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.
The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council has passed a Bill that will limit membership of the tribe to only those children whose parents are both Garo.
Pudiyam Panda will be free to go home with his family if he wants, the high court in Bilaspur said in its habeas corpus order on Thursday.
Disregarding the ban, even top politicians and officials of the government have been using banned applications to post about events in the Valley.
In 2010, the former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, provided thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks.
If the aggressive anti-rights stand of the government in the Aadhaar case triumphs, the march towards an authoritarian state will be swift.
The Association of African Students in India held a press conference along with Irom Sharmila to condemn growing racism and violence in India.
The AIMPLB believes the Quran sanctions wife beating but is willing to let that ‘right’ be trumped by secular law. So why is it insisting on the sanctity of patriarchal practices that are not Islamic?
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
“We are convinced that not only the views she (Varsha Dongre) put forth, but the manner in which she conveyed them were also well-within the constitutional limits.”
The new deaths add to a toll of 1,222 on the route as of May 10, compared with 966 by the same date last year, according to IOM calculations.
Muslims in the region said they have decided to move away from cattle-based occupations after seeing what happened to Khan.
The discipline of humanities is facing threats from state-controlled powers across the world. But a bigger danger may be the refusal of academics to allow dissidence within the discipline.
A Beti Bachao Beti Padhao audit has discovered the truth behind how Haryana achieved a massive improvement in its notoriously low sex ratio.
These pictures were shot before the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. However, even now you find young girls doing such backbreaking work in these areas.
There are groundswells of civic engagement in a handful of countries, but ensuring the survival of fundamental freedoms in these dangerous times will require a resistance that knows no borders.
The case of Luis Muiña, a civilian in prison for his participation in kidnappings and torture in 1976, sparked the massive protest demonstrations in Argentina over the past week.
If the government was sincere about bringing peace and a normal administration to Bastar, it would have used the good offices of Panda and his wife instead of spending the past decade tormenting and harassing them.
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The medieval nehers in water-scarce Aurangabad are a lifeline for residents, but are being ruined by civic corruption and private interests.
It’s estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
Cambodia feels that Trump is lowering the bar for authoritarian behaviour around the world, affecting the country whose prime minister is a Trump supporter.
The highly skewed cow to worker ratio in Jaipur’s Hingonia Cow Rehabilitation Centre has exposed gau sevaks to several occupational hazards.
The International Organisation for Migration sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia.
A report on Kashmir tries to understand the reasons behind the conflict, to recognise it as a political issue and to find democratic means to address it.
Although their release has been a relief, it is important now that the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls receive adequate physical and psychosocial counselling and support.
Crossing a border entitles refugees to international protection, whereas internally-displaced persons remain the responsibility of national governments – often falling through the gaps as a result.
Irrespective of the marital status of women, access to safe abortion services and quality post-abortion care, including counselling, need to be legally guaranteed.
Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be taking note of.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation was supposed to reopen hotel Hayat Rabbani as per a court order dated April 29, but the corporation has denied knowledge of the order.
With a number of NGOs losing their licenses on allegations of non-compliance and malpractice, or for differing with the government and its policies, new legislation is required to regulate the sector.
In her 376-page reply to the government’s inquiry, Varsha Dongre says nothing she said in her Facebook post was previously unknown.
In attorney general Mukul Rohatgi’s arguments in favour of Aadhaar, the body is reduced to its exchange value.
India’s crusade for digitisation and digital inclusion has failed millions of Indians with disabilities. Will the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act change that?
Illegal mining syndicates and the Naxals share a symbiotic relationship – they both want the isolated, backward districts of Chhattisgarh to stay that way.
Sunetra Choudhury’s ‘Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India’s Most Famous’ highlights how different jail experiences can be depending on who you are and what you can pay.
Officials said Varsha Dongre was suspended because her Facebook post alleging human rights violations by the state was in ‘violation of service rules’.
The Three Year Action Agenda of the Niti Aayog is the first major government document to be released since the implementation of the new Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’. So what are they and how did they originate?