Human Rights in South Asia

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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Kashmir erupts after Hizbul Mujahideen chief shot dead

  0 comments   |     by J Ali on 30, May 2017

Kashmir erupts after Hizbul Mujahideen chief shot dead Jehangir Ali   SRINAGAR: Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in India-held Kashmir after a top commander from the largest group in the disputed region was killed in a gun battle with government forces on Saturda

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Caste, Gender And Other Such Issues Should Be Dealt With As Class

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on 29, May 2017

Anand Teltumbde is a civil rights activist, political analyst, columnist and author of many books. He has a long association with peoples’ struggle spanning over three decades backing his theorizations on various issues.  Trained in technology and management from the top institutes in the country, he marshals his insights of the modern techno-managerial world to sharpen strategies of

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Why Are You In Deep Slumber Mr. Secretary General?

  0 comments   |     by Abdul Majid Zargar on 25, May 2017

The worst crimes against humanity committed by India in Kashmir are going unchallenged. The absence of  any censure or reprimand by the international community particularly UN, is taken  as a  license or tacit  permission by India to continue with its dastardly & grotesque  action  of annihilating the natives of the place, physically, socially & economically. And w

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Kashmir in Revolt - Schoolgirls in Uniform Rushed out of a Higher

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani on 20, May 2017

ON April 24, schoolgirls in uniform rushed out of a higher secondary school, picked up whatever they could lay their hands on, and started hurling the projectiles on police vans. This was in the busy Lal Chowk area the commercial hub of Srinagar. The people have shed fear of the gun and approach security forces and police defiantly. They chased the police vans, booed the policemen and shouted &

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Border Attack - Chaman Along the Pak-Afghan Border

  0 comments   |     by Editors Dawn on 18, May 2017

AN ugly and seemingly premeditated attack resulting in the death of several civilians and a couple of security personnel, the incident near Chaman along the Pak-Afghan border on Friday is a grim reminder of the toll on ordinary civilians of tense relations between the two states. There was no reason at all for Pakistani census teams accompanied by security personnel in border villages to come u

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Shiv Sena’s Threats - Tensions Between Pakistan and India

  0 comments   |     by Editors on 16, May 2017

THAT tensions between Pakistan and India flare up from time to time is a damaging, decades-long reality. Quite apart from diplomatic relations, however, in recent years a trend of pettiness has emerged, particularly across the border, that is deeply disturbing. In the latest of display of such disgraceful hostility, a group of 50 Pakistani students and their teachers were forced to return home

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Hindutva And The Idea of Humanity - Yogi Adityanath

  0 comments   |     by Nivedita Dwivedi on 15, May 2017

“Hindutva rashtra ki sanchetna hai. Is par prahaar mahapralay ko aamantran hai”. This is a statement that figures on the front page of the official website of the new Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath. I will attempt to unravel and decipher this statement in order to understand its meaning and import better. The first thing that is clear from the above statement, and its appeara

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