The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar.
Close proximity to Parliament and the presence of a police station nearby made it a perfect place for protests for nearly twenty five years.
The journalists, arrested by the military for covering an event by an ethnic militia will be charged under the statute of “unlawful association”, which carries a three-year prison sentence.
Human rights groups and activists say the law will make it harder for charities to operate. It also restricts them to developmental and social work.
US State Department Report Highlights India’s Human Rights Violations, Actions Against Civil Society Groups
The report covers a wide array of issues including corruption, living conditions of death row prisoners and the use of pellet guns in Kashmir.
The explosion of monetary incentives and subsidies triggered a gold rush. With that coming to an end, are Uber and Ola simply reproducing old exploited and informal labour markets?
“Do you realise that your statement will push so many people who struggle with their identity back into stuffy closets?”
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.
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
While the number of women in Bangladesh’s workforce is growing, they continue to face exploitation, gender based violence and discrimination.
A Muslim woman will still have to go to court to secure her rights.