Human Rights in South Asia

Conflicts Between Business Interests And Human Rights In the State of Odisha, India

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Conflicts Between Business Interests And Human Rights In the State of Odisha, India By Prasant Paikray  Presentation at UN Business & Human Rights Forum in Geneva, on 18th November,2015-Treaty Session-Challenges & opportunities of a treaty to address corporate abuse of Human Rights By Prasant Paikray The market oriented economic reforms initiated in the 1990s c

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INDIA’s FOREST RIGHTS ACT AND PEOPLES RIGHTS

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INDIA’s FOREST RIGHTS ACT AND PEOPLES RIGHTS What is the Forest Rights Act about? Millions of people live in and near India's forest lands, but have no legal right to their homes, lands or livelihoods. A few government officials have all power over forests and forest dwellers. The result? Both forests and people die. This Act recognises fo

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Finding Report Regarding Recent Arrests in the Bangalore Blasts Case

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Fact-Finding Report Regarding Recent Arrests in the Bangalore Blasts Case By People’s Human Rights Forum 07 December, 2015 Fact-Finding Report under the auspices of People’s Human Rights Forum regarding the Recent Arrest of K K Thasleem ( 34 years, Son of Abdul-Rahman, Azad Road, Kannur City ) – Brother of 27th Accused “Sharafudheen” Members : 1. Co

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Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco

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Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco Pakistan will push for Unesco to include another eight sites, that are of universal value, in its lost of world heritage sites. “These sites are of national and cultural universal importance, and will attract tourists from across borders – that will help Pakistan generate income and improve its soft image,” Ministry of

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CULTURE AND STATE

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Culture & state A.G. Noorani  The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. POLITICS is the art of the possible; economics is the science of the useful; culture is the essence of the worthwhile. The Spanish intellectual, Salvador de Madariaga’s summing is apt. There is a

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The Ideology of Humanitarian Imperialism

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The Ideology of Humanitarian Imperialism Interview with distinguished Belgian Scholar Jean Bricmont By Jean Bricmont Global Research, November 29, 2015 Politico and CounterPunch 27 November 2015 Interview with distinguished Belgian Scholar Jean Bricmont. Interview with Àngel Ferrero for the Spanish newspaper, Publico. English Translation courtesy

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Shame on You, Mr. Culture Minister

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Shame on You, Mr. Culture Minister By Siddharth Varadaraja A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and other matters are not casual off-the-cuff remarks; they have to be seen in the context of the guidance provided by the RSS to the government Union Minister for Tourism & Culture Mahesh Sharma being offered sweets as he unveils a 365 kg jumbo laddoo to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday at

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma  It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief m

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief mini

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REVERSE SWING: MODI'S GOVERNANCE IS A LOST OPPORTUNITY

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Reverse Swing: Modi’s Governance is a Lost Opportunity India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party. Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Updated: November 8, 2015 1:57 pm   Modi is no Margaret Thatcher. I see no honest drive to undo India’s crony capitalism, and an excessive reli

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