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Zamser Ali: A Ray of hope for the people of Assam Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Zamser Ali, a journalist and activist from Assam, whose unceasing fight against the system to reinstate the human rights of the poorest of the poor is not only inspiring but overwhelming. Zamser continues to work on the ground, trying to make this world a better place, one day at a…

16 PAC Personnel Guilty of Targeted Murder Delhi HC in Hashimpura Custodial Killings, 1987

October 31 was a historic day in the history of painfully meandering case of the Hashimpura targeted killings of May 22, 1987. Thirty-one years after armed PAC men shot down in cold blood more than 40 males of the Muslim minority, 16 criminal PAC men have been convicted. On May 21, 2015 a trial court…

HOPAL, INDIA - AUGUST 11: Bajrang Dal workers stage a protest against incidents of attack on Hindus those happened in Kishtwar, Jammu on August 11, 2013 in Bhopal, India. A town in the south of Indian Kashmir was under curfew for a second day after two people were killed and dozens wounded in Hindu-Muslim clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Stores and buildings were torched in the clashes on August 9, which erupted in Kishtwar town, 150 kilometres (90 miles) southeast of Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar after prayers marking the end of Ramadan. (Photo by Gagan Nayar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Fear of Death

For the RSS and Affiliates, Religion Alone Defines Entitlement, Rights and Citizenship It’s a worldview at odds with modernity and republicanism crafted in the Indian constitution and the state. A fundamental belief, indoctrinated through skewed ‘history’ lessons in the shakha that asserts,  inherently  that religion and faith systems,  especially some,  draw the faultlines and define…

Uniform Civil Code or Gender Justice?

Caught between the Sangh Parivar which has communalised an essentially secular concern for a uniform civil code and the orthodox Muslim leadership resistent to any change, the women’s movement and other secular-democratic forces seem to have been gripped by – an intellectual paralysis. Unless these organisations de-communalise the demand and shift the focus of the…

The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

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