In an attempt to make the city ‘open defecation free’, families who had paid for toilets and were midway through construction allege that their houses were destroyed before surveyors came around.
Baby boxes, where mothers can give up their children anonymously, are a visible symbol of the debate on abortion and the rights of women and children.
One of the main social demands in the South American country is greater transparency on the part of the authorities.
The Twitter user was alleged to have referred to men who support women driving as “cuckolds who should be killed”.
Germany’s parliament approved marriage equality in June after Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to make the vote a matter of conscience.
The referendum, declared illegal by Spain’s central government, has thrown the country into its worst constitutional crisis in decades.
Since 2011, the percentage of unaccompanied children among Egyptian irregular migrants reaching Europe has been remarkably high.
Eminent Arakan historian Jacques P. Leider talks about the historical context of the Rohingya conflict.
The Black Lives Matter movement began with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media in 2012 after black high school student Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Florida.
History shows that whenever rules have been forcefully imposed instead of a participative student-teacher approach, there has been turmoil on campus.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims.
Public outrage and protests are significant in protecting the freedom of speech and expression, and are means of safeguarding the resilience of democracy.
The award, which honours human rights defenders, went to the two activists for their “decades of campaigning for human rights” in Jammu and Kashmir.
The biggest obstacle to women’s freedom is the male guardianship system.
The new state laws, which are in line with the BJP’s land ordinance, undo consent procedures and legitimise land acquisition with terms favourable to investors.
Yee’s trials in Singapore were closely watched by rights groups, and fuelled debate in Singapore over censorship, the limits of free speech and political correctness.
The group, led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, noted that the recent statements issued by government functionaries “hold promise for the Kashmiris”.
Not since the days of the Black Power movement have we seen collective mobilisation by sportspersons of this magnitude against an oppressive regime.
The vice chancellor also said that the use of force by the police on Saturday night was against criminals and not girl students.
What India is witnessing today is not about cow protection, but a devious convergence of the interests of the state, religion and big business.
The civil rights activist was told by the police that she had been arrested without being told the charges, and kept in custody for more than ten hours.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
The Central Information Commission said the questions raised before the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights were in “public interest”.
Farooq Ahmad Dar said for him, justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.
The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.
Rohingya families who were living in Jammu have moved to Khimber in Kashmir, fearing violence against them.
Border forces have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any attempts by the Rohingya to cross the India-Bangladesh border.
The apex court has also asked states to submit compliance reports based on its previous order on appointing district nodal officers to curb cow-related mob violence.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
TDP MP T.G. Venkatesh addressed a press conference against the author and sought that he be “hanged publicly”.
Information commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu held that the National Commission for Women had failed in the discharge of its responsibility towards its women employees.
Diane Coffey and Dean Spears’ Where India Goes is a path breaking addition to the literature on child malnutrition and development policy in India.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
The plea filed by Rohingya refugees offers an opportunity for the Supreme Court to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive policies and binding obligations under international law.