Shahina K. K. | Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
During the formulation of India's Constitution, Article 370 was incorporated to honour the commitment made to Jammu and Kashmir during the Instrument of Accession. This article bestowed special status upon J&K, allowing the state to create its own Constitution.
Prior committees on legal reforms and experts in the fields of law and public affairs have highlighted that this practice imposes an unnecessary by-election on constituents, leading to wasteful expenditure of taxpayers' funds and time.
The Christian sect of Jehovah’s Witnesses has largely stayed away from politics in Kerala. All other churches in the state hold a prominent say in politics and are powerful enough to negotiate with both LDF and UDF.
Kerala is a deeply patriarchal society despite having impressive scales of sex ratio and higher education of women. When it comes to the labour market, the employment participation of women is lower than in many states.
The Kerala Police has said that the preliminary investigation suggests the explosion in Kerala's Kochi was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED). The police said the traces of the explosives have been recovered from the site.
The United Nations (UN) has declared that the criminalisation of adultery is a violation of women’s rights. In 2017, the UN had written to 33 countries, including India, regarding the criminalisation of adultery.
Kanav Narayan Sahgal, queer rights activist and Communications Manager at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy speaks to Outlook's Shahina K K on the Supreme Court's recent judgment refusing to legalise same-sex marriages.
A total of 20 petitions sought the legal recognition of same-sex marriages under the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954; Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), 1955; and the Foreign Marriage Act (FMA), 1969. The Supreme Court, however, only took up the cases related to the SMA and not those concerning the personal laws.
The Indian abortion law remains patriarchal, hetero-normative and transphobic. The law is yet to recognise a woman’s bodily autonomy and thus to acknowledge abortion as a matter of right. The authority of decision-making upon a person’s pregnancy rests with the State and the woman has to wait for the State’s benevolence which leads to a plethora of illegal and unsafe abortions.
Amidst war, the resolute Indian nurses dispersed throughout Israel and the Gaza Strip remain connected through nursing organizations, their primary aim being to ensure the safety of their fellow healthcare professionals.
Malayali expatriates have expressed relief at having access to dependable retirement homes within the state, providing them with the option to entrust their parents to institutional care.
How draconian laws like the UAPA are being used to curtail free speech, writes Shahina K K, our senior editor, who is one among the 16 journalists in India booked under UAPA.
The political odyssey of Dakshayani Velayudhan, K R Gouri and K K Shailaja: Confronting the grip of patriarchy
The more affluent you are, the greater your chance to get a ticket. Having criminal cases would only be an advantage, even hate speech would not be a hindrance. This is what the data says
In south India, the BJP would encounter formidable challenges in elucidating and brokering the One Nation, One Election policy, potentially limiting its political manoeuvrability
Repealing section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not guarantee the decriminalisation of dissent as other similar provisions continue to exist in Indian penal law. The special statutes like Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Section 150 in the proposed Bharatiya Nyaya Samhita carry the essence of sedition.
Transgender people are fighting hard and patiently waiting for their chance to contest elections or get government jobs
The additional textbooks introduced by the Kerala Government would provide lessons on a range of topics- from the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi to the emergence of Dalit Panthers and from Nehru’s vision of modern India to the Kerala Development Experience.
In Kerala, a library means more than fostering a passion for literature, it frequently morphs into a vibrant platform for cultural interactions, showcasing exhibitions, hosting film festivals and various performances.
Notably, this is neither a covert operation nor an illicit endeavour; rather, it operates transparently and is subject to oversight by the police, revenue officials, the panchayat and local political bodies.
From tea shops to modern homes, caste divisions persist and are heightened by the economic progress achieved by Dalits. Amidst the contrasting landscape of traditional huts and modern homes, the village of Kilamangalam in Thanjavur District becomes a microcosm of evolving aspirations and the complexities of change.
The caste strife in Tamil Nadu’s Alampallam village echoes a larger clash over temple entry, exposing the shortcomings of the Dravidian parties in addressing the deeply-entrenched caste conflicts
The significant reduction in poverty in both rural and urban areas of Kerala can be attributed to a series of radical policy decisions that have been implemented over the past four decades.
Unlike other refugee communities in India, Sri Lankan Tamils have a unique claim that they are not technically refugees, but they have to be considered as repatriates.
Janardanan Nair, the husband of Ramadevi, was apprehended and arrested for his wife's murder. The Crime Branch officer revealed that the forensic analysis of the hair found under the deceased's nails matched that of Janardanan Nair. This crucial piece of evidence had been collected during the initial inquest and subsequently sent for scientific examination