How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

By Rajnish Singh  New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) contains amendments to five major grounds mentioned in the Citizenship Act, 1955. The CAA aims to provide Indian... Read more »

What Is India Resisting?

By Oliver D’Souza “Anywhere, anytime the ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule... Read more »

An open letter to the citizens of India by former officials of Government of India

Source: India does not need the CAA-NPR-NRIC. They need to be resolutely opposed. Withdraw the Foreigners (Tribunals) Amendment Order, 2019 Issued on 09 January 2020, by CONSTITUTIONAL CONDUCT GROUP, with 106... Read more »

When a PM stepped in to get JNU protesters off the hook

By Narendra Puppala  New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The scenes of students’ protests unfolding at JNU since last year, are a reminder of the university’s feisty pedigree. Over the years, the varsity... Read more »

UN “CAA is fundamentally discriminatory”

Source: International body raises concerns over new law undermining commitment to equality before law In a press briefing issued in December 2019, Jeremy Laurence, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for... Read more »

Left youth bodies call JNU attack ‘planned’, SAARC varsity faculty is ‘outraged’

Source: Several Left-wing youth, students’ and civil rights organisations condemning the violence “planned and meted out by groups of violent goons allegedly from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)” on students and... Read more »

Will the ongoing national movement liberate the country from repressive forces?

Source: By Sandeep Pandey, Anandi Pandey At New Delhi’s Jamia Millia University if one visits the library it may appear as if a pitched battle was fought here. Almost all glasses... Read more »

Minorities in neighbouring countries

Source: By Sanchita Kadam AFGHANISTAN Who are the minorities in Afghanistan? Afghanistan has minorities based on religion, ethnicities and language. The religious minorities include Hindus, Sikhs and Christians which make for... Read more »

RSS ideologue for removing ‘secular’ from Constitution preamble

By Anindya Banerjee New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) “Sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic” is how India is referred to in the preamble of the Constitution. However, J. Nandakumar, a key RSS leader... Read more »

Ramlila Maidan: A witness to many battles

 Dec 22 (IANS) All eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to address a rally on Sunday at Delhi’s historic Ramlila Maidan, which has a history of more than 125... Read more »

Citizenship Amendment Bill passes, but what does this mean?

Source: The Citizenship Amendment Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 9 and passed at midnight after a twelve-hour debate. Our team went through the text of the bill... Read more »

Poverty forces Kerala children to eat mud to survive

Source: Talking about dire poverty in the country and living in dire poverty are two completely different things. An example of this came to light when Kerala woke up to reports... Read more »

CIVICUS Monitor: “There has been a systematic crackdown on critics in India”

Source: CIVICUS Monitor, a global research collaboration which rates and tracks respect for fundamental freedoms in 196 countries, has downgraded India’s international rating to ‘repressed’, a significant step down from last... Read more »

Assam Foreigners Tribunals: How procedures, laws failed to consider gender discrimination

Source: Even as criticising India’s courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Guwahati High Court, for complicitity towards exclusion and abuse perpetuated through the Foreigners Tribunals set up across Assam to... Read more »

Amnesty International’s report a damning indictment of FTs in Assam

Source: In a report titled Designed to Exclude: How India’s courts are allowing foreigners tribunals to render people stateless in Assam, Amnesty finds that “Foreigners Tribunals are vested with extraordinary powers.... Read more »

RTI activist Raja Bhat “They told me three days, but I was released after three months”

Source: RTI activists from Mahiti Adhikar Manch have strongly condemned the detention of Raja Muzaffar Bhat, Right to Information (RTI) Activist from Jammu & Kashmir, known personally to many core national... Read more »

Hidden ordeal of hardships endured by rural women during pregnancy and childbirth

Source: The Jaccha-Baccha Survey (JABS), conducted by student volunteers in June 2019, took place in six states: Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. In each state, the... Read more »

Church in India ‘seems to have lost’ moral compass of unequivocal support to the poor

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ In 2017, Pope Francis dedicated a special day, to be observed by the Universal Church, every year, as the ‘World Day of the Poor’. This... Read more »

Crisis in Kashmir Enters 100th Day

Source: Hundred days have passed since the central government’s unilateral decision to abrogate Article 370—granting special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir—suspended normal life in Kashmir. Even as... Read more »

Does it end with Babri Mosque?

Source: By Abdus Sattar Ghazali India’s Supreme Court on Saturday granted Hindus permission to build a temple at the centuries-old site of Babri Mosque demolished in 1992 by Bharatiya Janata party... Read more »