Many people in Kashmir see the government ban on social media sites as a sign of the state’s weakness in the face of continuing protests.
Three men transporting buffaloes in a truck were allegedly beaten up by vigilantes near Kalkaji metro station in south Delhi late last Saturday night.
Forcing taxpayers to enrol for Aadhaar violates not just the voluntary nature of the scheme but also the constitutional guarantee against discrimination between different classes of people, argued Shyam Divan in the Supreme Court.
The PDP-BJP government has banned 22 social media platforms, claiming that continued instability in the Valley forced the government to take the harsh measure.
Disability activists insist the move will lead to further exclusion of those with disabilities.
Despite the threats they face, journalists in the Global South receive little attention from their fellow colleagues around the world when targeted.
The government is not releasing pensions for people who have failed to submit their Aadhaar number to the bank. This is not only a violation of Supreme Court orders but also an infringement of the fundamental right to life.
The long-held view that women need protection from the outside world, where their respectability is endangered is changing, as women take on greater responsibilities and activities.
New research shows that these key conditions for a vibrant and open civil society are being violated to varying degrees in over 106 countries.
‘No one is left behind’ brings with it a powerful message. It emphasises progress – one that is inclusive, fair, integrated and empowering.
In a country beset with serious socio-economic problems, where job creation is at a record low and farm distress shows no signs of relenting, we are busy debating cows, statues and couples in love.
Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
In a landmark 67-page order, Central Information Commissioner D.P. Sinha dismissed a batch of appeals filed by Wing Commander Sanjeev Sharma.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi defended the Indian army’s use of Farooq Ahmed Dar as a human shield in Beerwah, Kashmir, by saying that “peculiar situations require peculiar measures”.
The family was freed a month after their arrest, when the Gujarat high court quashed charges against them. But the policemen involved have faced no consequences.
The practice of child marriage is widespread in parts of Odisha, but interventions on the ground are planting the seeds of change among adolescent girls and their parents.
Since 2015, about 12 people have died due to cow vigilantism while the government and police remain a mute witness to such events.
A group of concerned citizens have criticised the Centre’s use of excessive military power in Kashmir and urged it to initiate political dialogue to end violence in the Valley.
IAS officers of the 1968 batch have petitioned Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, demanding that the gau rakshaks responsible for Pehlu Khan’s death be arrested at once.
Aya Hijazi, a charity worker detained for 33 months in Egypt, returns to the US following President Trump’s intervention.
A group of Kashmiri students in Chitorgarh’s Mewar University were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by locals.
A baseline study conducted in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh shows the widespread prevalence of child marriages especially in disadvantaged communities, a practice that holds back girls from realising their full potential.
Over the course of a judicial inquiry into a 2012 incident that left 17 people dead, villagers in Bastar have come together to question the role security forces’ played.
The other winners are a Russian LGBT activist and a Turkish digital research organisation.
At stake: can freedom of speech and expression be restricted on grounds other than those explicitly identified in Article 19(2) of the constitution?
Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges.
In conversation with Anirudh Krishna, whose research has focused on poor communities and individuals in developing countries.
For those who’ve suffered without justice being meted out, azaadi could well mean having access to justice, even if restorative.
As the next hearing in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan vs Union of India approaches, activists are trying to raise awareness on the deep-rooted problems in MGNREGA implementation.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
The latest campaign against the Rohingya has been triggered by false rumours that government documents – Aadhaar cards, state subject certificates, ration cards and voter I-cards – had been recovered from them.
Several civil society groups came together to demand justice for Pehlu Khan and called for the arrest of those responsible for killing him and injuring four others.
Dolezal’s problem is this: to choose one’s racial identity irrespective of inheritance is tantamount to an admission that race does not exist.
Beneficiaries of government pension schemes are burdened with issues like irregular pension payments, high collection costs and discontinuation of pensions due to Aadhaar-related issues.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
The Narendra Modi government claims “the Indian army has a record of maintaining the highest level of humanity,” but cases from Manipur and Kashmir indicate otherwise.
The clerics under hate speech investigation attempted to disrupt the funeral of Mashal Khan, the student who was beaten to death on his university campus.
The RTI Act has faced resistance from the courts in recent years, especially when information is sought about their functioning as public authorities, a new report says.