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Apr 07, 2018
Dalits, Muslims in India need leaders who can champion their rights despite backlash from hegemonic forcesLeaders don’t have to be Muslim or Dalit to espouse their cause. Perhaps, a true sign of democracy and progress in India would be a nationwide Hindu leader championing equality and rights for Muslims, or a Brahmin leader fighting to abolish the caste system
Apr 05, 2018
African-American man shot dead in New York after police mistake pipe for gun on 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's assassinationNew York Police shot dead an African-American man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a piece of pipe he was holding for a gun
Apr 04, 2018
Supreme Court's SC/ST Act judgment: Legislative history of India's attempts (and failures) to protect the downtroddenRepeated legislation has been unable to solve the problems faced by the SC/ST community. As such, the dilution of the protections afforded to them is problematic.
Dec 08, 2017
Australia signs same-sex marriage bill into law, weddings to be legal from SaturdayAustralia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament
Dec 06, 2017
Centre's transgender protection bill is problematic and woefully inadequate, will harm communitySo as it stands, the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 is clearly woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the Indian trans community. If passed, it would not only cement problematic definitions of gender into law, but also institute provisions that actively harm the community and potentially lead to more interference and discrimination than they already face.
Nov 16, 2017
Hate crime incidents against South Asian Americans are just fraction of actual cases, claims US civil rights groupThe latest hate crime statistics released by FBI shows that violence has become 'a fact of life' for South Asian communities
Sep 12, 2017
Centre likely to tweak definition of transgender: Major step towards recognition of community's civil and political rightsIt is very commendable that the Centre has decided to take action about the definition of transgender in order to safeguard the rights of the community.
Aug 17, 2017
Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in KodaikanalManipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar's office on Thursday morning.
Aug 15, 2017
Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump bows to pressure, calls white supremacists 'criminals and thugs'Bowing to pressure from all sides, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday.
Jul 28, 2017
Google, Microsoft and Viacom among companies urging federal appeals court to back gay employeesGoogle, Microsoft Corp, CBS Corp and Viacom Inc urged a federal appeals court on Monday to rule for the protection of gay employees at workplaces.