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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…

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…

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…

‘Swachh Bharat without ‘untouchability and caste disrimination’

August 8, 2016 - 1:06 pm in Governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is 'honouring' a safai karmachari from Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for his 'commitment' to the duty. NDTV's Uma Sudhir reported that the said 'civic worker' always come before time and has not taken leave for a single day even…

Stop criminalising Communities

August 4, 2016 - 10:35 am in Governance

The term 'criminal tribe' was introduced by the British in the legal system. It was definitely a racial profiling or clubbing of communities. It is not strange therefore most of the 'criminal tribes' were either Dalits, OBCs or Adivasis. Based on crime committed…

CLPRA brings Black days for millions of Indian children

July 27, 2016 - 11:56 am in Governance

Lok Sabha has passed today Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 and allowed work for children below the age of 14 years in family enterprises is a regressive move. RTE Forum, a coalition of ten thousand grass-root organizations, people’s…

Political class is fragmenting Indian Social Fabric

July 20, 2016 - 1:06 pm in Governance

No one is interested in finding the truth. The truth sometimes becomes Hindu, sometimes Muslim and sometimes Christian or else. The facts and circumstances are interpreted as per the convenience of the concerned persons or the authorities. Sometimes the concept…

Emergency Then and Now

July 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm in Governance

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) often accuses its political opponent, the Congress party of imposing emergency in India in 1975. Recently on the 41st anniversary of emergency, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, said that 26th June must be observed…

In Sadhvi Pragya case NIA creates a paradox

July 2, 2016 - 5:45 pm in Governance

The paradox created by the National Investigating Agency on the eve of the bail application of the Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is beyond any reasonable and legal explanation.  It’s another matter that her bail application by the…