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Right to Privacy upheld by Supreme Court

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Right to Privacy upheld by Supreme Court

New Delhi: The right to privacy of an individual is a natural, cherished, inseparable and inalienable right which is born with a human being and extinguishes with it, the Supreme Court said today. The landmark verdict of the Supreme Court declaring Right to Privacy as a fundamental right was today welcomed by jurists and senior […]

Goa meat traders challenge cattle ban

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Goa meat traders challenge cattle ban

The Bombay High Court has  issued notice to the central and the Goa governments over a petition filed by meat traders challenging the newly-introduced restrictions on cattle trade. Quraishi’s Meat Traders’ Association of Goa challenged in the Goa bench of the high court the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, […]

Pak Agriculture University to house Catholic Church

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Pak Agriculture University to house Catholic Church

A Pakistani University will be the first to house a Catholic church and has allotted one square kilometre for its construction, a brave move given the many reports of intolerance against religious minorities in that country. While most Pakistani universities host mosques, UAF will be the first to allow a Christian house of prayer on […]

Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

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Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

A sweeping ban on trading cattle for slaughter, imposed by India’s Government to appease its ultra conservative Hindu vote-base, is being seen by the nation’s meat and leather industries as an attempt to destroy businesses  ultra conservative Hindus do not agree with. Other critics argue the ban is an attempt to control what people eat, […]

Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

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Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

Why have attacks against different groups or sects of Christians increased over the past two years? Who are behind these terror tactics? Perhaps it is time for the mainstream media to investigate! For quite some time now, we have been getting reports on  what appears to be a series of low-intensity, small scale attacks on […]

Does Sri Lanka encourage discrimination against LGBT minorities ?

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Does Sri Lanka encourage discrimination against LGBT minorities ?

Colombo: Sri Lanka once again failed to address the issue of stigmatization and victimisation of LGBT people.  Sri Lanka’s cabinet has in fact, rejected a proposal to end discrimination based on sexual orientation,  because it could ‘legitimise homosexuality’, a government minister said (Jan 18). Sri Lanka’s 1883 penal code, a legacy of its British colonial […]

The poor deserve to be treated with dignity, not disdain

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The poor deserve to be treated with dignity, not disdain

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris , where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, […]

Right wing US Governor saps LGBT pride

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Right wing US Governor saps LGBT pride

A  special report  in ‘The Charlotte Observer’ investigated the extent of anti-LGBT discrimination in North Carolina  (USA) in the wake of the state’s discriminatory House Bill 2 (HB 2), finding that LGBT people have “for years been subjected to bullying, harassment, discrimination and sometimes violence” and that HB 2 “heightens fear in North Carolina.” The […]

Everyday, Japan is more tolerant of Same- sex couples

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Everyday, Japan is more tolerant of Same- sex couples

Times are a-changing in Japan, especially for LGBT couples. If businesses are opening up and recognizing the Pink yen, the public sector in Japan isn’t far behind. Change is coming, albeit more slowly, in the public sector. The self-governing Shibuya district of Tokyo created quite a stir when in February 2015, it declared that it […]

‘Indian leaders should be vigilant about minority rights’

‘Indian leaders should be vigilant about minority rights’

NEW DELHI – United States Undersecretary for civilian security, Dr Sarah Sewall expressed concern on Thursday about recent incidents of violence in India against religious minorities, urging national leaders to be vigilant in protecting the right of Indians to freedom of worship. India’s archaic stance on same sex relationships is also a sticky point in […]

Patna HC asks PMCH Super: Want to go to Jail?

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Patna HC asks PMCH Super: Want to go to Jail?

PATNA: Will Sohila Kunawar , the HIV positive person that Patna Medical College Hospital is harassing, finally receive treatment and respect? Patna high court on Tuesday rebuked the PMCH superintendent and ordered the PMCH to reimburse the expenses incurred by the widow. NEWSNET has been following the story. We reported how the Superintendent ignored the […]

Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

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Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

Imphal: DM College of Arts, one of Manipur’s premier colleges, has admitted their first transgender student. Mx Sandra Nandeibam , makes gender history by becoming the first Northeasern transgender to enrol in a Manipur College. In fact, Mx Nandeibam and DM College have made Northeastern gender history ! The college provided three columns to identify […]

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