Piravom Church Dispute: Double Standards

Above: Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II (centre) met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (in white) regarding the church case/Photo: UNI The Marxist-led government is...
Jharkhand False Arrests and ban on organisations: Strong-arm Tactics

False Arrests: Strong-arm Tactics

In 2013, the government identified 128 groups as “front organisations” for the Maoists Courts have come out in support of those who have been implicated...
Suneeta and Munni Pottam address a press conference in New Delhi. Photo: YouTube

Extrajudicial Killings: Caught in the Crossfire

Two teenagers have moved the Chhattisgarh High Court seeking justice for victims of alleged fake encounters taking place in the tribal areas. It could...
Kerala’s Dog Menace: The state in war with ‘man’s best friend’

Kerala’s Dog Menace: One Bite Too Many

Activists of the Youth Front (M) of Kerala Congress march through Kottayam demanding culling of dogs The state has witnessed many people being bitten and...
Death Penalty in Madhya Pradesh: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Death Penalty: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In an attempt to stem this horrendous crime, the state government has tabled a bill to award capital punishment to those convicted...
The Vidhik Sewa Apke Dwar campaign aims to take justice to the poor. Photo: www.newswing.com

Jharkhand Legal Services: Justice at Your Doorstep

Above: The Vidhik Sewa Apke Dwar campaign aims to take justice to the poor. Photo: www.newswing.com Attempts by the state government to bring these services...
Hardik Patel (in red turban) at a Patidar rally in Gujarat. Photo: UNI

Patidars: The Reservation Riddle

Above: Hardik Patel (in red turban) at a Patidar rally in Gujarat. Photo: UNI With the Patidar community constituting 14 percent of the population of...
Stray cattle on a busy road in Bhopal

Battle of Bovines

With the stray cow menace assuming alarming proportions and affecting the rural economy, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to amend the law so that...
Cartoonist G Balakrishnan was arrested for lampooning the Tamil Nadu government for failing to prevent the suicide of a farmer and his family. Photo: Facebook

Cartoonist’s Arrest in Tamil Nadu: A Police State?

Above: Cartoonist G Balakrishnan was arrested for lampooning the Tamil Nadu government for failing to prevent the suicide of a farmer and his family....
Punjab police showing weapons recovered from four members of a contract killer gang in Jalandhar. Photo: UNI

Punjab’s Draft PCOCA: Cause for Concern

In an attempt to tackle organised crime and gang wars, the state government has proposed a bill based on the draconian MCOCA, thereby creating...

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