Human Rights in South Asia

All criticism of Israel is ‘antisemitic’

Harsh penalties are needed to stop Israel annexing Palestinian territory. But western states are outlawing even peaceful boycotts  It is tempting to dismiss last week’s statements by Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of

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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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Sikh diaspora group plans unofficial vote in 2020 as..

Sikh diaspora group plans unofficial vote in 2020 as first step towards Punjab independence Sikhs for Justice says poll to be organized in Punjab and 20 countries abroad to press UN, India for legally binding referendum · India rejects demand, says Pakistan supports pro-independence movement.. A demonstration of p

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