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Bilkis, ‘dadi of Shaheen Bagh’, on TIME’s list of 100 influential people

Bilkis and her two elderly friends, popularly known as dadis (grandmothers) of Shaheen Bagh, participated in the agitation from day one and continued till the protesters were evicted With prayer beads in her right hand, covered in layers of cardigan,… Continue Reading →

WhatsApp Leaks, Privacy and Alleged Intrusion by Government!

24 September 2020  The ongoing probe by investigation agencies into the use of drugs by Indian movie stars and celebrities has suddenly turned the focus on individual rights and privacy, especially when you use social media and chat apps. The… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh- 120 tribals in jail under anti-terror law for 3 years, trial yet to begin

Ritesh Mishra In April 2017, just 100 meters from this village, Burkapal, 25 personnel of 74th battalion of the CRPF, including an inspector-rank officer, were killed in a deadly Maoist ambush. Deep inside the Sukma jungle, the serenity of the… Continue Reading →

Journalist Recounts Assault, Harassment By Kashmir Cyber Police, Says He Fears For His Life

“I was awake most of that night, haunted by the physical assault and their abuse,” Javeed wrote of his experience. Kashmiri journalist Auqib Javeed said he feared for his life after he recounted being assaulted and harassed by the region’s… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Woman tonsured, paraded naked by mob on witchcraft allegation after villager’s death

RANCHI: A woman was tonsured and paraded naked for allegedly practising witchcraft at Kombakera village of Simdega district in Jharkhand, police said on Tuesday. The woman was also slapped with a fine of Rs 500. Soon after the incident, the victim… Continue Reading →

Karnataka HC-‘State cannot use Aarogya Setu to deny services to citizens’

    September 22, 2020    The government and its agencies “cannot say that until and unless you download this app [Aarogya Setu], you will not get these services,” Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Abhay Oka observed while hearing Anivar A…. Continue Reading →

Second wave of #metoo hits Europe as several women come forward with sexual assault claims

By Prashant Singh -September 20, 2020 Europe has been hit with a current wave of #MeToo allegations after extreme profile ladies spoke out about be subjected to sexual harassment and misconduct at work.  Widespread Danish TV presenter Sofie Linde, 31, shocked viewers… Continue Reading →

Refer #FCRA Bill, 2020 to a Select/Standing Committee of the Parliament #StopAntiPoorBill

Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), being an apex body/national association of Indian voluntary development organizations strongly feels that the FCRA bill, 2020 will be a death blow to the development relief, scientific research and community support work of the NGO… Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Deaths of 6 Bhopal gas survivors turn spotlight on healthcare malady

Case of criminal negligence filed against the hospital through a writ petition in Madhya Pradesh High Court By Swagata Dey Last Updated: Monday 21 September 2020 Groups working with the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy recently accused the Bhopal… Continue Reading →

Sudarshan TV case – Supreme Court should define the contours of hate in speech

Suhrith Parthasarathy September 21, 2020 The Sudarshan News case is a chance to infuse clarity on offensive speech, hate speech, and the exceptional cases On September 15, the Supreme Court of India injuncted a Hindi-language television channel, Sudarshan News, from continuing… Continue Reading →

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