Human Rights in South Asia

A Dalit Girl Gang Raped And Hanged From A Tree In Gujarat

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In north Gujarat a 19-year-old Dalit woman was kidnapped, gangraped and murdered before her body was hanged from a tree to make it look like a suicide. The victim had gone missing on December 31 and her body was found on January 5. According to the details of the Nirbhaya-like case, after the deceased went missing, her family had

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US deplores detentions, internet ban in occupied Kashmir

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WASHINGTON: The chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has expressed concern over continued detentions and internet-shutdown in occupied Kashmir, days before her visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks. “Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step,” she wrote i

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Citizenship Law Protests Shut Down India’s Capital

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Govt turns off internet, ties up transport to stymie nationwide opposition to religion-based citizenship law BySaikat Datta, New Delhi Police detain a protester at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. Photo: AFP / Sajjad Hussain In

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ASSAM SHAN’T BLEED AGAIN- The Current Citizenship...

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ASSAM SHAN’T BLEED AGAIN- The Current Citizenship Amendment Bill Row As we stand in the third decade of astructural economic reform, we must question every side of the coin about their intentions before taking any particular side. The same should be done to the populist leaders of Assam who have sparked protest

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Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

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The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots.

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11 state govts, representing 56% of  India

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11 state govts, representing 56% of  India, have now taken a ‘no-NRC’ stance   Anti-NRC state govts include those headed by the opposition, as well parties like JD(U), BJD and YSR Congress that had supported CAA in Parliament.

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Regressive and Discriminatory. India's Nationality Bill

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"complete violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international covenants on elimination of all forms of discrimination based on religion or belief".   Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on

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India’s end game in Kashmir could blow up

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More than a month after India ended the special status for the state of Jammu and Kashmir; it is preparing to restore a high degree of normality by mid-October. This means that the curbs on people’s communication and movement in force since August 5 are likely to con

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Ayodhya: Indian Judiciary on Trial

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IT has been nearly 27 years since the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. And it still feels like yesterday that the tragedy that changed India forever struck. Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that fateful day. It is as if time has stood still all these years. It indeed has in many ways. Meanwhile a whole n

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A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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This is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher. Many of us have heard about India’s annexation of Sikkim in the twentieth century but only a few have access to the details of how the tragedy unfolded in the midst of personal and political vicissitudes and the geopolitical com

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