The challenges of dealing with dissent

For a country facing serious external and internal threats, dealing with issues of dissent and freedom of speech presents a difficult challenge. An essential ingredient of democracy as a political system is freedom of speech, which Article 19 of our Constitution provides, subject to some reasonable limits that include the security of the state, public…

Indian Women Are Fighting Against Female Genital Mutilation. Here’s Everything You Need To Know

After years of suffering silently, women from India’s Dawoodi Bohra community has taken it upon themselves to end a practice that has haunted them for generations, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They have also started a month-long campaign ‘Each One Reach One’ in collaboration with Speak Out on FGM. The initiative kicks off on February 6…