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School Children of Fairfield stand for Rights, Fair play!

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School Children of Fairfield stand for Rights, Fair play!

Patna Thu 26 April: The community becomes a safe space for children when all its members are alert. People living close to schools can make a big difference if they stand up and speak up for children’s protection. Some 500 kids held hands in a one kilometre long human chain, in an appeal to grownups […]

LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

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LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

Five days ago, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand witnessed its first Pride Parade. Following the Pride Parade by the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community on April 7, a steel city-based social outfit has formed a committee to spread awareness on LGBTQ rights. The emphasis, however appears more to be on transgender rights, but it […]

Is Social Justice fading ?

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Is Social Justice fading ?

The word social justice means fair play. Our Indian society has been striving for ages to ensure equity and justice. But the saddest part is that Justice is becoming scarcer with every passing year. The coming years is holding little hope of restoring social injustice in the country. The Constitution does not differentiate between people […]

India in turmoil, or just negative reporting?

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India in turmoil, or just negative reporting?

Following the celebration of India’s 69th Republic Day, rights groups and liberals have expressed concern over recent developments in India. At a gathering of intellectuals at Patna on Monday, Rashtra Seva Dal president Dr Suresh Khairnar said that India was going through an ‘unofficial emergency’, with far reaching ramifications. Marginalization of not only religious minorities, […]

Yangon is out and proud, Hang 377!

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Yangon is out and proud, Hang 377!

Yangon, Jan 29 : India and Burma share the same article 377, the archaic British law that has little use and much misuse in the 21st century. Finally, it seems that Burma (Myanmar) is coming Out! Fluorescent wigs askew and leaving broken stiletto heels and a cloud of glitter in their wake, Myanmar drag queens […]

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, […]

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