‘Reforms have failed, instead led to increased female foeticide’

Mumbai, Feb 25, Reforms over 20 years to India’s discriminatory and anti-women inheritance laws, which could have helped raise women’s socio-economic status, appear to have failed to mitigate society’s long-held preference for sons, according... Read more »

Haryana cow vigilantism ‘police under political pressure ignoring the rule book’

Feb 23, A 25-year-old man from Jalalabad in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, identified as Naushad, was reportedly brutally thrashed by cow vigilantes at Bhalout village of Haryana’s Rohtak district on January 19 night... Read more »

Cow Vigilantes Enjoy Impunity under Modi

Feb 20, The Indian government should prosecute mob violence by so-called “cow protection groups” that have targeted Muslims, Dalits and other minorities in the five years since the Hindu supremacist BJP came... Read more »

Pakistan and India must to jointly fight terrorism

By Sandeep Pandey Feb 19, I went to participate in a candle light homage paying event at Dr BR Ambedkar’s statue organised by about 200 Dalit students on Hazratganj main crossing in... Read more »

It is time that the followers of Right-wing Hindu groups realize they are the real anti-nationals

By Jestin Abraham Feb 18, When the whole of the nation bid an emotional farewell to its 44 brave soldiers, who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, dozens of students from... Read more »

Noam Chomsky, top scholars ask NRIs to take stand on human rights violations in India

Feb 14, Renowned world scholars, including Noam Chomsky, James Petras, Angela Davis, Fredric Jameson, Bruno Latour, Ilan Pappe, Judith Butler, among others, have issued a statement castigating the Narendra Modi government for... Read more »

Hunger in India is reflection of rural distress arising out of the agrarian crisis, poor livelihood options

Feb 13, The Right to Food Campaign requests all political parties to consider the following suggestions towards ensuring right to food for all while working on their manifestos for the General Elections... Read more »

Child marriages still prevalent in Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan: Unicef

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Although child marriages in India have declined, a few states like Bihar, West Bengal and Rajasthan continue to carry on with the harmful practice and there is nearly... Read more »

No aadhaar, no ration? Hard blow by Gujarat govt on poor and marginalized

By Pankti Jog Only those who have aadhaar registration and linked it with ration card will get ration from a Public Distribution System (PDS) shop. This decision of the Gujarat government has... Read more »

Protest against Citizenship Bill — a whiff of 1979 Assam movement

By Anup Sharma Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) Students’ movements are synonymous with Assam. India’s northeastern state witnessed the world’s longest such movement between 1979 and 1985 when lakh of students took to the... Read more »

India Has 10m Working Children, But Budget 2019 Has Slashed Outlay For Key Rehabilitation Project By 17%

By Shreehari Paliath Children constitute nearly 40% of India’s population, yet the funds allocated for their education, development, health and protection remained almost constant, the analysis noted. The largest chunk (68%) went towards education, followed... Read more »

Mob Lynching, cow vigilantism: “Changing pattern” of communal violence in India

By Irfan Engineer, Neha Dabhade, Suraj Nair, Siddhi Pendke Feb 07, The year 2018 saw 84 incidents of mob lynching. According to  Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) findings, 60... Read more »

Oral history of people’s struggle for Narmada river reflects conflict in nation building, development

Feb 07, One of the earliest resistances by the people of the Narmada valley against the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP), a gigantic dam on the River Narmada in western India was way... Read more »

Anand Teltumbde was arrested over the Bhima Koregaon case – A Celebration he strongly opposes

By Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Feb 06, On February 2, Dalit scholar and intellectual Anand Teltumbde was arrested from Mumbai domestic airport by the Pune police around 3:30am — very promptly after his anticipatory... Read more »

Mental illness: Gujarat’s vulnerable sections “forced” to approach quacks, private doctors

Feb 05, A recent scrutiny into the state of public health in Gujarat by a voluntary organisation, Sahaj, with the help of two dozen-odd activists and experts, has found that things are... Read more »

India’s Brahminical Idea Of Development Has Overshadowed Its Marginalised Communities

By Akshara Suhasini Feb 02 Chuni Kotal was born in a poverty stricken household in 1965. She belonged to a tribal community, Lodha, which was originally listed as a ‘criminal tribe’ by... Read more »

Economic Implications of Restrictions on Cow Slaughter

Feb 01 India’s livestock economy is among the biggest in the world. A ban on cow slaughter would either result in more and more unproductive animals being killed in most unscientific and... Read more »

Only minorities have to prove their nationalism under a Sanghi India

Feb 01 In January, when India marked its 70th Republic Day, some Sikh and Kashmiri separatists burnt Indian flags in UK and US to protest the mistreatment of minorities in the world’s... Read more »

Sabarimala: If Preamble is followed strictly, the State should not intervene in any religious situation

By Gajanan Khergamker* The September 2018 Supreme Court verdict upholding the rights of women of all ages to enter Sabarimala Temple has stirred a hornet’s nest. Ever since, the Sabarimala imbroglio has... Read more »

Across UP’s Hate Crimes

Adhauli village, Bulandshahr, Jan 29 Now, with the benefit of hindsight, people can connect the dots and see the pattern emerging across hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It starts with a minor incident, controversial... Read more »