The Indian government is adept at shooting itself in the foot, especially on social issues. In the past three days, it has done this spectacularly by trying – and failing – to impose an international ban on an hour-long film, India’s Daughter, about an horrific and fatal rape that shocked the world when it took place on [...]
When the international Uber taxi hire firm opened in India last year, it was seen as a potentially efficient and easily accessible alternative to creaky unreliable rivals cabs. That image was shattered late last Friday evening when an Uber driver allegedly raped a young woman in Delhi.
This demonstrated how little has changed since rapes hit [...]
Caste-based discrimination remains a wide-spread practice across the globe, with an estimated 260 million people considered to be ‘outcastes’ (dalits) worldwide. This deep-rooted discrimination causes marginalisation, social and economic exclusion, severely poor work conditions, and limited access to basic services such as water, sanitation and employment.
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