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A Conversation With Umar Khalid That Burned Me

The time allotted for the weekly video call in Tihar Central Jail is just fifteen minutes. And you don’t talk about the weather with such time constraints. Or do...

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM): Demand to hold talks with real representatives of farmers

Organisations of farmers who were part of the historic...

Citizens’ appeal to Narmada Control Authority (NCA): Rehabilitate and protect oustees

Urging that the reservoir levels of the Sardar Sarivar be maintained at 122 metres, hundreds of concerned citizens have petitioned the NCA and the GOI with pressing demands even as the indefinite fast by Medha Patkar, social activist enters the fifth day

3695 citizens’ petition political leaders of India Alliance, several NDA partners: Ensure stay on new ‘anti-democratic’ criminal laws

The detailed yet succinct letter petition addresses the key anomalies in the new laws that in fact give draconian powers to the state and police.

Sanction to persecute Arundhati Roy under UAPA politically motivated: PUCL

Top human rights group, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, has demanded that the authorities should immediately withdraw the prosecution against top author Arundhati Roy and Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a Kashmir academic, under the "unconstitutional" Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), calling the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor nod for the Delhi police move "politically motivated".

Ensure stay on new ‘anti-democratic’ criminal laws: 2,900 citizens’ Letter Petition to Chandrababu Naidu

Seeking support from the newly elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is also an ally in the recently formed NDA government at the Centre, citizens from across India have urged urgent intervention from the BJP ally

Van Gujar settlement in Haridwar destroyed by fire, livestock and huts burned to ground

In a shocking incident, almost an entire Van Gujjar settlement has been burned, rendering several families without shelter. The Van Gujjar community is a marginalised, nomadic tribe that has consistently faced eviction notices.

Lucknow demolition drives resume a day after central government’s oath taking ceremony

As the election results have come out and oath taking of cabinet ministers has finished, the bulldozers seem to have resumed as Lucknow’s Akbarnagar area saw a demolition drive that had been stayed by the Allahabad High Court in December, 2023.

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‘Attack on free expression’: ABVP ‘insults’ Udaipur professor for FB post

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Rajasthan, condemning what it called "insult of Professor Himanshu Pandya" by students affiliated with with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad (ABVP) in Udaipur, has said he was evicted from the class where he was teaching after raising "ugly slogans", forcing him to "leave the university".

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Once again, Assam CM tries to shake communal sentiment, claims minority community only know how to engage in communal activities

Notorious for his anti-minority speeches, Assam’s chief minister, and BJP leader, Himanta Biswa gave a reportedly communal speech on June 22, 2024. He has claimed that the ‘minority community’ has not acknowledged BJP’s developmental efforts, and is only known to engage in communal activities in the state.

Communal violence in Jodhpur, local Muslim women allege police brutality

Violence, including stone pelting and arson, took place near the Eidgah at Jodhpur’s Soorsagar region. Videos from the site have emerged where local women can be seen claiming that they were dragged out of their houses and assaulted. BJP’s local MLA Devendra Joshi has also told the media that those who have assaulted these men, women and children should be charged against.

SABRANGINDIA EXCLUSIVE: Election 2024, ECI: Technical glitch, gross negligence or deliberate manipulation?

Calling for a close re-examination of the issue by the Supreme Court of India, the author: asks what did the inexplicable delay in declaration of total polled votes mean for the 2024 result? Arguably a significant difference of seats in favour of the NDA! With a 12.54% vote hike in Odisha, NDA got 20 out of 21 seats, in Andhra Pradesh with a 12.54% hike NDA cornered 21 out of 25 seats, in Assam with a 9.19% hike, seats of NDA stood at 11 of 14 and in Chhattisgarh, the hike of 4.66 % in votes meant that the NDA won 10 seats out of 11. This deliberate delay plus a discrepancy in EVM votes, is likely to have affected results in another (minimum) eight seats.

India’s Telecommunications Act notified, ushers in “modernisation”with privacy concerns

Sections 1, 2, 10 to 30, 42 to 44, 46, 47, 50 to 58, 61 and 62 of the Telecommunications Act, 2023 notified

‘Flopped diversionary move’: Modi view on Gandhi popularity during polls

In an interview to ABP on 29th May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that "in the last 75 years, wasn't it our responsibility to make Mahatma Gandhi known across the world? Forgive me, but nobody knew Mahatma Gandhi till the film on him was released in 1982." 

Abolish ‘discriminatory and imbalanced’ NEET exam: Justice A.K. Rajan Committee 2021

Negative impact on students from rural background, less family income, studying from Tamil-medium; a High-Level Committee headed by the retired judge of Madras High Court and eight others, including central and state government bureaucrats had, in 2021 recommended for the scraping of the NEET exam. Crucially, the report flagged the steep drop in Tamil students from a rural background from 61.5% in 2010-11; metro students recorded an increase instead.