With mahouts who strike to injure in the name of disciplining them, owners who underfeed them, admirers who fail to see their suffering, and an administration that is indifferent to their plight, temple elephants, and captive elephants in general, have never had it so bad though there are laws meant to protect them. Text by G. SHAHEED and photographs by N.A. NASEER
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Two draft Bills on the Tribal Sub-Plan and the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan raise hopes of granting these decades-old schemes statutory status and ensuring allocation of funds in the Central and State budgets for their implementation. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA
The verdict commuting the death sentence of four people convicted in the Palar bomb blast case brings cheer to a little village on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. By R. ILANGOVAN
The tussle within some Central government Ministries over proposed cuts in the budget for rural development schemes has affected a promise made to senior citizens. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
After winning her right to bear her child, an intellectually disabled rape survivor proves pessimists wrong about the child’s well-being. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
A report by ActionAid and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences highlights the vulnerability and tragic living conditions of thousands of children who take shelter in Mumbai’s streets. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM