Human Rights in South Asia

he Hanging Of Nizami And The Grip On Political Power

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar on 14, May 2016

The Hanging Of Nizami And The Grip On Political Power By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar The head of Bangladesh’s leading Islamic party, the Jamaat-e-Islami,(JI) Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged at Dhaka Central jail at one minute past midnight on Wednesday 11 May 2016. In 2014, a death sentence was imposed on him by a special tribunal for allegedly committing genocide and rape and orchestrating the

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Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'

  0 comments   |     by Nation on 13, May 2016

Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes' DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation. Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nat

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Culture of Reneging, Our Suffering

  0 comments   |     by Z. G. Muhammad on 03, May 2016

Our hearts bleed. There is hardly a day when our hearts do not bleed- bleed agonizingly.  Pictures of our martyred children in a pool of blood with their rubicund faces blown to smithereens or of school going boys with faces and chests pierced with hundreds of pellets and blinded for life on a daily basis add to our wounds. More than often we are told that time heals all wounds. So far, th

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Dalit Rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council

  4 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 03, May 2016

The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority... by Meena Varma The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues to combat caste-based discrimination.

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Democratic corruption

  0 comments   |     by Sakib Sherani on 02, May 2016

“Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside / A teeming mistress, but a barren bride” — Alexander Pope FROM Brazil to Malaysia, democracy around the world is under threat. Not from the march of army columns, but from the greed and corruption of a rapacious global political elite. While nation-destroying corruption of leaders such as Ferdinand Marcos, Mobutu Ses

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THE REPRESSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN BANGLADESH

  0 comments   |     by Dr M. Abdul Mu’min Chowdhury on 21, April 2016

Introduction: Shock Doctrine at Work? Bangladesh has not only been very active within the United Nations human rights agencies and forums, it has also served as a member of its Human Rights Commission (1983-2000) and Human Rights Council (2006-2008). In 1998 it was the Vice Chair of the Bureau of Human Rights Commission. As a state Bangladesh has never been shy in

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Dimensions of the strategy to wipe out Sikh culture from India

  0 comments   |     by Gurtej Singh, IAS & IPS (Formerly) Professor of Si on 21, April 2016

Paper read by professor Gurtej Singh'at the 24th Session of the United Nations:Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, It is appropriate that this body rightly regarded as the conscience keeper of humankind, becomes aware of the diabolical conspiracy to jeopardise the existence of other nations and minorities (onam

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Human Rights in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Brig. ® Usman Khalid on 21, April 2016

Of the total population of India the four Hindu castes are about 15% - Brahmins 3%, Kashatria and Vaisha 2% each, the Shudra 9%. The outcastes are 65% of the population – 20% Scheduled Castes (SC), 10% Scheduled Tribes (ST), and 35% Other Backward castes (OBC). The untouchables get a quota in jobs and education but the Christians and the Sikhs (2.5% of the population each) can benefit

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Human Rights vs Tyranny

  0 comments   |     by Alan Hart on 20, April 2016

Still on India I have to add that I think its caste system is much more than morally repulsive in the extreme. It is the biggest conglomeration of human rights abuses on Planet Earth. I remain puzzled, as I have been for many years, why Indians don’t cause it to be consigned to the dustbin of history. The title of my contribution to this conference is taken from paragraph three o

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Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood

  0 comments   |     by By Anonymous The Bhutanese on 19, April 2016

Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood Political turbulence and separatist violence in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal are impacting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, notes one Bhutanese analyst. | Via The Bhutanese Bhutan, for quite some time has been affected by the lawlessness, political turbulence and violence in its border regions with the Indian states of Assam and West Beng

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