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Open Letter to The President & The Prime Minister of India

October 31, 2015 - 5:13 pm in Governance

Over 60 civil society organisations and groups of Hyderabad comprising of academics, activists, journalists, writers, poets, artists, trade and student unions, professionals and concerned citizen came together to organise a Meeting to Sign an Open Letter…

BABRI TO DADRI: STOP PLAYING WITH LIVES & RIGHTS OF MINORITIES

October 22, 2015 - 5:53 pm in Governance

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] along with Bharat Bachao Andolan, Police Reforms Watch, Vidyarthi Bharti, Phule-Ambedkar Manch and Jagrut Kamgaar…

Need is “Uniform” civil code, NOT “Common” civil code

October 17, 2015 - 1:28 pm in Governance

Gender equality should guide the process of reforming family laws and not national integration Supreme Court of India has yet again asked the Union Government…

Innocent minor – mercilessly beaten by BSF in open street – IMPUNITY

August 27, 2015 - 1:45 am in Governance

25 August 2015 To The Chairman National Human Right Commission Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA New Delhi-110023 Respected Sir Here I am referring one incident of heinous assault by the perpetrator Border Security Force (BSF) jawan upon the victim…

NHRC exposes several loop holes in the handling of the Nun rape case in Chhattisgarh

August 22, 2015 - 1:15 am in Governance

NHRC exposes several loop holes in the handling of the Nun rape case in Chhattisgarh: Calls for action taken report from Chief Secretary, DGP and SP, Raipur on specific issues (20.8.2015) PRESS RELEASE New Delhi, 20th August, 2015 The National Human Rights…

Mumbaikar’s protests the Coastal Road Project

August 16, 2015 - 8:05 pm in Governance

Ghar Bachao Ghar BanaoAndolan protests the Coastal Road Project in Mumbai   Mumbai | 15th August, 2015: The Coastal Road is a futile project and a faulty plan. While it is a widely known fact that this Rs.12,000 crore costly mega project will only serve…

State Must Not Organise Religious Festivals

August 12, 2015 - 1:11 am in Governance

After staging the Yoga spectacle on 21st June 2015 on Rajpath, Delhi, the Modi government now plans to celebrate Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan on a grand scale in late August. This plan has full approval of its parent organization, the RSS. Now a Hindu religious festival…

Indira Gandhi’s and Narendra Modi’s common pursuit: A pliant judiciary

August 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm in Governance

Indira Gandhi considered an Independent judiciary a thorn in her flesh, and its independence as its fang. She wanted to defame it so that she could rule like an absolute Monarch free from any constraint. She even found the Constitution as an undesirable impediment…

Manual Scavenging a ‘Career Option’ and a part of ‘Skill India’

August 7, 2015 - 6:10 pm in Governance

What was conceived by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as bringing employers and job seekers on a single platform seems to now promote and allow the hiring of the prohibited act of manual scavenging at the click of a button. Cleaning of sewers, descending…

Capital Punishment (LAPM): ‘Justice’ or ‘Revenge’

August 7, 2015 - 5:42 pm in Governance

Capital Punishment is an act of ‘Revenge’ and not ‘Justice’. If `to Kill’ is ‘Murder’ then ‘Capital Punishment’ too is ‘Murder by State’. It is important to debate what ‘Justice means’. It is also equally important to discuss what ‘Punishment…