The BMMA has welcomed the judgment saying it will help their case in the Supreme Court and reiterated that the practice is neither Quranic nor constitutional.
Denying the existence of god and fighting to separate church and state is not enough for new black atheists who want worldly solutions to practical problems faced by their community.
The last time the country’s courts authorised such harsh police techniques as sleep deprivation and starvation was during the dictatorship.
The state’s home department has written a letter to the chief minister’s office alleging that the NGOs have misused their welfare funds for religious conversions.
A recently released social development report focuses on disability with the objective of bringing stakeholders closer and raise issues with sensitivity.
For some judges, substance is inversely proportional to verbosity. If this trend is not stopped, Indian jurisprudence will permanently suffer.
This week’s column considers the various kinds of problems that appalling sanitation brings with it.
If nationalism, the way its sternest adherents argue, is a deep and overwhelming sentiment, then why do we need a disciplining machine to enforce that sentiment in us?
In addition to being kept in solitary confinement despite Supreme Court guidelines to the contrary, death row prisoners have little to no access to any sort of mental health facilities.
It is clear that the law requires an active act of disturbance to constitute an offence, but does it include a quiet refusal to stand for the national anthem?
A daily round-up on the human impact of demonetisation.
Although the high court ordered he be released, Parvez remains in custody and has now been handed over to the intelligence wing of the state police.
The Madhya Pradesh police have shown undue alacrity in acting against social media critics of the BJP.
The latest move is in accordance with the Supreme Court’s April 2014 order calling for the rights of the transgender community to be protected.
This is the second instance when the human rights activist has not been allowed to walk free immediately after a court order was issued in his favour.
This week’s column will consider the demonetised subaltern to see if they can speak.
Refugees with no legal documents are unable to exchange old currency, except at discounted rates with local traders.
By centralising the control of funds, using technology excessively and fixing asset creation targets, the Centre has effectively taken ownership of the scheme away from gram panchayats and workers in Jharkhand.
Latin American countries, supported by Western nations, successfully proposed an amendment that gutted the African group draft resolution.
According to the Indian census of 2011, only 46.9% of the 246.6 million households in India had their own toilet facilities, while 3.2% had access to public toilets.
Demonetisation is a political move couched in economic terms. Calling its fallout as mere ‘inconvenience’ insulates it from popular dissent.
Following a petition filed by RTI activist, Venkatesh Nayak, the Central Information Commission has ordered the army to disclose the proceedings of its court martial from 2013.
A year after several Adivasi women accused men from the police and security forces of sexual assault, the investigation has stalled due to governmental inaction.
Given that it is in effect state sanctioned, the ‘festival of writing’ will not see discussions on the restrictive and censorious environment Bangladeshi writers are forced to work in.
The commission has said that DU professor Nandini Sundar and others have been booked for murder in a mala fide manner to settle scores.
The commission has asked whether the ministry is adhering to conditions of FCRA licence rejection set out by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of association and assembly.
On the back foot, the Chhattisgarh government told the apex court it did not intend to pursue the case – which critics have described as fabricated – as of now.
Making a political appointment to the country’s top human rights body is a spectacularly cynical attempt at enfeebling the organisation that is meant to protect India’s vulnerable sections.
Only 25% of refugees at the Dadaab Camp are willing to return to Somalia, with many expressing concerns about relocation due to ongoing insecurity in that country.
The court dismissed the review petition in the Soumya case before turning its ire on Katju for the language used against the bench in his Facebook post.
Vimala Baghel’s interview to NDTV and police restrictions on media access raise questions about charges in controversial case
This week’s column looks at communalism, debt bondage and the life of prisoners in the UK.
Studies conducted by Research, Assessment, & Analysis Group and Satark Nagrik Sangathan have found that pendency rates have been rising in information commissions across the country, making applications irrelevant by the time they are actually heard.
In response to an allegation of “unscientific research”, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan staunchly declares that their research doesn’t take away the suffering of the various Muslim women they worked with.
FIR Against Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad a Clear Case of Vendetta Politics, Say Civil Society Members
Eminent citizens have unequivocally condemned the Bastar police’s efforts to frame academics and political activists in the murder of a tribal villager.
The decision to put on hold the ban on NDTV India is a threat only half withdrawn because of the nationwide protests. The Modi government continues to create a toxic discourse around national security with the idea of nibbling at various freedoms guaranteed under the constitution.
There are systems in place to keep a check on illegal detentions and overall conditions in jails, but they have not been properly implemented, according to the CHRI.
A resolution introduced by the Africa Group in the UN General Assembly seeks a vote to suspend the UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, a position established by the UNHRC in June.
News Time Assam has been accused of violating guidelines on ‘more than one occasion’
Why the I&B ministry’s allegation that NDTV India endangered the lives of civilians and security forces personnel after the Pathankot attack is inconsistent.