The rights activist was named as an “absconding accused” in the case relating to the exhumation of 21 victims who were killed by Hindutva mobs during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
None of the police chiefs in the history of independent India have stood up to their political masters. None have sacrificed their career and post-retirement avenues to uphold their professional ethos. It is time this changes.
Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
Bilkis Bano got justice because the rest of India and its institutions were not infected by the virus of lawlessness that Modi bred in his home state. Today, that virus is going national.
New Delhi: Though the Indian government on Friday rejected a resolution passed by the legislative assembly of Canada’s Ontario province describing the 1984 massacre of Sikhs as ‘genocide,’ the motion’s supporters liberally used quotes of Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh to justify the resolution’s use of the sensitive term. On April 6, a […]
Each move Modi made awed us, even when he spewed venom. We were too ready, too eager to legitimise everything he did.
Adityanath’s appointment is his latest move. The task before us will now be to find virtue in what has been done.
Displaced persons who were resettled 14 years ago still do not have access to property rights, while the areas they live in lack even basic facilities.
In an explosive interview, the former BJP leader Arun Shourie hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The organisers claim that they were instructed to either cancel the event or disinvite Ayyub, who was meant to be the chief guest.
For Mahajan, appropriating the experiences of minorities is not a question of power that needs sensitive negotiation, but something that privilege has given him a season’s pass to.
The elite within the police service cultivate a quasi-feudal culture of command that ensures they remain within political favour.
Perhaps the project of memorialisation can be turned around and pressed forward – to document, record and speak of ‘our partitions.’
Democratic governments must consistently, not opportunistically, recognise and censure social norms that celebrate inequality and discrimination.
The main concern for the BJP will be that the UCC will derail the RSS agenda of creating a ‘Hindu rashtra’ and its ‘love jihad’ propaganda.
Far from clamouring for the videos tapes of Ayyub’s sting operation, Modi partisans have maintained a studied silence. Is it simply because they are cowards, or because they have accepted its truth?
Twelve others have sentenced to seven years and one to ten years in jail.
Though media coverage on Modi’s US visit was dominated by other issues, US concerns on human rights violations in India came up several times.
The prosecution argued for life imprisonment, if not capital punishment, for all the accused, calling it a “rarest of rare” case.
In conversation with Manoj Mitta about the Gulberg society massacre verdict, the SIT’s probe into the Gujarat riot cases, the role of the Gujarat police and political administration.
Founding editor of The Wire, Siddharth Varadarajan, discusses the Gulberg Society massacre verdict and its implications.
He has been targeted by the Gujarat government ever since he presented mobile phone records of ministers, police officers and bureaucrats before the commission probing the 2002 riots.
Sixty-nine people lost their lives in Gulberg Society violence on February 28, 2002.