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Pandemic creates new billionaire every 30 hours: Oxfam

The report showed that 573 people became new billionaires during the pandemic,

admin May 24, 2022

Explained | Marital rape in India: The history of the legal exception

The court took seven years to hear petitions seeking to criminalise marital

admin May 14, 2022

World Press Freedom Index 2022: India slips 8 places to 150th position

The world press freedom index also reveals a two-fold increase in polarisation

admin May 4, 2022

Nagaland ready to implement 33% reservation for women in civic bodies, state tells Supreme Court

A consultative meeting convened by chief minister Neiphiu Rio-led government unanimously recommended

admin May 2, 2022

The Need for Credible Data on Caste

Last month, the Supreme Court upheld the 27 percent quota for Other

admin February 17, 2022

Inequality kills: A report by Oxfam

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global economic disparities. Not only has the

admin January 19, 2022

What is Maharashtra’s Shakti Act and why is it controversial?

The Shakti Criminal Laws (Maharashtra Amendment) Act was overwhelmingly enacted by the

admin December 31, 2021

Govt. spent 80% of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao funds on media campaigns

According to the Parliamentary Committee on Women's Empowerment, the government spent a

admin December 14, 2021

Social Justice Ministry suggests using anti-drug funds for de-addiction services, not just policing

According to a senior Ministry official, the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry

admin November 10, 2021

Online child sexual abuse content spiked 95% during pandemic: report

COVID-19 has led to a major increase in child sexual exploitation and

admin November 10, 2021

Supreme Court scraps Haryana’s ‘creamy layer’ criterion for backward classes

The Supreme Court held that annual earnings alone cannot be used to

admin November 5, 2021

The creamy layer and reservation: A historical review and an Indian perspective

On August 24, a Supreme Court Division Bench headed by Justice L.

admin November 5, 2021

Marital Rape: A Social and Legal Perspective

A trial court filed accusations against husband based on the wife's claims.

admin November 4, 2021

Exclusion from reservations and the “creamy layer”

For over three decades, the Supreme Court has upheld the notion that

admin November 4, 2021

Caste and the Indian Diaspora: Why India Needs a Caste Census

India's adversary, the caste system, has severely limited the country's capacity to

admin November 4, 2021

Fast-Track Justice for Sexual Crime

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuance of over 1000 Fast Track

admin August 30, 2021