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#TheWeekThatWas | The status of women in Indian judiciary
India

#TheWeekThatWas | The status of women in Indian judiciary

According to a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, there are only two women judges in the Supreme Court and 78 in various high courts of the country.

Cow vigilantism, deconstructed: What Gau Premi, a new documentary, found by trailing a group of 'rakshaks' in Gujarat
India

Cow vigilantism, deconstructed: What Gau Premi, a new documentary, found by trailing a group of 'rakshaks' in Gujarat

Gau Premi, shot in Gujarat’s Rajkot, captures how cow vigilantes prowl the streets at night in coordinated attempts to catch ‘smugglers’. They see themselves as eradicating a societal “disease”.

Lin-Manuel Miranda weighs on Hamilton release on Disney+, and Donald Trump's criticism of Broadway show
Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda weighs on Hamilton release on Disney+, and Donald Trump's criticism of Broadway show

Hamilton is a Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which talks about American history and identity, slavery and immigration.

As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity
Lifestyle

As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity

Using #PublishingPaidMe authors and book publishing employees are speaking out against the homogeneity of their industry and how much writers of colour are paid, issues that are gaining urgency as protests against systemic racism continue around the US.

Before the USCIRF gets trigger-happy in condemning India's treatment of minority communities, it would do well to peek into its own hate-filled backyard
India

Before the USCIRF gets trigger-happy in condemning India's treatment of minority communities, it would do well to peek into its own hate-filled backyard

The Union government has done well to dismiss the conclusions of the USCIRF, given the track record of the United States in treating its own minorities

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu says secularism ingrained in every Indian, minorities more secure here than in other countries
India

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu says secularism ingrained in every Indian, minorities more secure here than in other countries

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said secularism is in the blood and veins of every Indian and minorities are more secure in India than in any other country even as he asked some countries to refrain from advising India on its internal affairs.

NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom
World

NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom

Prepared by policy analyst Harrison Akins, USCIRF alleged that following August 2019 release of NRC, BJP government has taken steps that 'reflect an anti-Muslim bias'

'There are over 16 crore Muslims, why are they scared, other minorities aren't,' asks RSS leader Krishna Gopal
India

'There are over 16 crore Muslims, why are they scared, other minorities aren't,' asks RSS leader Krishna Gopal

Gopal said all other minorities which are lesser in number compared to Muslims feel secure in India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi's 'Mann ki Baat', India at G20 Summit, ICC Cricket World Cup; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi's 'Mann ki Baat', India at G20 Summit, ICC Cricket World Cup; today's must-read stories

During "Mann ki Baat", Modi talked about the Emergency, but he laid emphasis on the common people and not those who were responsible for it.

Modi government 2.0: PM urges BJP leaders, allies to win faith of minorities as part of endeavour for 'sabka vishwas'
Politics

Modi government 2.0: PM urges BJP leaders, allies to win faith of minorities as part of endeavour for 'sabka vishwas'

At the NDA meeting at the Parliament Central Hall, Narendra Modi urged BJP leaders and allies to work on getting rid of fear and distrust among minorities and make no distinction among castes and communities.

Narendra Modi appointed prime minister-elect by President Ram Nath Kovind; invited to form new govt
Politics

Narendra Modi appointed prime minister-elect by President Ram Nath Kovind; invited to form new govt

Modi received a standing ovation from the MPs present at the Parliament House on two occasions — when he first entered the hall, and when he rose to make his speech.

Rights-based organisation demands 50 percent reservation for women in state Assemblies, Parliament
India

Rights-based organisation demands 50 percent reservation for women in state Assemblies, Parliament

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan demanded that all political parties commit to 50 percent reservation for women in the Assembly and Parliament

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims
India

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims

Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis were being targeted.

Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members
India

Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members

The government has sought applications for chairman and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, nearly five years after the Lokpal Act came into force, officials said Wednesday.

Don't deny students, candidates right to wear hijab, carry kirpan: Delhi minorities body tells govt departments
India

Don't deny students, candidates right to wear hijab, carry kirpan: Delhi minorities body tells govt departments

The Delhi Minorities Commission has asked city government departments to allow minorities to wear dresses and carry articles as per their religious beliefs when appearing in recruitment and academic tests.

NIA arrests in Jafrabad: Callous handling of crimes in minority-dominated areas adds to victimisation, alienation
India

NIA arrests in Jafrabad: Callous handling of crimes in minority-dominated areas adds to victimisation, alienation

There are many Jafrabad-like neighbourhoods in urban India, and callous handling of incidents like Wednesday's NIA raids in North East Delhi could push them further away from the mainstream

In latest jibe against India, Imran Khan says 'Naya Pakistan' will ensure equal treatment of minorities, 'unlike what's happening in India'
India

In latest jibe against India, Imran Khan says 'Naya Pakistan' will ensure equal treatment of minorities, 'unlike what's happening in India'

This is the second time in a week that Imran Khan has tried to compare the treatment of minorities in Pakistan and India.

Amit Shah slams KCR's plan to give 12 percent quota to Muslims, says BJP will never allow religion-based reservation
Politics

Amit Shah slams KCR's plan to give 12 percent quota to Muslims, says BJP will never allow religion-based reservation

Amit Shah hit out at Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao over the issue during campaign rallies at Parkal and Nirmal.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP mulls fielding more Muslims in Bengal to make inroads into Mamata Banerjee’s solid support base
Politics

Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP mulls fielding more Muslims in Bengal to make inroads into Mamata Banerjee’s solid support base

BJP's aim to make a shift in its political strategy in Bengal after they harvested a good number of seats in the local body election early this year.

Karnataka polls: Dalit activist Chetan Ahimsa calls Siddaramaiah progressive, says Congress doesn't want visionaries
Politics

Karnataka polls: Dalit activist Chetan Ahimsa calls Siddaramaiah progressive, says Congress doesn't want visionaries

Dalit activist Chetan Kumar aka Chetan Ahimsa takes a jab at Congress criticising the party over not giving opportunities to grassroots workers and those who lack money to spend on elections. Excerpts from the interview