- SourcesDeath sentences of 75 Muslim Brotherhood members upheld
An Egyptian court on Saturday issued its final verdict upholding the death sentences of 75 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters -- including journalists -- for participating in protests following the 2013 ouster of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi.1 year agoSourcesRuling on gays: Is the BJP out of sync with modern realities? (Column: Political Circus)
More than the social impact of the Supreme Court's judgment on gay rights, what will be of concern to the ruling party at the Centre is its political fallout. Hence, the eloquent silence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the subject.1 year agoSourcesIndonesian journalists protest Reuters reporters' conviction
Indonesian journalists on Friday gathered outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta to protest the conviction of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for violating a state secrets law.1 year agoSourcesColleagues, friends ostracised me for fighting for LGBT rights: Celina Jaitly
Actress Celina Jaitly, who has always spoken up for the rights of the LGBTs (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), says she was ostracised by her colleagues, friends and family for fighting for their rights but this did not deter her and she kept going.1 year agoSourcesSC says Section 377 had chilling effect
Holding that the punishment under Section 377 had created a chilling effect, the Supreme Court on Thursday said it was the responsibility of the three organs of the State to curb any "propensity or proclivity of popular sentiment or majoritarianism" to invade the rights of LGBTQ community.1 year agoSourcesSensitise, give awareness training on plight of LGBTQ: SC to Centre
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to periodically sensitise and give awareness training to all government officials, including police officials, about the plight of people belonging to LGBTQ community.1 year agoSources'SC verdict dumps 158-year-old colonial legacy'
Terming the Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 of the IPC a milestone for personal liberty, equality and principles of social justice, Swaraj India member Manohar Elavarthi on Thursday said it (ruling) had rid the country of a 158-year-old colonial legacy.1 year agoSourcesMaharashtra LGBTQ activists cautiously welcome SC verdict
Top LGBTQ activists in Mumbai on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict decriminalising gay sex amidst caution that "the real work will begin now".1 year agoSourcesHomosexuality verdict: LGBTIQs celebrate 'functional democracy'
Their monumental fight against social stigma and oppression ended with a triumph on Thursday with the Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality. And now a jubilant LGBTIQ community says the verdict has made them feel they are living in a "functional democracy".1 year agoSourcesRights activists under house arrest belong to terror outfit, Maharashtra police tells SC
The Maharashtra Police on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that five rights activists, who have been kept under house arrest, belong to banned terrorist outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist) and are engaged in planning and execution of large-scale violence, having the potential of destabilizing the society.1 year agoTop Stories