Human Rights in South Asia

Palestine Forsaken- US SECRETARY of State John Kerry’s Long Speech

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani on 26, January 2017

US SECRETARY of State John Kerry’s long speech on peace between Israelis and Palestinians offered the wronged party (the Palestinians) little, and is unlikely to win support either in the US or in Israel, to whom it was really addressed. It was a futile effort to defend the US’ abstention on UNSC Resolution 2334, which was adopted on Dec 23, 2016. Both the resolution and Ker

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Truth about Adivasis caught in the crossfire

  0 comments   |     by Special Report on 25, January 2017

Truth about Adivasis caught in the crossfire Special Report “Physical beating is a very common thing.” Social activist and researcher Bela Bhatia’s face was pinched with pain as she spoke about the violence that is a reality in the lives of people in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. She spoke about how people can readily show you their bruises a

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Kashmiris Have Lost Their Fear of India: Report

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi on 25, January 2017

AS India turns its focus to a clutch of make-or-break state polls starting next month and while the world lives in suspense over the arriving Trump presidency in the United States, the trauma of the people in Jammu and Kashmir festers on. A report from October and December visits to Jammu and Kashmir made available to Dawn on Saturday involves important individuals from different instit

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Anti-racist Jewish Humanitarians Oppose Apartheid Israel & Support UN Security Council Resolution 2334

  1 comments   |     by Dr Gideon Polya on 19, January 2017

The persecution of Jews in Europe that culminated in the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million Jews killed by violence or deprivation) means that anti-racist Jews are inescapably obliged to oppose race-based Apartheid, disempowerment, dispossession, expulsion, ethnic cleansing  and genocide. Accordingly, numerous anti-racist Jews have come out to back UN Security Council  Resolution 2

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The Voice of the Third World - The Room Went Silent at the UN

  0 comments   |     by Vijay Prashad on 02, January 2017

Fidel Castro was the mirror of Africa, Asia and Latin America’s aspirations The room went silent at the UN’s 2001 World Conference Against Racism when Fidel Castro entered. He took the podium and firmly denunciated not only racism, but

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What Has Neoliberal Capitalism Ever Done for India? The Demonetization Heist

  0 comments   |     by Colin Todhunter on 30, December 2016

When India ushered in neoliberal economic reforms during the early 1990s, the promise was job creation, inclusive growth and prosperity for all. But, some 25 years later, what we have seen is almost 400,000 farmers committing suicide, one of the greatest levels of inequality out of all ‘emerging’ economies, a trend towards jobless ‘growth’, an accelerating and massive il

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Berlin attack and Media bias

  1 comments   |     by Majid Khan on 29, December 2016

Berlin attack and Media bias  Majid Khan In April 19, 1995, in bombing at Oklahoma City 169 people were killed. After few hours of this brutal act of terrorism, journalists, law enforcement and government officials, reported "Arabic-looking men in jogging suits [were] running from the scene." Without cred

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Shock Doctrine at Work in India

  6 comments   |     by Padmaja Shaw on 20, December 2016

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EXCESSES IN KASHMIR

  0 comments   |     by Dawn on 19, December 2016

Excesses in Kashmir AN Indian rights group — the Concerned Citizens Collective — that includes individuals known for taking a position on the most dangerous issues in their country, came up with a strong statement on India-held Kashmir. Coming at the end of a four-day probe, during which group members met some 150 people of various ages and from all w

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