The unconstitutionality of the Siddique Kappan case: Kappan was picked up by the police in Uttar Pradesh while on his way to the site of a gangrape and murder of a young Dalit woman; The chargesheet states, “In (Kappan’s) writing, Muslims have been portrayed as victims…”, and this has led to an anti-terrorism charge against Kappan
Farmer protests: Two dead as BJP leader's son ploughs SUV into protesting farmers in Kheri, Uttar Pradesh
The poetry of feminism: Kamla Bhasin, a feminist icon, died after a brief struggle with cancer on September 25 at age 75; For Kamla Bhasin, fighting patriarchy was not a grim business, it was a positive affirmation of the right to equality
Indian democracy less inclusive today: As per a Centre for Policy Research paper; India’s best hope for a successful foreign policy and national security is an economy growing in double digits and a less polarised democracy, says a new paper by senior former officials and analysts who warn that the development model is in doubt due to falling GDP figures
72 coal-fuelled power projects grapple with stock shortage: Coal stocks are low at power projects due to an unprecedented increase in electricity demand, heavy rains in September impacting coal production and dispatch and a spike in imported coal prices
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