Human Rights

  • Another accused in Goa blast arrested

    Mumbai: Prashant Juvekar, 24, another accused in Goa blast case, was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad at Bhusaval in the Jalgaon district on 31 July. According to ATS, Prashant was one of the four wanted accused belonging to the...

  • Terrorism and how we are ‘covering’ it up

    Terrorism came handy to usual antagonists of Muslims, RSS and other Muslim bashers as a handle to beat the Muslim minority and a brush to tarnish its whole image in the country and beyond. The work went on in full swing whenever a bomb exploded...

  • MCOCA must against Malegaon accused: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on 19 July ruled that Sadhvi Pragya Sinh Thakur, Lt. Colonel Prasad Purohit and nine other accused will have to face charges under MCOCA for the Malegaon blasts conspiracy. A division bench consisting of Justice B ...

  • No RSS leader questioned: CBI chief

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 13 July described as “misleading” reports in a section of the media that some members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been questioned by the agency in connection ...

  • Three policemen get life term for fake encounter killings

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on 15 July sentenced three Delhi police personnel to life imprisonment for murdering two men in a fake encounter on 31 July, 2006 after abducting them from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. “This case is a stark illustrat...

  • Hindu organisations behind Malegaon, Ajmer and other bomb blasts

    New Delhi: CBI during its investigations of bomb blasts at various places has found solid proofs that in Malegaon and Ajmer bomb blasts, not Muslim but Hindu terrorists were complicit. The CBI will soon file chargesheets regarding bomb blasts i...

  • Aware of Hindu terror: Central Govt

    New Delhi: The Union home ministry said on 17 July that it is “aware” of the presence of Hindu terror outfits and is looking into such cases. The Centre has written to the Madhya Pradesh government to transfer the probe involving on...

  • Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, Sohrabuddin and what should the youth of India know

    The youth of India should be seized of the matter of the day. A few days ago the Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the first-ever university for police. Moments after the programme got underway a message was flashed to the higher echelons o...

  • Encounter of Maoist cadre by Police

    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is known as insanity and that’s what the Indian Police Service seems to be suffering from. They are taking the leadership of this country for a ride. If they con...

  • RSS stance against the floodgate of startling revelations: prevarication

    Prevarication is dodging facing the truth. Prevaricating in matters of national interest where the unity and integrity of the country is involved is even worse. It is treachery. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has the hallmark of this prevarication...

  • Advertisement of those who shun publicity: RSS and its catch 22

    The hallmark of the RSS functioning is secrecy, spreading rumour and insinuation from the sidelines and through front organisations. The RSS has so insidiously developed cultural nationalism based on communalism that it would take a couple of d...

  • International implications of the Malegaon blasts

    Unfortunately Indian foreign policy and much that goes in matters of internal security vis-à-vis terrorism in MHA is still captive to the partition of the country. If this were not so, the sleuths of Haryana would have cracked the Samjha...

  • UN intervention sought to check Human Rights violations

    Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, during a monthly sit-in here, urged United Nations to set up a monitoring group in Jammu and Kashmir to take note of human rights violations, including disappearances. “Internat...

  • UP govt move to release Tariq Qasmi

    Lucknow: Strange are the ways of Indian politics. Here political parties promise the moon to the voters in the form of manifestoes at the time of elections but forget them  soon after. Once in power, the leaders become so engrossed in serv...

  • 1336 rape cases in Kashmir in 7 years, conviction rate woefully low

    With the entire country up in arms against the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in a moving bus, Jammu and Kashmir’s rape victims despite fighting for justice from past many years have remained a disappointed lot as the culprits ...

  • Terrorism, Inefficient Investigations and Delayed Justice

    By Anis Ahmad anis49@gmail.com India has long been facing the menace of terrorism, which at some point of time even threatened a full-fledged war. Punjab faced that situation for nearly a decade while Jammu & Kashmir is yet to overco...

  • Why govt silent on banning Abhinav Bharat: Mufti Mukarram

    New Delhi: Maulana Mufti Mohammad Mukaram, Imam of Shahi Masjid Fatehpuri, hitting at the government's double standards in banning the communal organizations said on 8 May that on the one hand we are against terrorism and we are in favour o...

  • Why no ban on Hindu terrorist organisations?

    New Delhi: Recently the central government has imposed a ban on about a hundred terrorist and extremist organisations, many of which are totally unknown to the people of India, but surprisingly no such ban was imposed on Hindu terrorist organis...

  • Three years on, justice eludes Hyderabad blast victims

    Hyderabad: Three years after the Makkah Masjid blasts, justice still eludes the victims of the explosions, and of the subsequent police firing and torture in the name of "investigation", the Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC)...

  • Goa Blast: charges framed against Hindu right wing activists

    Panaji: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on 17 May filed charges in a court against 11 activists of a Hindu right wing organisation for the 2009 Diwali-eve blasts that killed two people in Goa's Margao town. However, the organisation...