Is 2018 the year where we must concede the battle? Is our democracy destined to be majoritarian? The answer to both these questions must be in the negative.
Jennifer Levi, a lawyer with gay, lesbian and transgender advocacy group GLAD, called the decision not to appeal “great news.”
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, needs critical deliberation, and one can only hope that the Rajya Sabha acts as a check on it.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
“I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.”
The need of the hour is for journalists to stay united, to display a sense of fraternity.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee singled out China and Russia because they had failed to back some moves in the UN aimed at trying to halt the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims.
For comedians, 2017 has been a breakthrough year, when they didn’t shy away from taking down the rich, the famous and the powerful.
Members of various gram sabhas recently came together to talk about the issues they continue to face, including police intimidation, despite legislations that allows them to manage forests.
The Bill was passed after the house rejected a string of amendments moved by various opposition members.
The Commission has issued a notice to the UP chief secretary, asking him to furnish information about the incident within two weeks.
Nine journalists from national dailies and news websites have filed the petition, saying the gag order was “illegal and not tenable in law”.
The ultimate battle of any counter-insurgency campaign lies on the psychological front.
“Premani’s death is a grim reminder of how vulnerable people like her routinely experience uncertainties in accessing their lifelines owing to complex systems like Aadhaar.”
NCRB’s 2016 report shows Odisha has the third highest rate of crimes against women.
The international recognition of caste-based discrimination as a form of racial discrimination may have some tangible effect on the rights of the Scheduled Castes in India.
“When the defendants have published the article on the basis of facts collected from a public record the same can be termed to be as enshrined in Article 21 of our Constitution.”
When we look at median personal income, even where indigenous Australians are more likely to be working, non-indigenous Australians are still being paid more.
The police have said the three civilians, two of whom were women, were killed in “crossfire” but their families claim otherwise.
“Those who criticise and question power are being brutally silenced today. To accept an award from this government will be a betrayal of his writings and the kind of life he led”.
The network seeks to help journalists keep safe while working online by providing them with resources and training.
Women and Dalit families in Mahoba district in Bundelkhand who have faced violence, instead of seeking legal recourse, often arrive at a ‘samjhauta’.
Stories of women being harassed or killed for turning down proposals from men are becoming more and more common.
Myanmar had asked the UN to replace special rapporteur Yanghee Lee with someone who knows Myanmar well and is both fair and impartial.
The Assam police has, however, slapped another charge on him on the basis of an FIR filed in the state’s Goalpara district in September.
A temporary injunction against publishing follow up stories on a subject, if left open-ended, can assume the nature of a near permanent injunction.
The letter says that Union budget 2018-19 should provide for full-fledged implementation of maternity benefits as per the National Food Security Act 2013.
There are some 244 million migrants in the world today – around 3% of the total population.
Families of those killed have claimed that the men’s bodies did not have bullet injuries, but looked like they had been severely tortured.
A recently-released report by an advocacy group claims that over 8,000 extra-judicial executions and enforced disappearances took place in the state between 1980 and 1995.
Navigating the Manikpur landscape, especially villages in the higher, more remote and forested reaches of this undulating, eerie region, you could be frozen in a time long gone.
Even as the Centre is quiet on the policy and the Assam Accord suggests disenfranchisement of ‘foreigners’ for ten years, experts offer solutions like work permits and protective legislation.
Local mothers, teachers, health workers, grandparents and olive farmers are leading a peaceful resistance to protect their land and their community from a planned gas mega-pipeline.
Poets, academics and others gathered to protest the rising tide of hatred and violence across the country.
Chief justice Arief Hidayat said existing laws on adultery did not conflict with the constitution and that it was not the authority of the constitutional court to create a new policy.
EC Orders FIRs Against TV Channels That Aired Rahul Gandhi’s Interview, Congress Says Attack on Media
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Modi had given interviews ahead of 2014 general elections but had had not been served with punitive notice.
Even those of us who find global inequality troubling hesitate to raise the subject of rationing, but George Orwell did and his response could be more instructive than ever.
Jharkhand PDS Minister Admits to Government Mistake in Alleged Aadhaar-Related Starvation Death Case
Activists have demanded that the officials responsible for cancelling the ration card of Santoshi Kumari’s family be held accountable.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.