Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicActivists

Topic: Activists

‘Breaking shackles to build a new world’ made Kamla Bhasin a beacon of feminist hope

Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 early Saturday. The feminist icon, poet and author was reportedly diagnosed with cancer a few months ago.

Brit-Pakistani charged with conspiracy to kill Pak blogger, to be produced in UK court Monday

Mohhamed Gohir Khan has been charged by investigators in UK of plotting to murder Netherlands-based social media activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya. Khan will be produced at Old Bailey Monday.

Liberals accusing Modi of creating a fear complex in 2019 are guilty of doing the same

If you are openly naming and shaming a legitimate political party, you cannot claim to be “neutral”.

Bombay High Court raps Maharashtra police: Why hold press conference on sub judice matter?

During the briefing, police read out letters exchanged between the activists who were arrested and claimed they had proof of their links with Maoists.

How trial & high courts respond to activists’ arrests is a test of independent judiciary

A trial court was the first destination for the police and the accused the night five activists were arrested. The arrest of five human rights...

Bhima-Koregaon arrests: Discrediting human rights defenders or real national security fears?

Protests have erupted across the country against the arrest of five activists and lawyers. The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to...

From now on, animal activists in India have no official ID cards

Board cites misuse of cards by individuals; activists claim AWBI is taking away the only document that could prove their animal welfare credentials.

Congress MP, NGO threaten to take govt to court if sanitary pads aren’t made tax-free under GST

Activists are up in arms over the government's plan to tax sanitary pads at the same level as cheese, cell phones and frozen meat products under the Goods and Services Tax. And there may be at least two legal petitions challenging this decision. KAVEESHA KOHLI

On Camera

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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