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Pehlu Khan’s Sons, Lawyer and two Case Witnesses attacked! People in Black Scorpio without number plates opened fire at their vehicle

In a shocking development in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, his sons, their lawyer as well as witnesses who were on their way to depose before a court in Behror, were attacked by men in an unmarked vehicle. They were travelling from their village Nuh in Haryana to Behror in Rajasthan.   Their lawyer Mohammed…

State’s use of Anti-terror Laws against Dissenters also a form of Terrorism Petitioners against Arrest of Activists speak up

When human five rights activists were arrested by the Pune Police in what was seen as a nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices, civil society members led by Romila Thapar moved the Supreme Court against this. Today after the apex court disposed the petition and directed the activists to seek relief from lower courts, the petitioners…

SC: Women of all ages can enter Sabrimala Landmark feminist verdict ends Kerala shrine's age old ban on entry of women

In a resounding slap in the face of patriarchy and gender based discrimination, the Supreme Court has put an end to the age old practice of barring entry of women of a menstruating age into the Sabrimala temple. In a landmark judgment, the apex court ruled that women of all age-groups could enter the temple. In…

164% rise in civilian deaths in Yemen in last four months: ACLED

According to data compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project (ACLED), civilian deaths in Yemen have risen significantly since the Saudi-led coalition mounted a campaign in June 2018 to capture the port city of Hodeidah, the Guardian reported. ACLED data indicates that civilian deaths have risen by 164% in the four months…

UN forms body to ready evidence for human rights violations in Myanmar

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to establish a body to ready evidence of human rights violations in Myanmar for possible future prosecution, Reuters reported. All 28 member nations of the European Union and all 57 countries in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation collaborated on the resolution, which was co-sponsored by more than…

SC disposes off Petition against Arrest of Activists Turns down plea for SIT probe

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigation into the recent activists’ arrests in connection to the Bhima Koregaon case. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud issued the judgement, with Justice Chandrachud offering the dissenting opinion. With this, the petition by prominent historian Romila…

फ़ादर स्टैन स्वामी: झारखंड के वे पादरी जिन्होंने लोगों को ही अपना धर्म बना लिया मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

28 अगस्त की सुबह का समय था, रांची शहर के लोग पिछले दिन की भारी बारिश के बाद खुले आसमान के नीचे दिनभर की योजना बनाते सुकून से टहल रहे रहे थे. जनप्रिय सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता फ़ादर स्टैन स्वामी के घर पर अचानक हुई छापेमारी की ख़बर से लोगों के ये सुकून भरे कदम वहीँ थम गए. …

Activists say Aadhar Verdict is a Disappointment CJP in conversation with Sucheta Dalal and Raghu Godavar

In this video activists Raghu Godavar and senior journalist Sucheta Dalal respond to the Aadhar judgement, they called it a partial victory. Watch this video to know more.     Related: SC upholds Aadhaar’s Constitutional Validity, but partially addresses Privacy Concerns Twinkle-twinkle little star, why do nursery kids need Aadhaar? Understanding the Aadhaar Case Aadhaar…

Kismatiya and Sukhdev Released Victory for CJP and AIUFWP's campaign to release forest rights defenders

We’ve just had a huge victory in our campaign for Adivasi forest workers in Sonbhadra. Kismatiya Gond and Sukhdev Gond have finally been released. Now, we await the bail hearing for Sokalo Gond, who serves as Member Executive Council of the AIUFWP.     Related: Victory! Kismatiya and Sukhdev, Adivasi HRDs from UP released on…

SC upholds Aadhaar’s Constitutional Validity, but partially addresses Privacy Concerns Justice DY Chandrachud castigates govt in lone dissenting judgment

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar, however in a partial victory for privacy activists, controversial sections such as those dealing with the national security exception and private players demanding Aadhaar data, have been struck down. Now, one will not be required to link Aadhaar to either one’s bank account or mobile phone number. The Aadhaar…

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