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Remembering Bhagat Singh, Reclaiming the Right to be A Free Thinker

It is quite a striking experience when, in Europe – including in France which is the historical birthplace of secularism –, one gets automatically told, for example, "Oh, you are a Hindu!" if one says one is Indian, or "Oh, you are a Muslim! if one says one is Algerian.

HC grants bail to accused in minor’s rape, imposes strict conditions

The High Court of Himachal Pradesh, while granting bail asked the minor girl to approach the court or police if she was stalked by the accused

Kathua rape case: HC rejects parole plea of key conspirator

The HC noted the possibility of a communal clash in J&K if the convict was let out on parole

Femicide: UP Man Rips Open Pregnant Wife’s Stomach To Find Out Baby’s Gender

At the horrific incident, the woman's family alleged that the man wanted a son and committed the crime to know if it was male or female foetus.

Public order a state subject: Smriti Irani on gov’t measures against gendered crimes

While presenting dismal numbers of rising crimes against women, the Minister of Women and Child Development displays shocking callousness.

NHRC questions UP Govt over 57 girls at a shelter home testing positive for Covid-19

The girls are between 10 – 18 years of age and seven of the infected were found to be pregnant

Two pregnant women die after being denied proper medical care

While Seema died in Jalandhar after allegedly being refused admission by seven hospitals, Asma died in Thane after reportedly being refused admission by five hospitals

Evictions & sexual harassment and livelihood loss affect women street vendors: Survey Covid19 Lockdown

Thrice oppressed, women street vendors have turned to exhausting personal savings for survival besides bearing the overarching burden of household chores reveals this survey by ISST-Janpahal in Delhi

Two women rescued from human traffickers in Jharkhand

The organization has demanded an investigation into human trafficking networks and sustainable employment options for migrating women

Sexism in the time of Corona: How the “Corona Dayan” took over social media

The term “dayan” refers to “witch” and on coming into popular use may harm women, especially in rural areas

Mumbai Pride: Thousands stand in solidarity against CAA, NPR-NRC

The Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride 2020 witnessed thousands of Queer people and allies, assembled under the rainbow flag, raising slogans of equality, diversity and freedom. 

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Minor Dalit raped repeatedly, crime discovered when she was visibly pregnant

UP’s Bhadohi witnessed a harrowing incident of repeated rape against a minor Dalit child. While the accused has been arrested and charged with rape and other offences, this is the latest in fast increasing gender crimes against Dalit women. NCRB figures point to a staggering ten such rapes every day against Dalit women and girls with a 45 percent spiral in such crimes between 2015 and 2020.

Love vs Law: Allahabad HC verdict offers hope, but inconsistencies persist

High court protects one couple, but conflicting rulings highlight ongoing struggle for interfaith couples.

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

CPI-M protests against harassment by ‘BJP-police’ nexus, present demands to authorities

A rally was taken out in Palghar, Maharashtra which saw hundreds attend to protest against the alleged harassment of CPI-M activists and workers by the BJP and the police

M’tra: Similar Symbols, a failed ECI and seats lost: the case of Satara

ECI's allocation of visually similar symbols in several constituencies raises concerns over its independence and autonomy

NEET 2024 Row: Supreme Court cancels grace marks, orders re-test for affected students

Second chance or setback? NEET re-test for some, counselling on track

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.