Amnesty report paints bleak picture of rights in India

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in India faced increasing “demonization”, global rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing Indian authorities of using laws to stifle freedom of expression in the country. In its latest annual report released here, the group paints a bleak picture of human rights situation in South […]

Anger over Dalit’s death snowballs; Mevani, Hardik, Alpesh up ante

Ahmedabad, Feb 17 : The political trinity of Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor on Saturday upped the ante against Gujarat government following the death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar on Friday. Angry crowds shooed away BJP MLAs from visiting the deceased’s family, while demonstrations were held in various parts of the state. “The […]

Do citizens have choice of identity or will state impose one, Bengal asks SC

New Delhi, Feb 13 : The West Bengal government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the fundamental question in Aadhaar is whether citizens have a choice of identity or state will impose one s it argued that Aadhaar violated several fundamental rights including right to life and privacy. Contending that Aadhaar overrides the some […]

Delhi HC directs authorities to be disabled-friendly

New Delhi, Feb 13 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Central and Delhi governments and local bodies to be more sensitive towards the needs of disabled persons. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said that it would “not tolerate exclusion” of any section of […]

Swamy moves bill seeking death for cow slaughter, withdraws

New Delhi, Feb 2 : BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Friday moved in the Rajya Sabha the Cow Protection Bill, 2017 seeking to punish cow slaughter with death penalty, but withdrew it after the government’s assurance that it was working to “fulfil the same sentiments”. Swamy moved the Bill for passing and consideration after the […]

Eklavya Model Schools in tribal majority areas by 2022: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 1 : To provide education to tribals in their local environment by 2022, every block comprising more than 50 per cent of tribal population and at least 20,000 tribal people will have an ‘Eklayva Model Residential School’, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget on Thursday. The schools will be […]