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Hey #MeToo activists, there’s a lot you don’t know about sex and assault in India

Members of the LGBT community tell ThePrint how they grapple with sexual assault and harassment in the times of #MeToo.
Sonam K. Ahuja in a still from the film | YouTube

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga shows Bollywood is finally understanding sexuality

It is not the task of Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Ek Ladki...' to break all stereotypes about sexuality, but it has set the ball rolling.
Justice S Muralidhar

Justice Murlidhar, the Delhi HC judge whose transfer split Supreme Court collegium

The Delhi HC judge, known for 'bold pronouncements', is at the heart of the latest row in the judiciary as proposals to transfer him have been stalled.
Indian army

Here’s how homosexuals in Indian military can be punished

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has ruled out inclusion of gay soldiers in military, saying Indian Army is not “westernised”, and was “conservative” .
File image of Bipin Rawat | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Army chief rules out gay sex, adultery in Indian Army

General Bipin Rawat says Indian Army ‘conservative’ not ‘westernised’, asserts that offenders will continue to be punished under relevant sections of Army Act.
File image of Apsara Reddy | YouTube

Cong becomes first party to appoint transgender as women’s wing national general secretary

Journalist Apsara Reddy, who has worked with the BJP and AIADMK, says she will combat the ruling party’s ‘regressive’ thought.
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NGO claims existing anti-rape law is not gender neutral, files plea in Supreme Court

It says Section 375 of IPC does not take into account sexual assault inflicted on men and transgender people.
File image of Keshav Suri | Twitter

After legal win, Sec 377 petitioner Keshav Suri launches foundation to share LGBT stories

The launch of the Keshav Suri Foundation saw five panel discussions on how corporates, the media, and politics can be widened to include LGBTQIA people.
File photo of a Tech Mahindra stall | Twitter

Tech Mahindra sacks diversity officer ‘who mocked gay people & called Islam a global pain’

The company had conducted an internal inquiry against Richa Gautam after a former employee went public with allegations of harassment.

Will the Indian Army welcome gay soldiers? Veterans split

Some say homosexuality is unlikely to be acceptable for soldiers, pointing to a years-old military culture, while others say the SC order will prevail.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.