THE ANNOUNCEMENT As the Congress party made the announcement appointing Priyanka Gandhi as the AICC general secretary for the politically charged Eastern UP, murmurs could be heard across the political spectrum. Political pundits came up with contradicting predictions regarding the impact of Congress’ decision on LS elections. Notwithstanding the likely …

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Passed in the Lok Sabha in late December 2018, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights Bill), generated widespread backlash from the LGBTQI community. Viewing it as an assault on their very existence, the trans community has denounced the bill for its controversial positions on matters as diverse as the definition …

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Hailed by many, the violent aftermath of the Sabarimala judgment could have been anticipated by few. Thus, violence was witnessed all across the state with women continued to be denied entry to the temple, courtesy of┬áthe vigilantes. The question worth asking, therefore, becomes what made people engage in acts of …

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The recent judgement of the Indian Supreme Court decriminalizing adultery needs to be viewed as a shot in the arm for the larger social justice movement. Adopting a nuanced position, while upholding how marriage is largely a private affair between two individuals, the judiciary has simultaneously retained with it the …

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