Social Justice

Case update

#MeToo: Priya Ramani pleads ‘not guilty’

Claims truth as her defence, as court dispenses with her personal appearance.

April 10,2019


Justice A K Sikri and the Death Penalty

 An Uncertain Legacy.

March 24,2019

Women's Day

Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq

Redraft Muslim Women’s Rights Bill, 2018

March 8,2019

Women's Day

People’s Lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj honoured

Ranks 5th among 21 prominent women

March 8,2019

Women's Day

The Indian glossary of gender justice

The Leaflet launches the Indian Glossary of Gender Justice on the occasion of International Women's Day.

March 8,2019

Women's Day

What about the Dalit-Bahujan Woman?

It’s about time we heard the working class Dalit, Adivasi, Bahujan woman shout

March 8,2019

Human Rights

​Human Rights Watch report on cow vigilantism

According to the HRW report, approximately 44 people have been killed by extremist cow protection vigilante groups. In many instances, the lynch mobs have received the protection of right-wing Hindu local politicians while law enforcement agencies have turned a blind eye. The HRW report claims: “Between May 2015 and December 2018, at least 44 people—36 of them Muslims—were killed across 12 Indian states. Over that same period, around 280 people were injured in over 100 different incidents across 20 states”.

February 22,2019

Social Justice

You think I will not call myself ‘Dalit’ because the State doesn’t want me to?

The term Dalit cannot die with one circular. It is an evolution of identity out of years of sufferance. No matter how hard the government tries to snap the associations of all suppressed classes, it will only emerge out louder, stronger and clearer.

February 19,2019

Social Justice

Orissa HC says no to social boycott

The public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by a social activist and practising lawyer from Sambalpur district of Odisha, Mohammed Mustaq Ansari. In his petition, he highlighted the practice of ostracism/social boycott in the state of Odisha and pointed out the blatant failure of State mechanisms in wiping out the inhumane practice.

February 18,2019

Health Rights

Inside the Leprosy Home in Delhi

In January this year, a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court by one such inmate, Rajeev Kumar, seeking rehabilitation of the leprosy patients rendered homeless after its August judgment. Post the judgment, Kumar, along with 40 other inmates, was back to begging on the road. A week later, the Court granted the inmates temporary relief by ordering the Delhi government to accommodate everyone back in the premises of the HLTB. However, the inmates say that nothing has happened till now.

February 14,2019

Social Justice

Data on manual scavenging remains sketchy   

The question arises whether the rationale behind prohibiting manual scavenging under the Act of 2013 and then permitting the same under the garb of providing protective gears as per Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers Rehabilitation Rules, 2013, yet again amounts to colourable legislation. We need to ask why the actual number of direct and incidental deaths arising out of manual scavenging in the last 26 years have not been brought to light? Are we inching towards a society with a notional belief that rights and justice devolve not as a birthright but depend on the socio-economic status?

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