Human Rights in South Asia

Disowning Actions But Owning Ideology: RSS And Gujarat Events

  0 comments   |     by T Navin on 11, May 2017

It has now become a pattern for RSS to disown its own actions which emanate from its divisive Hindutva mindset. The RSS plays the game of association and disassociation. It associates with masses and its own saffron network and spreads hatred through multiple ways till an event occurs. It continues to promote a divisive mindset till then. However, as protests arise and their actions become unpo

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Holy Cow! Butchers Face Life Sentence in India in India

  0 comments   |     by AFP on 09, May 2017

Those slaughtering cows now face a life sentence in the Indian state of Gujarat, after lawmakers voted to pass new measures to protect the sacred animal, up from a previous punishment of seven years. The state law is the toughest in the country Under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term as the state’s chief minister, slaughtering cows and possession of beef was banned

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The South Asian jinx - Condemned South Asia to an Existence

  0 comments   |     by Raashid Wali Janjua on 02, May 2017

Who has condemned South Asia to an existence of perpetual conflict and antagonism? Is our South Asian journey fated to be mired in perennial shallows and miseries? Why, despite all natural bounties, are we wallowing in poverty and under-development? Are we unwittingly living out the prejudice of Churchill who created leaders who would tax even water and air? In order to answer these que

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Army Personnel Using 'Human Shield': The Rights Thing

  0 comments   |     by Editorial –The Hindu on 27, April 2017

The Army must act quickly on reports of the use of a human shield by its personnel Reports of Army personnel using a young man as a human shield in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district must not only invite a swift inquiry and justice, but also compel the Army and the government to issue clear statements on the unacceptability of this shocking practice. A short video cli

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India’s Human Rights Abuses

  1 comments   |     by The Nation on 19, April 2017

India’s Human Rights Abuses The Nation Editorial India’s Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi yesterday joined voices with a section of celebrities, journalists and social media users to justify the use of a human shield by the army in Jammu and Kashmir, a practice internationally looked upon as a war crime and an unaccept

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Religion, Terrorism and Caste Oppression in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by LISA SEMINAR on 17, April 2017

London Institute of South Asia (LISA) held a seminar on ¯Religion, terrorism and caste oppression in South Asia‖ on 25 August 2016 at the Advanced Legal School, University of London. Spread across South Asia is a group of forgotten people numbering in the hundreds of millions. Despised by their countrymen and viewed as subhuman, even the shadows they cast are believed to be

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It is Time for the United Nations to Act on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 14, April 2017

In the territory of Kashmir, disputed between India and Pakistan, members of a militant organisation called Hizb-ul Mujahideen wage a campaign of violence against what they regard as Indian occupation of their region which is known by India as the State of Jammu and Kashmir and internationally as Indian-administered Kashmir. In early July a popular 22-year old member of the organisation,

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Gulbarg Society Carnage: Who Cast the First Stone?

  0 comments   |     by Ram Puniyani on 07, April 2017

Communal violence is the big bane of Indian society. While on one hand the innocents are killed the guilty mostly get away without any punishment. The rate of prosecution of riot cases is very low. Even where punishments are meted out the big fish are let off while the foot soldiers get punished. Apart from these observations what is popularized and what has become part of the social comm

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India’s Maoist/Naxalite Movement - Village Called Prasadujot

  0 comments   |     by Pritam Singh on 05, April 2017

Pritam Singh Professor of Economics Faculty of Business Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK. This is a draft paper for the conference on „Before ‟68: The Left, Activism and Social Movements in the Long 1960s‟ at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 13-14th February 2016 Introduction On 25 May 1967, in one vi

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India’s Monroe Doctrine - Geo-Politically Sensitive

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 03, April 2017

Aware of the Pakistani leadership‟s inherent weakness subordinating the national interest to their greed and self-interest, the Americans have never really listened to what Chinese PM Chou En Lai told Kissinger in 1971 July during his ground-breaking historic trip to China, “do not forget the bridge (sic Pakistan) you have used, you may have to use it again&r

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