Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Discrimination

‘Will not be intimidated & gaslighted,’ says Manipuri customer who accused IKEA of ‘racism’

In an open letter to IKEA's CEO, the woman’s husband, Nitin Sethi, accused the firm of ‘racist treatment’ & ‘bullying’. IKEA said it 'deeply regrets' the 'unpleasant experience'.

‘It’s shocking’ — India calls upon Pakistan to stop discrimination towards religious minorities

The move came after media reports surfaced about police in Pakistan refusing to file FIR against those who forcibly abducted and converted a Sikh girl to Islam.

SubscriberWrites: Women in India are reduced to domestic labour providers. Nothing has changed in 2022

While some Indian women are global leaders and powerful voices in diverse fields most do not enjoy many of their rights due to deeply entrenched patriarchal views, norms, traditions and structures, writes Jayanti Sengupta Sharma

‘Majority’, ‘minority’ terms not needed as all have equal rights in India: Kerala Governor

During a conclave in Delhi Saturday, the Kerala Governor also asserted that India's civilisation and 'cultural heritage' have 'no concept of discrimination' on the basis of religion.

Indian politicians prefer to help local people, not migrants. A new survey tells you why

Covid highlighted the plight of migrant workers. Scholars from University of California, San Diego & Columbia University studied how political apathy impacts them.

I fought against Twitter blue tick because it creates an Apartheid in conversations

Twitter blue tick is unequal, hierarchical and arbitrary in nature.

HC penalises Assam govt, Gold’s Gym for discriminating against person with cerebral palsy

HC said responses of Assam govt and Gold's Gym were “pathetic”. It has asked them to pay Rs 50,000 each to an NGO working for people with disabilities.

New Facebook rules will end job, housing ads that discriminate by age, gender, pin code

The rules are aimed at settling a string of lawsuits that allege Facebook enables bias in housing, credit and employment.

LGBTQ will not be ostracised once Sec 377 is declared unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The top court noted that discrimination against the LGBTQ community has also adversely impacted their mental health.

To boost social inclusion, govt will ask schools to develop database of trans children

It also wants information on transgender persons to be included in the curriculum, have separate toilets in schools, and sensitise teachers.

On Camera


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.