Over 200 protestors in Kashmir have suffered serious eye injuries in the last month.
The rights activist Irom Sharmila will end her epic hunger strike on August 9, taking her struggle against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and the culture of impunity to the next level.
Democratic governments must consistently, not opportunistically, recognise and censure social norms that celebrate inequality and discrimination.
Kashmir Update: Death Toll Rises to 55; Mehbooba Meets Rajnath; Opposition Questions Modi’s ‘Silence’
Curfew is still in place in large parts across the Valley.
Goa’s UCC has allowed dominant castes and communities to assert their privilege and nationalism.
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 needs to be amended to better address the varying concerns of Indian women – be they rape survivors, married women or sexually active single women.
We prayed for a peaceful Friday, hoping that no one dies of bullet injuries and nobody is blinded by pellets, but that was not to be. An eyewitness account.
India Today TV has exposed how Dalits are not allowed to enter Hindu houses of worship.
The rights organisation has asked for a comprehensive reparation plan, robust laws to deal with communal violence and police reforms to prevent political interference.
‘It creatively signifies that the world has turned blind towards the Kashmir issue and we are left with no other option but to communicate our anguish in their language,’ the campaigners say.
Civil society groups too fear that the long fight against AFSPA will get diluted once Irom Sharmila gets into mainstream politics
A blog post by a student that went viral, lists the violations that students suffer in Chirst University, while MANIT protests dress codes and curfew.
Environmental activist Piyush Sethia has alleged that he was tortured in police custody on multiple occasions, leading to a fracture and tissue damage in his leg.
Dalits say the idea that Kamal Valmiki was able to hang himself in plain sight of policemen, and find a rope to do it inside a police station, is hard to believe.
Doctor Govinda KC has worked relentlessly to develop better medical care for ordinary Nepalis and has rallied against the commercialisation of medicine.
For all our unity in diversity claims, India has not been able to accept people with disabilities. The answer to why this persists perhaps lies in the fact that persons with disabilities have remained at the periphery of public discourse.
A Virginia school board may temporarily block a student who was born a girl from using the boys’ bathroom while a legal fight over transgender rights proceeds on appeal, the US Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has erred in refusing to examine why the CBI did not appeal the discharge of the BJP president in a case of triple murder – the encounter killings of Kauser Bi, her husband Sohrabuddin and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.
Four Muslim men were arrested in relation to the incident for criminal intimidation and other charges, allegedly because one of them had spread the rumour.
Despite her popularity and her solidarity with the oppressed, the Left and the avant garde writers of West Bengal never really liked the celebrated author.
Activists and the residents of entire villages are protesting an attack on five Dalit men by Hindutva activists who accused the men of stealing and slaughtering an ox.
Assam Child Rights Body Chief Allegedly Being Pressurised to Change Report on Trafficked Minor Girls
Runumi Gogoi is reportedly being pressurised by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to change her report on the status of the 31 tribal girls taken by RSS-affiliated organisations from Assam to Gujarat and Punjab last year, if she wishes to continue with the organisation.
The African experience of racism in India: Episode 3
Given the skewed prisoner-jail capacity ratio in Uttar Pradesh, courts are often pressurised to let prisoners out on bail even for serious crimes.
Recognising the symptoms of the dispossessed will prevent crimes against humanity.
On June 17, the municipal corporation of Dharamshala, assisted by the local police and administration, forcefully evicted around 1,500 inhabitants living in the “slum” area of Charan Khad.
The protestors have planned a ten-day march, headed to reach Una on independence day.
The experiences of those who were restricting from sharing information on Facebook offer insight into how social media giants act as a final arbiter of what is appropriate and what is not.
An RSS affiliated organisation allegedly arm twisted parents to send their daughters away for indoctrination, activists say
In the winter of 2014 the American actor, producer and scriptwriter, John Cusack arranged a meeting between him, Arundhati Roy, Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the lies of the US government about the Vietnam War through the Pentagon papers in the 1960s.
Patriarchal protectionism spared the lives of the two women in Madhya Pradesh who were assaulted for allegedly carrying beef.
After 19 children died of malnutrition in Odisha’s Jajpur district, the state machinery has finally kicked into action. But ground realities speak volumes on the standard of living of the Juang tribal people.
Monika Khangembam says she was harassed again when she returned to Delhi from Seoul.
She fasted for 16 years to demonstrate to the rest of India that there can be no normality when the armed forces have the right to shoot to kill. The burden of ending impunity must now be shared by us all.
A study has found that tribal rights granted under the Forest Rights Act are increasingly being denied.
The 2016 Magsaysay Award winner’s journey is one of courage, passion, perseverance and hope.
The 1993 Act prohibiting manual scavenging defines “manual scavenger” as “a person engaged in or employed for manually carrying human excreta”.
In an interview, the 2016 Magsaysay Award winner discusses the struggles of India’s sanitation workers and the reasons why the country has yet to end the barbaric practice of manual scavenging.
Since January this year, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on journalists in Chhattisgarh’s Adivasi-dominated Bastar.
The amended law does a disservice both to the children who want to study but do not have the means, and to the state that owes its future to them.