But general statements that do not target specific individuals from the SC/ST communities would not be considered an offence, said the Delhi High Court.
Even though Nepal’s Maoist conflict ended 11 years ago, many of its victims are frustrated, traumatised and haven’t been able to get on with their lives.
Terming the forcible cancellation of the convention and subsequent arrests as “an attack on freedom of expression”, S.R. Darapuri said “The government is in a state of panic amidst the rising public voices against it.”
From Kumram Bheem to the Koyas, Two Centuries of Land Alienation and Resistance by Tribals in Telangana
While the homes of Gotti Koya adivasis, migrants from Chattisgarh’s Sukma, are being burnt by the forest department, the original Koyas of this area are losing their land to non-tribal settlers.
Citizens will hold a protest against the lynchings of Dalits, Muslims, and rationalists, calling upon the government and citizens to take a stand.
Chanting “down with Modi, down with RSS, down with government”, protesters blamed the government for inciting violence and failing to prosecute vigilantes.
With increasing instances of atrocities against minorities in a number of states – lawyers, activists and others have come together to chalk out a plan to aggressively tackle the violence.
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A 40-year-old meat trader, a resident of village Manua in Hazaribagh district, was beaten to death by a mob on Thursday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.
Restrictions on social media posts will not allow citizens to question the policies and actions of the military.
The bastion of free speech under Chinese sovereignty seems to be in the throes of Tibetisation.
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
Perhaps it is time to amend the laws that govern social clubs across the country.
Reports of torture and even deaths in women’s jails are all too common, despite the Supreme Courts’s strictures.
The 50-year old who has been arrested works with the Delhi Jal Board.
Former inmates have alleged serious violations like assault by guards, and deteriorating hygiene and living conditions, but authorities deny the claims.
“We are outraged at the systematic violence. The state has done nothing; there has been a deafening silence from the powers that be.”
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
About half the cases of cow-related violence – 32 of 63 – were from states governed by the BJP at the time, eight were run by the Congress and the rest by other parties.
Protests are scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the country following the lynching of a 15-year-old on suspicions of carrying beef.
A poem for our times
Feroz was a symbol of humanity in his village, where he promoted literacy, sports and organised picnics for children. His neighbours and friends say he was their leader, friend and guide.
“No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived [of the benefits], you can point out the same to this court,” the Bench said.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
The charge of sedition slapped by the Madhya Pradesh police on 15 men for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in a cricket match suggests lessons have not been learnt from the apex court order.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
She was called a prostitute and imprisoned. Her father had to appeal to the Saudi king to release her. Her only crime? Getting behind the wheel.
The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes has submitted its interim recommendations to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with a view to address the issues plaguing the community.
NE Dispatch: Army Kills Man in Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’ in Arunachal, Child with Giant Head Dies in Tripura
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
A third culprit has been identified but not yet apprehended, Jammu & Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Friday.
The pollution caused by a nearby mining project is causing skin rashes in children and leaving contaminants in the water and soil.
The family has said the case against the accused, members of the Hindu Rashtra Sena, is at a critical juncture as the charges are about to be framed.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Zafar Hussein’s family and neighbours say he had stood up to the nagar parishad’s plan to get rid of the settlement where he lived and develop it into a posh colony.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
A country where Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks are taught differently, the youth is beginning to speak out against this discrimination.
In a new report, the United Nations Population Fund has said the population of elderly people in India will triple by 2050.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.