Khwrmdao Basumatary, a villager in Assam, was nearly dragged away by security forces, along with alleged fake encounter victims Lukas Narzary and David Islary.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
The NHRC is responding to a petition filed family members of the undertrials and civil society groups, alleging custodial torture and harassment.
In addition to destroying livelihoods linked to dairy farming, leather production and beef export, the government’s move will lead to an explosion in the number of ‘stray’ cattle.
Massive central funding for health and development goes missing on the ground, leaving residents of remote districts to fend for themselves.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
Gulzar Ahmed Wani was a 28-year-old PhD student when he was picked up by the police. After being tried in 15 different cases, he is finally going to walk out of jail.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
Paresh Rawal’s tweet against Arundhati Roy amounts to incitement of violence, which violates the oath he took as a legislator.
The court has also appointed advocate Zoheb Hossain to meet people who have been unable to avail ration benefits due to Aadhaar being made mandatory.
Shelved since 1993, the case was reopened in September 2016, providing a historic opportunity to try soldiers and officers accused of killing more than 1,000 inhabitants of El Mozote village and neighbouring hamlets.
“I was made a human shield as a child. I have carried this burden till now; today I feel the need to talk about it.”
The Indian national Uzma had accused a Pakistani man, whom she reportedly met in Malaysia, of forcing her into marrying him in Pakistan.
The ruling legalising same-sex marriage in Taiwan is proving crucial in setting an example for the acceptability of LGBT rights in Chinese culture.
Families of alleged members of the banned SIMI say the accused are being tortured, kept in solitary confinement and denied meetings with their lawyers.
In the fifty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the long wait for justice for the victims of Hashimpura massacre of 1987 and reviews the current status of Modi government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The report, written by an inspector general, substantiates doubts that several locals and student bodies had held over encounter killings in Assam.
Two senior police officers have been suspended and 30 have been arrested in connection with the violence.
Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
The new law has missed the opportunity to recognise the rights of students with disabilities to reasonable test-taking environments.
‘Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable,” says India.
While Podiyam Panda told the high court he would like to stay with the police and not with his family, activists allege he has been tortured by the police to give false statements.
Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded the army’s ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations.
Kenya’s progressive 2010 constitution brought improved women’s representation in parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
Instead of evicting forest-dwelling communities for engaging in traditional activities in protected areas and reserved forests, the government should use them for co-management.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
At a recent seminar, a number of stakeholders sought wide-ranging reforms to ensure that the RTI Act remains an effective tool for ordinary people to access information with.
The India Exclusion Report 2016 provides a bleak picture of the government’s schemes and programmes that are meant to make basic amenities and rights available to everyone.
Viewers of any content insulting the royal family could now be jailed for up to 15 years in Thailand.
At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011, according to a UN report.
A majority were male-to-female surgeries and only 0.9% of all cases involve genital transformations.
The protest aimed to voice their objections to policies advocated by Pence as part of the Trump administration and as governor, as well Trump’s travel ban.
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
With two foreign oil companies shut down, many Tunisians are out of jobs.
Irom Roger’s mother Irom Chitra spoke to The Wire about her hopes from the prime minister, what happened to her son and the intimidation her family faced.
From checking criminal backgrounds to leaving no place in the city to legally slaughter chickens, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation seems to be doing all it can to make things difficult for meat sellers.
In conversation with Abdul Wahid Shaikh who was incarcerated for nine years on false charges for the Jully 11, 2006 Mumbai train blasts. He has recently been acquitted.
The Central Information Commission has said that it will clear all appeals filed in 2015 and 2016 by the end of this year.
The judge also said the law should be broadly construed to give people with disabilities recourse to pursue discrimination claims.
Citizens came out in large numbers to protest against the government’s corruption and the increasing gaps between the rich and poor.