Is AMU “anti-national”? Those who say so don’t know its history

Feb 19, Normalcy at the historic Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is yet to be restored. Like yours, my heart also trembles at the latest bolt of lightning that has struck AMU. Around... Read more »

Citizenship Bill protest: Imphal civil society groups call for 36-hour shut down

Imphal, Feb 11, A 36-hour shutdown or Imphal Bandh was called for in Manipur by Peoples’ Alliance Manipur (PAM), an umbrella body of civil society organizations on Monday, to protest the Citizenship... Read more »

Bihar boy’s jaw broken for plucking plums

Patna, Jan 18  A seven-year-old boy was beaten, his jaw was broken and six of his teeth were knocked out as punishment for plucking some plums from a tree in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur... Read more »

19 Indian human rights defenders killed in 2018

Jan 17 A new report, “Front Line Defenders Global Analysis 2018”, has noted that as many as 19 human rights defenders (HRDs) were killed across India last year, which is the sixth... Read more »

Jaito MLA Master Baldev Singh resigns from party

Chandigarh, Jan 16 Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab got another jolt when its MLA from Jaito Master Badev Singh today tendered his resignation fron primary membership of the party which has completely given up... Read more »

At long last, the Dalit queen of Indian politics has tamed the brash Yadavs

Jan 15 The image of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav’s heir apparent Tejashwi bending and touching Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati’s feet is one for the albums. After Samajwadi... Read more »

Quotas sans employment meaningless

Jan 12 The BJP and especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi boasts of performing a master stroke by announcing 10 per cent extra reservation for economically weaker sections without tinkering with the quotas... Read more »

Civil activists demand removal of Sabarimala priests, return temple to Adivasis

In a letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala, the President of India, Chief Justice of India and the Governor of Kerala, over 200 women’s activists, Dalit activists, Adivasi activists, human rights... Read more »

How India’s Far Right Regime is Losing the Plot in Kashmir

Kashmir, Jan 11 Shah Faesal, the 35-year-old outspoken IAS topper on Wednesday announced that he has decided to resign from the government and join politics. He attributed his decision to the “unabated... Read more »

Right to Education’s input-based approach to education quality is unlikely to succeed

Dec. 27 A good job is often the most important form of inclusion. In addition, we need to help individuals obtain the human capabilities that will enable them to secure and hold... Read more »