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Rajya Sabha unanimously passes bill protecting rights of transgenders

Apr 24, 2015

Rajya Sabha unanimously passes bill protecting rights of transgenders

In a rare legislative action, a private member's Bill seeking to protect the rights of transgenders was passed unanimously by voice vote in Rajya Sabha on Friday. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #transgenders #Tiruchi Siva #Rights of Transgender Persons Bill
Modi's tone-deaf defense of Land Bill undermines private right to property

Apr 22, 2015

Modi's tone-deaf defense of Land Bill undermines private right to property

Modi is quite isolated on the land ordinance and he knows that his direct communication with the farmers is his last bid to salvage whatever he could of the ordinance. #India #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #farmers #Land Bill #Farmer suicide #Property Rights #Income collapse
The opinion survey that led to a fatwa: What it reveals about sharia law and Muslim women

Apr 22, 2015

The opinion survey that led to a fatwa: What it reveals about sharia law and Muslim women

Anjums survey became contentious because she elicited the opinion of 100 Muslim women in Uttar Pradeshs Rohilkhand region on the personal laws governing them. #Supreme Court #Sanjay Dutt #ConnectTheDots #Divorce #sharia law #Muslim women #Property Rights #Shumaila Anjum
Watch: How Andhra Pradesh police tied minor boy in chains for stealing

Apr 21, 2015

Watch: How Andhra Pradesh police tied minor boy in chains for stealing

In a clear violation of human rights by the Andhra Pradesh police, a video emerged of a minor boy being tied to a chain in a police station in the state. #ThatsJustWrong #Andhra Pradesh #Police #Human rights violation #minor boy #Vetapelam #Prakasam
White employee files lawsuit against TCS in US, says firm favours South Asian workers

Apr 16, 2015

White employee files lawsuit against TCS in US, says firm favours South Asian workers

Heldt is seeking class-action status for Tata workers and job applicants in the United States since April 2011 who are not of South Asian race or from India, Bangladesh and Nepal. #Tata Consultancy Services #CompanyWatch #Steven Heldt #Soth Asia #Federal civil rights #Ben Trounson

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History
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