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Our Wronged Rights

Shaheen Bagh, the inhumanity of migrants trudging home, activists being jailed. The significance of human rights has perhaps never been more pronounced.

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January 18, 2021

2020 Issue Of The Year

  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Floydian Slip

    For Black lives in the US and Dalit lives in India, what needs to change is not only unjust laws, but the...

    January 18, 2021 | Nic Dawes
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Nailed To The Cross, Ripe For...

    Name-calling, intimidation and ham-fisted use of state repression—India is under siege from a few driving...

    January 18, 2021 | Rajmohan Gandhi
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    In Our Roots Are Our Rights

    The global parameters of human rights, based on Western concepts, do not fit in the Indian context.

    January 18, 2021 | Seshadri Chari
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Of Rage, Courage And...

    What does fearlessness have to do with ­democratic citizenship—and the formal rights ­entailed in it? A...

    January 18, 2021 | Ajay Skaria
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Mind The Gap

    A smorgasbord of rights violations is aided by the dysfunctionality of legislatures. Dispiritingly, the...

    January 18, 2021 | Dr. Ashwani Kumar
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Tiger, Tiger Whining Bright!

    What was supposed to be India’s watchdog against rights violations has turned into what critics call a...

    January 18, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Silent Alarm

    Less knocks on NHRC’s door while violations keep rising are a wake-up call. It must get back to keeping...

    January 18, 2021 | K.G. Balakrishnan
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    From The Ballad Of Indian Gaols

    Rights activists in jail on various charges under the UAPA continue their fight for justice.

    January 18, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Pray, Speak The Truth, Milords!

    Court rulings in cases of illegal detentions raise questions about the judiciary’s failure to uphold rights...

    January 18, 2021 | Shadan Farasat
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    In Search Of Sadda Haq

    A disabled doctor fighting for wages, an interfaith couple marrying against parents’ wishes, two ­lovers...

    January 18, 2021 | Prakash Kumar
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Camus In Kashmir

    The long solitudes of 2020 have given everyone ­occasion to “grow tired of prisons” and see the only hope in...

    January 18, 2021 | Amit Kumar
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Rights Of Nature

    Conferring an abstract set of ‘rights’ on Planet Earth, at the cost of the poorest humans, is a new elite...

    January 18, 2021 | Prakash Kashwan
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Evidence Of Absence

    Human rights? Gender, especially when overlaid with caste, shows us that half the world is in permanent...

    January 18, 2021 | Cynthia Stephen
  • 2020 Issue Of The Year

    Just Conduct Under The Indian...

    There is no inherent ­tension between national ­security and human rights in the minds of soldiers. The ­debate...

    January 18, 2021 | Lt Gen (retd) D.S. Hooda
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    2020 Images Of The Year

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    Rights Diary

    Journalist and activist Makepeace Sitihou asks when it comes to the North East, whose rights is it anyway?

    January 18, 2021 | Makepeace Sitlhou

National

Opinion

We, The People

Citizens must take active role in combating localised sources of air pollution. Examples from Mumbai show that every effort is...

January 18, 2021 | Sumaira Abdulali

Business

Outlook Initiative

Pandemic Growth Is The Worst Over Yet?

India may eventually regain its No. 5 rank among world economies. But the bounce-back won’t be risk-free.

January 18, 2021 | Lola Nayar