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Judgments and Orders that Empowered Citizens in 2018 Decisions by Indian courts that helped strengthen Human Rights

2018 was an important year in the courts for several key human rights issues. Here is the annual round up of 12 such judgments that helped deliver justice and set right several historical wrongs. SC respects Hadiya’s choice On March 8, 2018, the Supreme Court set aside a Kerala High Court judgment that had annulled…

We fought Hate

We fought Hate, with all our Heart CJP’s resilient struggle against a growing atmosphere of hate and online vitriol in 2018

In a long tradition of fighting hate and its commitment to secular and peace enforcing values, right from the Bombay riots of 92-93, Gujarat massacre of 2012 and Ayodhya dispute, CJP kept its #JungJaari to combat hate, acrimony and online vitriol. Even as sane voices kept drowning in mainstream media’s high pitched supposedly nationalist and…

Making India Stronger

Making India Stronger with Courage and Compassion Meet the Human Rights Defenders who inspired millions in 2018

Ordinary Indian citizens showed exceptional compassion and commitment to maintaining harmony as well as upholding the rights and freedoms guaranteed to all in out Constitution. Their exemplary courage inspires us all. Here’s are some Human Rights Defenders who are a beacon of hope for everyone.   Sokalo Gond Sokalo Gond is an Adivasi forest rights activist…

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ना रुकुंगा, ना झुकूँगा, ना बिकुंगा – चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद भीम आर्मी के सिंह की दहाड़

देखिये किस प्रकार मुंबई पुलिस ने असंवैधानिक तरीके से भीम आर्मी प्रमुख चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद को उनके होटल में क़ैद कर दिया. आज़ाद दिसम्बर २९ को वोर्ली के जम्बोरी मैदान में होने वाली एक रैली में हिस्सा लेने के लिये मुंबई आए थे. मगर ठीक एक दिन पहले पुलिस ने रैली का आयोजन करने की अनुमति…

Bhanwari Devi: A Tale of Courage Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Human rights defender Bhanwari Devi who changed the course of the law. Over the years, she has won several awards for her exceptional courage. She continues to live in Bhateri Rajasthan, still carrying on her work as a ‘saathin’.       Related: Damodar Turi’s battle in Jharkhand

A Ray of Hope for all Refugee Communities in India Teesta Setalvad in Conversation with Ubais Sainulabdeen

In this conversation, human rights activist, Ubais Sainulabdeen who runs the Ubais Sainulabdeen Peace Foundation talks about his journey in the service for the refugee communities in India. His work for the rehabilitation of the displaced ranges from providing aid and support on a daily basis to leading the legal work for securing their rights bound…

NRC Claims and Objections process

UN raises questions about NRC Claims and Objections process Highlights suffering of economically backward minorities, women and children

In a recent letter to the Indian Government, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs have once again raised concerns about people left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), especially with respect to the haphazard and arbitrary process of filing Claims and Objections. The letter written by the Working Group on Arbitrary…

अब भी डटी हुई है भँवरी तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के साथ बातचीत में

ये भँवरी देवी की ऐतिहासिक लड़ाई का नतीजा था, जो कार्यरत महिलाओं के यौन उत्पीड़न के ख़िलाफ़ एक क्रांतिकारी क़दम बना – विशाखा दिशानिर्देश (Vishakha Guidelines) के रूप में. परन्तु क्या आप जानते है कि अभी भी भँवरी देवी डटी हुई हैं, आज भी साथिन का काम करते हुए दूसरों के अधिकार के लिए संघर्षरत…

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