articles by Sahil Jagasia

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Pune's 2019 Pride Parade focuses on inclusivity, gratitude for SC's decision on Section 377

Pride Parades held after the Supreme Court’s historical decision in 2018, to strike down parts of Section 377, have seen a massive increase in attendance. The Pune Pride Parade was no different; roaring slogans about inclusivity, gratitude towards the Supreme Court, and considerably fewer covered faces defined the event.

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'Let’s go see Agasthya' Part 2: Atop a Kerala peak, women reflect on what it takes to dismantle gender bias

Although the Agastya Ne Kaanam group's ascent to Agasthyakoodam began as the ultimate culmination of their protest against exclusionary regulations, somewhere along the way, patience and persistence had ripened into gratitude

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'Let’s go see Agasthya': Chronicling Kerala women's fight against forest department to scale a peak

For many years, women have not been allowed to scale the Agasthyakoodam peak. As of 19 January, the rule has now been struck down. A women's group, Agastya Ne Kaanam, which challenged this rule through a three-year agitation has set out on a debut, historic journey to scale the peak

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Mumbai Pride 2019: First march post-Section 377 verdict sees city's queer community, allies celebrate

Mumbai witnessed its 14th Pride Parade on Saturday, 2 February 2019. It was the city's largest pride march yet, also its first after the September 2018 judgment decriminalising homosexuality.

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After the March: Farmers on their way home from Delhi speak of anger, hope, and bleak futures

On 30 November, Delhi saw one of its largest congregations of farmers with over 35,000 of them from across the country marching from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament street, protesting a wide range of issues that have plagued the agricultural community for decades.

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Farmers protest in Delhi: Portraits from the Kisan Mukti March's vigil at Ramlila Maidan

Thousands of farmers camped overnight in the open cold at Ramlila Maidan, preparing to march towards Parliament Street on Friday

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Delhi Queer Pride 2018: LGBTQ community celebrates Sec 377 ruling, airs larger social issues

In its 11th year, the Delhi Pride March marked a celebration of the landmark Supreme Court of India judgment which struck down portions of Section 377, and decriminalised consensual gay sex.

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In Dehradun, the first-ever Pride Walk signals a step forward in the movement for equal rights

Dehradun saw its first major event in support of LGBTQ rights in form of a Pride Walk on 30 July 2017.