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No plans to amend or repeal Section 377 till SC decision Govt

Jul 22, 2014

No plans to amend or repeal Section 377 till SC decision Govt

The Centre on Tuesday said it has no plans to amend or repeal Section 377 of the IPC, criminalising sex among homosexuals, till the issue is settled by the Supreme Court. #India #Supreme Court #Delhi High Court #Gay Rights #Section 377 #homosexuals
We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

Jul 21, 2014

We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

In the run up to the elections, the Supreme Court had recognised trangenders as the third gender--a decision hailed by political parties. #NewsTracker #Assembly polls #Election Commission #Identity #Transgender #civil rights #Electoral Roll
'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Jul 20, 2014

'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Pro-business is not different from being pro-poor, said the FM. The surprise is this commonsensical statement is such a novelty in Indian political articulation. #Arun Jaitley #Tax #Budget debate #Union Budget 2014-15 #Right-Wing Philosophy
National Green Tribunal asserts independence, is Environment Minister listening?

Jul 19, 2014

National Green Tribunal asserts independence, is Environment Minister listening?

In a significant judgement, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asserted its powers to enforce environmental rights, clarifying that it has "the complete trappings of a civil court" and that its power of judicial review is "implicit and essential for expeditious and effective disposal of the cases". #India #ConnectTheDots #National Green Tribunal #Prakash Javadekar #Ministry of Environment and Forest #environmental rights

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

Jul 23, 2014

Everything goes right for Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven program

There were no excuses Tuesday night...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. Rights Panel Votes for Inquiry in Gaza Conflict

Navi Pillay, the high commissioner for human rights, suggested both Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes... #Hamas #Israel #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 23, 2014

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson suspended for four games

Lane Johnson must sit out four games for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy... #Hamas #Israel #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council