Human Rights in South Asia


2020 will unfortunately be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other countries, India has been grappling with the social and economic fallouts of COVID-19, on top of the public health catastrophe. Besides the pandemic, two other episodes dominated the India story in 2020: Delhi’s communal riots and the border conflict with China. Emerging close on each other’s heels

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Dalit Rights

In India, the pandemic is a prize for some and punishment..

In India, the pandemic is a prize for some and punishment for others BBC news recently ran a piece on the Covid-19 pandemic in India. It was a seemingly equivocal survey of the obvious problems that would manifest themselves in a country with minimal welfare provisions and the sort of sanguinity regarding mortality rates one would expect from a c

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How safe are Dalit women in Uttar Pradesh?

Recently Crime in India – 2019 report has been released by National Crime Records Bureau. In this report, in the year 2019, the statistics of crime of Dalit atrocities have been published for the whole country. It has emerged that Uttar Pradesh is far ahead in this. The Dalit population of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the largest population in the country, which is 20.7% percent of the Scheduled

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Naxals trying to establish new bases in India’s Assam

At a time when the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated under direct supervision of the Supreme Court to identify illegal immigrants in Assam, Naxals are trying to establish new bases in the state taking full advantage of the situation. According to media reports, top Naxal leaders are making efforts to establish bases among militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Indepen

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Changing Social Landscape of Tribes in Kerala: Challenges in Tribal Studies

Written by K.M. Seethi & Elizabeth Abraham The social landscape and livelihood options in the tribal habitats in Kerala have changed tremendously in the last several decades. This transformation has its impact on the tribal population and their life-world experiences. This is the theme of the ongoing workshop organised as part of the Engaging Hu

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