Activists report growing discrimination against queer persons parallel to the rise of the BJP-led government, which they accuse of demonising deviance and fuelling homophobia.
The obstacles that students from low-income groups face in obtaining a college degree hollows out the argument about higher education being a ‘great equaliser’.
Council on American-Islamic Relations called on the president-elect to denounce the attacks against minorities that have been occurring throughout the country since he won the election.
A conversation with the minorities commission member Farida Abdullah Khan about Assam’s handling of ‘illegal immigrants’, the multi-sectoral development programme and eviction-related violence in Kaziranga.
Raza Rumi in conversation with politician Farahnaz Ispahani on her new book and the steps the Pakistani government needs to take to improve the status of minorities.
Goa’s UCC has allowed dominant castes and communities to assert their privilege and nationalism.
The Indian national has been identified as Tarishi Jain, a student of University of California in Berkeley. Jain was in Dhaka for vacations.
There have been systematic assaults in Bangladesh in recent months that targeting minorities, secular bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
The most affected are indigenous people caught in crossfires in current and past armed conflicts in Colombia, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Guatemala and Peru.
To ensure the promise of India is accorded to all her people, it is imperative to pay heed to Gandhi’s insistence on a socio-political revolution to affect an organic transformation in India’s social consciousness and to Ambedkar’s faith in the State as a means to guarantee not only equality of opportunity but also of outcome.
Was Madhav Godbole’s speech cancelled because he was critical about cow slaughter and other issues of interest to the Maharashtra government?
Instead of emphasising on liberal values and protection of minorities, European leaders have tended to speak in terms of war and aggression
The Aligarh University Act of 1920 was passed to protect fundamental rights of Muslims, so why is the government now tampering with it?
It is dismaying to see that the brave reaction to the action of the writers in returning their awards has been either petty or trivialising