RTI activist Venkatesh Nayak speaks to The Wire about whether the government is specifically targeting NGOs that question their developmental paradigm.
RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and Venkatesh Nayak talk about their hopes and expectations from the Centre for the year ahead.
In speech to Indian History Congress, Pranab Mukherjee underlines what he says is ‘an essential pillar of democracy’
Protestors in Kashmir are repeatedly detained under the Public Safety Act, often for long periods of time, even when security forces know the cases won’t stand in court.
Demonetisation has disrupted the migration pattern of Dalits and Adivasis in Bundelkhand.
With the ban lifted the ‘Kashmir Reader’ put out an eight page edition today, but editor Hilal Mir is still not sure why the ban was imposed at all.
Fear of unemployment, reduction in aid for poor and marginalised communities grows as Centre continues its clampdown on foreign funding for NGOs.
Government Ignores Vulnerability of Persons With Disabilities During Natural Disasters, Says Activist
On filing RTIs with two government authorities, activist Satendra Singh learnt that they have no data or plan on how to make disaster risk reduction and management more inclusive.
Pranab Mukherjee re-promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance for the fifth time since it wasn’t passed as an Act in parliament in the winter session.
The human rights lawyer talks to The Wire about the cancellation of Lawyers Collective’s FCRA license, the cases they took up against those in power and more.
The official line seems to be, ‘Show me your money but I won’t show you my records’.
The removed section of the textbook discussed the Nadar community who were forced to keep their upper bodies uncovered by the caste council of the Nairs.
Reports and anecdotal accounts show a pattern of wrongful imprisonment of hundreds of Muslim youths who are convicted on the basis of flimsy evidence.
Nai Disha is an initiative that rehabilitates manual scavengers, especially women, and provides them with vocational training to find alternative livelihoods.
An Indian organisation dedicated to ending FGM has been capturing the rising dissent against an age-old tradition practiced among members of Dawood Bohra community that often leads to significant physical and psychological trauma.
Five human rights defenders who had an impact in 2016.
While those in the villages cannot afford the bus trip that takes in the city, people who had migrated earlier are coming back to the village after being unable to work.
Even as the Nawaz Sharif government tries to honour Nobel laureate Abdus Salam, an Ahmedi, by renaming the physics department of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad after him, persecution of the community continues.
The protestors are working as daily wagers despite serving Banaras Hindu University for two or three decades.
It’s easy for developers, corporations, governments to press economic development projects that advantage them at the expense of Native American nations.
A new rule mandating a judicial inquiry into every case of custodial death does not account for deaths reported between when the law was amended in 2006 and when the circular was issued in 2016.
Universalising pensions and maternity benefits is a rare case of consensus between the government, economists favouring basic income and civil society groups.
The message from the ‘upper’-caste villagers was clear: we can destroy everything you’ve achieved in one evening.
After Laljibhai Sarvaiya was burnt alive for falling in love with an ‘upper’-caste girl four years ago, his family has spent all their time running from pillar to post in search for justice.
Self-censorship by Amazon comes at a time when the company is worrying about regulatory and legal obstacles on the e-commerce front in India and when our political atmosphere is going through a particularly prickly phase.
The Bill attempts to reflect a change in the perception of institutionalised care but overlooks the wider socio-cultural and psycho-social determinants that impact mental health.
The apex court pronounced the verdict while addressing the petition filed by Karma Dorjee and others following several incidents of hate crimes in Delhi against persons hailing from the northeast.
Several civil rights groups have slammed the Centre for cancelling the FCRA licence of 25 NGOs and have said that by doing so the government has undermined India’s global reputation on human rights.
‘The boys in prison asked me, “You are not a stone pelter, you have opposed stone pelting, so why has the government jailed you?” And the truth is I had no answer’
Bastar journalist Santosh Yadav is the only one from India to be behind bars due to his work, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Chhattisgarh Security Forces Mask Unconstitutional Vigilantism Under Garb of ‘Perception Management’
Public protests in urban centres in Chhattisgarh cannot be expected to wean people away from Maoism. What, then, is their real motive?
The countries released a statement on maritime cooperation after Modi and Widodo’s talks – a crucial moment in India-Indonesia bilateral relations.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
Nine members of the audience who decided not to stand up for the national anthem on principle during the screening of a film were assaulted during the interval.
What do Dalits get out of their togetherness? Affirmation, strength, and a sense of solidarity.
Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was recently found guilty of defaming two BJP members and believes that her publication was targeted because of her politics.
“What is shocking about the order served on the Lawyers Collective is the statement that they have done nothing for women’s development and empowerment,” said activist Anjali Gopalan.
The RTI is a powerful tool for the persons with disabilities, but there is a need to go beyond simply providing information and offer meaningful solutions.
Kendzior’s collected essays, ‘The View From Flyover Country’, condemns a system so blind to its own faults that it punishes people as “failures” for playing in a game that is rigged against them.
As Europe expanded its overseas colonies, fixed ideas of racial differences took hold. But for a brief period, European notions of ethnicity were relatively fluid and settlers believed that non-white inhabitants could be ‘civilised’ and ‘improved’.