In the last ten months, UP police has conducted four police encounters per day. The Wire met families of 14 people who were killed in these encounters by the police.
Miles away from the fancy investors’ summits and the capital city, the state’s most basic concern remains as unaddressed as ever.
Fact-checking five claims made by the UP CM on direct benefit transfers, ease of doing business, riots, dues paid to sugarcane farmers and hours of power supply to farmers.
The case pertains to the UP chief minister’s alleged involvement in the 2007 Gorakhpur communal riots.
‘The violent crackdown on the legitimate work of the Bhim Army bodes ill for our democracy,’ reads the statement in support of the Dalit leader.
The story of a district in thrall to illegal mining; a first person account from Khabar Lahariya’s chief reporter in Mahoba.
Dalit and Muslim organisations gathered this week in Meerut to demand the release of the Bhim Army leader, who has been languishing in jail after the Adityanath government slapped charges against him under the National Security Act.
It is becoming almost untenable for Tamil Nadu and Kerala to thrive in the Indian union as rational, self-interested sub-units.
With a hike of 50% in both domestic and farm electricity rates, farmers from Shamli district, angry with the Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath government, talk about the growing economic crisis.
The UP police has carried out 1,142 encounters between March 20, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
While the young Samajwadi Party leader is dumping his ‘modern outlook’ and warming up to smaller caste parties in UP, the going may not be easy as the BJP has entrenched its roots deep among the OBCs and MBCs.
Officials say the large migratory population in Unnao and their high-risk behaviour may also be a reason.
The average price for potatoes in UP in November 2016 was Rs 916 per quintal, which fell 41.8% to Rs 532 per quintal in the month of December 2016 – the first full month post demonetisation.
The aura that has been created around national symbols has been such that any debate is cast in terms of only patriotism, not freedom of speech.
Vinod Dua discusses the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and state of governance in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh.
Despite knowing the problem, both the state and central governments have failed to address the crisis UP’s potato farmers are facing.
Anti-Muslim sentiment precipitated by the riot may help the BJP diffuse caste contradictions in central Uttar Pradesh and challenge Yadav dominance at the grassroots.
While the Centre has sent a fact finding team to Unnao, the medical fraternity has termed using of the same syringe as a ‘criminal’ act.
The town in Uttar Pradesh has no history of communal violence.
Budget 2018 might speak of the health of the rural education system, but with a student teacher ratio of 150:1, this primary school in UP will need more than just a boost.
We don’t have a prime minister like Vajpayee today who can remind a chief minister about his duty as a ruler towards the people.
The district magistrate took down his Facebook post after being trolled and abused online, but has said that he stands by his statement.
The court has asked Haryana, Rajasthan and UP to respond to a plea seeking contempt proceedings against the states for not following orders on curbing such violence.
Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the communal violence in Kasganj and hooliganism by members of the Karni Sena with Smita Gupta from The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy and Vinod Agnihotri, Consulting Editor at Amar Ujala.
Twenty-five years after the Babri Masjid demolition, the day he watched his life crumble is still fresh in Latifi’s memory.
The Adityanath government decided to look into the possibility of withdrawing Muzaffarnagar riots-related cases against BJP leaders after one of the accused – MP Sanjeev Balyan – asked it to.
Analysis shows that the results of the recent urban local body elections should worry the BJP.
At the onset of winters, the UP government had announced that children attending government primary and upper primary schools would be given winter uniforms for free. That promise remains unfulfilled in much of the state.
Two recent books chronicle the rise and fall of an influential Dalit movement and a significant Dalit politician.
In a remote hamlet in Lalitpur, a basketball player with a disability continues to pursue the sport despite lack of government support.
Modi made a series of claims throughout 2017, many of which turned out to be either untrue or partially true. Here is a list of ten such claims.
Police had clashed with members of the BJP and other right-wing Hindu groups after they protested against the wedding.
Chaudhary Charan Singh made his identity as a farmer the principle axis of his politics rather than his caste.
Women and Dalit families in Mahoba district in Bundelkhand who have faced violence, instead of seeking legal recourse, often arrive at a ‘samjhauta’.
“It starts with one house and slowly, the whole area will become Muslim-dominated. We cannot allow this to happen.”
While the hike in power prices will increase rural distress, many farmers believe the move is particularly cruel because the quality of rural power supply hasn’t improved.
In 2016 alone, 47 cases were registered for attacks on media persons.
BSP Corporator Booked After Taking Oath in Urdu, But No Action Against BJP Leaders Who Allegedly Beat Him
Urdu is the second official language in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
While the NCRB data have shown a substantial rise in crimes against women, activists say there has been an increase in reporting rather than the rate of crime.
Work that was getting done at lightning speed in Kol Gadhaiyaa in Bundelkhand ahead of the chief minister’s arrival suddenly stopped when his visit was cancelled.