Rahul Gandhis Long Walk Hailed, But Only Polls Will Determine Its Success — Global Issues

It may be an election ploy but Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra has captured the imagination of many Indian commentators who hail its non-sectarian message. Source: BJY/Twitter by Mehru Jaffer (goa, india) Thursday, January 26, 2023 Inter Press Service GOA, INDIA, Jan 26 (IPS) – When countless supporters of the Indian National Congress, the main … Read more

With Activists, Journalists Jailed for Spurious Reasons, Commentators Say Indias Chief Justice Faces Challenges — Global Issues

India’s new Chief Justice, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud has significant challenges ahead as activists hope he will continue with his legacy. Credit: Subhashish Panigrahi and Charmanderrulez by Mehru Jaffer Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Inter Press Service Dec 14 (IPS) – India’s new Chief Justice, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, has a significant challenge ahead – as activists and … Read more

Rushdie Joins 102 International Writers to Demand Freedom of Expression in India — Global Issues

Journalists, writers, both local and international, have called on the authorities in India to respect human rights and release imprisoned writes and dissident and critical voices. Protests about media freedom have become more urgent in recent years since this protest by the Mumbai Press Club. Credit: Facebook by Mehru Jaffer (lucknow) Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Inter … Read more

Gender Sensitization, Not ‘Romeo’ Policing Needed, say Activists — Global Issues

Activists have asked for gender sensitizing of the police, rather than the so-called Romeo squad. Source: Twitter by Mehru Jaffer (lucknow) Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Inter Press Service Lucknow, Jul 27 (IPS) – Romeo is a bad word in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s largest province with nearly 25 million people. While the name symbolizes love, … Read more