Aadhaar is premised on the infallibility and security of an individual’s biometric data – her fingerprints and iris scans. But this is just a myth.
A film festival seeks to generate debates about human rights abuses around the world and their impact on human lives.
At IIT Gandhinagar, Dalit artist-activist Shambhaji Bhagat and his troupe sang songs of protest, turning performance into resistance.
Midday meals not only promote enrolment in educational institutions but also encourage equality by mandating that children sit together and eat regardless of caste.
According to director Dakxin Chhara, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani told him, “PM ka radio show hai, delete the line.”
The contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.
On March 20, the ABVP disrupted a seminar at a college in Bareilly, alleging that retired BHU professor Chauthi Ram Yadav had made controversial remarks about the RSS.
It seems like the government is using this move to make sure children are forcefully enrolled under Aadhaar, as it has no positive effects on the mid-day meal scheme.
The fight over free speech is about the institutional protection of individuals’ basic rights from mob rule and putting a check on the state’s coercive power.
By making “insidious” changes to the system, the rural development ministry is trying to curb workers’ rights, says People’s Action for Employment Guarantee.
A simple Google search shows that the personal information, including Aadhaar numbers and bank account details, has simply not been secured properly.
The BJP had said it would take “stern steps to close down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses” if it came to power.
India’s Human Development Index is 0.624, according to a UNDP report, falling to 0.454 when adjusted for inequality.
Protest is Kashmir is not just about clashes with the army or marches. Other forms of protest may not be as loud, but they are everywhere.
A British police intelligence unit allegedly relied on an Indian counterpart, who in turn used hackers to obtain the email ID passwords of environmental campaigners and journalists.
Including C-Fam on the US delegation reflects ongoing disagreement between UN member states about the importance of including LGBTI rights in its work.
In Gujarat’s Chhota Udaipur, MNREGA has helped villagers increase their earnings, improved connectivity in the area and led to higher farm yields.
After a ruckus was created based on rumours of beef, the owner of the Hayat Rabbani is on the run, while the hotel’s manager and receptionist are in police custody.
Public-private partnerships offer little assurance in providing integrated and universal healthcare, and act as means for the expansion of the private sector.
Karnataka wants to make manual scavenging legal, but as the documentary Kakkoos shows, there are several overwhelming reasons to oppose it.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu are protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against state apathy towards their concerns.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
The new policy unveiled in parliament also envisages an increase in the health budget to 2.5% of GDP but only by 2025.
The people resettled in around Chutka village in Madhya Pradesh may be displaced again due to the construction of a nuclear plant.
Of the 233 IIM faculty members the authors received data on, only two were from the SC category and five from the OBC.
Globally, women are paid at least 23% lower than men and in countries like Turkey the gap can be as much as 75%.
One of the primary forms by which Dalit students are discriminated against is their lack of fluency in English, say activists and scholars.
India’s problem of mob violence is not restricted to a few rogue citizens. It stems from a culture of violence.
Dreams should not demand death as a price. A country that you call your home should not be the nightmare you live within. While Rohith Vemula chose, this is not a choice that he or Rajini Krish or others should ever consider or be forced to make.
The electorate was happy to give a huge majority to criminals and strongmen in the fray but the face of a poet whose eyes were moist and whose nose had a tube inserted inside left them unmoved.
The country is now compelled to send its army into an area where a major resource extraction project has failed to deliver on its promises to landowners.
The UAPA evolved over the years by a gradual but steady constriction of Article 19, which guarantees the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly. A complete repeal is the only way forward.
The conviction of G.N. Saibaba by the Gadchiroli district court in Maharashtra on March 7, 2017, has revived questions around India’s anti-terrorism laws.
A draft Bill in Bangladesh that has been criticised for creating ‘second-class’ citizens is similar to current policy in India and proposed laws in Pakistan.
As the country remains preoccupied with the Uttar Pradesh elections, on women’s day, we look at some of the voices that didn’t find political expression in the campaign.
Justice Dinesh Mehta expressed surprise that the university suspended Rajshree Ranawat simply because she had invited a a particular person to speak on campus.
The court is also considering a joint trial of cases arising out of the two FIRs lodged in the wake of the demolition of the disputed structure.
The BJP’s baby trafficking case focuses public attention on the problem but also shields the size of it from closer scrutiny, because the ‘huge networks’ that operate to keep the trade going, continue to do so.
The noted economist says the government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meals is illegal and will cause disruption.
There is an intensified need for the state to provide adequate, regular pensions for the elderly.