Home » Posts tagged with » HUMAN RIGHTS (Page 2)

\ \ \ \

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?

\ \ \ \ \ \ \

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

\ \ \

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

\ \ \ \ \ \

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 […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

\ \ \ \

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]

On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

\ \ \

On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

Chinese authorities in Tibet are tightening restrictions across the region as the birthday of the exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (July 6) approaches, according to Radio Free Asia. Displays by Tibetans of the Dalai Lama’s photo or public celebrations of his birthday have been met with harsh punishment in the past. In 1959, the […]

Is Manipur to be another Gaza strip, asks Irom Sharmila

\ \ \ \ \

Is Manipur to be another Gaza strip, asks Irom Sharmila

IMPHAL: Manipur’s ‘Iron lady’ , and satayarahi Irom Sharmila has called for an immediate end to the armed conflict in the state, comparing the ongoing situation in Manipur and the conflict in Gaza. She expressed her anguish at reports of the militant ambush at Paraolon in Chandel district on June 4 and the subsequent retaliation […]

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

\ \ \ \

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Sir, I went through a column of the newspaper highlighting the transgendered, once a suppressed section, are participating in the society. A ray of hope is seen to some extent for a fraction of country’s population-some transgenders in India are freely expressing their gender identity and exercising basic rights. Society is also moving in favour […]

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

\ \ \ \ \

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Kathmandu, Nepal : After striking down laws that discriminated against Gays, Lesbians and transgendered, and officially recognizing the third gender, Kathmandu is considering saying yes to same-sex marriage. A report on CNN has indicated that the Nepal government is actively considering giving its nod to same sex marriages. If this is happens, it will become the first South […]

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

\ \

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church, a notorious fundamentalist and anti-human rights group, picketed the funeral of Joseph Beau Biden – the son of US Vice President Joe Biden in Delaware this week. Mr Biden previously served as Attorney General of Delaware, and like his father was a staunch defender of LGBT rights, worked to successfully introduce […]

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

British actor and veteran campaigner for Gay rights, Sir Ian McKellen has praised Tory Prime Minister David Cameron for pushing through on same-sex marriage. The actor and veteran Stonewall campaigner told Sunday Times Magazine that Mr Cameron had “dragged” his party forward on the issue. He said: “It’s astonishing for a Tory Prime Minister to […]

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

\ \

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

Did you know that in Chhapra, Bihar, essential anti-retroviral treatment medicines have dried up at the ART centre, and if the regime is not available for even a day, the lives of the children are severely threatened?

Page 2 of 3123