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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…

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…

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…

Too little too late: The Gulberg society judgment

June 17, 2016 - 5:25 pm in Society

On 2nd June 2016, judgment on the Gulberg case was pronounced, in which, out of 66 accused, the special designated court convicted 24 and acquitted 36 of the accused. The Gulberg massacre had claimed 69 lives during the 2002 pogrom which took in various places…

Quest for human rights was essence of Dr Ambedkar’s life

June 17, 2016 - 3:25 pm in Society

The following presentation was made at London School of Economics on 16th June 2016 at the conference organised by Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhists organisations, UK in collaboration with London School of Economics to commemorate 100 years of Dr. Ambedkar's…

Reforming Personal Laws

June 14, 2016 - 3:52 pm in Society

Many a social practices reflecting the inequality in society got religion’s cover and assumed a rigid character as the sanctity of religion has been associated with these retrograde practices. The personal laws were picked up by British from diverse sources…

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