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Electoral Process is a Secular Activity

January 6, 2017 - 3:14 pm in Society

The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution.…

Kairana- A case of polarization and Stigmatization of the Muslims

November 5, 2016 - 9:53 am in Society

In June this year, in the BJP National Executive meeting in Allahabad, BJP President, Amit Shah expressed concern over the alleged migration of Hindus…

Gandhi- Relevant or redundant today?

October 2, 2016 - 12:09 pm in Society

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known popularly as Mahatma Gandhi is remembered and spoken for a number of reasons. He is celebrated not just in India but…

Cow-Beef and Political Scenario

September 5, 2016 - 12:48 pm in Society

Too many incidents of atrocities against Dalits-Muslims have been making headlines during last two years. Some of these like the one of Una (Gujarat, July 2016) have shaken the conscience of sensitive citizens of the country. This one came on the back of the…

NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN SOUTH ASIA: PROGRAMMES, PLANS AND DANGERS

September 2, 2016 - 12:17 pm in Society

*Photo Credits: Vivek Bendre, The Hindu What is the status of the nuclear arsenals of India and Pakistan? What dangers come from the postures and plans they have adopted? What influences do China and the United States wield in the region? These and other topics…

In Conversation with Amar Lal Ram

August 31, 2016 - 1:48 pm in Society, Travelogue, Video

Vidya Bhushan Rawat, a Radical Humanist, political analyst and human rights activist based in Delhi, speaks to Amar Lal Ram, Nepal Amar Lal ram is a Dalit rights activist from the Saptarani district in the Madhesh region of Nepal. He comments specifically…

Fact finding report on Una, Gujarat

August 3, 2016 - 7:04 pm in Society

This report is presented by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Gujarat to National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and is released by Ms. Manjula Pradeep, Executive Director of Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat (Chairperson of the fact-finding team) and…

Dalits Muslims and Human Rights

August 1, 2016 - 1:33 pm in Society

The oldest litigant Hashim Ansari the oldest litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi dispute who died recently and associated with the case since 1949 had a friend in Ram Hans who was the other party representing the interests of the temple. Hashim Ansari and Ram Hans,…

The World is Gripped by “Cancer of Terror”

July 18, 2016 - 5:02 pm in Society

The current times are very disturbing as so many innocent lives are being lost and social resources being destroyed due to the dastardly phenomenon of terror. To cap it all, this phenomenon has been linked to religion in the popular perception. Just during…

Conscious Citizens’ “Statement on Kashmir”

July 13, 2016 - 11:43 am in Society

We write this in anguish at another alarming spiral of violence in Kashmir, when a discredited old playbook has yet again been deployed to wreak havoc with civilian life. Kashmir’s escalating violence follows a familiar pattern: a killing, a funeral where…