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1.3 million girls missing every year | Implement PC&PNDT Act NOW

November 3, 2016 - 4:50 pm in Reforms

Asian Centre for Human Rights released its 290 page report, “The State of the PC&PNDT Act: India’s losing battle against female foeticide”, the first ever comprehensive study on the status of implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic…

Whither Justice for Religious Minorities

October 19, 2016 - 12:40 pm in Reforms

Retired Justice of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju wrote (26 September 2016) to the Supreme Court judges, “You are aware that one Ikhilaq was…

In Conversation with Tilak Pariyar

September 11, 2016 - 4:17 pm in Reforms, Video

Vidya Bhushan Rawat, a Radical Humanist, political analyst and human rights activist based in Delhi, speaks to Tikal Pariyar, Nepal Tilak Pariyar is Member…

The Mother and her Deification

September 5, 2016 - 4:53 pm in Reforms

Many friends ask me why I am quiet on the issue of Mother Teresa and her canonization . Well, I have been travelling and not really following much of the news. However, I have my position which I clarified several times in the past too. I have lots of respect…

Amnesty Report on Kashmir: An Attempt to Uncover a Narrative of Denied Justice

September 2, 2016 - 6:19 pm in Reforms

An FIR was recently registered against Amnesty International India (AII) on charges of sedition and other IPC sections. Amnesty International India had organized a panel discussion which included Kashmiri Pandits and others. This discussion was a part of the…

Uniform Civil Code- a Political Ruse

August 17, 2016 - 6:36 pm in Reforms

The government (Law ministry) recently referred the matter of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to the Law Commission to seek its opinion. The UCC debate has been raging on since independence but has seen many ups and downs depending upon the political ideology at…

Political battles need bigger social coalition

July 27, 2016 - 12:33 pm in Reforms

It was a solidarity protest against atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat and other parts of the country. Numerous organisations came. Jantar Mantar, during the session of Parliament, was crowded as usual with a diverse group. On the left-hand side of our protest…

Adivasis quit homeland due to economic poverty and social insecurity

June 18, 2016 - 12:50 pm in Culture, Reforms

Adivasis leaving their homeland in waves - searching for a way out of  economic poverty and social insecurity During the recent years three types of migration waves are taking place in the Adivasi dominant states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal.…

Domestic Violence: Lessons for India from Australia

May 17, 2016 - 10:49 am in Reforms

One social parallel that can be drawn between two dissimilar countries like India and Australia is rampant family violence in both the countries. As Australia is fighting the menace vigorously, India can learn a few  lessons from it, giving some relief to…

Dr. Ambedkar in Jharkhand

April 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm in Reforms

July 20,1942 is a historical and memorable day in the History of India .On this very day Dr. B. R Ambedkar was appointed as labour member( labour Minister) in the Executive Council of Viceroy. He was not only a Professor, Lawyer, Politician, Educationalist…