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September 21, 2018

India – Guilt by association and insinuation

Gautam Bhatia A recap of the Saibaba case shows just how urgently the UAPA needs to be read down In the 1950s, the U.S. was gripped by an anti-communist hysteria that is now known as “McCarthyism”, after Senator Joseph McCarthy,… Continue Reading →

I’m not on the menu — McDonald employees on strike against sexual harassment all over the US

 McDonald’s workers strike to protest sexual harassment McDonald’s workers go on strike over sexual harassment Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald’s workers participated in a strike Sept. 18 to target workplace sexual harassment. (Drea Cornejo /The Washington Post) By Antonia Noori Farzan… Continue Reading →

India – The social value of religious and political dissent

Rajeev Bhargava Dissenters of the past in India were great moral agitators, introducing social, intellectual and spiritual turbulence in public life. Would they have survived today? Dissent is not only the “safety valve of democracy”, as Justice D.Y. Chandrachud reminded… Continue Reading →

India – Blood weddings

  Honour killings test state’s commitment to constitutional morality that protects rights of the marginalised and minority In a society deeply fearful of change, love becomes an agent of subversion. Across the country, from Haryana to Tamil Nadu, the challenge… Continue Reading →

Is India going mad? I have 10 reasons to think so

Cow is our mother; cow urine can cure cancer; Congress has Brahmin DNA. Am I at the Mad Hatters Tea Party! MARKANDEY KATJU Sometimes I wonder whether the country is going berserk. Consider the facts: The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly has… Continue Reading →

Muharram’s Hidden Hero: Zainab, a Feminist Icon for All Time

Mohammed riding a camel during an event known as the Hijra or Hegira. Image used for representational purposes.(Photo: iStock / Altered by The Quint) RANA SAFVI In the context of Muharram, almost everyone knows who Husain is, but not many… Continue Reading →

SC Asks Maharashtra Police to Present ‘Best Evidence’ Against Arrested Activists

Liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjectures, observes SC bench Samanwaya.Rautray@timesgroup.com New Delhi: CJI Dipak Misra on Wednesday demanded that the Maharashtra police present their “best evidence” against the five arrested activists who have moved the court against… Continue Reading →

India – When a language’s silence speaks

The absence of a word for activism in Hindi points to an unspoken resistance — of the distance between privilege and populism, society and state Written by Krishna Kumar | Updated: September 20, 2018 12:55:14 am Gandhi’s Salt March was a prime example… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar glitches badly hit flood relief distribution

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ARJUN RAGHUNATH According to sources, the option of searching Aadhaar using bio-metric identification like finger print was affected.  The adalats being held by the state government at flood affected areas were now using this facility. Thiruvananthapuram: The recent concerns… Continue Reading →

SC- No Blanket Ban On Media Reporting Of Rape Cases #Vaw

 SC Lifts Gag Order In Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case There cannot be a “blanket ban” on media reporting on cases of rape and sexual abuse but such incidents should not be sensationalised, the Supreme Court said Thursday. It made the… Continue Reading →

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