Social Issues

U.P. govt. cancels madrasa’s registration

Cleric had allegedly stopped students from singing anthem The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the registration of a madrasa in Maharajganj district after the students of the institution were allegedly stopped by a cleric from singing the national anthem on Independence Day. Sedition charges Maulana Junaid Ansari, who allegedly prevented …

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Are the Marathas so restive?

What is the trigger? In July, while the monsoon session of the legislature was on, a group of Maratha protesters launched a sit-in against the BJP government for not fulfilling the promises made to the community, including 16% reservation. The issue, however, spilled outside the Assembly, when Chief Minister Devendra …

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Shift mentally ill from vagrants’ homes: WBHRC

225 inmates found in six shelters The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) has learnt that a number of people suffering from mental illness have been placed in vagrants’ homes run by the State government, and has recommended that they be provided medical intervention. In its recommendation, the WBHRC directed …

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