Human Rights in South Asia

Shiv Sena’s Threats - Tensions Between Pakistan and India

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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

“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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Disowning Actions But Owning Ideology: RSS And Gujarat Events

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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