Measures welcome, but not enough: trans community

The transgender community remains unsatisfied with government efforts to assist them, they say money is not enough for them to survive. Lucknow: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transwoman from Chandigarh said that their lives as transgender people have always been  challenging. They have been a discarded part of society, who have never been accepted or respected. “Most […]

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Police Brutality towards Black people still on a rise

One year after George Floyd’s death, Black people are three times more likely to be killed in police encounters, in the US. Indore: Police officers in the United States of America (USA) have killed a person (almost) every day in 2021. More than 300 people have been shot dead so far, and Black people are […]

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Delhi government’s commission for OBC is MIA

A report found that the commission had not prepared any annual reports for the past 20 years. The Commission for Other Backward Classes (OBC) was found to be in “non-compliance” with the orders mandated by the finance department of the Delhi government, revealed a report tabled in March 2021 by the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The […]

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Eid 2021: Online prayers and subdued enthusiasm

The Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in not-so-traditional ways amid the pandemic.  Bangalore: Mrs Ilaf Saqib Hakim’s husband went to Saudi Arabia after marriage and he couldn’t return due to the pandemic. For the past two years, she has been celebrating Eid virtually. “We thought we would be meeting at least this year […]

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