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Month August 2021

Female achievers of Tokyo Olympics – Symbols of rebellion, not National Assets

Sania Muzamil The remarkable performances by women athletes in the recent Tokyo Olympics brings hope, of women connecting globally and building safe spaces for themselves- succeeding and thriving in their glory. However the cause for concern here lies in the… Continue Reading →

Giving a woman humiliating treatment at work also amounts sexual harassment #Vaw

The Bombay High Court on 9th January 2019 in the matter of Sapana Korde Nee Ketaki A. Ghodinde v. The State of Maharashtra & Ors., observed that interfering with a woman’s work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile… Continue Reading →

Human Rights Groups Call on Social Media Platforms to Preserve Evidence of Potential Human Rights Abuses in Afghanistan

(New York) – Human Rights Watch joined Access Now, Amnesty International USA, and Mnemonic today in issuing the following statement, saying that social media platforms need to preserve and archive content that may provide evidence of past or ongoing serious… Continue Reading →

Bama: Fearless, Insightful Writer of Dalit and Women’s Lives

Posted On August 29, 2021 In another blow on academic freedom, the Oversight Committee of the Delhi University removed two dalit authors — Bama and Sukirtharani — from the English syllabus. The Committee also decided to remove author Mahashweta Devi’s… Continue Reading →

Land degradation in India hurts farmers and forest dwellers the most

More than half of the degraded land in the country is either rainfed farmland, responsible for the food security of the country, or forest land that offers the best defence By Rajit Sengupta Published: Friday 27 August 2021 With close to… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon accused languishing in jail for 3 years

Sonam Saigal Saturday marks three years since trade unionist and human rights advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, columnist and activist Vernon Gonsalves, cartoonist and activist Arun Ferreira and poet and activist Varavara Rao were arrested by the Pune police some seven months after a mob attacked Dalits and… Continue Reading →

Global Spotlight on Harassment of J&K Journalists Grows With UN Experts’ Latest Letter

The communication joins a list of growing chorus by global bodies and international watchdogs against the worsening press freedom scenario in India. Policemen assaulting journalists. Photo: Sajad Hameed Shakir Mir by MEDIARIGHTSWORLD28/AUG/2021 Srinagar: The UN Special Rapporteur for protection of right to… Continue Reading →

Father Stan Swamy’s struggle to be taken to panchayats

Animesh Bisoee One of the conveners of Shahid Father Stan Swamy Nyay Morcha said the awareness campaign will start on September 1 and continue till October 8 Members of trade unions, non-BJP parties and civil society organisations who have come… Continue Reading →

Haryana: Farmers Injured as Police Lathicharge to Disperse Anti-Farm Laws Gathering

Haryana cops lathicharge farmers, fresh row erupts The police said Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which bans the assembly of five or more people, was imposed in the area, which made the farmers’ gathering “unlawful”. The… Continue Reading →

“Intellectuals Have A Duty To Expose Lies Of State”: Supreme Court Judge

Justice DY Chandrachud also spoke about a “post-truth” world, in which “there is a contest between ‘our truth’ vs ‘your truth’” Justice DY Chandrachud was delivering the Justice MC Chagla Memorial Lecture172New Delhi:  Public intellectuals have “a duty to expose… Continue Reading →

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