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There is an environment of fear in India. The State must renew the commitment to rights

The action against a range of intellectuals and activists and journalists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Stan Swamy, Apoorvanand, Harsh Mander are among the better-known examples — indicates that the space for free expression and dissent is jeopardised
Sudha Bharadwaj in Pune, India, October 27, 2018)(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Sudha Bharadwaj in Pune, India, October 27, 2018)(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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Respect the human rights of migrant workers | HT Editorial

Karnataka was wrong to stop the trains. It is correct in reversing the decision
The controversy brings to light the crucial role played by migrant workers in sustaining India’s economic engine(ANI)
The controversy brings to light the crucial role played by migrant workers in sustaining India’s economic engine(ANI)
Updated on May 07, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

60,000 slum dwellers in Punjab to get proprietary rights

These dwellers are living in 89 slums in 29 cities of the state.
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Updated on Mar 09, 2020 11:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

The force awakens: How women are leading the fight in India

At sit-ins, marches, protests and walks. With hashtags, songs, chants and calls. With kids in tow and full-time jobs. With pride, with peace, with love - see how women are driving the resistance.
Anti- CAA murals and art works form the background of the ongoing sit-in at Nagpada in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
Anti- CAA murals and art works form the background of the ongoing sit-in at Nagpada in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas

SC to examine Centre’s plea on victim-centric guidelines but draws a line

The Centre had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to seek modification in its 2014 verdict that introduce provisions to secure the rights of death row convicts.
The Central government wants the Supreme Court to examine victim-centric guidelines that would ensure death row convicts cannot endlessly put off execution of the sentence.
The Central government wants the Supreme Court to examine victim-centric guidelines that would ensure death row convicts cannot endlessly put off execution of the sentence.
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Release leaders and restore rights in Kashmir

It will reflect democratic values, aid the fight against terror, and allay criticism
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)
Published on Jan 07, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Seminar on freedom of faith and human rights held by CESNUR and HRWF

Legal experts, journalists and civil society discussed solutions to defend the freedom of faith and human rights.
The seminar was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted by majority groups.(Digpu)
The seminar was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted by majority groups.(Digpu)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 11:45 AM IST
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ICPD @ 25: India must prioritise reproductive rights

ICPD would be a tough act to follow but when we reconvene at ICPD+25, I hope it will give us renewed fervour, energy and thought leadership to work towards the unfinished agenda
Social factors, such as age at marriage, age at first birth, education of girls for maternal and infant well-being, and promoting a basket of contraceptive choices find prominence in the policy(Shutterstock)
Social factors, such as age at marriage, age at first birth, education of girls for maternal and infant well-being, and promoting a basket of contraceptive choices find prominence in the policy(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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By Poonam Muttreja

Watch | ‘Pedestrians, cyclists have equal rights on roads’: Delhi PWD minister Satyendar Jain

In this episode of Metro Matters, Delhi’s PWD minister Satyendar Jain speaks to Hindustan Times’ metro editor Shivani Singh about the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government’s decision to redesign nine arterial roads in the national capital to streamline traffic movement.
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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By decriminalising abortion, N Ireland has finally upheld women’s rights

Now, health workers do not have to worry about prosecution, and doctors will have to begin specialising in this service. All this does not mean that those opposed will not disrupt things, though the buffer zones, which will be in place outside hospitals, should help
Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, October 21, 2019(AP)
Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, October 21, 2019(AP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Arunachal Pradesh panel to safeguard rights of indigenous people from CAB

Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the committee will bring together all community based organizations, civil society groups and student unions for consultation on CAB.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured the people to the state that there will enough safeguards to protect the interests of the locals even if the Centre amends the citizenship law.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured the people to the state that there will enough safeguards to protect the interests of the locals even if the Centre amends the citizenship law.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 13, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Understanding your rights: The Legality of Employment Contracts

The private sector is governed mostly by contract law thus providing less scope for judicial intervention by Courts to enforce the rights of employees in this sector.
It is good practice for any potential employee to personally conduct market research before applying for a job.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
It is good practice for any potential employee to personally conduct market research before applying for a job.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 05:15 PM IST
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By Malavika Rajkumar

