The Haryana home minister has made a number of controversial remarks in the past, including calling supporters of Gurmehar Kaur “pro-Pakistani” who “should be thrown out of this country.”
Hit by weak monsoons, inadequate infrastructure and catastrophically poor water conservation efforts, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
The Dalit activists have said that the 15 accused are those who had a brief meeting with the Haryana chief minister to demand a fair probe into inter-caste clashes.
Though the city moves ahead, and so does the country, it seems that the fate of India’s migrant workers is to remain perpetually in the same place.
The lack of policy implementation, diversion of funds and the failure of monitoring mechanisms are some of the causes.
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It will be interesting to see if UP’s new farm loan waiver expands into a new social policy for the state.
While the Right to Education Act focuses on educational inputs – infrastructure, teachers, books – attention also needs to be paid to assessing learning outcomes.
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
In 2013-2014, the CPCB spent a mere Rs 8.14 crore on air-quality monitoring for the entire country and this amount was further reduced to Rs 5.45 crore in 2014-2015.
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Punjab congress MLAs resigned en masse and Amarinder Singh quit as Lok Sabha MP after the court ruled that Punjab had no right to unilaterally terminate water-sharing agreements over the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal with neighbouring states.
The social objective is being converted into a writ that all must obey, with the state seeing citizens who are forced by poverty into open defecation as unsightly and inconvenient aberrations who must be bent and broken if need be.
Beyond the safety of minorities and biryani policing in Haryana, the IPS are under an obligation to act like leaders, not as mere passengers.
In Mewat, growing cow vigilantism indicates a complete lack of contemporary and historical understanding of complex cultures.
The Congress has hit back with allegations of the BJP waging a vendetta against it and claims that Justice Dhingra compromised his position, nullifying the report’s findings.
Jain monk and religious leader Tarun Sagar gave a 40-minute speech in the nude to the Haryana state assembly on Friday afternoon.
The prime minister’s measured comments on ‘gau rakshaks’ comes at a time when the Sangh parivar is desperately trying to consolidate in Gujarat and bring Dalits and other backward Hindu communities within its fold.
In order for things to change, say women’s rights activists, a social and legal overhaul is needed – where the focus is the woman rather than the accused.
To give stagnant agricultural growth a boost, a shift must be made from concentrating on the country’s food security to focusing on the farmers’ income security.
The high court of Haryana and Punjab asserted that there was no doubt that gang rape had occurred during the Haryana jat agitations.
The government did not implement the Swaminathan commission recommendation of an MSP set at 50% over cost as it feared “price distortions in markets”.
Citing “nefarious activities” on the part of rioters, the Justice T.P. Garg commission has recommended compensation of Rs 12.07 crore to the families of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Haryana.
A bureaucratic maze of forms and formalities dogs people with disabilities who seek the welfare they are entitled to.
If the prime minister is not galvanised to act by the growing disaffection among India’s youth, it could spell doom for the country’s vast population – and its leaders.
Of the total 3,325 people killed in the 198 riots, Delhi accounted for 2,733 deaths.
If the Prakash Singh committee report is ignored, nobody should be surprised if what happened in Haryana repeats itself across the country.
Opposition leaders have termed the move unconstitutional and draconian.
Witness testimonies and the report from a people’s tribunal show that the government cannot absolve itself of responsibility for the Jat violence and its impact.
Despite the creation of self-help groups and microfinance schemes, Hemlata Manglani’s case studies reveal that the social environment for women’s enterprises in Haryana has not improved.
At the core of a democracy is the idea that a person has the opportunity to represent her fellow citizens and exercise power on their behalf.
Indian parents prefer sons because they expect to depend on them in their old age.
The fight to make the right to contest elections a fundamental right is on, but in the meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor, Dalit and Adivasi people, religious minorities and women in two states are waiting in limbo.
The bill takes the total quota in Haryana to over 50%, in violation of Supreme Court guidelines, and seeks to provide reservation on religious ground, which the apex court has previously rejected.
The local community has dismissed all reports of sexual violence and rape, but the atmosphere in Murthal is shrouded in mystery.
The manner in which the RSS poster boy in Haryana faltered in the face of the recent Jat agitation tells us a lot about the qualities of a swayamsewak.
The violence related to the Jat reservation agitation does not augur well for the upcoming Happening Haryana investors’ summit.
As the quota violence wears down and the government ponders over the detailing of its proposed new legislation to give Jats reservation, one wonders what steps will be taken, if any, to bridge the ugly caste divide brewing in Haryana.
Rather than recklessly expanding the beneficiary, what is needed is to address India’s economic stagnation and removing weaknesses in reservations.
With stricter laws and harsher punishments being enforced for cow slaughter and beef consumption, it would seem there has never been a worse time in India to be a butcher or someone who eats beef.