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Free Waqar Campaign -Crusade goes cyber

Freny Manecksha | March 31, 2012, Times Crest Kashmiri youths have, perhaps for the first time, initiated a global online campaign calling for the release of 23-year-old Waqar Ahmad Moharkan of Srinagar, currently being held under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The… Continue Reading →

First Arrest under the new ” Panic button system ” for Women in Argentina

BY MARIANA IGLESIAS Is the first time that this device produces the reported arrest of a man. Late last year the Metropolitan Police gave thirty panic buttons to residents of the city. Most women who had reported their partners on threats and… Continue Reading →

‘Free Waqar’ online campaign- An example of Kracktivism

‘Free Waqar’ online campaign gains momentum Amnesty International gives its stamp by recognising it as an instance of rampant police and state repression in Kashmir  March 29 , Baba Umar  New Delhi Organisers of the global ‘Free Waqar’ online campaign… Continue Reading →

Why have we banished our own brethren?

SHURA DARAPURI, in The Hindu On the eve of the moving of the Draft Constitution in 1949, Dr. Ambedkar expressed his insurmountable fear over the existing inequalities in Indian society. He observed: “On 26th Jan 1950 we are going to… Continue Reading →

Letter to PM on Koodankulam – from Atul Chokshi

March 27, 2012 Dear Shri Manmohan Singh: I am writing to express my deep concern and sorrow at the recent developments in Kudankulam and Idhitikarai.  While there can be vigorous debate and disagreement on nuclear energy, as a country formed with democratic ideals… Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: Hundreds Of Women, Girls Jailed For ‘Moral Crimes’

Kabul – The Afghan government should release the approximately 400 women and girls imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The United States and other donor countries should press the Afghan… Continue Reading →

Appeal for Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser

Allow Woeser the freedom to express and to travel” As individuals from Asia who have received the Prince Claus Award in past years, we deeply regret that Tsering Woeser, the Tibetan writer and historian, has been prevented from receiving the… Continue Reading →

Horrible week for Karnataka students: Girl made to beg by Father , two dead

Bangalore, Ndtv : A father forced his daughter to beg on streets for not studying well, another girl committed suicide as a question paper leak led to an exam being rescheduled and a school-going boy was brutally murdered -the week… Continue Reading →

The Great Indian Nuclear Maya

By Saraswati Kavula 28 March, 2012 Like the philosophers say, we, the people of India, are surrounded by “Maya” – an illusion: and that illusion today is Democracy. Under this illusion we think, we the people are the ones… Continue Reading →

Tibetan activists in ‘ Preventive Detention’ and ” House Arrest” in Delhi

New Delhi, March 27 –Tibetan activists are being randomly rounded up on “preventive measures” in the Indian Capital on the eve of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit. Around 5.30pm, well-known Tibetan writer, poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue was arrested by… Continue Reading →

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