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Children burn guns for peace in Manipur

Children burn toy guns in Thoubal district of Manipur in a protest against the violent culture imposed on them by more than 40 years of insurgency and suppression


SC holds administration accountable for caste atrocities

The most significant part of a recent Supreme Court judgment hearing a case of caste discrimination is that it directs state governments to hold administrative and police officials accountable for caste discrimination of all kinds, and recommends their prosecution


Supreme Court gives Binayak Sen bail, questions sedition charge

India’s Supreme Court allowed rights activist Dr Binayak Sen bail and made the point that being a sympathiser of a banned organisation does not amount to sedition


Amnesty calls on Indian govt to repeal draconian Kashmir law

In a new report, the human rights agency slams the Indian government for detaining thousands of people on vague charges under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, and has called for its repeal


Binayak Sen denied bail in sedition case

It’s a black day for human rights in India say activists, after doctor and human rights activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life imprisonment for sedition, was denied bail by the Chhattisgarh High Court


Supreme Court to hear Section 377 appeal on April 19

Various religious and social groups have objected to the landmark Delhi High Court ruling of July 2009 decriminalising homosexuality, and will be heard in appeal


SC/ST employment low in private industry, says CII

Corporate employment for scheduled castes and tribes is not proportionate with their numbers finds the first ever caste survey done by CII


Silence as sedition

Whether we agree or disagree with Binayak Sen’s worldview or his politics, we must speak to defend not just his freedom to dissent but, crucially, our own right to be democratic, says Gautam Bhan

Binayak Sen sentenced to life imprisonment

A Chhattisgarh court convicted doctor and civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen to life imprisonment for sedition and conspiracy, charges that he and his supporters maintain are false


Torture routine method of interrogation in India: Wikileaks

A leaked diplomatic cable in the ongoing series of leaks by Wikileaks reveals a Red Cross assessment, gleaned from on-site visits, of widespread torture of prisoners in Kashmir by Indian security forces


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