Human Rights in South Asia

Kashmir - Human Rights - The Role of the Indian Government

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The role of the Indian government and the Indian army in the liberation of Bangladesh is well documented and is much trumpeted about particularly by right wing politicians and some former senior army officials in the full glare of television channels. It would be a denial of truth to say that Pakistan is not reciprocating by aiding and abetting the Azadi lovers of Kashmir. Such is the

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Illegal Arrest of human Rights Activists in India

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London Institute of South Asia strongly condemns the illegal, unprovoked and malevolent arrest by the Telangana police of a 7-member team of lawyers, journalists and human rights activists belonging to the Telangana Democratic Forum and other organisations on Christmas Day 25th December, 2016 at Dummagudam village of Bhadrachalam District of Telangana who were planning to visit Chhattisgarh to

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Lifting the Veil over BJP’s Digital Army

  1 comments   |     by M.R. Narayan Swamy

Book Review: “ I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP’s Digital Army”; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250  “Why does the PM of India alone among world leaders follow some of his country’s worst online abusers?” Journalist Swati Chaturvedi asks this damning question an

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Corruption as a Virtue - Looking at the State of Affairs Prevailing

  0 comments   |     by By Moa Jamir

Looking at the state of affairs prevailing in our society in the recent past, a measured conclusion can be drawn that corruption and self-interest have become a virtue in the Naga society. Corruption is a global phenomenon. Humankind since ‘time immemorial’ has failed to hit upon a perfect antidote to free itself from its menacing grip. Only the prevalence varies.  Conc

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Depressing Uncertainty: Nagaland

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Asangba Tzüdir

 In the aesthetics of ‘beauty,’ certainty is beautiful while uncertainty is romantic. Conversely,the Nagas are going through a certain kind of uncertainty which has created crises and put the Nagas in a very depressing situation. This depression has somehow blinded and overshadowed the form and content of the crux of the issue with a need for quick answers and fixes; at least f

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Marginalized Dalit Communities - Journey Fraught with Struggle

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In the late 1840s, Savitribai Phule embarked upon a mission previously unheard of in the cultural and customary landscape of some peoples of the yet-to-become Indian Union. Having been educated on an equal footing with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, the Dalit couple used education as a fulcrum for social change. Savitribai became the first headmistress of the first girls’ school in Pune. In

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We Must Fight the Encroaching Fascism

  0 comments   |     by Daag Ujjala

We Must Fight The Encroaching Fascism. We must fight it hard and fight it now. This time, fascism is global in its implications and nuclear in its capabilities.

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Clamoring For Israeli Approval: Trump’s Election Promises Will Haunt Him

  0 comments   |     by Dr Ramzy Baroud

US President Donald Trump promises to be pro-Israel in every aspect.

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The Adivasis of India -A History of Discrimination, Conflict, and Resistance

  0 comments   |     by C.R. Bijoy

The 67.7 million people belonging to "Scheduled Tribes" in India are generally considered to be 'Adivasis', literally meaning 'indigenous people' or 'original inhabitants', though the term 'Scheduled Tribes' (STs) is not coterminous with the term 'Adivasis'. Scheduled Tribes is an administrative term used for purposes of 'administering' certain sp

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