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  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Honour killing is human rights violation, says Nallakannu

MADURAI,TAMIL NADU Honour killing is human rights violation, said Communist Party of India leader R. Nallakannu here on Saturday. Speaking at a public hearing organised by Evidence, an NGO fighting against honour killing, he said that every human being had the right to live. The government has the responsibility to protect its civilians. Whenever there [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Bluster or masterstroke: Depends on what Govt does, say ex-diplomats

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw down the Balochistan gauntlet at Pakistan, a majority of seven former Foreign Secretaries The Indian Express spoke with struck a note of caution, as they mulled over the “imponderables” and what is going to follow next from the government. The Indian Express reached out to former Foreign Secretaries Shivshankar [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Can we help Kashmir?

Srinagar, Aug. 5 — There are many in Indian Kashmir who will not be able to read what was written to decry the atrocities they suffered at the hands of the Indian state forces, due to injuries to their eyes. Blame it all you can on outside forces but the fact of the matter is [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Modi calls for protecting Dalits, ending discrimination

Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for protecting Dalits and said if the country has to progress, peace, unity and harmony can’t be neglected. Addressing a meeting of BJP’s booth-level workers of Telangana here, he said discrimination will not be allowed and warned that the “country and the world will not forgive [...]

  • Aug 04 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

PM will have to speak on Akhlaq, Rohith and Kashmir: Bezawada

PM will have to speak on Akhlaq, Rohith and Kashmir: Bezawada Express News Service Hyderabad The Dalit movement brewing throughout the nation will not allow the Prime Minister to keep quiet, Magsaysay award winner Bezwada Wilson, said here on Monday. Wilson was attending the concluding plenary of the All India Thematic Social Forum. Speaking at [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, North America

The voice of a new world

New Delhi, July 14 — The most impossible job on earth” was how the first United Nations secretary -general, Trygve Lie, described the post to his successor, Dag Hammarskjold, in 1953. Time has not made the job any easier. The framers of the UN Charter gave the Secretary-General two distinct functions: He or she is the “chief [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe, North America

On Refugee Day…

Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere. – Ban ki-moon, Secretary [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

India has responsibility to protect its people’s rights: US

New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) Being a democratic country, India has a responsibility to ensure that human rights of its people are not violated, a key US Senator, who has been vocal about alleged human rights here, said today. On the issues of alleged human rights violations, religious intolerance and extra-judicial killings in India, Senator [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

Srinagar, June 1 — Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Hussein and Hammadi hoped that the U.S.S.R. would help save Iraq from the West’s barrage. Hammadi, who understood the [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Indian Army using civilians as human shielding as a method of warfare

Hon’ble Justice P. Naveen Rao pronounced his judgment in the matter of PIL No 62 and 82 of 2014, & W.P No 5772, 5782 and 11321 of 2014 that the security threat to Indian Army’s establishments is more grave and serious as per the intelligence inputs placed before the Court (Paragraph 54). Sri Vishnuverdhan Reddy, [...]

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