Human Rights

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Kashmir, where are you Now? : Part 2

In the first part of Kashmir where are you now? we took a look at the trauma that the woman in Indian occupied Kashmir go through with rape cases. In this post we shall take a look at Half widows, what are half widows and their suffering. Many people mostly males and some of the rape victims end up disappearing, sometime huge graves are found where bodies have been buried to hide the evidence. So ... »

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Kashmir, where are you Now? : Part 1

Kashmir, if there’s heaven on it they said its Shangrila in Kashmir, I have been deviating from this topic for a long time. Every India for some reason perhaps its what we are born and brought up with this inborn hatred towards Pakistan and that Kashmir is ours. We spend millions of our tax rupees to enforce law and order in Kashmir, as usual the main stream media does not cover issues that ... »

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Gulabi Gang Upholding Women’s Rights

Woman in India have been taken for granted, they have been physically and mentally abused in many sections and stratas of society. Today there are still so many problems like the ongoing rapes in Delhi, molestations of foreigners in certain parts of the country and not to forget incidents where the women were pulled out of clubs and beaten on the streets. Instead of depending on government bodies ... »

Governments Crack Down on Bloggers

Millions of people blog around the world because it gives them the freedom to express themselves and write on topics that stir their emotions. There are certain countries that find it difficult to cope with this freedom of expression and arrest bloggers who write on political issues or events, organising social protests, etc. The recent arrest of the Malaysian blogger, who was accused of posting a... »

First Gay Pride Parade in India

In the year 1969 the New York police raided a gay bar called Stonewall Inn, where they humiliated and arrested the people present. Although that was the day for the first time people showed rare courage and protested. From then on every year on the same day countries all around the world participate in the Gay Pride Parade, this year India participated for the first time. It was a riot of colors a... »

The Price of Tata Nano

The price tag of the Nano, the measly one lakh rupees, that hopes to put bikers in a car comes with a hidden cost borne by the farmers of Singur. We have spoken about how the Tata’s forcibly acquired the land to set up their Singur factory. But the farmers are not keeping quite even after their families have bee tortured during the acquisition process, the recent visit of Ravi Kant, the mana... »

B’Tselem Helps Palestinians Shoot Back

An Israeli human rights group called B’Tselem that has been active in the occupied territories has recently provided more than 100 video cameras to the Palestinians there to record their daily lives. The majority of B’Tselem’s efforts are directed at violations committed by the Israeli government on behalf of all of the people living in Israel. The group focuses on the population... »

A Call for Financial Transparency in NGOs

Over the last couple of years I have been receiving the wire a short four page newsletter that’s dispatched by Amnesty International monthly, I consider myself lucky to receive it as it’s not me who is paying the subscription fee, I think its one of my uncles from London who my parents met while they were touring. That’s not important, what I wanted to talk about is that every month “the wire” giv... »

The Lives of Tibetans in Exile

With the 2008 Olympic games hosted in China, Tibet seems to be the center of attraction, the Chinese have been occupying Tibet after the invasion in 1951 just how America invaded Iraq in 2003 and are still occupying it. The Chinese coincidentally also say the same as the Americans said about Iraq, that pre-liberation Tibet was a medieval, oppressive society consisting of landowners, serfs and slav... »

Capital Punishment for Drug Trafficker

Ghulam Malik, has been sentenced to death by a special public prosecutor according to article 31-A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS). The act is for traffickers caught for the second time. The face value is that a major drug trafficker Malik was caught by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), who had seized a truck loaded with 142 kg of hashish in Ahmedabad in January 2002... »