Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicSocial Justice

Topic: Social Justice

NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

The Padma Shri-winning ‘Mars Venus coach’ — Dr Niru Kumar lets her work do the talking

John Gray's book 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus' wasn't just a bestseller, but it also inspired Dr Niru Kumar who won Padma Shri this year.

The 2nd Mandal plus Market ‘revolution’ is coming. And centre-Left has an edge over Hindu Right

BJP's ambivalence on caste census outlines the fact that Mandal, or social justice, is re-emerging as the pre-eminent ideological fault line that will determine the future of India’s polity.

Pew findings show Indians live religiously segregated. Blame the State

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Ensure no discrimination of transgender persons at Covid vaccine centres — govt to states

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has also urged the states to conduct awareness drives especially to reach out to the transgender community about the vaccination process.

Swami Agnivesh, saffron-clad social justice activist, dies at 80 of multiple organ failure

Swami Agnivesh, who tackled bonded labour and other social issues and was a leading light of the Arya Samaj, was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Coronavirus is shaking up the moral universe and testing profound philosophical questions

The pandemic is also a test of the strength of the ideas humans choose to help them form moral judgments and guide personal and social behaviour.

How mathematics can be an anti-racist, feminist enterprise

If we can agree that mathematics can operate as whiteness, then we have a moral duty to ask how mathematics might be otherwise.

Modi govt’s inclusive growth plan for India has turned social justice on its head

The current phase of the quota system is geared to benefit those who are not the victims of caste discrimination, but its perpetrators.

BJP prevailed upon its upper caste base to pave the way for a more inclusive cabinet

BJP is correcting the injustices of the last 70 years when vulnerable groups were pushed to the margins.

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Afghanistan emerging as a deep security hole. Can Iran’s revolutionary generals see it?

Iran's large but suppressed democratic constituencies are gravely dismayed by losing a key democratic ally and inspiration.
Bagmane Tech Park in Bengaluru | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 

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The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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