The Maharashtra government has stepped up its efforts to facilitate mining for private companies in adivasi areas amidst allegations of a wave of repression
There is anger in the camps. Neglected by the government, many threaten to leave to rejoin militancy if a means of livelihood is not provided soon.
How not knowing Odia landed an innocent Bengali in jail: the sad but true story of Ranjit Sana
Women have been stepping up the fight against restrictive and archaic religious and social traditions through legal recourse.
The CID filed a chargesheet against 34 policemen on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to turn the case into one of “beef being found”.
According to economist Jean Drèze, even those with Aadhaar cards are often denied rations because machines do not recognise their fingerprints or run into other technological glitches.
Governments across the world are making strict laws against NGOs, either on suspicion of foreign interference or corruption.
Shakil Afridi remains incarcerated, five years after Osama bin Laden was killed. He was picked up for running an alleged CIA-run fake vaccination programme.
According to activists and lawyers familiar with the case, the accused are being protected because of their links with the RSS and a gau raksha samiti.
Raza Rumi in conversation with politician Farahnaz Ispahani on her new book and the steps the Pakistani government needs to take to improve the status of minorities.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has also blocked full body scanners that would decrease harassment faced by persons with disabilities at airport security checks.
Testimonies provided by Christians to a fact-finding team show a surge of communal attacks – threats, violence and persecution – against the community.
Hundreds of caste panchayats exercise a strong hold on their communities and their verdicts cannot be questioned or reported to the police.
The Supreme Court has every right to interpret Muslim personal law in a way that satisfies the egalitarian principles of both the Quran and the Indian constitution.
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Radiologists says that the PNDT Act, which is the main legal weapon against female foeticide, unnecessarily harasses them.
Many people are surprised by the rapidity with which the drought turned into floods in Bundelkhand, but this isn’t the first time this has happened.
In An Atlas of Rural Health, the Jan Swastha Sahyog has used personal experiences and case studies to explain why disease in rural Chhattisgarh only embodies conditions of deprivation and inequality.
Almost 70 years after Indian independence, tribes once classed as criminals are still fighting for their freedom.
“Power has tall citadels, culture has a level stage. The tall citadels need to be brought down; the ignored artistic traditions brought on to the proscenium stage.”
Besides their crops being destroyed by the rains, the houses of several villagers have also collapsed.
According to the Impunity Index, between 1992 and July 2016, 27 Indian journalists were murdered due to their work.
A report released by CRY draws a parallel between education and child marriage, claiming the disruption or lack of education as one of the major hurdles in the abolition of child marriage.
A look at the lives of locals and those affected by pellet guns during the weeks of violence and protests in the Valley, before the curfew was finally lifted after 51 days.
On the first anniversary of the scholar’s murder, a silent walk and public meeting is being held in Dharwad to remember him and demand justice.
The women’s rights activist hopes that the Haji Ali trust will not move the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court’s decision.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s grandson says Dalits have now got together for a fight to the finish with the forces that want to subjugate them
Dalit women leaders have their own rich tradition of protest, dissent and self-assertion. It is time for history to do them justice.
When the police and even the lower judiciary refuse to be bound by the Supreme Court’s strictures on how the law may be applied, it is time to give Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code a decent burial.
Chilli grenades, which have been suggested as an alternative “non-lethal” weapon, reportedly killed three people in Kashmir in 2013.
A two-judge division bench of the high court said that women should be allowed to enter the Haji Ali dargah along with men and asked the Maharashtra government to ensure safety for the women.
The Indian Railways is the largest employer of manual scavengers, along with the army and municipalities. The scavengers are almost all Dalit or from lower Hindu castes.
The CBI, which investigated the triple murder case under the supervision of the Supreme Court, is looking increasingly like the ‘caged parrot’ the BJP once accused it of being for failing to prosecute politically influential persons.
“I told the hospital authorities that I am a poor man and cannot afford a vehicle. Despite repeated requests, they said they cannot offer any help,” Majhi told a local television channel.
The Kashmiri artist’s recent work is layered by a loss that is both personal and collective.
Members of nomadic and denotified tribes are required to produce address proof from 1961 to obtain a caste certificates, without which they cannot avail the benefits of government schemes.
Championing the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, Sushma Swaraj said it will protect women from being exploited, especially by the rampant medical tourism industry.
The Telangana’s district collector’s report had earlier found Vemula to be from the Mala Dalit community. The Supreme Court has also ruled that a child is free to take his/her mother’s caste.
The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act is meant to deal with challenges posed by “terrorism, insurgency, communalism and caste violence”.
“Let us walk together, change together,” Sharmila said on Tuesday. Manipur clearly aspires for change, yet this seems like an impossible task.