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.
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.
This week: a discussion on liberal acquiescence to sexual harassment in India, Harvey Weinstein’s power and a Twitter take-down of a popular bar.
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.