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NRC’s New Directive Stirs Controversy Ahead of the Final List Sign Our Petition NOW!

The National Register for Citizens (NRC), a record of ‘legitimate’ Indian citizens living in Assam, is being updated for the first time since 1951. Just one month away from publishing the final list of ‘legitimate’ citizens in Assam, the NRC director’s new directive brings in further confusions. As per the new directive the relatives of…

Sudan: Teenager who killed husband who raped her appeals death penalty ruling

Lawyers for Noura Hussein, 19, have formally filed an appeal after Hussein was given the death sentence for killing her husband as he attempted to rape her, the Guardian reported last week. Hussein was forced to wed at age 16 to an older man selected by her father, but she escaped to her aunt’s house. However, after…

Norway approves ban on all child marriage

On Tuesday, May 22, the Norwegian parliament voted unanimously for a law banning all child marriage, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. Norway has a minimum age of 18, but permits those aged 16 and 17 to wed provided they have parental consent and permission from the county governor. A government spokeswoman said that very few people…

Gender discrimination led to “excess deaths” of girls in India: Study

According to a study recently published in the online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal Lancet Global Health, annually, there have been 2,39,000 “excess deaths” of girls under five in India. This translates to 2.4 million excess deaths every decade. Excess mortality is the difference between expected mortality rates and observed mortality rates for both genders. Researchers said…

Teesta relief extended till June 13 The Telegraph

Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Monday extended the protection from arrest to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand till June 13 in a Rs 1.4-crore fund embezzlement case.   Earlier in the day, Justice A.Y. Kogje, in whose court the matter had been listed, recused himself from hearing it, saying “not before me”. The…

Bengali Hindu labeled Bangladeshi

Shades of Saffron Politics of Polarisation in Coastal Karnataka

Mangalore has always stood for modernity, enterprise and a liberal way of life. But in the last three decades, post the Babri Masjid demolition, there has been continuous targeting on minorities by the right wing. Mangalore is one of the best examples of Sangh Parivar’s communal polarisation politics. They have made Dakshina Kannada a violent,…

More confusion in Assam after NRC clarifies order on families of DFs Controversial order had asked for names to be kept pending from NRC

Following the outrage post the controversial May 2 order of the NRC (Read exclusive Blog here), that directed relatives of those designated as Declared Foreigners (DF) to be kept ‘pending’ and not included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), even if they satisfy requirements, the state coordinator of the NRC was compelled to issue…

NWMI demands and end to the Online Abuse and Intimidation of Masrat Zahra Press Release by NWMI

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) has come out in support of Masrat Zahra, a Srinagar based photojournalist who is being mercilessly attacked and threatened on social media for posting a picture of herself covering an encounter between the Indian Army and alleged extremists. Here is a statement released by NWMI.   The…

AIUFWP urges Sonebhadra DM to investigate harassment of Adivasi women Demands immediate implementation of Forest Rights Act

Two incidents of violation of fundamental freedoms of Adivasi Forest workers took place recently in Sonebhadra, UP. One on May 18, in which as many as 12 Adivasi women from Lilasi village, Dudhi were seemingly falsely accused of cutting trees, and hence taken to the Nevarpur thana and harassed throughout the day by police. Another on May 22, when…

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