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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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PMCH defies court to deny surgery to HIV positive woman

Patna, Bihar: Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) is a law into itself and the Patna High Court is far from pleased. On Tuesday, Justice Jyoti Saran held that prima fasciae a case for Contempt is made out against the Superintendent PMCH as the Petitioner (30 year old widow Sohila Kunwar, living with HIV) is made […]

365 Days of  hate-mongering and insecurity?

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365 Days of hate-mongering and insecurity?

Is the social and multi-cultural fabric of India being undermined by a socio-political- religious nexus supervising a cadre of communalised grassroots workers who constantly attack and threaten the liberal Hindus and the religious or ethnic minorities? A report compiled by human rights activists says the past year has seen an increase in the number of […]

Backward Class converts to Islam retains BC status: Madras HC

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Backward Class converts to Islam retains BC status: Madras HC

CHENNAI: A Hindu backward class person, who embraces Islam, shall be considered as backward class Muslim, the Madras high court has held. Justice D Hariparanthaman passed the order and directed Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission to accept the application of R Ayesha, converted to Islam in 2005 and applied for a job as a typist […]

60%  abused by daughters-in-law; 57 %  by sons

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60% abused by daughters-in-law; 57 % by sons

The abuse of elderly people in India has risen drastically, says HelpAge India, a non-governmental organisation which fights isolation, poverty and neglect of the elderly. The NGO, working to secure senior citizens’ rights, has reported that elders here are facing a huge ‘crisis’. Shooting to a disturbing 50% of elders experiencing abuse, from last year’s […]

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