Rights activist

Mary Roy, champion of women’s rights, passes away

On February 24, 1986, Mary won a long-standing legal battle for succession right over the property of her father. 

published on : 1st September 2022

Bill Russell: NBA's first Black superstar and civil rights activist dies at 88

Russell found himself and Black teammates often unable to be served or stay in hotels during exhibition games in some areas of the United States in the 1960s.

published on : 1st August 2022

Left condemns arrest of Teesta Setalvad

Former finance minister T M Thomas Isaac demanded Teesta’s release and withdrawal of “false charges”.

published on : 27th June 2022

'PM deserves Nobel Prize if AFSPA withdrawn fully from Northeast' says Irom

The government should withdraw this law completely and instead, invest in the development of the Northeast.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Cong child connect initiative to include lawyers & activists

The idea is  to inculcate constitutional values in them and and sensitise them about the diversity,  equality of the country and secularism.

published on : 2nd March 2022

Bhima Koregaon violence: Supreme Court extends house arrest of five rights activists till September 20

The court also said that the material, supporting the arrest of the five activists in the case, needed to be examined.

published on : 19th September 2018

Will examine veracity of evidence against five rights activists: SC

The court told the senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi: 'We are protecting your liberty... your formulation on law, we will hear you on Wednesday.'

published on : 17th September 2018

Bhima Koregaon violence: Supreme Court extends house arrest of rights activists till September 19

The bench said if there were some grave lapses, then it may consider the prayers like investigation by an SIT in the case.

published on : 17th September 2018

Revoke draconian laws, release political prisoners: Rights activists

SAR Geelani said the crackdown on rights activists was aimed at polarising society and stifle dissent before the 2019 polls.

published on : 5th September 2018

Pune police 'concocted' letter to criminalise me, other rights activists: Sudha Bharadwaj

Reacting to this in a handwritten statement, Bharadwaj, who is under house arrest, Friday said the purported letter shown by the Pune Police is a mixture of innocuous.

published on : 1st September 2018

Activists' arrests: NHRC slaps notice on Maharashtra government

Tuesday's arrest of five rights activists from different parts of India, triggered a massive outcry.

published on : 29th August 2018

Bhima Koregaon violence: Historian Romila Thapar, four others move SC against rights activists' arrest, hearing at 3.45 PM

The petitioners have further urged the SC to direct an independent probe into the arrest and have also requested that the Maharashtra government gives an explanation for 'sweeping round of arrest'.

published on : 29th August 2018

British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell arrested in Russia before FIFA World Cup

After a brief discussion about the legality of the protest, Peter Tatchell was escorted to a police car next to the walls of the Kremlin.

published on : 14th June 2018

Top Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir passes away

She braved death threats, beatings and imprisonment to win landmark human rights cases and stand up to dictators.

published on : 11th February 2018

Jallikattu challenged again in Supreme Court by animal rights body

The Jallikattu Bill was passed unanimously on Monday by the TN Assembly after a week-long protest at Chennai's Marina and other parts of the state.

published on : 25th January 2017