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Month October 2022

POCSO Act Insufficient, Sexual Abuse of Children Rampant

NIKITA JAIN Last week the Delhi High Court observed that offences against minors, especially sexual assault, are increasing alarmingly. It also stressed that it is necessary for the courts to “imbibe the legislative wisdom” behind the enactment of the Protection… Continue Reading →

Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge- “Dangerous Brain: G. N Saibaba and Others”

Campaign Against State Repression(CASR) organised a Press conference today, on 28th October atGandhi Peace foundation on, “Dangerous Brain: Saibaba and Others” to scrutinise the SupremeCourt judgement suspending Bombay High Court’s acquittal order of Prof. GN Saibaba, Hem Mishra,Prashant Rahi, Vijay… Continue Reading →

The rise of India’s dystopian surveillance state

With protests under constant surveillance, Modi’s massive facial recognition system is making it easier to crack down on minorities and political opponents. Aparajita Ghosh October 14, 2022 Embed from Getty Imageshttps://embed.gettyimages.com/embed/1240716221?et=Csz0Q8oESz1ko_KYhhrZFQ&tld=com&sig=nu-zyFiP4WNB2j0TRLCLUUK_rq2VXSWFxnYmfZCTnXU=&caption=true&ver=2 A few months after Narendra Modi was re-elected in… Continue Reading →

Why India’s landmark abortion ruling could echo around the world

Opinion by Shreya Shree, Gauri Pillai –  On September 29, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a crucial decision which holds the promise of actually leading to the reproductive autonomy of Indian women, in particular through access to abortion.FILE – A woman… Continue Reading →

Delhi -Woman gang-raped over property dispute in Ghaziabad

Updated on: 19 October,2022 03:50 PM IST  |  Mumbai Representative image A 36-year-old woman was allegedly raped by five men who were nurturing a rivalry against her over property in Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday.Four of the accused have been… Continue Reading →

‘Inquilabi salam’ un-Nehru, Umar Khalid stays in prison

Division bench of Justices Rajnish Bhatnagar and Siddharth Mridul dismisses bail plea, holding the allegations against rights activist ‘prima facie true’ Umar KhalidFile Photo Pheroze L. Vincent   |   New Delhi   |   Published 19.10.22, 12:55 AM Delhi High Court on Tuesday denied bail to rights… Continue Reading →

Bombay High Court refuses bail to activist Jyoti Jagtap in Elgar Parishad case

A division bench dismissed the appeal filed by the 34-year-old, challenging a February 2022 order of a special court refusing to grant her bail Representational image.Shutterstock PTI   |   Mumbai   |   Published 17.10.22, 12:28 PM The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant bail… Continue Reading →

75 years of India’s Independence, but dalits still wait for equality: Martin Macwan

Posted On October 10, 2022 Hyderabad: Expressing concern over continuing atrocities on dalits in the country, dalit right activist and Navsarjan Trust founder Martin Macwan said on Sunday that seven decades of freedom from foreign rule had not ensured equality… Continue Reading →

Ambedkar, Buddhism and Dalit Liberation

Ram Puniyani | 15 Oct 2022 Events of the last few days indicate AAP and BJP worship Ambedkar purely for electoral gains and not from commitment to his ideas. Recently, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and minister in Delhi, Rajendra… Continue Reading →

Dignity in death? Karnataka govt lays groundwork for Dalit graveyards

Posted On October 15, 2022 Now, the government has begun acquisition of land to develop separate Dalit burial grounds in all gram panchayats in the state Vittal Shastri, Kalaburagi, Dalits in various parts of Karnataka continue to face discrimination over… Continue Reading →

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