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Saturday, Feb 22, 2020

Rights activist

Aug 30, 2018 00:38
Political leaders and civil society condemned the arrests, terming it as witch-hunt and “manifestation of autocracy”. read more
Aug 29, 2018 23:04
The arrest of five rights activists by the Pune police on alleged Maoist links is aimed at silencing dissent and instilling fear in the minds of the people read more
Aug 29, 2018 17:22
Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, revolutionary poet P Varavara Rao, civil rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers and activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested on Tuesday. read more
Aug 29, 2018 16:53
Tuesday’s arrests of lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, civil liberties activists Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Fereira and poet-activist Varavara Rao from different parts of India, triggered a massive outcry. read more
Aug 29, 2018 11:28
The petitioners want the court to stay the arrest of the activists and hold an independent inquiry. They also urged the court seek explanation from Maharashtra for “sweeping round of arrests” in the case. read more
Aug 28, 2018 18:17
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. read more
Jul 12, 2018 17:09
Director Onir is shocked at why Bollywood doesn’t speak up on issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community in India. He adds that films depicting same-sex relationships don’t find any takers. read more
Jun 22, 2018 12:05
Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed is known for her criticism of Pakistan’s military and has been promoting friendly ties with India. read more
Jun 05, 2018 20:51
Khadija Siddiqui was picking up her sister from school when Shah Hussain, a classmate, attacked her. read more
Apr 30, 2018 23:40
Photos and video of female football fan fans sitting in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium disguised as men as they watched their team Persepolis crowned champions on Friday have gone viral on social media read more
Apr 25, 2018 12:48
Double edged weapon: Sometimes, false allegations of sexual assault are levelled against men for blackmail or revenge, say activists. read more
Apr 20, 2018 14:21
The Sachar Committee, constituted by then Congress-led central government, had submitted a report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India. read more
Apr 11, 2018 21:37
“We have been shamed in front of the democracy-loving people at home and abroad by the incidents that have taken place in the nomination phase of the panchayat polls,” said a statement issued by some of Bengal’s prominent intellectuals. read more
Apr 04, 2018 12:38
Lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases of complaints of police torture and defended practitioners of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, went missing in August 2015 during a sweeping crackdown on rights activists. read more
Mar 31, 2018 12:53
American civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ small house was rescued for $500 off a demolition list, shipped to Germany, and was supposed to be the centrepiece of an exhibition at Brown University. The event was cancelled and volunteers are now trying... read more