New Delhi: In an attempt to create a broader platform for issues affecting the transgender community in India, the Delhi-based India HIV/AIDS Alliance organised the Third National Hijra Habba 2015 in New Delhi on June 30. The event was intended to not only welcome the formal status of […]
To be gay in the US is to feel happy and proud, but why can’t the transnational Indian feel the same at home?
“By not addressing human rights violations committed by security force personnel in the name of national security, India has not only failed to uphold its international obligations, but has also failed its own Constitution”
The UN’s Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza invasion provides evidence that the International Criminal Court can corroborate through its own investigations, leading to the indictment of Israeli leaders and commanders for war crimes.
The American Supreme Court judgment still does not resolve many dilemmas faced by sexual minorities
An extract from ‘Memories of a Father’ by T.V. Eachara Warrier, whose son disappeared after being arrested during the Emergency
An engineering student was picked up, tortured and killed by the Kerala police even though there was no evidence against him
“The orders were coming from people like Sanjay. The way Sanjay treated people was horrible. Even I.K. Gujral, who was then I&B minister, would be ordered around by him, and insulted too.”
“When there were loud knocks on the gate, Imam Mohammed had thought that the police were trying to scare them in opening the door. But a loud crunch on the door dispelled his illusions. The police were using a battering ram.”
By demanding that the widely reviled confederate flag be taken down in the wake of the racist massacre at Charleston, the South Carolina governor has grown in political stature
The Supreme Court is entirely justified in continuing the incarceration of Subrata Roy. However, by attempting to provide a jurisprudential basis for its actions, the court has tied itself up in legal knots in its latest order.
Hindus, who explode in anger when images of their Gods are misused or abused in other cultures, should be able to understand that Muslims are devastated by cartoons of their Prophet, and enraged that those who drew them are lionised for it.
St. Stephen’s student alleges sexual harassment by professor A PhD student at St Stephens college in Delhi has gone to the police alleging that her chemistry professor had sexually harassed her, and that the principal, Valson Thampu had tried to brush the matter aside when she brought it to […]
The RSS and its fronts are using the conversion of Sikhs to Christianity and the demand for the early release of Sikh militants from jail as issues to poach upon the Akali Dal’s vote bank among rural Sikhs.
Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis, but not for the Final Solution. How should history judge him?
‘Mx’ can be pronounced ‘mex’, ‘mux’ or ‘mix’, and the pronouns ‘ze’ or ‘they’ can be used for people who do not identify with the gender binary and prefer gender-neutral titles and pronouns.
What makes the initiative especially urgent is that 14 out of the 29 paternity claims made since January 2010 have been made by minors, who claimed to have been sexually abused.
While these tips were designed for journalists and confidential sources, they’re just as useful for protecting any private communications, such as a conversation between family members, or a confidential business dealing.
Chattarpur (MP): In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly beaten up by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today. The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also […]
Though a document prepared for the benefit of feudal barons, the Charter established some of mankind’s most cherished fundamental rights
Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj had both objected to his appointment, so how did Cyriac Joseph make it to the NHRC?
The Prime Minister is embracing the world on the one hand, while on the other, thanks to his NGO crackdown, civil society internationally feels India is unwelcoming, say Indian social sector workers
Preet Malik, who retired as Special Secretary for the Ministry for External Affairs, has been India’s Ambassador/High Commissioner to Cuba, Bahrain, Tanzania and Myanmar
New Delhi: It’s been nearly 15 months since the Supreme Court held the Ansal brothers — Sushil and Gopal — guilty of negligence in the 1997 Uphaar theatre fire tragedy. But with the judges differing on the quantum of sentence and referring the matter to a three-judge bench, […]
Govt ready to negotiate on the land acquisition bill Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that the government is willing to relax its stand on the land acquisition Bill and is open to amending certain clauses after facing stiff opposition both inside and outside the Parliament. Gowda […]
New models of development in this once democratic city are edging out those from underprivileged sections of society
Maharasthra’s farmer suicides double in two months In Maharashtra, between January and March, the state government had reported 601 farmer suicides, but by May 2015 the figures had risen to 1,088 cases. However, one out of four cases had been found ineligible for assistance due to legal loopholes such as the land not […]
The Supreme Court gives a judgment that will have a great impact on those who face the death penalty
With the Home Ministry turning down a CBI request to sanction four IB officers, there is not much left to pursue
The highest judiciary’s role in the perpetuation of the Emergency remains a blot
Are policemen trying to evade accountability by threatening the media with legal action for simply doing their job without malice ?
Arbitrary custody by the police is not unknown in India, but a recent decision gives hope to those who get picked up by the police
New Delhi: In the securitised narrative that drives most media coverage of Jammu and Kashmir, the state is a place of big battles, battalions and borders, of boys fighting with their toys. However, the parallel struggles waged by civilians, particularly women, never receives attention in ‘hard politics’ reportage. Even the women’s […]
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
The FBI has cracked down on corruption in world football. When will it arrest the powerful American individuals known to be involved in crimes like financial fraud, market manipulation and torture?
The delay in justice for the Hashimpura case has not gone down well with the intelligentsia and legal community
The government should muster the courage to do away with AFSPA in the state and also declare an end to its policy of encouraging talks with new militant groups.
Thursday’s killing of 17 army men in Manipur, most likely by the Khaplang-led ‘United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia’, and the June 2 death of a woman activist in army firing, underline the government’s inabilty to deal with civil strife.
David Mumford, professor emeritus at Harvard University and a winner of the Fields Medal, has written to the Director of IIT-Madras expressing his shock at the de-recognition of APSC
68-year-old prisoner claims he is being harassed by frequent transfers between different jails within the Tihar prison complex.