What the home ministry’s new guidelines on how the disabled must show their respect for the national anthem tell us about the politics of pure nationalism.
Activists say exempting persons with disabilities is not the answer, but the law should take the reality into account and provide guidelines accordingly.
With evidence not adding up and workers still in jail, the defence counsel and the accused workers suspect foul play by the company.
The attack comes days after the researcher accompanied an NHRC team to record the statements of rape and sexual assault survivors who have filed FIRs against police personnel.
As protests break out over the disappearances of activists in Pakistan, it is evident that the state and the police are siding with religious outfits seeking to curtail freedom.
In conversation with Boris Michel, regional director for Asia Pacific at the International Committee of the Red Cross, on the organisation’s work, the Syrian civil war, the Rohingya crisis, and the way forward for humanitarian and transnational organisations.
Organisers and partners have stressed that the march is not anti-Trump, but rather is concerned about the current and future state of women’s rights.
The recent verbal attack on Dangal star Zaira Wasim is symptomatic of an unholy entanglement of religion and politics that had led to a shrinking space for women in public life.
As Donald Trump takes over the reigns from US President Barack Obama today, this week’s column focuses on a selection of rights issues that are likely to suffer under his administration.
A reporter’s account of what transpired in Hyderabad Central University when Dalit students tried to commemorate Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary.
Instead of defying the Supreme Court, jallikattu supporters should turn their energies and passion to finding ways to bring bulls back into agriculture and educate our polity and society about the virtues of native genes in agriculture and animal husbandry.
“My tragedy is slightly complicated. It goes beyond dislocation and loss of home. It goes beyond the fear that struck the minorities, every night, that long dark winter.”
The cabinet has refused to endorse a provision in a proposed human rights plan that would have undermined the penal code, which criminalises homosexuality.
In a letter declining the job, Bhati said his removal on the grounds of physical disability had “caused hurt” and eroded his faith in the DDA’s policies.
The Supreme Court has missed a chance to bring the criminal defamation law within the frameworks required of a liberal, egalitarian state.
Telangana police detained journalist Sudipto Mondal, Radhika Vemula and several students who were a part of a memorial protest at the University of Hyderabad.
On Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary, a look at what 2016 was like for Dalit women activists who have been struggling against caste discrimination for years.
The gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago, an Oxfam study has revealed.
Presenting its findings on the dawn of the Davos summit, Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago and unless tackled, public anger will continue to grow and lead to more seismic political changes.
Whether or not Karan Johar comes out is a choice that should be left to him. It shouldn’t be a burden on him because of his privilege and influence.
What is happening in Hyderabad University is a symptom of the assault on higher education all over the country
A number of girls from the minority communities have been abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married off, a trend that legal sanctions have failed to curb.
The Thane police told Shamima Kausar that she will have to pay Rs 1,723 per day if she wants to continue receiving protection for her and her family.
Who protects human rights activists from rights violations when governments are turning increasingly authoritarian?
Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch leader Jignesh Mevani was arrested along will several others after delaying the Rajdhani Express at the Kalupur railway station for 20 minutes. They have since been released on conditional bail.
The arrest of A Murugan shows a dangerous pattern where civil rights activists can be implicated in connection to the clients they choose to defend, says rights body.
The National Book Trust has refused to allow a discussion on Avijit Ghosh’s book, Up Campus Down Campus, at the New Delhi World Book Fair, raising suspicions of the government acting preemptively to prevent dissent.
“Do you realise that your statement will push so many people who struggle with their identity back into stuffy closets?”
The Lahore high court issued the order to the government, National Database and Registration Authority and the interior ministry, with a government official assuring the court that the transgender community will be part of the 2017 census.
We are at a unique historical conjuncture that has brought large numbers of students from Bahujan, Dalit and Adivasi communities to universities. But have we rendered these spaces apposite to their needs, expectations and educational ideals?
The commission held the government “vicariously responsible” for 16 counts of sexual assault, ranging from rape to physical violence, allegedly committed by police personnel.
The NHRC said that after careful consideration of the material on record, it found that there are in “total 34 victims mentioned in police complaints.”
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani lend their support to demands of Maharashtra’s workers
Lawyers believe that contempt laws should be used more for when the executive flouts laws rather than for individual utterances.
The campaign against Shaan Taseer shows that the intolerant atmosphere that led to his father’s untimely death has not ebbed.
Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group member, Shalini Gera, speaks to The Wire about the human rights situation in Bastar and how activists are being targeted.
Over 50 weavers in the prime minister’s constituency have committed suicide in the last three years due to indebtedness.
Arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the musicians of the Kabir Kala Manch say their “spirit is undaunted” and that they will continue to perform.
A conversation with Bhanwar Meghwanshi, Dalit activist from Rajasthan
2016 has had all the makings of a turning point in Indian history. What will 2017 hold?