Human rights

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Democracy
Hindutva
Human rights
Politics & Political Commentary

Scenes from protests nationwide against Gauri Lankesh’s murder

[events_map country=”IN” width=”100%” height=”500″ scope=”2017-09-06″] Nationwide protests The killing of Gauri Lankesh brought about a wave of anger around the country as journalists and other citizens alike spontaneously declared protests and condelences events in over 75 locations in the country Dozens of organizations, political parties and citizen groups have condemned the killing Protest at Press […]

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Democracy
Human rights

Yet another rationalist murdered. Yet another step closer to losing fear #GauriLankesh #RationalistMurders

Senior journalist and rationalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at home today. Her killers knocked on her door and when she opened it, they gunned her down. Yet another vocal critic of fundamentalist Hindutva is shot down by masked gunmen as they go about their routine. Yet another season of shock, protest and promises of […]

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Madhu Kishwar asks about reporting rapes if the rapist has a right to privacy
Democracy
Human rights

Confusing right to privacy with right to rape – addressing comment by Madhu Kishwar

In a rather bewildering tweet today, Madhu Kishwar asked, “Do champions of #RightToPrivacy realise that if 2 women hadn’t complained, #babaRamRahim doings in his “Gufa”covered under right to privacy?” The tweet was so absurd that she was met with a barrage of retorts and taunts by people she was taunting. I guess if we are […]

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Democracy
Human rights
Politics & Political Commentary

Open letter to BJP, Modi sarkar and their assorted flunkies

Too late! A 9 judge bench uninamously declared privacy to be a fundamental right This opens a whole new can of worms and is a threat to many of your favorite ways of bullying.Aadhaar is going to go down. One way or the other. This judgment is just the start.A battle in a war against […]

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Manual scavenging
Democracy
Economic inequality
Human rights

Manual scavenging deaths in India, realities and the right and wrong questions to ask

Manual scavenging is a brutal occupation often imposed on the most disenfranchised dalits. Hazardous and with poor income and dignity, it often kills manual scavengers entering toxic drains without protection. This is a problem, but the answer needs to see the bigger picture.

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