple by 2050.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
The tight media censorship and backlash against dissent in the country has resulted in 36 such incidents since 2015.
The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
The case was transferred to the CBI on May 16, after the Delhi high court said the police were diverting attention instead of carrying out a proper investigation.
American citizens have long favoured information and government openness over secrecy. But the landscape is changing with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric.
Zafar Hussein intervened and tried to stop municipality officials from taking pictures of women defecating in the open, but was kicked, punched and beaten to death by them.
In Somalia, the UN reports that 3.2 million people – that’s one third of its estimated 11 million inhabitants, are now on a ‘hunger knife-edge.’
Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by UIDAI by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational.
A Brazilian teenager accused of theft had “thief” and “scum” tattooed to his forehead despite his protestations of innocence, while social media cheered on the vigilantism.
The custodial death of a tribal man and the incarceration of a Dalit and two Muslims, all arrested for cattle slaughter, is seen by locals as part of an extortion racket.
The Dalit activists have said that the 15 accused are those who had a brief meeting with the Haryana chief minister to demand a fair probe into inter-caste clashes.