Author Archives: Rajat

Indian police extort transgender sex workers, increasing HIV risk – study

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police in India routinely extort female transgender sex workers, which pressures them to earn more by engaging in unsafe sex that increases the risk of disease, researchers say. Gender minorities need more protection and police ...

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‘Transgender’ alleges harassment by Rajni Rawat

DEHRADUN: Seventeen-year-old Ajay Pal, who considers himself a transgender, has claimed harassment by the eunuch community in Dehradun. He alleged that leader of the community, Rajni Rawat, had forcibly shaved off his head on Monday. However, Rawat said that Pal, posing as ...

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Everyday Caste Discrimination and Violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Rural Areas Far From Over

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which gathers data about different crimes in the country, revealed that Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of atrocities against Dalits in 2016. Out of all the reported crimes reported in the state, 26% ...

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‘Any Attempt by SC to Introduce Safeguards Against SC/ST Act Would Send Wrong Message’

On 20th November 2017, a bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, while hearing case Dr Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v State of Maharashtra, framed the following question for consideration: Whether there can be procedural safeguards so ...

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Padmaavat: Behind all the grandeur lies a regressive message, lack of objectivity

Now, that Padmaavat is out and pitched battles have been fought over it, many of those who fought for Bhansali are also disillusioned. The film propagates the same old gender, religion and caste divides and venerates one community while demonising ...

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