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Asif Iqbal Tanha, Charged With Terrorism, Was A Poor Student Finding His Politics And Voice At Jamia

NEW DELHI — In the months after the Delhi riots, Asif Iqbal Tanha, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia University, was submitting assignments for his final exam and delivering food to migrant workers amid the coronavirus lockdown. In between this, he was… Continue Reading →

Bihar -No Jobs In Villages, Migrants Are Returning To Cities

Parth M N, Umesh Kumar Ray October 19, 2020 Patna: Balmiki Kumar’s previous and current jobs are vastly different. For five years, Kumar, 33, taught geography at a private school in Hilsa, a town in central Bihar’s Nalanda district. He now works… Continue Reading →

Gujarat -Protest Rape & Murder of Disabled Girl

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) condemns the rape and murder of a 12-year-old hearing and speech impaired girl in Gujarat. The minor girl who was allegedly abducted on October 16, was found with her throat… Continue Reading →

Moral of the Tanishq ad row: All that glitters is just a distraction

October 18, 2020 Indrajit Hazra   If you’re liberal and you’re lazy, clap your hands. But then, if you’re truly liberal and you’re lazy, you’d be too lazy to clap your hands. Instead, you’d be shocked to discover a new Bigotry… Continue Reading →

Varavara Rao’s wife moves SC seeking bail for him in Elgaar Parishad case

Pendyala Hemalatha’s petition said the writer and poet should be granted bail, citing various health issues that he is facing. A file image of Varavara Rao. New Delhi: The wife of Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with… Continue Reading →

Gagging the Media in Cases of Sexual Assault and Harassment

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) together with many eminent personalities is deeply concerned about the rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders on the media in sexual assault and harassment cases.  We stand in solidarity with… Continue Reading →

Mandatory Aadhaar seeding impedes access to welfare schemes

Linking of Aadhar with ration cards and bank accounts, mandated to weed out fake beneficiaries of government entitlements, has left many without much-needed benefits during the lockdown Tazeen Quereshy Oct 12, 2020 Jharsuguda, Odisha For the last one year, 50-year-old… Continue Reading →

India -Women grassroots health workers take to cycling for better reach

Accredited social health activists, who were dependent on the men in their family to commute or walked many miles every day, have become punctual and efficient after learning to cycle Oct 16, 2020 Samastipur, Bihar Amita Kumari learning to ride… Continue Reading →

Time”s Up study: Many who report sexual harassment face retaliation

    By Jocelyn Noveck Washington, Oct 15 (AP) Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they… Continue Reading →

Lodge FIR Against Khushboo Sundar for Insulting remarks

The Tamilnadu affiliate of the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), is lodging police complaints in all districts of Tamilnadu seeking lodging of FIRs against film actress turned politician Khushboo Sundar for insulting & humiliating persons with… Continue Reading →

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