The yearly student union elections at Jawaharlal Nehru University are a celebration of true democracy
Police raided the home of Preethy Shekhar supposedly over her participation in an unemployment protest in 2013
S. Raghunandana has refused to accept the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, citing rampant mob lynchings and the hounding of dissenters, intellectuals and activists
The organization, Lawyers Collective, has been critical of the right-wing government of Bharatiya Janata Party and has been in the forefront of human rights advocacy in India
Ashok, a young factory worker and local leader of a prominent left-wing youth organization, DYFI, belonged to the Dalit, ‘untouchable’ oppressed caste
One year has passed since 5 activists and human rights defenders were arrested in India on trumped up charges in what was largely seen as a crackdown on dissent
With the announcement of election results, various reports of BJP members inciting violence against minority groups and members of left parties have come to light.
Despite the protest, Vedanta continue to deepen its roots by obtaining permission for hydro carbon extraction in the delta district.
Widespread rigging and intimidation of voters was reported in the States of West Bengal and Tripura where the left is a strong force
According to the oppressive Indian caste system, Dalits are considered to be untouchables and are often subjected to brutal violence by those who belong to upper castes.
The teachers were holding a meeting demanding the release of nine activists arrested last year on charges of association with the Communist Party of India (Maoist)
In the first part of this interview, she talks about the ruling right wing government led by prime minister Narendra Modi, and the kind of upheavals the country has seen in the last five years under him.