Can one say that once the elections are over, we will have to spend less time trying to distinguish between real and fake news?
In the latest episode of ‘How Ugly Can Indian Politics Get?’ we saw Atishi Marlena, Delhi based politician, educator and activist, get viciously slandered as questions about her caste, identity, and character were raised.
The best part of our bus campaign against bjp was that not a single bus driver or conductor stopped us and we got overwhelming responses from the public.
The BJP government, had based most of its women-targeted campaigns in 2014 based on gender equality, safety and education. Flash forward to five years later – there’s not a single one that has been implemented.
On April 19, 2019, CJI Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former junior assistant, in an affidavit submitted to 22 Supreme Court judges. In response to this, a three-judge bench, comprising of the CJI himself, heard the facts of the case, but without the aggrieved woman’s presence.
While it is naïve to believe that election manifestos win seats in India, it still remains an expression of commitments for parties, and in theory at least, allows citizens to hold parties accountable to more transparent, fair and accountable governance.
G Gomathi had spearheaded the plantation workers’ agitation in 2015 in Munnar, a massive uprising of women from the most underprivileged and marginalised sections of society.
A trio of young voters have put together a "Pink List" of candidates for the 2019 General Elections who have supported LGBTQI+ rights.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his party would do everything to stop the "Modi-Shah duo" from coming back to power.
Amidst many instances of hate crimes, casteism, and queerphobia, the election season is peppered with representations from Dalit, Bahujan, and trans women.