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Stories of the Santhals, by the Santhals #Sundayreading

Adivaani, a publishing house is archiving, chronicling and publishing stories of tribals, primarily SanthalsBy Manasi Shah AddThis Sharing Buttons900 The painting on the wall shows two ebony male figures with bows and arrows. “Sidhu and Kanhu,” says Ruby Hembrom, by way… Continue Reading →

Lawless law? Detained at 14 under PSA, J&K authorities recorded his age as 22…

Rauf Ahmed Wagay, Zubair Ahmad Shah CThe Amnesty International India’s report “Tyranny of a ‘Lawless Law’: Detention without Charge or Trial Under the J&K Public Safety Act”, released after the top international NGO was refused permission to hold a media conference… Continue Reading →

There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

11 Jun 2019 There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and girls – one… Continue Reading →

Kathua rape case verdict: A commendable job by police, judiciary

The Kathua case should be a template for these cases: solid investigation and the delivery of justice within a specific time-frame are critical; it is equally important for political parties to desist from politicising such cases. A fast-track court on… Continue Reading →

Painting devil of Muslims? BJP leader Madan Lal Saini’ deliberately’ recalled fiction as historical fact

By Adv Masood Peshimam* Once, a great Urdu drama writer Imtiaz Ali Taj happened to visit the grave of Anarkali, the kaniz or the courtier of Emperor Akbar at Lahore. Her name was Nadira, who hailed from Afghanistan. There is Anarkali… Continue Reading →

Assam “disenfranchisement” is a form of racial bias: Top UN officials tell Govt of India

In a letter to the Government of India (GoI), made public after “failing” to get any response on the concerns expressed regarding the current updation process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High… Continue Reading →

When class 11 Modern School girl bluntly queried, “Sir, why are all terrorists Muslims?”

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed*When one considers to focus on a topic like “Religion, power play and terrorism”, ultimately all things about Islam and Muslims broil down to a few major and minor points, to Islamophobia. Here, I would like to… Continue Reading →

Threats to Scholar and Human Rights activist Ram Puniyani

*Civil Society strongly condemns the criminal intimidation and threats made to noted scholar and anti-communalism activist Dr. Ram Puniyani and demand speedy and thorough investigation into the crime* On 6th June 2019, Dr. Ram Puniyani received a phone call at… Continue Reading →

Eid films from Karwan- e -Mohabbat

Eid in our country is a time each year when we renew and reaffirm our bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood across religions and communities. This bonding is needed even more than ever in the fraught times that we are passing… Continue Reading →

Mahagathbandhan- Six Muslim MPs elected to Lok Sabha

The Mahagathbandhan’s main achievement might have been getting six Muslim MPs elected to Lok Sabha as against none last time, keeping the minority community in UP electorally relevant Prerna Katiyar | Moradabad (UP) It is Ramzan and the old part… Continue Reading →

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