Rights Issues

CJI warns against ‘cooked up’ evidence

The five persons under house arrest are poet Varavara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, and activists Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Gautam Navlakha. As for the quashing of the cases against them, the Chief Justice, at one point, suggested they (accused) could continue their efforts in the competent lower courts. The …

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AAPSU to carry out survey for lineage Bill

There should be a set of rules so that our indigenous rights are protected, says a student leader Less than two months after a Meghalaya tribal council tabled a bill to strip a Khasi woman married to a non-Khasi man of her tribal status, an apex students’ body in Arunachal …

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No odd-even rule for two-wheelers: SC

In a relief for the nearly 70 lakh two-wheeler riders in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed a National Green Tribunal order making the odd-even vehicle rotation scheme applicable to all, including scooters and motorbikes. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur also exempted women driving four-wheelers from …

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Tech Mahindra sacks homophobic supervisor

On the heels of a Twitter exchange, the IT-BPO major has let go of a discriminating employee Information technology company Tech Mahindra has, on the back of a former employee’s sustained Twitter campaign, sacked a senior company official in charge of the training and diversity portfolio. The move came following …

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Delhi sanitation workers’ protest

‘No mention in PM’s televised address’ Two days after the Prime Minister launched Swacchata Hi Seva, a national cleanliness drive, safai karamcharis(sanitation workers) from across Delhi will start their own campaign against manual scavenging to increase awareness and protest against deaths of five men in a city sewer last week. …

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Durga Puja speaks for homosexuals, transgenders

A Durga Puja in south Kolkata has become significant as it has taken up the marginalisation of homosexuals as its theme, in wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict decriminalising homosexuality. The plight of homosexuals and the transgender community will be highlighted with the use of medical instruments such as saline …

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