How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

By Rajnish Singh (19:26)  New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) contains amendments to five major grounds mentioned in the Citizenship Act, 1955. The CAA aims to provide Indian... Read more »

Rohith Vemula March: The Caste Turn for Student Delhites?

Source: By NP Ashley Jan 16, Delhi is a city that has naturalised caste: a gardener believes he is born to be a gardener; a maid believes she was born to... Read more »

The Position of Dalit Women in Indian Society

Source: International Policy Digest The caste system is an ancient societal classification of people based on their varna (caste order or class) or jati (birth). An apartheid-like system, India’s caste order is... Read more »

‘Four Dalit Women Raped Every Day’: Why Caste Matters In Sexual Assault

Source: The Logical Indian By Sumanti Sen A 19-year-old Dalit woman who had gone missing on December 31, was found hanging from a tree in Modasa, Gujarat on Sunday, January 5. The... Read more »

How Jaggi Vasudev has helped strengthen fears about Muslims

Source: By Qudsiya Contractor & Suryakant Waghmore In 2018, when actor Kangana Ranaut asked spiritual teacher Jaggi Vasudev about a Rajput organisation known as the Karni Sena burning buses in an... Read more »

Gujarat Dalits meet on Republic Day eve to ‘examine’: What’s Indian Constitution about?

Source: Martin Macwan, founder, Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat’s premier Dalit rights organisation, has declared to hold a unique public programme at the Dalit Shakti Kendra, village Nani Devti, Sanand-Bavla Road, Sanand taluka,... Read more »

Will the ongoing national movement liberate the country from repressive forces?

Source: By Sandeep Pandey, Anandi Pandey At New Delhi’s Jamia Millia University if one visits the library it may appear as if a pitched battle was fought here. Almost all glasses... Read more »

‘Go to Pakistan’ and demonising Indian Muslims

Source: Kashmir Times By Ram Puniyani Dated: 1/6/2020 The offensive slogan is not a ‘natural’ reaction but a cultivated denial of India’s secular ethos ‘Go to Pakistan’ is probably the most-used phrase... Read more »

Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India

Source: By Vishesh Gupta  Pavement dwellers include people living on the pavement, under the bridge, flyover, bus stop, near the railway station, in parks or under the open sky in any... Read more »

Poverty forces Kerala children to eat mud to survive

Source: Talking about dire poverty in the country and living in dire poverty are two completely different things. An example of this came to light when Kerala woke up to reports... Read more »

Citizenship Amendment Bill Is Unconstitutional

Source: By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The proposed Citizenship amendment bill is an assault on the Constitution of India which never based our citizenship on our religious or caste identities. On the... Read more »

Assam Foreigners Tribunals: How procedures, laws failed to consider gender discrimination

Source: Even as criticising India’s courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Guwahati High Court, for complicitity towards exclusion and abuse perpetuated through the Foreigners Tribunals set up across Assam to... Read more »

Food security? Tribals rendered ‘niraadhaar’ without aadhaar in Gujarat’s Adivasi belt

Source: By Pankti Jog Government data on Universal Identity (UID) or aadhaar website may show a coverage of up to 95% till March 2019. But ground realities are not so glorious.... Read more »

Who Will Clean & Empty Out 9.8 Crore Septic Tanks/Pits?

Source: A recently released survey report says that over 96% of toilets in rural India have either septic tanks or different kinds of pits to collect human excreta. [See chart below]... Read more »

India is not quite yet a Hindu Rashtra: 70th Constitution Day

Source: By Dr. Aurobindo Ghose In January 2018, four top Supreme Court Judges in a surprise move, held a press conference declaring that ” Democracy is at stake, and we have... Read more »

Hidden ordeal of hardships endured by rural women during pregnancy and childbirth

Source: The Jaccha-Baccha Survey (JABS), conducted by student volunteers in June 2019, took place in six states: Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. In each state, the... Read more »

Church in India ‘seems to have lost’ moral compass of unequivocal support to the poor

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ In 2017, Pope Francis dedicated a special day, to be observed by the Universal Church, every year, as the ‘World Day of the Poor’. This... Read more »

P S Krishnan dies, leaving behind a legacy of commitment to justice

Source: The Indian Express EARLY IN his career in the civil services, P S Krishnan received an entry in his confidential report that he would read out as the perfect summation of... Read more »

Jharkhand is concerned, 23 alleged starvation deaths have taken place in the last three years

Source: At a time when election preparation is at its peak in Jharkhand, a case of starvation death brings the focus on an issue that has been plaguing the mineral rich... Read more »

Modi govt in a bind with respect to ‘core’ Naga demands

Source: By Sandeep Pandey, Babloo Loitongbam, Meera Sanghamitra Thuingaleng Muivah, the supreme leader of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) [NSCN (IM)] says that Nagaland may be weaker in material... Read more »