human rights

Human Rights in India

Human Rights in India

December 11, 2019

As the world marked the Human Rights Day on December 10, India had very little cheerful to report on its own record of defending human rights. The number of incidents of grave violations, mainly by the State and its forces has risen sharply , as has the area affected by the viola...

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EU migrant crisis

EU migrant crisis

August 19, 2019

Italy’s nationalist leader faces sharp criticism from EU partners over blockade of migrant boats off Italy.

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India’s Stance on Refugees

India’s Stance on Refugees

May 31, 2018

India hosts the largest population of refugees in all of South Asia. At the end of 2016, there were 207,070 persons of concern in India, out of whom 197,851 were refugees and 9,219 were asylum seekers. As per the Global Trends report on Forced Displacement in 2016, published by t...

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Rallying Call for a Disability-Inclusive Society

Rallying Call for a Disability-Inclusive Society

May 31, 2018

In a country where disability is often stigmatised, the differently-abled face a number of challenges – from lack of basic infrastructural facilities to sexual violence. Though both government and private players are recognising the need to focus on the differently-abled popula...

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India’s Rohingya policy criticised by the UN

India’s Rohingya policy criticised by the UN

September 14, 2017

While the United Nations Human Rights Council describes the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as typical ‘ethnic cleansing’, India's stand regarding the minority refugees also attracts criticism.

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Urban homeless in India

Urban homeless in India

September 4, 2017

The three-member panel appointed by Supreme Court in their final report revealed that almost 90 pc of the urban homeless in India is yet to get a shelter; the ambiguity in handling government funds and fallacious undertakings of the state governments came as striking facts in the...

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Kashmiri diaspora ask India, Pak to end animosity over J&K

Kashmiri diaspora ask India, Pak to end animosity over J&K

January 26, 2017

Attesting that the people of Jammu & Kashmir are the ones to ultimately suffer the consequences of conflicts between India and Pakistan over the valley, the Kashmiri diaspora has formed an organisation - Kashmir Voice International (KVI) - to address the issue.

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Manipur Sangai Festival showcases rich heritage of state

Manipur Sangai Festival showcases rich heritage of state

November 29, 2016

The annual Manipur Sangai Festival put on display the vibrant traditional performance art and sportive nature of the inhabitants of the north-eastern state.

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India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

October 20, 2016

India has been placed at 66 out of 113 countries in the world for upholding the rule of law according to a freshly released report by World Justice Project.

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Paris Climate Agreement

Paris Climate Agreement

April 21, 2016

As world leaders come together to sign the Paris agreement, an international alliance of frontline and indigenous communities calls it a dangerous distraction. Close to 155 countries are preparing to sign the Paris agreement on Earth Day, April 22, in New York, but an internation...

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