“BJP leaders have time and again celebrated the victory of the judgement on triple talaq and the leadership have often claimed the victory to itself”.
The Chief Justice said, “We will interact with the girl in open court to take an preliminary assessment of her mental state. If we suspect any indoctrination, this court has powers to direct her detailed examination by appropriate authorities.”
The bench, comprising Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, posted the matter for listing after three months.
A government project is aiming to tackle child marriage by reducing poverty and hunger among people living on newly accreted coastal areas by providing secure livelihoods.
The petitioners argued that people were being denied access to basic needs such as food and adequate nutrition, midday meals in schools, rehabilitation benefits due to bonded labourers.
The apex court wishes to ascertain her mental health and whether she had given free consent to her marriage.
Witnesses describe how soldiers killed people inside wooden homes, arrested young men, raped women and burned homes to prevent the residents’ return.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
Verma was arrested in the middle of the night merely at the behest of a state government. It is an alarming sign.
She voiced deep outrage over the harassment of journalists and added that progress on women’s rights was extremely slow as well.
As the editors of a social science journal resign, Apoorvanand asks: ‘Why do powerful people tasked with furthering glorious intellectual legacies turn out to be gods with feet of clay?’
The organisation’s plea comes at a time when The Wire is facing both civil and criminal defamation suits by BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah.
The NREGA workers group has blamed the Central government, banks and post offices for the delays in payment of lakhs of workers.
Earlier this year, in April and May, communally sensitive Saharanpur in UP, that has 26% Dalit population and 10% Thakurs, had been rocked by inter-caste violence.
Those who work with animal skin to make leather, and other items from dead animals, are forced to remain at the bottom rung of society.
The lanes of the Jantar Mantar have now fallen silent. Has the gulf between the authorities and the people widened?
This is the second time a film by the same filmmaker has been prevented from being screened at the college.
Gogoi has been charged of “waging war against the state” by urging people at a public rally to pick up guns.
The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.
Faced with dogged opposition, Rajasthan assembly Speaker said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members.
To counter the civil rights movement, Alabama had passed a law protecting the reputation of public officials, and the justification given for it was eerily similar to that given by the Rajasthan government.
Defending the questions, BJP spokesperson says the questions are “related to the social fabric of the state that should be known by the aspirants of government jobs.”
The bill amends CrPC, 1973, and restricts the media from naming a public servant until the Rajasthan government allows the case to be investigated.
Over 100 houses have been demolished under the Gunda Dhar-pakad Abhiyaan to ‘control crime’ in the city.
The Supreme Court also said that Bilkis Bano can seek higher compensation from the state government by filing a special leave petition in a lower court.
Dapu, a living heritage, is the only singer who has been singing from within the bustling fort premises for the last 25 years.
A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
Comments range from seeing it as an attack on media freedom to an attempt to keep information hidden from the public.
On the afternoon of October 22, 1993, jawans from the Border Security Force opened fire in Bijbehara town, killing 43 civilians. No one was ever punished for the crime.
Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
Over 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s sprawling camps constantly struggle to meet basic needs of food, water and sanitation.
The Pakistani journalist-activist – who had gone missing in August 2015 – has paid a heavy price for wanting to uphold humanitarianism and the principles of social justice.
Asked why he had referred to Vijay’s rarely used Christian name in his tweet, BJP leader H. Raja said the Tamil actor was a practicing Christian, which was reflected in his “hate campaign”.
Farmers of Nindar village on the outskirts of Jaipur are protesting against the acquisition of over 1,300 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
Three brothers died in July and while the ration dealer says their family was not given rations because they did not have Aadhaar cards, the authorities have blamed alcoholism and not starvation for their deaths.
Pellet guns have become the first line of attack for security forces against protestors in Kashmir, its unabated use blinding hundreds in the Valley.
The court also emphasised the need for encouraging inter-caste and inter-religious marriages.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
A new report has revealed that every third Indian household in the UK falls into the wealthiest bracket, earning over £1,000 GBP each week.