Minorities

September 21, 2019
Mothers of Payal Tadvi and Rohith Vemula petition the highest court, allege that institutionalised discrimination led to the suicides of their children      The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Central government, state governments and education regulatory bodies like the UGC on a petition alleging wilful failure to tackle caste discrimination. Both Payal Tadvi...
September 20, 2019
Petitioners had submitted that reports of rights violations are serious enough to merit judicial review of the situation with respect to children and to enforce and monitor certain immediate corrective action.     The Supreme Court has directed the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to look into the allegations of illegal detention of children in Jammu...
September 19, 2019
After the publication of the final national Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31, 2019, the NRC authority has now issued standard operating procedures for Speaking Order writing as per the Final NRC Report Card (FNRC), scanning the Speaking Order, preparation of DO template, additional documents and statements. The FNRC will contain details of only those members whose application was...
September 19, 2019
Guwahati, 2019: "NRC may have certain minor errors, but it is not manipulated, so it can't be rejected. If necessary we can have some remedial measure to sort out the errors," said Prasanta Rajguru, the Editor of Amar Asom, an esteemed Assamese Daily. He was speaking at a meeting  on "Assam after NRC: In search of knowledge" of civil society members at Assam Sahitya Sabha Bhawan at...
September 19, 2019
In a statement, seen as a turnaround following the sharp all-around criticism, the Jharkhand Police said that in the first chargesheet, “opinion on the cause of death” was kept “reserved” in the viscera report. Widespread criticism had followed the earlier diluted charge sheet in the case    Only a few days after the Jharkhand Police’s decision to drop the...
September 19, 2019
In today's talk, Teesta Setalvad talks about the row over Hindi as the official language, demolition of the 500-year old Sant Ravidas Temple and the Dalit agitation over it and the subsequent arrests of 50+ people including Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. The question is 'Do we want a thriving multi-partied parliamentary democracy'?  
September 18, 2019
Fact-finding mission completes task, shares information with new UN investigative mechanism   File photo: Rohingya refugees leave after attending a demonstration at Camp No 4 (Extension) at Kutupalong's Modhurchhara in Ukhiya on August 25, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune The United Nations Independent Fact-Finding mission on Myanmar has identified more than 150 individuals...
September 18, 2019
Bond created by the hard work of the people of J & K stands assaulted today Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Former member of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly, YousufTarigami who was under house arrest for over a month in Srinagar after the Centre abrogated Article 370 said at a press conference in Delhi that, "the bond that was created by the hard work of the leaders and...
September 18, 2019
'We are not asking for a paradise. We just want the opportunity to walk along with you,' said former MLA from Kulgam, Yousuf Tarigami at a press conference in New Delhi.   'We are not asking for a paradise. We just want the opportunity to walk along with you,' said former MLA from Kulgam, Yousuf Tarigami at a press conference in New Delhi. At first such an event after the abrogation of...
September 17, 2019
The exclusion of Gorkhas and other tribes raise doubts about the 'Bangladeshi' bogeyman Guwahati, September 17: The entire debate around outsiders and foreigners has been based on the long held belief that Bangladeshi infiltrators are threatening the demography and culture of Assam. But now, as per a community wise break-up of the over 19 lakh people excluded from the final National...