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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.

India's Government Wants to Control All Maps Depicting the Country
May 14, 2016

India's Government Wants to Control All Maps Depicting the Country

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Would this proposed legislation in India just be a big waste of time and government resources?

Is India’s Judiciary Out of Control?
December 25, 2015

Is India’s Judiciary Out of Control?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
In India, the judiciary is hermetically sealed off from democratic checks and balances.

Lawsuit Pushes Uber off the Road in India
February 02, 2015

Lawsuit Pushes Uber off the Road in India

By Jack Detsch
A woman allegedly raped by her New Delhi-based driver has filed suit against the ride service giant.
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: India’s 30 Million Case Judicial Backlog
December 25, 2013

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: India’s 30 Million Case Judicial Backlog

By Ram Mashru
India's legal system has the most backlogged cases of any in the world – what can it do to fix the problem?

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