The Freezing and Thawing of the Churachandpur Agitation

Manipur: As the agitation in Manipur’s hill district crosses its 600th day and eight bodies still await burial, the protesters witnessed their struggle nearly reach a resolution this month, but then suddenly head back into a deadlock.

https://thewire.in/127735/freezing-thawing-churachandpur-agitation/

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Sorting Through the Paper Trail of Fake Encounters in Manipur

Manipur: At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges. This is the backstory of what it takes to bring 1,528 cases to justice.

https://thewire.in/126299/manipur-fake-encounters-afspa-army/

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The Cruel Business Of Brothels

New Delhi: Authorities collude to run flesh trade and sex slavery in the red-light areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta.
http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/the-cruel-business-of-brothels/298392

‘We Know GB Road Brothels Are Run By Two Senior Delhi Politicians’: DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal talks about her dream to make Delhi a place where no brothel should have minors and no woman must be trafficked.
http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/we-know-gb-road-brothels-are-run-by-two-senior-delhi-politicians/298393

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rz1kgdykGY

 

 

Media Forgets Section 377 Affects Heterosexuals Too

New Delhi: In what is the last stretch of one of the biggest civil rights issues India has seen in recent times, can an editorial change in media reporting affect how the heterosexual masses interact with India’s sexual minorities? Read more at this link: http://www.outlookindia.com/blog/story/media-forgets-section-377-affects-heterosexuals-too/3694

What ails India’s Juvenile justice system

New Delhi: Public opinion on crimes against women has pushed for stronger legislation when it comes to juveniles accused of heinous crimes. But the men I met only had gratitude for the current juvenile system that focuses on rehabilitation. They fear that ratcheting up punishment will not address crime. Read it at this link: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/know/no-age-of-innocence/article8077747.ece