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UN Secretary-General urges Myanmar to free Reuters journalists

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both Myanmar citizens who were working on the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, were arrested this week. They have been arrested under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. Reuters reported that police officers they were meeting with…

FCC eliminates net neutrality rules

The United States’ Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to eliminate the open internet rules that were adopted during President Barack Obama’s administration in 2015, The Week reported. Scrapping these rules allows internet service providers (ISPs) to slow or block the delivery of websites and services, and create ‘fast lanes’ to deliver websites to customers who…

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तीस्ता सेतलवाड की सच्चाई गुड्डू अकेला की ज़ुबानी

क्या आप भी जानना चाहतें हैं की दरसल तीस्ता सेताल्वाड कौन है और क्या चाहती है? जानने के लिए देखिये हमारा यह विडियो जहां गुड्डू अकेला कर रहे हैं इस रहस्य का पर्दाफाश !

My Hindu Hriday Samrats: Teesta Setalvad 11 Hindus who inspire one and all

I am often accused by proponents of militarised and political faith, of being “anti-Hindu” or a “Hindu-hater”. This is then propagated by certain sections of the media. However, I have deep respect for all faiths including Hinduism. So here are 11 Hindus who inspire me.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Father of the Nation) I look…

Report outlines crimes against humanity in North Korea’s political prisons

A report by the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee, authored by three international judges, and involving interviews with several North Korean defectors, outlines major crimes against humanity committed in the country’s political prisons, Vox reported. According to the IBA’s announcement of the report, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and “other regime officials should…

Number of imprisoned journalists hits record high

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has found that the number of journalists in prison globally reached a new record in 2017, exceeding the previous record in 2016. CPJ, in its annual prison census, discovered that 262 journalists are currently imprisoned, with 134 of these, or 51%, in China, Egypt, and Turkey. In 2016, the…

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court blocks bid to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court voted 5-4 to reject a petition to criminalise extramarital and gay sex, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Last year, Family Love Alliance, a conservative group, petitioned the court to amend the criminal code to outlaw sex outside of marriage and homosexual acts. The court rejected the petition, contending that lawmakers, not the…

CJP Targeted

CJP moves NHRC against Provocative and Malicious TV News channels Sections of Media label Teesta Setalvad as "Anti-Hindu"

Following an intervention petition in the Ayodhya dispute case in the Supreme Court by CJP and 32 prominent civil society voices, CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad has come under fire by so called ‘nationalist’ television news channels. While Sudarshan News has alleged that Teesta Setalvad is a ‘venom spewing Hindu hater’, Times Now has gone a…

Afrazul Killing

Fact-Finding Team Rebuts Love Jihad Charge in Afrazul’s killing

Shocking details concerning the murder of Afrazul-a 48 year old migrant labourer from West Bengal by Shambhu Regar, have emerged following a fact-finding by three major groups in Rajasthan. The investigation was conducted by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Udaipur, Bhilwara and Jaipur district, the MKSS and the members of Rajsamand Mahila Manch between…

UN official says 8.4 million in Yemen “a step away from famine”

Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, recently issued a statement calling for “sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access” to the country, saying that “the lives of millions of people, including 8.4 million Yemenis who are a step away from famine, hinge on our ability to continue our operations and to provide health, safe…

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