The Central Information Commission said the questions raised before the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights were in “public interest”.
Farooq Ahmad Dar said for him, justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.
The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.
Rohingya families who were living in Jammu have moved to Khimber in Kashmir, fearing violence against them.
Border forces have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any attempts by the Rohingya to cross the India-Bangladesh border.
The apex court has also asked states to submit compliance reports based on its previous order on appointing district nodal officers to curb cow-related mob violence.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
TDP MP T.G. Venkatesh addressed a press conference against the author and sought that he be “hanged publicly”.
Information commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu held that the National Commission for Women had failed in the discharge of its responsibility towards its women employees.
Diane Coffey and Dean Spears’ Where India Goes is a path breaking addition to the literature on child malnutrition and development policy in India.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
The plea filed by Rohingya refugees offers an opportunity for the Supreme Court to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive policies and binding obligations under international law.
Just 528 people survive from among the 3,000 certified victims of Minamata disease, environment ministry data shows.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
Despite a high court order, the local police station refused to file an FIR. The case has now been transferred to a different station.
The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
The charges levelled against the British citizen of Bangladeshi origin by the Delhi police’s special cell raise grave doubts about the agency’s intentions.
This year’s controversy around West Bengal police’s order about idol immersion after Durga puja, on Muharram, was uncalled for, because the state has, through decades, celebrated different festivals at the same time.
The Karnataka government had banned her book in 1998, two years after its publication.
Suspecting foul play, Pravish Chanam’s family has demanded a thorough CBI investigation into his disappearance, death and cremation.
A writ petition was filed asking for quashing of the order against the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), that the University proposes to replace with an Internal Complaints Committee.
The bench was hearing an appeal against the ban on Kannada book Basava Vachana Deepthi by scholar, mystic and writer Mate Mahadevi.
The three accused were arrested over the last two weeks following a police raid after a tip-off about alleged cow slaughter.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The principal and staff editor wanted words including ‘Dalit’, ‘beef’ and ‘fascism’ removed from the annual student magazine of the Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram.
Although she said she felt deeply for the suffering of those caught in the ongoing conflict, Suu Kyi did not use the term “Rohingya” to refer to the Muslim minority in Rakhine State.
Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction.
If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet?
“They are so desperate that they are risking their lives to escape Myanmar. The pictures show what is going on here.”
The Centre’s affidavit also says that the matter of deportation is best left to the central government’s discretion.
Water is still not reaching those who need it, while people are being forced to give up their homes and livelihoods linked to the Narmada.
Acceptance and peace are necessary to build a cohesive community, and Indians in Africa have seen the benefits of that.
Where India Goes is essential reading not only for policy-makers and development professionals, but for anyone interested in the paradoxes of development in the early 21st century.