The Mehbooba Mufti-led state government has also ordered a magisterial probe into the incident and sought a report within 20 days.
Both female beauty icons posted ‘problematic’ tweets about the Israel-Palestine conflict in 2014. But they weren’t received the same way.
The fate of the judiciary as an institution, and our fate as a democratic nation, hinges on whether we, as a people speak out, or watch passively.
Teacher, scientist and science educator Ruchi Ram Sahni had many confrontations with orthodox Hinduism, and his liberal values led at times to social ostracism.
CIC RK Mathur told the PMO to “be careful and give inputs for reply within the timeline prescribed by the RTI Act”.
Submissions made to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India seek stringent, legally-binding provisions covering all players in the sector.
The national flag can be seen as a promise by a nation to its people that every story of striving for a dignified life has a place in its narrative – even a story from the margins.
A closer look shows how the lives of poor tribal people get affected when they lose access to land and forests.
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians, comprising the population’s poorest half, saw their wealth rise by just 1% in 2017.
In a case of political censorship, students on campus were unable to access news outlets like The Wire and NDTV on the JNU wi-fi network for two days.
The Saudi government’s periodic cycle of allowing undocumented Ethiopian workers into the country and then humiliating them by public ejection keeps the workers in fear.
The Dalit Women Speak Out conference brought together over 400 delegates from across the country. What was our intent, and where do go from here?
Gujarat minister of state for home Pradipsinh Jadeja promised action against those guilty of the violence.
The Direct Benefits Transfer pilot for subsidised foodgrains in Nagri block has, ironically, led to a quantum jump in cash transactions, inconveniencing beneficiaries and dealers as also putting enormous pressure on banks, even as 25% people still remain excluded.
Out of 393 ongoing cases involving human rights abuses committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, 247 are still in the initial stage of investigation of the judicial process.
The states claimed that section 6 of the Cinematograph Act empowers them to stop exhibition of any controversial movie on the grounds of possible violation of law and order.
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1% in the last year.
The recent sexual assault allegations against Ansari makes a strong case for comprehensive sex education.
No prosecution or ‘serious effort’ seen to prevent attacks by vigilante groups claiming to be BJP supporters.
Arjun Singh, was ten when his father died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. The 14-year old now sells snacks to support his family, while dreaming of becoming a bank manager and a chef.
From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace.
Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different proposition.
The US administration announced this week that it is withholding $65 million from a planned $125 million aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
The bench trashed the submission that screening the movie may cause serious threat to life, property and law and order.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
Defenders of Aadhaar have called opposition to it an organised campaign stemming from paranoia. But a look at the petitioners proves it is anything but.
The number of cases against Aadhaar have bloated since 2012. As hearings begin again before the apex court, a look at what the cases are:
A minor change in the secretariat manual means that only ‘VIPs’ have access to communication within a stipulated timeline.
Rohith’s suicide brought the lacuna of our modern institutions at the forefront and showcased how places for higher learning are intrinsically insensitive towards Dalits.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
A replaced scheme is underway even as official data show 7,89,478 pending cases under Shubhlaxmi Yojana for monetary benefits for giving birth to a girl child.
The dharma of the journalist should be to hold the powerful to account and not worry about the consequences.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie, citing law and order issues.
Defeating the Peshwa army in 1818 was a question of defeating those who imposed hundreds of years of untouchability on the Mahars.
Ahead of the Karnataka assembly polls, the Animal Welfare Board of India’s moves are being seen as an attempt to squeeze supplies from Belgaum, hitting the Quraishi trading community in Goa.
Senior RSS functionary J. Nandakumar has claimed the public attack against the Chief Justice of India came on the heels of the CJI’s order to reopen cases relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The family of Kashmiri trader Bilal Kawa, recently arrested in New Delhi for his alleged involvement in the Red Fort terror attack, says he’s innocent and was framed.
The state government said the ban was necessary to maintain law and order.
Even after a gap of ten years between two government health and family surveys, the burden of sterilisation – with all its risks – on women remains unchanged.
From Noor Jehan to Qandeel Baloch: what are the consequences of not being subservient in our society?