Human Rights in South Asia

The Ideology of Humanitarian Imperialism

  0 comments   |     by Jean Bricmont on 30, November 2015

The Ideology of Humanitarian Imperialism Interview with distinguished Belgian Scholar Jean Bricmont By Jean Bricmont Global Research, November 29, 2015 Politico and CounterPunch 27 November 2015 Interview with distinguished Belgian Scholar Jean Bricmont. Interview with Àngel Ferrero for the Spanish newspaper, Publico. English Translation courtesy

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Shame on You, Mr. Culture Minister

  0 comments   |     by Siddharth Varadaraja on 29, November 2015

Shame on You, Mr. Culture Minister By Siddharth Varadaraja A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and other matters are not casual off-the-cuff remarks; they have to be seen in the context of the guidance provided by the RSS to the government Union Minister for Tourism & Culture Mahesh Sharma being offered sweets as he unveils a 365 kg jumbo laddoo to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday at

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

  0 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 29, November 2015

MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma  It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief m

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

  0 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 29, November 2015

MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief mini

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REVERSE SWING: MODI'S GOVERNANCE IS A LOST OPPORTUNITY

  0 comments   |     by Tunku Varadarajan on 26, November 2015

Reverse Swing: Modi’s Governance is a Lost Opportunity India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party. Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Updated: November 8, 2015 1:57 pm   Modi is no Margaret Thatcher. I see no honest drive to undo India’s crony capitalism, and an excessive reli

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

  0 comments   |     by Dawn on 05, November 2015

NEW DELHI: Renowned South Asian writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday issued a statement explaining her decision to return the 1989 National Award she received for Best Screenplay, saying, "I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am 'shocked' by what is being called the 'growing intolerance' being fostered by the present government." She goes on to clarify her statement:

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HUMAN RIGHTS SOUTH ASIA

  0 comments   |     by Madhavi Basnet on 04, November 2015

South Asia's Regional Initiative on Human Rights by Madhavi Basnet The South Asian people share many socio-economic and political problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, unequal treatment of women, violence against women, pollution, exploitation of child labor, and religious fundamentalism. Human rights organizations in South Asia have rece

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Fear and Silence in Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Ellen Barry on 04, November 2015

Fear and Silence in Bangladesh as Militants Target Intellectuals By ELLEN BARRY NOV. 3, 2015 as reported in NewYork Times DHAKA, Bangladesh — Fear has wormed its way into the mind of Mithila Farzana, who hosts two talk shows on a Bangladeshi television news channel. These days, she is so alert to the sensation of men coming up behind her that when she w

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Graft is a Violation of Human Rights (High Court)

  0 comments   |     by News Times of India on 04, November 2015

Graft is a violation of human rights: HC RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh high court has described corruption as a human rights violation saying it falls in the category of economic obstacles in the realisation of all human rights. Denying regular bail to state government officer arrested under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, a single bench of Justice Sanjay K Agr

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Sikh militancy: Khalistan leaders glorified

  0 comments   |     by Gautaman Bhaskaran on 04, November 2015

Cinema has, since time immemorial, been used as a political weapon. Hitler and Mussolini had movies made to propagate fascism, and the Venice Film Festival, the oldest such event in the world which started in 1932, served as an effective mouthpiece for these two dictators. In India, the Dravidian political parties actually came under the limelight in the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu

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