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Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad case: Stop witch hunt, Drop false implication

November 10, 2016 - 7:40 pm in Governance

The People’s Union of Civil Liberties strongly condemns the action of the Chhattisgarh police in registering an FIR (Cr. No. 27/2016 PS Tongpal dated 5.11.2016) against DU Professor Nandini Sundar, JNU Professor Archana Prasad (also of AIDWA),  Vineet Tiwari…

MODIfied surgical strikes: Parrikar praises Parivar

October 31, 2016 - 5:12 pm in Governance

It was 1984 where Mumbai was worst hit by the eruption of communal violence. Govandi, a north-eastern suburb of Mumbai was also witness to vastly communally…

SC directs Chhattisgarh police to initiate peace talk after expose by CBI

October 21, 2016 - 10:30 pm in Governance

Between March 11 and March 16, 2011, a police party consisting of police, SPOs and CRPF, led by DS Marawi, then Additional SP, Sukma, carried out combing operations…

Communal Violence in Chhapra & Maker: A Fact Finding Report

October 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm in Governance

The news of the outbreak of communal violence on 5th and 6th August 2016 in Maker village and Chhapra town, both in Saran District (Bihar), was disturbing. One Muslim youth by the name Mubarak posted a derogatory image that could have outraged the religious…

Surgery of Politicised SURGICAL STRIKE

October 16, 2016 - 12:29 pm in Governance

Egypt under Jamal Abdel Nasser received the disastrous defeat at the hands of Israel in 6 days, 1967 war.  Before the outbreak of the full blown hostilities Israel took the offensive and in the brazen attack seventeen Egyptian air force fields were destroyed…

CSSS’s Kairana Fact Finding report

October 6, 2016 - 6:37 pm in Governance

Introduction The Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 had left around 75000 people displaced from their homes A 2016 report -Living Apart: Communal Violence and Forced Displacement in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli– based on detailed ground research, found an estimated…

Understanding Kashmir Imbroglio 2016

October 4, 2016 - 10:15 am in Governance

In the din of hysteria created around the military action on LOC, which was in response to the killing of 18 Indian army jawans in Uri, the issue of the anguish of people of Kashmir has been undermined. As such India-Pakistan skirmishes (September 2016) are…

Muzaffarnagar riot victims in Kairana being labelled CRIMINALS ?

September 30, 2016 - 8:24 pm in Governance

PRESS STATEMENT September 29, 2016 Delhi NHRC Report on Kairana – Prejudiced and Partisan MUZAFFARNAGAR RIOT VICTIMS IN KAIRANA PAINED AT BEING LABELLED CRIMINALS BY NHRC DEMAND APOLOGYBY NHRC AND WITHDRAWAL OF THIS REPORT The findings of NHRC’s investigation…

A Reality Check on Jammu and Kashmir

September 15, 2016 - 11:48 am in Governance

Jammu and Kashmir is again in news for violence and counter violence. Again, several solutions are proposed.  Any such exercise, however, need to be informed of a reality check if peace is to return in the state in a foreseeable future. The present unrest…

NEEDED “Freedom from AFSPA” in J&K and Manipur | Pushkar Raj

August 15, 2016 - 7:52 pm in Governance

As India celebrates its anniversary of independence from the British rule it, is worthwhile to ask when the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur will get freedom from the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act 1958 (AFSPA) which is no less than being living under…