Facebook bags ICC digital rights

Facebook will carry a range of digital content, including post-match recaps, in-play key moments, and other feature content for four years, from 2019 to 2023, as part of the agreement
The logo of the International Cricket Council (ICC).(Twitter)
The logo of the International Cricket Council (ICC).(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saumya Tewari

PUTA polls: TUF records victory, says will fight for teachers’ rights

After winning, newly elected president Jaswinder Singh Brar says it is a victory of the university faculty, who supported the alliance
(Clockwise from top-left) Newly-elected PUTA members secretary Gurnam Virk, president Jaswinder Singh Brar, executive members Avneet Pal Singh, Ashok Bathla, Sikander Singh Cheema, Harish Kumar and joint secretary-cum-treasurer Poonam Patyar at Punjabi University in Patiala on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
(Clockwise from top-left) Newly-elected PUTA members secretary Gurnam Virk, president Jaswinder Singh Brar, executive members Avneet Pal Singh, Ashok Bathla, Sikander Singh Cheema, Harish Kumar and joint secretary-cum-treasurer Poonam Patyar at Punjabi University in Patiala on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 13, 2019 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

UN’s Michelle Bachelet sounds alarm over climate change’s impact on human rights

The 42nd session of the council opened with a minute of silence for the victims of Hurricane Doriane in the Bahamas, where at least 44 have been killed and thousands of homes reduced to rubble.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet cited the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation.(Reuters Photo)
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet cited the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 10:08 AM IST
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Fundamental rights can’t be determined by religion: Arun Jaitley

While the Constitution has the “right to practise and propagate one’s religion” as well as an individual’s fundamental rights in the same chapter, there is a need to do a rethink on provisions of personal law which violate fundamental rights, he said.
Former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley(PTI image)
Former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley(PTI image)
Published on Aug 01, 2019 01:38 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

LGBTQ community still fights for equal rights, acceptance: Survey

According to a survey conducted by YouGov, wherein around 1,005 people were interviewed, the responses for LGBTQI-related queries were collected from around 300 people from across the country who identified as homosexual, bisexual, queer and transgender.
The biggest issue LGBTQ community face today is that of securing equal rights and social acceptance.(HT Photo)
The biggest issue LGBTQ community face today is that of securing equal rights and social acceptance.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2019 04:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak

On rights, the Congress manifesto scores over the BJP

The mere mention of rights could end up being a formality, especially if people are not empowered to defend them
The right-based approach requires recognising that in a democracy power lies with the people. But governments have been reluctant to devolve political, financial, legal, and administrative powers to the grassroots institutions.(Hindustan Times)
The right-based approach requires recognising that in a democracy power lies with the people. But governments have been reluctant to devolve political, financial, legal, and administrative powers to the grassroots institutions.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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By Ashish Kothari

Review plea filed in SC for civil rights of homosexuals

It had sought recognition of their rights to same-sex marriages, adoption, surrogacy, IVF and directions so that the community can serve openly in the army, navy and air force.
The plea had raised the issue of “non-recognition of same-sex marriages” under the Special Marriages Act, 1954) and denial of adoption and surrogacy rights to the members of the LGBTQ community members.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The plea had raised the issue of “non-recognition of same-sex marriages” under the Special Marriages Act, 1954) and denial of adoption and surrogacy rights to the members of the LGBTQ community members.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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Exclusion from NRC list will not affect voting rights, says Election Commission

The Election Commission on Tuesday assured the Supreme Court that the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), published on July 30 last year, will not be the basis to deny residents voting rights.
The first draft of the NRC, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants in Assam, did not include names of around 40 lakh people out of a total of 3.29 crore applicants.(AFP/File Photo)
The first draft of the NRC, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants in Assam, did not include names of around 40 lakh people out of a total of 3.29 crore applicants.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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Pune-based Nari Samata Manch has zealously been fighting for the cause of gender issues and women’s rights

