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Protest against Teesta Setalvad arrest

Teesta Setalvad Case: Facts, Sometimes, Are As Strange As Fiction

Let us hope that in the case of Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court would restore our faith in the sanctity of facts and declare that two and two are four and not five.

24 September 2022

Of Friendship, War And Loss From The Cauldron Of War

A foreign correspondent's recollection of ties developed while covering the Sri Lanka conflict in the 1980s


Punjab Has A Sordid Story Of Encounter Killings

The government retaliation against Khalistani terrorism inaugurated a chapter in the state's history that's yet to end


‘Today, They Have Arrested Me. Tomorrow, They Can Do It To You Too.’

An interview with independent journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh from Jharkhand who has been languishing in Seraikela Jail after being arrested on July 17 from his house in Ramgarh by Kharsawan police.

16 September 2022

Fake Encounters: Why Does Public Support Extrajudicial Killings In India?

Not only are fake ‘encounter’ killings by cops rampant across the country, they are wildly cheered by a people who have lost faith in the criminal justice system


Fake Encounters In India: Laws, Flaws & Fear

Since there is a thin line between exercising the right to self-defence, retaliation and using excessive force, police encounters must always be looked at with a critical eye, say experts

12 August 2022

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Rajasthan Congress Setting 'New Records' In Crime Against Women, Dalits: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that in the last three years Rajasthan has set new records in mob lynching, abuse against women, and crimes against religion of a particular community.

17 August 2022

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Encounter Killings: Death Squads Continue To Operate In Many Countries

South Asia has a particularly blood-soaked record of extrajudicial killings as State-sponsored hit squads are always at work, taking out political opponents and critics

12 August 2022

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12 August 2022
The Killing Fields: A Photograph That Laid Bare Assam’s Dark Chapter Of 'Secret Killings'

The Killing Fields: A Photograph That Laid Bare Assam’s Dark Chapter Of 'Secret Killings'

The secret killings are not the first cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in Assam. Since the 1990s, individual cases of extrajudicial killings have been...


12 August 2022
Here's Why Fake ‘Encounter’ Killings Are Carried Out With Impunity Across India

Here's Why Fake ‘Encounter’ Killings Are Carried Out With Impunity Across India

The highest levels of government keep encouraging police, paramilitary and army units to eliminate "undesirables" even as the public cheers the rogue elements...


12 August 2022
Death In Dandakaranya: In Jungles Of Chhattisgarh, Justice Is Served At The Barrel Of Gun

Death In Dandakaranya: In Jungles Of Chhattisgarh, Justice Is Served At The Barrel Of Gun

The culture of rifles among Adivasis, aided by the ever-increasing deployment of parami­li­tary forces, has permanently mutated the central Indian forests in...


12 August 2022
Gunslingers In The Valley: When Ikhwan Raised War Against Pakistan-backed Militants

Gunslingers In The Valley: When Ikhwan Raised War Against Pakistan-backed Militants

The pro-Indian government militia, Ikhwan-ul-Musli­m­een—that targeted Pakistan-backed milit­a­nts in Kashmir—was launched in 1993 by popular folk...


04 August 2022
Shefali Shah On Getting Her Due In Bollywood In Her 40s: ‘I Finally Feel Seen’

Shefali Shah On Getting Her Due In Bollywood In Her 40s: ‘I Finally Feel Seen’

With the kind of work Shefali Shah is getting in the film industry now, the actress feels she isn’t bitter and is extremely excited to be finally seen.


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02 August 2022
Are Cities ‘Safe’ For LGBTQIA Community In India?

Are Cities ‘Safe’ For LGBTQIA Community In India?

From finding a safe home to spending time outside to commuting in public transport, daily lives of the members of the queer community are fraught with endless...


31 July 2022
India Will Thrive Only When Its Citizens Are Aware Of What Constitution Envisages: CJI NV Ramana

India Will Thrive Only When Its Citizens Are Aware Of What Constitution Envisages: CJI NV Ramana

CJI NV Ramana said the ‘sad reality’ is that the supreme document which defines the aspirations of modern independent India is confined to the knowledge of...


29 July 2022
After Covid, Rising Inflation Is Hitting The Elderly Population Hard: Agewell Study

After Covid, Rising Inflation Is Hitting The Elderly Population Hard: Agewell Study

The main objective of the study was to undertake a socio-economic situational study on the impact of rising inflation on the economic status, psychological...


06 July 2022
The Case For Refugees Is A Case For Humanity

The Case For Refugees Is A Case For Humanity

The fact that there’s a high percentage of children among these millions of refugees who are at the intersection of exploitation makes it all the more of a...


01 July 2022
Increasing Attempt To Remove Women From Public Life In Afghanistan, Says India

Increasing Attempt To Remove Women From Public Life In Afghanistan, Says India

The Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in mid-August 2021 after seizing the capital Kabul, bringing to a swift end almost 20 years of a US-led...


01 July 2022
International Rights Group Condemns Palestine's Treatment Of Detainees

International Rights Group Condemns Palestine's Treatment Of Detainees

Human Rights Watch believe the practice by the Palestinian state could amount to crimes against humanity.


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30 June 2022
Clash Between Israeli Military And Palestinians At West Bank Shrine Leaves 17 Wounded

Clash Between Israeli Military And Palestinians At West Bank Shrine Leaves 17 Wounded

The Palestinian official news agency Wafa said a Palestinian teenager was wounded by live fire and 16 others by rubber bullets in clashes with Israeli forces...


27 June 2022
Amit Shah Is Expected To Inaugurate A National Conference On 'Human Rights In Indian Culture And Philosophy'

Amit Shah Is Expected To Inaugurate A National Conference On 'Human Rights In Indian Culture And Philosophy'

Amit Shah is expected to inaugurate a two-day national conference in Delhi this week which will explore various subjects based on "human rights in Indian...


27 June 2022
US: Women Fear Rolling Back Of Hard-Won Rights

US: Women Fear Rolling Back Of Hard-Won Rights

With the recent overturning of the Roe V Wade precedent, Feminists and Activists alike fear reducing agency.


24 June 2022
Poland Gets A Loan To Help It Look After Ukraine Refugees

Poland Gets A Loan To Help It Look After Ukraine Refugees

Poland is receiving the aid of 450 million euros from a bank linked to a European human rights group to help it cope with the influx of refugees fleeing...


24 June 2022
Poland Gets Loan From European Human Rights Group To Help Ukraine Refugees

Poland Gets Loan From European Human Rights Group To Help Ukraine Refugees

Poland and the Council of Europe Development Bank signed the loan agreement for refugees from Ukraine fleeing Russia’s invasion of their country.


22 June 2022
Sex Ban At FIFA World Cup 2022: Football Fans Could Face Jail Time For One Night Stand In Qatar

Sex Ban At FIFA World Cup 2022: Football Fans Could Face Jail Time For One Night Stand In Qatar

FIFA World Cup is being held in the Middle East for the first time. Qatar 2022 starts on November 21 and the final is scheduled for December 18.


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