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The politics of human rights

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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France Rights, like laws are determined by the powerful to address problems they face or allow actions they prefer and apply “equally” to all. These also happen …

Open letter to Indian media about Lok Sabha Elections

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Dear media, India is witnessing an unprecedented event. It is the largest election to date in the world. We have them every five years, but our population has grown since our own previous record. So has the reach of mass media and social media and mobile phones. Recent developments in the country have raised the …

Supreme Court guidelines for natural sex

Considering today’s Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 that criminalizes “carnal acts against the order of nature”, there is a lot of confusion on what exactly is allowed and what is not. Here is a quick primer: You can still marry kids, as long as they are not of the same sex. Marital rape continues …