ISSUES AND DEBATES

Human Rights in South Asia

India keeps going after journalists like me. As Modi visits the U.S., it’s time to hold him accountable

On Sept. 7, a right-wing organization called the Hindu IT Cell filed a complaint against me with the police in Uttar Pradesh accusing me of misappropriating funds and tax evasion. The police promptly opened an investigation and booked me, just like I was booked in June on charges of creating communal disharmony, all

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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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TERRORISM

Taliban issues Joe Biden ultimatum over Afghan airspace

The group's chief spokesman accused Washington of violating a peace deal that was signed between the USA and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar in February 2020. In his warning, Mr Mujahid said: "We call on countries, especially the United States, to treat Afghanistan in light of international rights, laws and commitments... in order to prevent any negative consequences," said his statement on Twitt

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Naxalites

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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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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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