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Letter to President of India on Disabilities Bill 2014

February 27, 2014 Dear Rashtrapathiji, The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) is a cross disability organisation having membership based affiliates in various states of the country.   We are shocked and dismayed that the government is… Continue Reading →

#India- President’s query on ordinance leaves government red-faced

    SMITA GUPTA, The Hindu   President asks Shinde and Sibal to explain why it is necessary to clear the ordinance in haste In a move that took the government by surprise, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked Union… Continue Reading →

UK Tells Sikh Delegation It Will Ask India To Commute Bhullar’s Death Sentence

LONDON – A British foreign office minister on Tuesday told Sikhs that UK will ask India to drop the death penalty against Davinderpal Singh Bhullar. Hugo Swire — Britain’s minister for India in the foreign office — met Sikh representatives… Continue Reading →

#India – Police detain Adivasi protesters as President lays foundation for Jindal power plant

ANUMEHA YADAV, GODDA (JHARKHAND), May 1, 2013 SHARE  ·   COMMENT   ·   PRINT   ·   T+ The HinduVillagers Hopanmai Marandi (left) and Mary Hasda are among those detained at the Sundarpahari police station in Godda, Jharkhand, on Tuesday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury More than 50 Adivasi farmers, including women, were… Continue Reading →

#India – Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill becomes Law #Vaw #Womenrights

26 Apr 2013, 01:44 PM Law to curb sexual harassment at work   New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to a bill under which cases of sexual harassment at workplace, including against domestic help, will have to be… Continue Reading →

India has a flawed notion of mercy #deathpenalty

By RAJEEV DHAVAN PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 21 April 2013   The quality of mercy varies from person to situation, but it is for all: the preferred rich and the unpreferred poor. Dispensing mercy is a compassionate art with which India is out… Continue Reading →

#Deathpenalty- resurfacing in #India – 16mercy petitions rejected in 9 months #WTFnews

Pranab Mukherjee Rejected 16 Mercy Petitions in 9 Months NEW DELHI | APR 12, 2013, outlook There was a long delay in deciding mercy pleas by the Presidents, which was also highlighted by the Supreme Court today, but the situation changed… Continue Reading →

Strong anti-rape law for India as President Pranab clears the Bill #Vaw #Womenrights

 NEW DELHI, APRIL 3, 2013 | PTI An anti-rape protester President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill which provides for life term and even death sentence for rape convicts besides stringent punishment for offences like acid attacks, stalking… Continue Reading →

#India- Anti-rape law: Government to reduce age of consent from 18 to 16 #Vaw

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Updated: March 05, 2013 , NDTV New Delhi:  The Home Ministry has moved a note proposing tough new rape laws for the approval of the Cabinet, which is expected to take it up on Thursday…. Continue Reading →

NAC members raise concerns over direct benefit transfer scheme #Aadhaar #UID

Concerns raised over the efficiency of banking networks and on-the-ground preparations for the schemeAnuja & Liz Mathew   Liz Mathew , livemint.com First Published: Tue, Feb 26 2013. 09 52 PM IST NAC members argue that public services should not be denied to those… Continue Reading →

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