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Latin America struggling with Homicide Crisis

According to a report from the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank, 2.5 million murders have taken place in Latin American since the year 2000, the Guardian reported. “The sheer dimensions of homicidal violence are breathtaking,” the report says. Latin America is home to just 8% of the global population, but sees 33% of the world’s…

Congress Report on the Punjab Disorders Report on Jallianwala Bagh massacre

In today’s India, where even 70 plus years after Independence, unjust laws or unjust implementation of the law have darkened democracy, the happenings at Jallianwala Bagh 99 years ago, merit revisiting. The Congress Report on the Punjab Disorders, is close to 500 pages and is a report on the Jalianwala Bagh massacre. It is a must read…

Bloodbath on Baisakhi The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, April 13, 1919

((This story was originally published on Sabrang India on April 13, 2016. It is being republished here on the anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre)) Ninety Seven Years Ago, one of the bloodiest actions of British Rule was the calculated massacre of close to 2,000 innocent Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims at the Jallianwala Bagh. The…

Highhandedness of the Delhi Police was shocking: Subhashini Ali Police attacked JNU students peaceful rally

On March 23, the police attacked JNU students’ peaceful rally on the streets of Delhi. Students were beaten, their clothes were torn and they were taken away to an undisclosed police facility says – former CPI (M) MP Subhashini Ali who was also present. In this conversation with Teesta Setalvad she recounts what happened after…

Amnesty alleges “ongoing crimes against humanity” by Myanmar forces

Amnesty International has reported that Myanmar’s security forces continue to crack down on Rohingya living in the country’s Rakhine State. Amnesty said that in late January 2018, it interviewed 19 Rohingya men and women who had just reached Bangladesh, and who detailed how they were compelled to escape because of “forced starvation, abductions and looting of property”.…

What’s Behind India’s Lynch Attacks: A Narrative

Hate inspired violence against minorities has become increasingly common across India over the last few years and the audacity with which they are conducted suggests a complete absence of fear of consequences. These hate crimes range from lynching and mob violence to violence inflicted by vigilantes, sexual assault and even outright murder. Muslims and Dalits…

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