Human Rights in South Asia

KASHMIR ON THE BRINK

  0 comments   |     by Um Roommana on 22, June 2017

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Umbrella politics of Hindutva - Hindu Nationalism is Dominating

  0 comments   |     by Apoorvanand on 16, June 2017

Apoorvanand teaches Hindi at the University of Delhi. Writes literary and cultural criticism. India is changing in significant ways. Marginalisation of Muslims, the largest minority in the country, has often been discussed in this context. This marginalisation is getting more and more pronounced with success

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How active are Indian jihadists in Afghanistan? Mother of All Bombs

  0 comments   |     by Asia on 14, June 2017

Afghan officials claim the US' "mother of all bombs" killed 13 Indian militants in Nangarhar. In a DW (Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster)   interview, expert Michael Kugelman says Indian nationals are joining both "Islamic State" and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. There are other analysts who are saying something more dangerous and sinister tha

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The Obligations of Responsibility - When They Ignore Bangladesh Executions

  0 comments   |     by Toby Cadman on 13, June 2017

Toby Cadman is an international criminal law specialist. He is a barrister member at Nine Bedford Row International Chambers in London and a member of the International Criminal Bureau in The Hague. On March 12, 1947, US President Harry Truman spoke to the US Congress, and delivered what became known as the "Truman Doctrine". The speech was in response to the spread of Communism

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An Open Letter from A Kashmiri Student To The People Of India

  0 comments   |     by Imran Khan on 12, June 2017

Dear all I am a Kashmiri student of psychology. While studying the topic of resistance to persuasion, I came across this: “Few of us like orders or being told what to do. We all have probably experienced advertisers, politicians or individuals pressurising us to change our attitude about some issue.  In all such cases if we feel like our personal freedom to decide for our

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Caste System Remains the Biggest Threat To Democracy

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on 08, June 2017

Despite a great threat to their own existence inside the JNU campuses which is being ‘cleaned’ to maintain Brahmanical purity and hegemony ( it was always there but in a better ‘coordinated’ and sophisticated way) the young Ambedkarites of Birsa Ambedkar Student Association ( BAPSA) today protested against the killing of a young Dalit boy in Telangana a few days back. Th

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WSS Condemns Threats By Bajrang Dal On WSS Activist In Assam

  0 comments   |     by WSS on 07, June 2017

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) strongly condemns the manner in which our member Ms Bondita Acharya, a well known women’s activist from Jorhat, Assam, is being criminally intimidated, abused in sexual language, defamed and trolled on her Facebook account only because she expressed her personal opinion regarding eating of beef, a common practice in her state of Ass

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NHRC Indicts Chhattisgarh Police For Sexual Violence

  2 comments   |     by WSS on 06, June 2017

 By Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) WSS welcomes the decisive intervention of the National Human Rights Commission in cases of sexual violence against Adivasi women by police and security forces engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh. Validating our assert

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Mahishasur: A People’s Hero - Construction of Communalism in Colonial

  0 comments   |     by Ish N Mishra on 05, June 2017

Alternative Readings of the Durga-Mahishasur Myth. A Revolt Against Brahmanical Epistemology: The beginning of a new cultural renaissance in India The alternative readings of myths from Brahmanical mythological reservoir mark the beginning of a new cultural consciousness among the Dalits, Adivasis and other deprived sections of the Ind

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The Army as the Politicians Human Shield? Video Clip of a Civilian

  0 comments   |     by S G Vombatkere on 31, May 2017

Army using ‘ human shields ‘ is not just a problem of ‘ inhuman ‘ approach but it is a political failure. Army is an instrument in the hands of political bosses. By using such tactics, it is trying to escape death but the main problem lies with the rulers who are utterly insensitive to Kashmiris demands. There is almost no sign of unconditional talks with all p

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