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Opinion  /  Published 15.10.20

Just so: Crimes against dalits

Institutional complicity in efforts to protect upper-caste criminals when the crimes are against Dalits was laid bare in the Hathras case in Uttar Pradesh. But that is just a blatant example among num...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.20

Let go: The law against sedition

Indian politicians love to hang on to laws from the colonial era — the law against sedition is an example. Inscribed as Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, sedition is the incitement through ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.20

Marked out: Growing crimes against Dalits

The National Crime Records Bureau data present a picture of trends in criminality. It has to be assumed, though, that many crimes are not reported, especially those against women and against those les...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 03.10.20

Laughing cop ‘born without a mom’

Protester: Sir, why are you laughing at us? Police official: I laugh all the time. Protester: Don’t you think this is a serious issue? And you shouldn’t laugh at it. Police official: I ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 01.10.20

Same old: Misogyny crossed with caste hatred

There is a surreal quality in the unceasing crimes against women as in their cruelty. Sharpening laws, people’s protests or routine pieties from politicians make little difference. The cruelty i...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Less is good: Dip in farmer suicides

A silver lining recently is the decline in suicides of farmers. The report on accidental deaths and suicides of 2019 published by the National Crime Records Bureau indicates this: from 11,379 deaths i...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 21.09.20

'Nil' cited for farm suicides

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By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.20

Road to hell: Failure of Motor Vehicles Act

The outcome of irresponsibility is seldom favourable; in the worst case, recklessness can even lead to the loss of lives. The latter is what the new Motor Vehicles Act — the amended legislation ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.20

Tragic end: Suicides on the rise

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019 — an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2018 — according to latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Maharashtra, T...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

Locked up: Minority trials and convictions

Can life behind bars hold a mirror up to the world outside? This is, by no means, a rhetorical query. The latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau on the disproportionate share of Ind...
By The Editorial Board in


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