Nari Samata Manch also works with deprived communities for their development issues and rights
The play recitation of poet-writer Sandeep Mashoor’s ‘Safe Workplaces’ for raising awareness about sexual harassment of women at workplace organised by Nari Samata Manch at Deccan Gymkhana received a good public response.(HT/PHOTO)
The play recitation of poet-writer Sandeep Mashoor’s ‘Safe Workplaces’ for raising awareness about sexual harassment of women at workplace organised by Nari Samata Manch at Deccan Gymkhana received a good public response.(HT/PHOTO)
Published on Mar 03, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Quota, citizenship bills won’t trample on anyone’s rights, assures PM Narendra Modi

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the bill that seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, triggering protests in Assam and other North East states.
PM Narendra Modi waves at a ceremonial reception for Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on January 8, 2019.(AFP file photo)
PM Narendra Modi waves at a ceremonial reception for Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on January 8, 2019.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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Sabarimala temple entry is victory of women’s rights, says Pune-based activist Trupti Desai

Desai said she congratulates and salutes the two brave women who used “guerrilla techniques” to enter the temple. They did this at a huge risk to their lives; however, their determination to end inequality in society has set an example for others to follow, Desai said.
File photo of Trupti Desai, Gender equality activist.(Arijit Sen/HT File)
File photo of Trupti Desai, Gender equality activist.(Arijit Sen/HT File)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 06:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar

‘Human rights are for common man, not for criminals, terrorists,’ says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Addressing Indian Police Service (IPS) officers on the fifth day of the ongoing police week, Yogi Adityanath said some people tried to shield wrong people in the name of human rights violation.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said human rights were for the common man, not for criminals and terrorists.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said human rights were for the common man, not for criminals and terrorists.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 12:01 AM IST
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By Rohit K Singh

There is no evidence that Internet shutdowns work

Extensive arguments have been made by many organisations and researchers, who have clearly established that Internet shutdowns, set a domino in motion that damages fundamental rights, the digital economy and in instances even public safety and order
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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By Apar Gupta and Raman Jit Singh Chima

There is place for only one NGO in India and it’s RSS, says Rahul Gandhi after activists’ arrests

Pune police on Tuesday carried out searches at residences of prominent lawyers and activists in five states across India in connection with their investigation into alleged Maoist links with the Elgar Parishad held in the city on December 31, 2017.
The raids were carried out as part of a probe into the violence at Maharashtra’s Koregaon-Bhima village, triggered by an event called ‘Elgar Parishad’ (conclave) held in Pune on December 31 last year.(HT File Photo)
The raids were carried out as part of a probe into the violence at Maharashtra’s Koregaon-Bhima village, triggered by an event called ‘Elgar Parishad’ (conclave) held in Pune on December 31 last year.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Legal rights to animal kingdom: Activists term order impractical, vague

Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of ‘legal person or entity’ to animals in the state, saying ‘they have a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person’
The high court also gave directions ranging from the amount of load allowed to be pulled by various animals in accordance with the kind of carriage being pulled to the amount of riders per carriage.(HT Photo)
The high court also gave directions ranging from the amount of load allowed to be pulled by various animals in accordance with the kind of carriage being pulled to the amount of riders per carriage.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma

Roger Federer hopes for Nike cooperation in obtaining rights to ‘RF’ brand

After switching from Nike to Uniqlo ahead of Wimbledon, Roger Federer wants his ‘RF’ logo back.
Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the first round match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the first round match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 10:06 PM IST
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The rights and wrongs of using retinoid for good skin

The picture of a 78-year-old with beautiful skin went viral, causing a sudden buzz around the use of retinoids. Experts tell us how healthy these vitamins are.
Retinoid increases the turnover of skin cells.(Photo:IStock; For representational purposes only)
Retinoid increases the turnover of skin cells.(Photo:IStock; For representational purposes only)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 06:02 PM IST
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Justice Rajinder Sachar: A prominent champion of minorities and human rights

The Sachar Report provi-ded exhaustive evidence on Muslim socio-economic conditions: although rural Muslims were less poor than tho- se in urban areas, their poverty rate of 38% in the countryside was even higher than that of the Scheduled Castes.
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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