Eminent citizens have unequivocally condemned the Bastar police’s efforts to frame academics and political activists in the murder of a tribal villager.
The decision to put on hold the ban on NDTV India is a threat only half withdrawn because of the nationwide protests. The Modi government continues to create a toxic discourse around national security with the idea of nibbling at various freedoms guaranteed under the constitution.
There are systems in place to keep a check on illegal detentions and overall conditions in jails, but they have not been properly implemented, according to the CHRI.
A resolution introduced by the Africa Group in the UN General Assembly seeks a vote to suspend the UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, a position established by the UNHRC in June.
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Why the I&B ministry’s allegation that NDTV India endangered the lives of civilians and security forces personnel after the Pathankot attack is inconsistent.
A doctor narrates his encounter with corruption.
At the Ramnath Goenka Awards, which is organised annually by the Indian Express to celebrate outstanding work journalism, Indian Express’ editor-in-chief made some sharp comments during his brief speech.
This week’s column looks at the relationship between legislation and rights.
Channel invokes the “dark days of the Emergency when the press was fettered.”
In a statement, the organisation stressed the necessity of ensuring gender justice within Islamic personal law, without the issue being dragged into the Uniform Civil Code debate.
The social objective is being converted into a writ that all must obey, with the state seeing citizens who are forced by poverty into open defecation as unsightly and inconvenient aberrations who must be bent and broken if need be.
Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures to end encounter deaths.
The failed coup in Turkey is costing opposing voices, including Kurdish ones, and is setting it years back on in finding a solution to the conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.
A 2013 report by the Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association revealed several lapses in the functioning of the police with regard to terror cases.
In these intolerant times, we should take a leaf from the patron saint of banned books, D.H. Lawrence, and discuss, dissuade and dissent.
Nitin Sethi responds to the rural development ministry’s defence to reports that it used a WhatsApp group to tell states to stop creating MGNREGA work.
Members of the community have alleged that attacks against them have increased in the wake of the recent protests in Kashmir and they do not feel safe.
Our epics teach us to discriminate against disabled people by portraying them negatively and telling us their condition is because of sins committed in past lives.
Rights groups have denounced the possible execution of Imdad Ali, who was convicted for the murder of a cleric and later diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The Bill privileges a narrow category of refugees and leaves those at the frontiers vulnerable to asylum rejection.
The bank announced that creating this senior position reiterates their commitment to battling discrimination against LGBTI people globally.
Days after the Dalit rally ‘Chalo Udupi’ rally concluded, Sangh parivar-affiliated youth group Yuva Brigade carried out a shudhikalasham (purification) ceremony in the surroundings of the Sree Krishna temple in Udupi alleging it was rendered ‘impure’ due to the presence of Dalits.
Alana Hunt has detailed the dialogues she had on Kashmir with people across the world in her interactive art project ‘Cups of Nun Chai’.
The organisers claim that they were instructed to either cancel the event or disinvite Ayyub, who was meant to be the chief guest.
Jashubhai Chaganbhai Gangadia from the Valmiki community lost his life after he entered a manhole to clean it without any safety gear.
The Centre’s off-record instructions through WhatsApp and a squeeze on funds made the rural work programme crash after a roaring first half of the year.
Six months after the murders of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy, a gay rights activist calls for honouring their lives by rising against the discrimination faced by the community.
The new system has been ineffective in countering issues with implementation and corruption, and its inflexibility has created hurdles in availing benefits.
‘Big breaking news’, a WhatsApp message advertising the police protest said. “In Kondagaon at 3:30 PM, the police will burn the effigies of Nandini Sundar, Bela Bhatia, Manish Kunjam, Himanshu Kumar.”
A report by People’s Union for Civil Liberties said the “brutal military methods” had only alienated the people who have lost faith in the democratic institution since complaints of excessive force had not been registered or properly acted upon.
Privileging “greater injustices” faced by the Muslim community in India over gender justice within Islam is counterproductive and further marginalises Muslim women.
Rayees Ahmad Mir, a minor, has been arrested under the Public Safety Act, while his father is allegedly being unlawfully detained.
For a community that trades in oxen, the rise in cow vigilantism has meant a loss of livelihood. Continued apathy from the state hasn’t helped.
The high court in its 56-page judgement had also noted that the “right to manage the trust cannot override the right to practice religion itself”.
Recent statistics show that not even 1% of the jails in India are being monitored according to law while prisoners continue to live in sub-human conditions.
The data also shows that West Bengal has the highest number of encounters by para-military forces. Uttar Pradesh tops the list of deaths in both judicial and police custody.
For Mahajan, appropriating the experiences of minorities is not a question of power that needs sensitive negotiation, but something that privilege has given him a season’s pass to.
In a statement released by ‘Muslims and people of Muslim descent’ a clear stand has been made against both the Hindu as well as the Muslim Right.
This week’s column looks at innovative ways to educate disempowered youth, environmental rights and patriotism.