Human Rights in South Asia

THE REPRESSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN BANGLADESH

  0 comments   |     by Dr M. Abdul Mu’min Chowdhury

Introduction: Shock Doctrine at Work? Bangladesh has not only been very active within the United Nations human rights agencies and forums, it has also served as a member of its Human Rights Commission (1983-2000) and Human Rights Council (2006-2008). In 1998 it was the Vice Chair of the Bureau of Human Rights Commission. As a state Bangladesh has never been shy in

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Dimensions of the strategy to wipe out Sikh culture from India

  0 comments   |     by Gurtej Singh, IAS & IPS (Formerly) Professor of Si

Paper read by professor Gurtej Singh'at the 24th Session of the United Nations:Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, It is appropriate that this body rightly regarded as the conscience keeper of humankind, becomes aware of the diabolical conspiracy to jeopardise the existence of other nations and minorities (onam

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Human Rights in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Brig. ® Usman Khalid

Of the total population of India the four Hindu castes are about 15% - Brahmins 3%, Kashatria and Vaisha 2% each, the Shudra 9%. The outcastes are 65% of the population – 20% Scheduled Castes (SC), 10% Scheduled Tribes (ST), and 35% Other Backward castes (OBC). The untouchables get a quota in jobs and education but the Christians and the Sikhs (2.5% of the population each) can benefit

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Human Rights vs Tyranny

  0 comments   |     by Alan Hart

Still on India I have to add that I think its caste system is much more than morally repulsive in the extreme. It is the biggest conglomeration of human rights abuses on Planet Earth. I remain puzzled, as I have been for many years, why Indians don’t cause it to be consigned to the dustbin of history. The title of my contribution to this conference is taken from paragraph three o

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Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood

  0 comments   |     by By Anonymous The Bhutanese

Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood Political turbulence and separatist violence in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal are impacting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, notes one Bhutanese analyst. | Via The Bhutanese Bhutan, for quite some time has been affected by the lawlessness, political turbulence and violence in its border regions with the Indian states of Assam and West Beng

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Protect human rights by tackling corruption

  0 comments   |     by Ana Gomes

Protect human rights by tackling corruption Ana Gomes I believe this is also going to be very useful for the EU and for the sanity of our own methods. It could improve the transparency of our procedures so that we do not cooperate with practices that actually increase the opacity, like money laundering. Many highly corrrupt countries are also fast-growing economies and hence important tradeand

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The killing fields of Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

The killing fields of Kashmir By Aijaz Zaka Syed Dubai eye The writer is a Middle East based columnist. Kashmir is on the boil again. What happened in Handwara on Tuesday was hardly unusual. Three people were gunned down – two boys and an old woman – because the security forces decided to defend themselves against unarmed civilians, who were protesting against the alleged molestatio

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Protect human rights by tackling corruption

  0 comments   |     by Ana Gomes

Protect human rights by tackling corruption Ana Gomes I believe this is also going to be very useful for the EU and for the sanity of our own methods. It could improve the transparency of our procedures so that we do not cooperate with practices that actually increase the opacity, like money laundering. Many highly corrrupt countries are also fast-growing economies and hence important tradeand

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Identity crisis

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani

Identity crisis A.G. Noorani THE deep divide between the forces of Indian nationalism and Hindu nationalism did much to thwart the movement for India’s independence. That divide has now come to the fore and threatens to subvert India’s secular constitution. Well before Quaid-i-Azam propounded the two-nation theory in 1939 and the Muslim League adopted the Pakistan Resolution in 1940

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Hate As Harmony: Law And Order Under Saffrons

  0 comments   |     by Subhash Gatade

Hate As Harmony: Law And Order Under Saffrons By Subhash Gatade Muslims were equated to “demons” and “descendants of Ravana”, and warned of a “final battle”, as the Sangh Parivar held a condolence meeting here for VHP worker Arun Mahaur, who was killed last week allegedly by some Muslim youths. Among those present on the dais were Union Minister of State, HRD

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