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Love Azaad! What does freedom to love cost in contemporary India? A webinar to celebrates tales of love and the struggle for rights.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) held a day-long event which started with an engaging Instagram live with independent journalist and founder of The Ladies Compartment where CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad and she discussed the recent love jihad ordinances and answered some questions on the Special Marriage Act this…

मरने के बाद भी दलितों की गरिमा पर ऐसी चोट क्यों? शव के साथ दुर्व्यवहार के मामले में कानून पूरी तरह पीड़ित के पक्ष में है

मृतक दलितों के साथ भेदभाव बढ़ने की खबरें लगातार आ रही हैं. आखिर उनकी गरिमा और अधिकार के लिए कानून में क्या प्रावधान हैं. सीजेपी ने कानून के इन प्रावधानों की पड़ताल की है. सीजेपी का सवाल है, क्या दलित लड़की के शव के साथ किए दुर्व्यवहार के दोषी पुलिसकर्मियों को सजा मिलेगी? हाथरस में…

To Be or Not to Be The Identity Crisis of the Non-Savarna Indian

While for the Savarna Indian, to be without identity is an assertion of equality, for the vast numbers of Non-Savarnas, it is in the head-count that the quantum of caste privilege starkly stands out. The Good Since its inception, on paper at least, India’s Constitutional foundations declare its push to become a casteless society. The…

Day of Reckoning Jignesh Mevani's historic win

Only a few moments in Indian history have had the power to unite voices across the spectrum of class, caste, religion, language and more. Some individuals become the manifestation of these moments and spread their exuberance around like star-dust. Today is a day of mixed emotions. Today is the day when Jignesh Mevani has won from the Vadgam constituency in Gujarat…

The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

India a nation of women killers?

Hindutva’s Hard Sell The BJP’s claim of being “within striking distance of the Centre” is bogus. But only the purblind will deny that, as of now, the party which is playing with fire seems to be the only dynamic force in the political arena  It is only that the individual accounts get more gruesome. Acid…

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