Where India Goes is essential reading not only for policy-makers and development professionals, but for anyone interested in the paradoxes of development in the early 21st century.
In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
The order said that the photographs were to be sent to panchayat secretaries who were then to circulate them on social media to shame those defecating in the open.
The court also set timelines for the circulation of manuals and guidelines, the constitution of a board of visitors and to tabulate details on juveniles who died an unnatural death.
Sweeping assertions filled with vitriol against the Rohingya have now entered the formal pleadings. The court should not allow unfiltered communal speech.
While Jamia students were told they can’t invite speakers from “outside”, IIT Madras said the speakers invited were “controversial”.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
The amount went to a man who lost seven members of his family in a terror attack 18 years ago, with the rights body saying the delay amounted to a glaring “violation of human rights”.
IIM Ahmedabad responded to an RTI request asking for minutes of board meetings saying that “[i]information sought by [us] has no relationship to any public activity or interest and hence cannot be provided.”
Law creates the legal and institutional backdrop within which gau rakshaks and lynch mobs can operate with impunity.
The Rajasthan police has given a clean chit to six people Pehlu Khan named before he died.
Despite home minister Rajnath Singh’s assurances that pellet guns aren’t being used often by the security forces, doctors and civil organisations say otherwise.
The first tranche of the relief material reached Chittagong in an Indian Air Force plane today.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
“Gauri Lankesh has been a symbol of the struggle to practice journalism fearlessly and raise a voice for the underprivileged. Her loss to journalism and to society is irreparable.”
Only 13% of women in the country own the land they work on. The farms are never in their names as current inheritance laws are depriving them of their right.
Former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi talks about the recent right to privacy judgment, his objections to it, paranoia surrounding the Aadhaar and more.
Each killing — whether of an RSS man or of someone of an opposite ideology — is condemnable and the condemnation should be unqualified.
The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the central government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.
On September 28, 2015, 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his 22-year-old son Danish was brutally beaten for allegedly ‘storing beef’.
On a petition filed by Kodnani, special SIT judge P. B. Desai summoned Shah to appear before the court on September 18.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
Prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for the newspaper staff, who stand accused of targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods.”
Five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war.
The manner in which the state machinery, including the police, intimidates family members of whistleblowers or those who report scandals, has become a recurring pattern, one that should not go unpunished.
Low budget, poor pay, delays in payment are being used as tools to lower the interest of people in the scheme, say activists.
Urmilesh discusses the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and the politics around it. Joining him in this episode are senior journalist Akshaya Mukul and investigative reporter Neha Dixit.
The Karwan today reached Delhi to meet thousands of people, including widows of the 1984 Sikh massacre, before proceeding to Gandhi’s samadhi.
Shepherd has recently found himself in a controversy over his book, Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu, which Arya Vysya associations say is derogatory and demeaning.
“Today, women account for 56% of the MGNREGA workers. Unlike minimum wages, under MGNREGA, equal wages are paid to both men and women.”
While both Jindal and Coal India abdicated responsibility around the Gare Pelma coal mines, local Adivasis have tried their hardest to make sure they don’t get away with it.
The mandate for the criminal justice system and the civil society to monitor prisons is quite clear, but it’s the will that’s missing.
Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
“We’re not being anti-establishment. We’re just reporting what’s happening, what has to be reported.”
Gauri Lankesh, and others like her, will not be left alone to keep on articulating their dissent. After all, it is the untamed individual voice that is found to be particularly irritating.
Recent amendments to the rape laws have made it mandatory for all hospitals to provide immediate treatment to survivors of rape. An abortion is an essential element of such care.
Human Rights Watch interviewed over 50 Rohingya refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, who recounted harrowing tales of fleeing violence.
“I want those who lynched my husband to be punished, not for revenge, but to ensure that no one has to go through what my children and I have undergone.”