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India  /  Published 04.01.22

Kerala police ‘on trail of activists’

The Kerala government has come under a cloud of suspicion with the state police summoning socio-political activists and a few journalists seeking their personal details, including Aadhaar numbers, as ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 18.12.21

Pegasus spyware found on activist's phone

Jailed human rights activist Rona Wilson’s smart phone was infiltrated via the Pegasus spyware a year before his arrest in the Elgar Parishad case in 2018, new forensic analysis suggests. The l...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 14.12.21

Jail for Hong Kong media mogul

A Hong Kong court on Monday sentenced the former media mogul Jimmy Lai and seven other prominent pro-democracy activists to prison for their roles last year in trying to commemorate Beijing’s Ju...
By Vivian Wang and Austin Ramzy in Hong Kong

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.21

Germany’s new eastern questions

The Lufthansa stewardess on the flight from London to Munich handed me a very small yellow-wrapped bar of chocolate, the usual ration. When she saw that I was working my way through a long German docu...
By Timothy Garton Ash

India  /  Published 24.11.21

J&K activist's arrest sparks global outrage

The arrest of prominent human rights defender Khurram Parvez on terrorism charges in Jammu and Kashmir has sparked international condemnation, with a global watchdog fearing that he faced high risk of...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

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India  /  Published 23.11.21

NIA detains rights activist in Srinagar

Prominent rights activist Khurram Parvez was detained for questioning by the National Investigation Agency on Monday after raids at his home and office in Srinagar. The NIA did not confirm the detent...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 25.09.21

Kamla Bhasin passes away

The chant of 'Azaadi' which echoed across protest sites in the country is said to have been popularised by Bhasin as a feminist slogan against patriarchy. Netizens took to Twitter to condole ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 07.09.21

Belarus activist gets jail term

Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday, leading to an outcry from west...
By Reuters in Kyiv

India  /  Published 05.09.21

Modi alerted to CVC vacuum

A group of former judges, advocates and activists have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express grave concern over the failure to appoint the chairperson and a vigilance commissioner of the ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.21

Majoritarianism in India

The principal strategy of contemporary majoritarianism is singling out a group, demonizing it as an alien fifth column, and then publicly making an example of it. In earlier columns, I’ve examin...
By Mukul Kesavan


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