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India Must Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
January 12, 2021

India Must Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

By Kanav Narayan Sahgal
When it comes to gay rights, Indians have come too far forward to go back in time.

‘Love Jihad’ and the Crafting of a Bigoted Law in India
December 16, 2020

‘Love Jihad’ and the Crafting of a Bigoted Law in India

By Rahul Machaiah
A new law in Uttar Pradesh seeks to create onerous burdens on inter-faith marriages. It is bound to have long-term negative repercussions.
India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties
December 04, 2020

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties

By Abhishek Dwivedi
The model BIT of 2016 is vague, flawed, and offers little succor for Indian or foreign investors.

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Are India’s Newest Union Territories. What Does That Mean in Practice?
April 15, 2020

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Are India’s Newest Union Territories. What Does That Mean in Practice?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
In August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir lost its autonomous status. How much power has it retained?

Not Just ‘Dalits’: Other-Caste Indians Suffer Discrimination Too
August 27, 2019

Not Just ‘Dalits’: Other-Caste Indians Suffer Discrimination Too

By Tapasya
A young victim describes her experience with her caste identity in India.

A Crackdown on Dissent in India: What's Behind the Recent Arrests of Rights Activists
August 31, 2018

A Crackdown on Dissent in India: What's Behind the Recent Arrests of Rights Activists

By Kajal Basu
Do the simultaneous raids on civil rights campaigners and lawyers indicate that the Indian government is willing to subvert democracy?

Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India
February 09, 2018

Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India

By Priyanka Borpujari
The murder of 23-year-old photographer Ankit Saxena reveals India’s dirty underbelly of religious and caste intolerance.
Indian State of Jharkhand Sees A Deadly Public Lynching Incident. What Now?
June 05, 2017

Indian State of Jharkhand Sees A Deadly Public Lynching Incident. What Now?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
May 2017 saw disturbing instances of vigilante violence in India.

Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case
May 16, 2017

Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Nearly five years after a brutal gang rape shook India, how has the Indian justice system dealt with rape?

India's Supreme Court Wades Into Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
May 16, 2017

India's Supreme Court Wades Into Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The apex court in India takes the issue of triple talaq head-on.

India's Supreme Court Has a Nationalist Moment
December 06, 2016

India's Supreme Court Has a Nationalist Moment

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
What was the Indian Supreme Court thinking?
New Bill and Amendment in India Address the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
October 14, 2016

New Bill and Amendment in India Address the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The hope is that they set the foundation for weeding out the prevalence of these conditions entirely.

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