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Jailed Saudi Activist Offered Release In Exchange For Video Testimony 'Denying' Torture, Say Family Members

Aug 15, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Loujain al-Hathloul, who recently marked her 30th birthday in jail, is among around a dozen prominent women activists, who are currently facing trial after being detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on dissent.

Ethnicity, Race, Gender Should Not Be Barriers To Love: Dr. Anita Heiss

Mar 09, 2019 Mahima Monga

An Australian author and poet, Dr. Anita Heiss has seeped conversations surrounding social justice and identity into popular fiction. ‘Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia’, ‘Am I Black Enough For You?’, ‘Not Meeting Mr. Right’, are some of the many books Heiss has authored and edited.

Don't Stereotype Us, Don't Show Us As 'Use And Throw' Objects: Women Sex Workers Urge Indian Filmmakers

Social activist and lawyer Aarthi Pai says mainstream cinema has done a lot of damage to "the identity of sex workers".

Anna Hazare Hospitalised Due To Lack Of Blood Supply To Brain

Feb 14, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Social activist Anna Hazare broke his week-long fast on February 5 but was admitted to a hospital after complaining of weakness due to lack of blood supply to his brain on Thursday.

Shiv Sena Asks Govt To Save Anna Hazare's Life As His Fast Enters Sixth Day

MNS chief Raj Thackeray and noted water conservationist Rajendra Singh on Monday met social activist Anna Hazare in Maharashtra.

24 January, 2019

RTI Activist Arrested For Offensive Content, MP Govt Objects

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The government Wednesday wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner registering its protest over the arrest of Abhishek Mishra.

10 January, 2019

As Protests Grow Over Citizenship Bill, Assam Police Files Sedition Case Against 3 Activists

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The trio are a part of a civil society group ‘Nagarik Samaj, which recently organised a massive protest rally in Guwahati against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

21 November, 2018

Bombay HC Says Gautam Navlakha And Two Others Can’t Be Arrested Till Thursday

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Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj, P Varavara Rao, and Gautam Navlakha, were initially put under house arrest on directions of the Supreme Court.

18 November, 2018

Varavara Rao Sent To Police Custody Till Nov 26

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Varavara Rao, along with four other activists, was arrested on August 28 after Pune Police conducted raids at various places in the country in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.

21 October, 2018

Activist Rehana Expelled From Muslim Community After Attempt To Enter Sabarimala

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According to the Kerala Muslim Jama'ath Council, Rehana has hurt the sentiments of lakhs of Hindu devotees.

11 October, 2018

Environmentalist G D Agarwal, On Indefinite Fast To Save Ganga Since June, Dies In Rishikesh

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The 86-year old former IIT-Kanpur professor, Agarwal had been on hunger strike since June 22 for a pollution-free and uninterrupted flow in the Ganga.


03 October, 2018

Maharashtra Govt Moves SC Against HC Order Ending House Arrest Of Activist Navlakha

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The Delhi High Court had on Monday freed Navlakha from house arrest, five weeks after he along with four other rights activists were arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence in Maharashtra.

01 October, 2018

Cannot Forget About Co-Accused, Says Gautam Navlakha After Release From House Arrest

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The activist was one of the five put under house arrest in connection with the violence in Koregaon-Bhima in Maharashtra.

30 September, 2018

Historian Romila Thapar Questions Meaning Of The Term 'Urban Naxals'

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"We were all born Indians, lived as Indians all our lives. These activists are fighting for good causes and terming them urban naxal is a political move," she said.

28 September, 2018

Bhima-Koregaon Case: Justice Chandrachud Questions Maharashtra Police Impartiality In Elgar Parishad Probe

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A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in a 2:1 verdict, refused the plea seeking the immediate release of the activists.

26 September, 2018

Maharashtra: Anti-Superstition Activists Booked For Celebrating Birthday In Crematorium

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"As part of the birthday celebration, Shinde served non-veg food to the guests. Some of those present clicked photos of the event, which went viral on social media," the official said.

20 September, 2018

Bhima-Koregaon Case: Supreme Court Reserves Verdict On Arrest Of 5 Activists

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The apex court had said on September 19 that it would look into the case with a hawk's eye as liberty cannot be "sacrificed at the altar of conjectures".


08 September, 2018

Police Case Against Writer Girish Karnad For Holding 'Urban Naxal' Placard

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Girish Karnad along with many other activists took part in an event organised to mark Gauri Lankesh's death anniversary.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz