On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
Gauri Lankesh was the victim of the same ideology that claimed the lives of other rationalists. Handing over her case to a ‘caged parrot’ like the CBI would be dangerous.
“Will our brother return? We won’t complain even if they have tortured him”, ask family members of 20-year-old Manzoor Ahmad, who has been ‘missing’ in army custody since August 31.
Despite widespread accusations against the Myanmar government of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, India has planned to deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees.
Lankesh’s views have been relentlessly against what she considered a fascist project taking over Indian democracy. Her silenced voice has spoken so much and so many times, it is impossible for even walls not to hear her.
Gauri Lankesh’s lawyer B.T. Venkatesh is clear that the killing was a sinister and pre-planned act by Hindu terror units and had nothing to do with all the defamation cases filed against her.
The South Asia Media Defenders Network has urged the Indian media and civil society groups to pursue a robust campaign to ensure that there is no let-up in the investigation.
The forces behind her assassins have a list – and want us to know they will pursue it.
Though the conditions in the camp they live in are terrible, they say it is still far, far better than the alternative.
No injuries were reported in the third such derailment incident in a month.
“I had built a toilet but it had no water and I ran out of money to build a door. So I was out in fields when they came and took (arrested) us.”
The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Journalists, activists, writers, thinkers and women organisations were seen among the crowds that gathered in the city and across the state condemning the killing of the journalist.
An audit of tweets, handles and hashtags the government wants Twitter to block makes it clear that official censorship is being deployed not just against terrorism but legitimate political speech as well.
How can India, a country which has hosted refugees ever since its foundation as a nation, deport thousands of people based on their ethnicity and faith?
There is a backstory to the heinous murder of a fearless journalist but the future script is in all our hands.
Suu Kyi has been accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution.
A firebrand in the tradition of her father, she was vocal on secularism, the rights of Dalits, the downtrodden and women.
Legislators have no business to sit in judgement on journalists and it is high time they are stripped of their special privileges.
Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was recently found guilty of defaming two BJP members and believes that her publication was targeted because of her politics.
They should – if they have any iota of self-respect – resign from the trust and make way for new members who have more guts than them to resist the aggression of corporate billionaires on EPW.
The NGO said the accused was someone they trusted as he had been visiting the school for 10 months, donating books and helping the children with their studies.
The independent Burma Human Rights Network said that persecution was backed by the government, elements among the country’s Buddhist monks and ultra-nationalist civilian groups.
“I am not making any such statements,” additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said in the apex court.
Kashmiri users and activists have received official legal complaints from Twitter, warning that their online content could be acted upon in the future as well.
If the intensity of state propaganda over the last few years is anything to go by, Erdogan and AKP have moved well beyond considerations of “soft power”.
Compelling citizens to listen to the national anthem with the objective of inculcating patriotism and nationalism violates the very autonomy that the nine-judge bench of the apex court recently upheld.
Though the government has recognised UNHCR status for decades, they are now arresting people who have been designated as asylum seekers.
The two, along with others from their village, tried to complain to a local legislator, but were turned away after waiting for five hours.
“If the government gives us some land where we can move and build shanties, we will leave. But otherwise, we will continue to live here.”
The constitution bench’s verdict in the Right to Privacy case encompasses many extraordinary achievements that show that our judiciary can and will correct errors of the past.
The Hindi news channel has been asked to apologise for a programme they aired in 2016 where they referred to various people, including Raza, as members of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’.
The Delhi high court-appointed commissioner says beneficiaries are denied rations for not possessing Aadhaar and suggested that the food department pay compensation.
Migration is part of the identity of a society and contributes to the economy, yet migrants are treated as less than permanent residents.
The Backward Class Commission commission has been asked to prepare a report with the percentage of quota for reservation.
RTI activists say the move will enhance transparency, but the legal fraternity is divided on the issue despite agreeing that the move is good for constitutional matters.
The report saying that there was “no compelling reason to align MGNREGA and states’ minimum wages again”. Wages paid under the Act were last adjusted to meet minimum pay in 2009.
On August 31, celebrated as an ‘independence day’ by many nomadic and denotified tribes, an organisation brought people together to raise demands for a better life.
Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has come under fire for denying admission to a student suffering from thalassemia.
Trump has often criticised the media, which Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters.