Human Rights

  • Bangladesh should End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters: HRW

    New York: Bangladesh authorities should stop the arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters and others, Human Rights Watch said today. Hundreds have been arrested or placed under preventive deten...

  • Amnesty launches campaign against pellet guns in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Global human rights group, Amnesty International India, has launched a postcard campaign and online petition seeking ban on pellet guns. The Amnesty International India in an e-mailed statement (January 16) said that the camp...

  • Martin Luther King Jr: US Blacks are still dreaming

    Its Martin Luther King Jr Day in the United States today. Many will truly celebrate his memory and the rich legacy, which he has left all. Not many will forget his memorable speech ‘I have a dream’ on 28 August 1963 during that...

  • India's Identification Project Aadhaar Threatens Rights: Human Rights Watch

    New York:  The Indian government’s mandatory biometric identification project, Aadhaar, could lead to millions of people being denied access to essential services and benefits in violation of their human rights, Amnesty International...

  • 2017: a year worse than 2016 for the Kashmiris

    In comparison to 2016, the graph of killings in 2017 showed an upward trend, said Annual Human Rights Report for 2017 released by Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

  • Stand Up For Human Rights Today!

    Even a cursory survey of some of the major countries of the world will make one realise how bad the situation is with regard to human rights. Populism seems to thrive in countries where rhetoric of leaders is highly discriminatory and divisive.

  • Prof Samdani delivers lecture on ‘Constitution and Fundamental Rights’

    Aligarh, December 6, 2017: Professor Shakeel Samdani (Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University—AMU) delivered a lecture on ‘Constitution and Fundamental Rights’ at the Department of Mass Communications, AMU. Delineatin...

  • Love in the times of Fundamentalist Politics: Case of Hadiya

    The politics of communal polarization in is focusing on many identity issues, one being the Love Jihad, where the Hindu girl married to a Muslim or Christian man is targeted, and is legally manipulated in a manner to ensure that she is forced t...

  • Kashmiri and terror-accused detainees assaulted in jail

    New Delhi: Violation of fundamental, human and legal rights of prisoners, who have alleged they were subjected to severe physical torture at the Tihar Jail here, came under the Delhi High Court's scanner as it ordered on 27 November an enqu...

  • AADHAAR is starving poor Indians to death as the Supreme Courts looks away

    Sakina Ashfaq, 50, is the latest life claimed by the AADHAAR, the name given to the 12-digit unique identification (UID) number by the government of India. The reports suggest that she died of hunger. The authorities, as is unsaid stan...

  • Arbitrary detention of Chandrashekhar makes a mockery of the rule of law

    Chandrashekhar Ravan, the founder of the Bhim Army remains in custody despite the Allahabad High Court granting him bail in all the cases registered against him. Ravan is in custody because of the Government of Uttar Pradesh has registered a ca...

  • Two-day National Conference on Human Rights inaugurated today in Delhi

    New Delhi, 28 October 2017: The two-day National Conference on Human Rights organized by National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) was inaugurated by Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Chairperson of Delhi Minorities Commission inau...

  • The fight for gender equality in the Indian Navy

    In August this year, proceedings were initiated to discharge Sabi Giri, a sailor with the Indian Navy, on grounds that she had undergone sex reassignment surgery in the previous year. Sabi, who had joined the Navy as an 18-year-old, had felt un...

  • Indian jails are hell holes

    In these recent years, the so-called ‘marching ahead…developed times’ jails and prisons continue to be not just lagging on varying fronts, but also shrouded in layers of horrifying haze.

  • A social revolution is underway in Kerala

    On 8 October 2017, the Kerala State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced the list of candidates who have been recommended by the PSC to be appointed as priests in Hindu temples in the state. Out of the 62 persons named in the list 36 are n...

  • India — Superpower aspirations while 21 percent of children waste away

    With the publication of the 2017 Global Hunger Index Report, it is clear that India’s dreams of becoming a superpower, with world class airports and bullet trains, are all hyperbole. The utopian narrative of modern India overlooks the fac...

  • Girls Struggle for an Education in Afghanistan says Human Rights Watch

    Kabul:  Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention...

  • Globally Girls Struggle for Rights: Child Marriage, Limited Education Access Are Key Barriers according to Human Rights Watch

    New York: Child marriage and a lack of access to quality education are major barriers to progress for girls across the globe, Human Rights Watch said today, on the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. Millions of girls wo...

  • Rohingyas are human too! Dont let the fake propaganda make you forget this.

    'The whole world is one family’, is an ancient Sanskrit phrase found in one of the Sacred Texts of Hinduism. Despite having roots and living in the Buddhist- majority country for centuries, the Rohingyas since 1982 are denied citizenship, disenfra...

  • Gandhi's Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

    Human violence has a cause. See ‘Why Violence?’ and ‘Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology: Principles and Practice’. It has many manifestations. And it can be ended. But if this is to happen, then ma...