Human Rights in South Asia

Damning US report on Hindu fanaticism in India touches raw nerve in Delhi

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The latest report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has damning references to the rise of Hindu fanaticism in India under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, with targeted attacks on Muslims. Expectedly, these observations have touched a raw nerve in the Indian Establishment which is now steeped in Hindu supremacism and the attendant disdain for any criticism

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Migrant workers killed in latest tragedy amid India virus lockdown

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Stranded migrant labourers in Chennai, in southeastern India, prepare to board a special train to take them home after the government eased lockdown measures Five Indian migrant workers died when the mango-laden truck they hid in to evade the virus lockdown overturned, police said Sunday, adding to a rising death toll among the country's poorest labourers.

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal'..

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal' treatment of Muslims Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy said that the Indian government is trying to  fan communal rifts by exploiting the coronavirus issue against its minority Muslim community, according to a

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India using coronavirus against Muslims as typhus used against Jews: Arundhati

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She said the Indian government was exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to inflame tensions between Hindus and Muslims and as a tactic reminiscent of one used by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Its ideologues have likened the Muslims of India to the Jews of Germany. And if you look at the way in which th

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Kashmir: Freedom Fighters Kill Indian Colonel, a Major &...

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Kashmir: Freedom Fighters Kill Indian Colonel, a Major and at least 10 soldiers Several Indian security personnel and two militants were killed in a major spike in fighting in Indian held Kashmir.  when the army and police stormed a house where rebels were holding hostages, officials said. Indian counterinsurgency team led

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Report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

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Report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom 1-The US Commission has recommended the imposition of strict diplomatic sanctions on India 2-India deliberately allows systematic violence against religious freedoms 3-India has committed serious violations of international religious freedom law 4-Diplomatic, administrative sanctions should be impose

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice..

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice, more conversions underway Illavenil, the state secretary of the Tamil Puligal Katchi, told India Today that legally 430 people have converted to Islam and many more are in the process of the conversion. I can

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India: COVID-19 Lockdown Puts Poor at Risk

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Migrant workers make the journey to their villages on foot following a lockdown amid concern of the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, (New York) – Indian authorities need to urgently adopt measures to protect the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people if COV

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End Internet Shutdowns In Kashmir to Manage COVID-19

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Blocking Access Could Cost Lives  New York) – Intentionally shutting down or restricting access to the internet violates multiple rights and can be deadly during a health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Human

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India's government discusses end of lockdown as millions struggle to find food

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India's government discusses end of lockdown as millions struggle to find food With the death toll from Covid-19 in India climbing steadily to over 2300 cases and at least 56 dead, discussions within the government have begun on a way forward following the end of the 21-day lockdown period, as well as an exit s

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