Human Rights in South Asia

Hindu nationalists have many ways to silence writers

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra on 27, May 2016

Hindu nationalists have many ways to silence writers Pankaj Mishra writing for the Guardian on Arundhati Roy: said:- Controlled by upper-caste Hindu nationalists, Indian universities have been purging “anti-nationals” from both syllabuses and campuses for some months now. In a shocking turn of events last month, Rohith Vemula, a PhD student in Hyderabad, killed himself. Accused of &

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Masters of Mankind: The cost of Violence by Noam Chomsky

  0 comments   |     by Noam Chomsky on 23, May 2016

[This piece, the second of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In brief, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a t

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Why is Assam burning? Most editors are failed writers, argued T S Eliot

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed on 19, May 2016

Most editors are failed writers, argued T S Eliot. By the same logic, television hosts must be failed politicians and activists, I guess. Every time I watch folks like Bill O’Reilly of Fox News and Arnab Goswami of Times Now, I am reminded of the Spanish Inquisition. While O’Reilly has spawned around himself an alternative universe of his own where Islam is out to capture the

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Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis And Development

  0 comments   |     by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 19, May 2016

Paper presented by Dr, B. R. Ambedkar in the Anthropology Seminar of Dr. A. A. Goldenweizer at The Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. on 9th May 1916 - Source: Indian Antiquary, May 1917, Vol. XLI On the 100th anniversary of the presentation of Dr. Ambedkar's seminal paper "Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development" we are republishing it as a tribute to h

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The Unpeople Rohingya: Expose The Duplicity Of Aung San Suu Kyi

  0 comments   |     by Mary Scully on 18, May 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally her laid her cards on the table. No more bewilderment about why the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize (a worthless honorific most often awarded war criminals), the democracy icon known as "the Mandela of Asia," the holder of dozens of international honorifics as a champion of human rights has remained dead silent on the genocide against Rohingya Musli

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Violence as a Spectacle: The Dalit Question By Parvin Sultana

  0 comments   |     by Parvin Sultana on 18, May 2016

While many have been euphoric that our great nation has moved beyond caste, frequent cases of caste violence prove otherwise. Dalits who were made to bear the brunt of untouchability are placed at the lowest rung of the social ladder and are often victims of the worst kind of atrocities. While formal laws banning untouchability and prevention of atrocities have been passed to s

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Kashmir - A Blood-Stained Coffin Of Dreams By Rameez Bhat

  1 comments   |     by Rameez Bhat on 14, May 2016

Human life is a precious asset and no price can compensate for its worth. We lost five more unarmed youth just a few days back in Handwara and who knows by the time this piece sees the light of day some more would succumb to injuries - God forbid. Given the reality that Kashmir is a conflict zone; therefore what happens here can’t be actually seen as something obvious as

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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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