The lynch mob is now targeting one of Delhi University’s most loved and respected professors.
Pahlaj Nihalani, with his love for the Modi government and its agenda, has chosen to take the ultra-conservative view in banning this film.
Ultimately we are disabled by the inaccessible environment and poor attitudes that surround us, not the functional limitations of our disabilities, writes one of Nagaland’s leading voices for disability rights.
Partha Pratim Boruah used Facebook Live to document police highhandedness on February 12, following which he was arrested on February 14.
The Ramjas College violence is the clearest sign yet of what is in store for the country if such politically-sanctioned hooliganism remains unchecked.
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
Six of the Kashmiri women who were allegedly gang raped by Indian soldiers in 1991 have died, the remaining 17 survivors still await justice.
“What was done to me should not happen to anyone… The years that I have lost in prison will not return now.”
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
A day after Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were not allowed to speak at Ramjas college, clashes between protesting students from opposing sides continued.
Suicide bombings in Pakistan are now an occasion to outsource blame and not look inward to fix what’s wrong.
On the second death anniversary of the CPI leader, a protest march and a public meeting were held to remember him and demand justice for his murder.
The cowards who fear the power of thinking should not delude themselves into believing the argumentative Indian can be so easily silenced.
In a further blow to freedom of speech and expression on campus, another university has ended up surrendering its rights in the face of a naked display of right-wing political aggression.
Special mobile apps, software, infrastructure, training for personnel and feedback mechanisms have been created to make voting easier for persons with disabilities.
Cutting down vacancies need not be the only way that the UGC specified supervisor-researcher ratio can be ensured.
Acquitted on February 16, Mohammad Hussain Fazili recounts his journey after his incarceration in the 2005 Delhi serial blast case.
Since Myanmar’s approach to the Rohingya has been marked by extreme prejudice, it was only a matter of time before the reaction set in.
Jadhav has decided to return the Mahatma Phule Best Journalist award that he received in 2011 to protest against Manmohan Vaidya’s statement at JLF and against the anti-Dalit stance of the Gujarat government.
While media focus continues to be on low allocations, what slips past unnoticed is that even those amounts aren’t lived up to.
The opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) has accused local leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party of instigating the violence.
“Am I being suspended for exposing my students to intellectually stimulating professors and teachers from around the country?”, asks Rajshree Ranawat.
The main schism in today’s free speech debates pits liberals, advocating unbridled speech as a tool of freedom, against radicals, who unmask unbridled speech as a tool of class privilege. But that rift tells only one story.
Herojit claims the orders to eliminate people came from the top.
The explosion of monetary incentives and subsidies triggered a gold rush. With that coming to an end, are Uber and Ola simply reproducing old exploited and informal labour markets?
Many of the existing benefits and beneficiaries have failed to find protection under the Act, which is limited only to the distribution aspects, ignoring several vital elements such as agriculture, climate change and farmer’s rights.
In the light of Jodhpur University’s February 16 decision to suspend Prof Rajshree Ranawat for inviting Prof Nivedita Menon to deliver a lecture on nationalism earlier this month, The Wire is republishing an article Menon wrote about the ‘controversy’.
As per a recent Supreme Court ruling, appeals to identity politics are fine, as long as they are incidental and not the core of the election campaigns.
The documentary, Killing for Conservation, shows the consequences of Kaziranga’s conservation success and the impunity enjoyed by the forest guards.
In Madhya Pradesh, a farmer committed suicide when he could not repay loans after his crop failed and he did not receive the insurance that he was entitled to.
The pride that Jallikattu evokes is clearly associated with people from a particular dominant caste, often at the forefront of violence against Dalits.
The attacks on creative expression and freedom of speech concern us all. Today it is films and books; tomorrow it could be journalism and much more.
Eleven patients have died in the last two months at the overcrowded, unhygienic and understaffed government-run home.
Singrauli, a district in Madhya Pradesh, has seen widespread displacement of tribals since the 1950s, who’s rights rights are compromised in favour of mining.
With no hope from political parties, Dalits in Punjab are organising to challenge the status quo.
Nagas rage violently against chief minister T.R. Zeliang’s refusal to meet their demand on local body polls after two people were killed in a police firing.
Given the scale of rights violations in Bastar, the government’s decision to send Kalluri on leave looks more like a way of avoiding effective action against lawlessness there.
A large amount of the already inadequate budgeted expenditure is on non-targeted schemes, which are barely useful for the development of SC/ST communities.
Despite having passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016, the Budget allocated only about 0.0039% of the GDP for the differently abled.
This Budget will benefit only a selected few children in higher education, depriving millions of children from their universal rights to education.