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Apr 01, 2019
SC calls Assam govt's affidavit on foreigners tribunal 'an exercise in futility', directs state chief secy to appear before it on 8 AprilThe apex court directed the Assam chief secretary to appear before it and posted the PIL filed by activist Harsh Mander on the issue for 8 April. The bench was hearing a plea on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there
Apr 15, 2018
Former bureaucrats write to prime minister on Kathua and Unnao rape cases, ask him to check 'free fall into anarchy'In a strongly-worded open letter to Narendra Modi, a group of former civil servants on Sunday asked him to check the nation's "free fall into anarchy."
Mar 21, 2018
Nature of Indian polity and lack of education means India will not groom Muslim leaders like the UK's Sadiq KhanBJP is using Hindutva to divide Muslims and Hindus, much like secular parties like Congress used the distorted practice of secularism to divide Indians.
Dec 10, 2017
From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed IndiaOver the past few weeks, we've been seeing a range of articles on how Indian polity and society have changed since the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The Ram Janmabhoomi movement (along with the India-China War of 1962 and the Emergency milieu) was a crucial turning point in the political fortunes of the Hindu right. It is, however, important to point out what all has changed in terms of polity, state policy and social responses in India since the Modi government first came to power in 2014.
Oct 01, 2017
Karwan e Mohabbat: Uncovering how violence against minorities has been normalisedSnapshots from Harsh Mander’s Karwan E Mohabbat, a month long journey that started from Assam and traveled to Jharkhand, Karnataka, Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat, meeting families of Dalit and Muslim victims of lynching
Sep 30, 2016
Minority rights activists call on NHRC to apologise for 'communal' report on Kairana exodusThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should apologise and withdraw its report on Kairana that is based on communally charged assumptions, activists have said.
Jul 15, 2016
Arvind Kejriwal stops 'anti-begging drive' in Delhi, calls it 'inhuman' and futile'Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday halted his Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar's plan to embark on an 'anti-begging drive', calling it an "inhuman" and "futile" exercise.
Aug 11, 2015
Malegaon blasts case: PIL in SC accuses NDA of going soft on accusedAccusing the NDA government of trying to interfere with the functioning of the prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case by exerting "pressure" on her to "go soft" on the accused, an activist today moved the Supreme Court seeking a fair trial "as the executive is attempting to influence the judicial system".
May 01, 2015
Book excerpt: Forget farmer suicide, are we looking at the death of farming?Human rights worker Harsh Mander tells the story of one man who tried to make a living as a farmer and what happened to him. “This generation will pass somehow, but what about the next?” asks Mander. This essay appears in the new book Looking Away- Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India by Harsh Mander (Speaking Tiger).
Aug 05, 2013
Keeping political parties out of RTI will lead to corruption: Aruna RoyRight to Information (RTI) activists today opposed the Union Cabinet's decision to keep political parties out of the ambit of the Right To Information Act by amending the transparency law.