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UN warns of “imminent catastrophe” in Yemen

Several heads of UN agencies as well as other senior humanitarian officials issued a statement this weekend saying that Yemen’s cities are facing a major water shortage, with seven cities’ water networks lacking fuel and being dependent “on humanitarian organizations to fill in the gap,” ABC News reported. The statement noted that if the Saudi-led…

Mexico to host Intergovernmental Conference on Migration

From December 4 to 6, Mexico will host a meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which will take place in Puerto Vallarta, El Universal reported. The meeting is a key step in the process to formulate the Global Compact for Migration, an intergovernmental agreement that will…

Supreme Court asked to declare Babri neutral, non-religious constitutional space, irrespective of final adjudication Counter View

Counter View December 03, 2017 Supreme Court asked to declare Babri neutral, non-religious constitutional space, irrespective of final adjudication By Our Representative Sunday, December 03, 2017 In a sharp move to intervene in the Babri Masjid dispute, which the Supreme Court is set to hear on a day-to-day basis starting December 5, dozens of top…

CJP starts online petition in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case

Afternoon December 04, 2017 CJP starts online petition in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case Monday, December 04, 2017 By Shaiber Raichur A Mumbai-based human rights platform – Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) – dedicated to fighting communalism, discrimination and standing for the rights of all Indians, is now intervening in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case,…

Don’t decide Ayodhya dispute in any one’s favour: Plea in SC

The Tribune December 2, 2017 Don’t decide Ayodhya dispute in any one’s favour: Plea in SC CJI Misra-led bench is to take up cross-appeals in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case on Dec 5 The bench has made it cleat that the case has to be decided in a time-bound manner. Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New…

Child Rights

‘Protect’ Children from the Criminal Justice System Maharukh Adenwalla's Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

Children are treated differently from adults under the law due to traits linked to their age. Such traits are characterised by mental immaturity, impressionability, recklessness and impulsiveness, amongst others, which are heightened during adolescence. Going back to those years in one’s life, most will identify with these peculiarities, as also acknowledge their transient nature. Because…

Raghu Rai

But What About 1984? Bhopal Gas Tragedy: The Other Story from a Year of Hate and Poison

1984, has always been associated with terrible things. It is the year of Operation Blue Star, Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the anti-Sikh riots. The year is often mentioned in ‘whataboutary’ matches between people at extreme ends of the political spectrum. But a story many seem to forget, and only pay lip service to on its…

Ayodhya

How the Babri Masjid was demolished-excerpts from the Liberhan Commission Report, 2009

December 6, 1992: In blatant violation of the solemn assurances given by senior leaders of the sangh parivar and then BJP chief minister of UP, Kalyan Singh, to the Supreme Court and to the Congress government at the Centre, the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in full public view. Ten days later, the government…

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