Saryu Roy’s remarks come in the wake of an 11-year-old girl’s death in the state after her family’s ration card was cancelled for not being linked to their Aadhaar number.
The team members were allegedly heckled, chased, attacked and the windowpanes of police vehicles smashed by the mob.
After more than a decade and a half of international intervention in Afghanistan, corruption, insecurity, waste, and other problems mean around two-thirds of Afghan girls still do not go to school, a rights group has said.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
The special investigation team got a grab of the suspect enhanced to the maximum possible level with help from a US lab.
While the government says Santoshi Kumari died of malaria, her family and activists say it was because she hadn’t eaten for eight days.
In rural Bihar, poor nutrition is caused by interrelated factors like the low-intake of nutritious food, lack of healthcare, poor sanitation, early marriage and the lack of breastfeeding.
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Incidents of Maoist violence fell 22.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
In their conduct and demeanour, only Aarushi’s parents remained above the level of the pulp drama of which they were made the villains.
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One of the activists said she suspected that the police were involved in the attack as well, but officers rejected her allegation.
Although the recent judgement criminalises the rape of minor wife, until all marital rape is criminalised, there will remain a disparity in Indian law.
The developments assume significance as in the past, several persons with disabilities have suffered humiliation at the hands of security or airlines staff at airports across India.
The chief justice said the court and government cannot be oblivious to the plight of Rohingya women and children, added that petitioners can approach the court in case of ‘contingency’.
The human rights commission has said the farmers’ right to life and livelihood has been violated because of government negligence.
The judgment criminalising sex with a minor wife coincides with the International Girl Child Day, paving a new and historic path towards freedom and dignity for millions of married girls.
His decision is likely to please those among his political base who detest the Obamacare system, which many Republicans have attacked for years as an unneeded government intrusion in Americans’ healthcare.
“Sage representative suggested dropping piece from the first issue on the basis of informal chat with a clerk at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting”.
The Bhadbhut weir project on the Narmada river, which the prime minister inaugurated, will ruin their livelihood, the fisherman say.
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
Like the New York Times v. Sullivan case fifty years ago, The Wire defamation case too is about the “breathing space” of free speech, criticism and truth.
The bus service is to connect interior areas of the state, where the BJP government is planning to build “gaurav paths,” or link roads to villages of martyred soldiers.
Even when SLAPPs are of uncertain merit, they immensely damage prospects of free journalism, fierce criticism and accountability of power.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
Behind the savaging of a land and its people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a murky tale of resource appropriation and prospects of spoils from reckless industrial development.
ICDS plays a vital role in a country which is home to 190 million undernourished people – the highest in the world.
The UGC-HRDC director must restore the course to the Centre for Women’s Studies, otherwise this can only be seen as a feminist phobic sustained attack on academics.
Most anganwadi workers make less than minimum wage, yet their demands for better wages and facilities are ignored.
Written and edited by street-children, the monthly newspaper reports on the injustices faced by them as well as on hope and positive change.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
The disturbing trend of the judiciary authoring restrictions on speech beyond what is constitutionally sanctioned gives the impression that restriction is the norm and speech is the exception.
The government should take into account the “dynamic progress” made in modern science to adopt painless methods of carrying out the death sentence, the chief justice-headed bench said.
The expert committee had been constituted in 2015 after the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the IT Act for being used arbitrarily and hampering free speech.
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Dozens of farmers had gathered outside the collectorate in Bundelkhand’s Tikamgarh district to present a list of demands to the district administration.
The resolution called for the protection of the rights of foreign nationals facing the death penalty under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the grounds on which India had sued Pakistan in the ICJ.
In a note to the PMO, external affairs and labour ministries, and the NSA, the IB said the report could potentially harm India’s image.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
Police preventing people from voting and firing rubber bullets at protesters, and injuring up to 900, has done deep damage to Spain’s international credibility.