Society

Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020: Indian women trapped by social norms

Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women ...

November 25, 2020

violence against women, Indian women have had to pay a heavy price for the lockdown that followed the Covid-19 pandemic as they were subjected to higher incidence of violence. Though there may be more awareness amongst the women about their rights, the social prejudices still wei...

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Race, religion, caste & ethnicity: Barriers for outside students in Delhi

Race, religion, caste & ethnicity: Barriers f...

November 20, 2020

About 55 pc of all students in government colleges in Delhi are from outside the national capital, according to a news website. While this figure keeps increasing every year, as more and more students migrate to the national capital looking for better education and employment opp...

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Covid-19 bites stray dogs in India hard

Covid-19 bites stray dogs in India hard

November 18, 2020

 It’s not just the humans that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Animals, notably the stray or abandoned ones, are paying an equally heavy price and the few NGOs still operational in the field struggle for survival. In the hazy wintry sun of New Delhi, two young ...

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Diwali 2020: Festival of Lights turns dimmer

Diwali 2020: Festival of Lights turns dimmer

November 10, 2020

With barely four days to go for Diwali, shoppers seem to be returning to Delhi’s markets. But shopkeepers say sales continue to be at historic lows, while shoppers complain of high prices amidst lower budgets.

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Valmiki community’s struggle for equality continues

Valmiki community’s struggle for equality contin...

November 3, 2020

One such community that faces discrimination at every step is the Valmiki community. Valmikis or followers of Saint Valmiki, author of Hindu epic Ramayana, are placed at the bottom of the Indian caste system and endure near complete social ostracism.

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New Delhi police try to suppress alleged rape & murder of dalit minor

New Delhi police try to suppress alleged rape ...

October 27, 2020

murder of dalit, Human rights activists joined in a protest by the family of a young Dalit girl that had allegedly been raped and killed in New Delhi on October 4.

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UP Government pressure on Ghaziabad dalit converts

UP Government pressure on Ghaziabad dalit converts

October 24, 2020

“Just within a week of our conversion to Buddhism, suddenly the local MLA, police and even municipal bodies have rushed to listen to our problems. We have seen authorities suddenly providing us with electricity connections, ration cards and other amenities. We have also been pr...

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236 dalits adopt Buddhism in protest against Hathras Case

236 dalits adopt Buddhism in protest against Hathr...

October 16, 2020

dalit conversion in india, The Hathras rape and murder case has again brought focus on the precarious situation of the Dalits in the country in the past few years.

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World Mental Health day: Pandemic worsening mental health for millions

World Mental Health day: Pandemic worsening mental...

October 10, 2020

In the last six months of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a surge in mental health issues all over the world. Lack of proper mental healthcare, budget and awareness makes the situation in India worse than ever.

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Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

Senior citizens on International Day of Older Pers...

October 1, 2020

“Most of the older persons here have lost their sense of general awareness and don’t understand what the pandemic is all about. Since it is difficult to make them understand the risks involved and how to take precautions to keep themselves safe, we have no option but to keep ...

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