National

  • Maulana Azad’s 60th death anniversary observed

    Maulana Azad’s 60th death anniversary observed, indifferent attitude by central govt. extension lecture at Azam Campus, Pune

  • 27th anniversary of Kunan Poshpora mass rape, justice continues to elude the victims

    More than two decades on, justice continues to elude the victims of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the twin villages in the border district wherein over 40 women were allegedly raped by the Army in 1991

  • Basic ethics in elections are on decline: Faizan Mustafa

    Hyderabad: The contestants in general elections are violating the poll code with impunity while the Election Commission remains a mute spectator, leading legal luminary and Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Prof Faizan...

  • 2010 army atrocities in Kashmir: J&K human rights panel protects Army

    Report of retired Justice Makhan Lal Koul Commission on 2010 killings was submitted to the government in December 2016 but a copy and findings of the report were not made public.

  • UK: Local authority snatches away Indian Muslim children from parents

    This reality of the so-called developed world is nauseating, if not frightening. It exposes the layers of cruelty under the heap of façades. It is about time the Indian government demand the return of this hapless family and its children.

  • Escape of militant from hospital and Guru-Bhatt anniversaries increase pressure on J&K Govt

    Separatists have reiterated their demand for the return of the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat who were buried inside the premises of Tihar jail after being secretly hanged on February 9, 2013 and February 11, 1984 respectively.

  • Expecting alternative media accountability

    As the alternate media expands its reaches to hundred thousand Indians across the country, thanks to increasingly cheaper internet connectivity, its restraint and liability also start surfacing in public discourses. The limitatio...

  • Harassment of activists helping investigation of suspicious death of Manipuri youth Pravish

    Hong Kong: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information from the Youth Forum for the Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR), Manipur about the harassment of activists who are fighting for a fair and expeditious investig...

  • Journalists in India seek protection, 12 killed in 2017

    With the end of the year 2017, India finds itself in an awkward position with the annual statistics of 12 journalists either murdered or killed in suspicious situations. The populous country, known as the largest democracy in the globe, thu...

  • Jamiat’s Protest against Israeli PM denied in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad: January, 17: The Ahmedabad Police did not give permission to Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind which planned to stage protest against coming of Isreali Prime Minster Netanyahu in the city today without any proper reason. The police even intercepte...

  • Kashmir: AMU scholar’s joining Hizb creates a flutter

    Pertinently, police had on January 7 said that those willing to quit militancy can now contact their families, return and start their lives afresh and that they do not need to necessarily surrender before police.

  • Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History

    The new Dalit groups are trying to build their movement by making alliances with other oppressed sections of society. The solidarity expressed by religious minorities, workers and other social groups to the issues of Dalits in case of Bhima Korega...

  • Kashmir human rights report released, 391 killed in 2017. Here are the details.

    Srinagar, January 3: Alleging an upward surge in human rights abuses in the statein the outgoing year,Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a local human rights group, here said that the year witnessed 451 killings including civ...

  • Stage set for Panchayat elections in Jammu & Kashmir

    Srinagar: With the state government proposing to hold Panchayat pollsearly next year, All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC)demanded implementation of the 73rd Amendment of Constitution regarding Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir ...

  • Kashmir: DeM chief Asiya Andrabi re-arrested soon after her release

    Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syed Asiya Andrabi was re-arrested outside the court premises here on December 21 immediately after her release. Andrabi was re-arrested in another case by the police in connection with a case file...

  • Kashmiris relieved by the Indian support to Palestine over Jerusalem

    Srinagar: Separatists as well as mainstream politicians here welcomed the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Jerusalemthat called upon United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

  • Indian Christians lack confidence in Modi government: cardinal

    Cardinal Cleemis also met federal Home Minister Rajnath Singh Dec. 19 to tell him about the pain and shock of the Christian community at the latest incident in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Minorities Commission celebrates UN Minority Day

    Delhi Minorities Commission celebrated the UN Minority Rights Day on Wednesday, 20 December, here with a cultural show and lectures programme. It was held at the India Islamic Cultural Centre.

  • Stage set to induct Mehbooba’s brother into J&K cabinet

    Srinagar: Decks are being cleared for Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, younger brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the youngest son of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, to be inducted into the state cabinet. The sage...

  • Modi has lost Gujarat elections!

    I am putting my credibility of 27 years in journalism at stake here! I stand by my prediction that Congress is getting 59-63 seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections.  Hardik Patel is swearing by similar figures--he puts Congress ...