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Exploited Dreams, Dispatches from Indian Migrant Workers In Saudi Arabia

Thiruvananthapuram, July 4: Amnesty International today urged New Delhi to safeguard the rights of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, blaming much of their misery on fraud by visa agents and brokers at the recruitment stage in India. Tighter laws in India… Continue Reading →

आदाब ख़तरे में है, अब ख़ुदा हाफ़िज़ का अल्लाह हाफ़िज़ ! #Sundayreading

आदाब ख़तरे में है, अब ख़ुदा हाफ़िज़ का अल्लाह हाफ़िज़ !!! हर युग में पैसेवाले लोग अपने विचार समाज पर थोपते आये हैं. जिनके बाप दादा मांसाहारी थे वे अचानक शाकाहारी हो गए हैं, क्योंकि टीवी के माध्यम से बाबाजी… Continue Reading →

Syria: Accidental Diplomacy in the Devils’ Playground #mustread

Posted: 09/16/2013 5:46 pm Iara Lee Activist and filmmaker, huffingtonpost It’s unfortunate that diplomacy has now become an accident of U.S. foreign policy. After John Kerry’s slip-of-the-tongue in London last week, warmongers in and outside the beltway are sulking at… Continue Reading →

Swiss Minister calls for ‘world without #deathpenalty’

Didier Burkhalter (left) with his Spanish counterpart, José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil (Keystone) June 12, 2013 – 21:38 Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has highlighted Switzerland’s commitment to the abolition of capital punishment at the opening of the Fifth World… Continue Reading →

There will never be another Asghar Ali

 Jyoti Punwani Mumbai Mirror | May 15, 2013, 12.00 AM IST Asghar Ali Engineer passed away on Tuesday. He was 74 By: Jyoti Punwani Scholarly, courageous and secular, Asghar Ali Engineer spent his life combating regressive beliefs and practices while presenting a modern,… Continue Reading →

Men Deemed ‘Too Handsome’ Deported from Saudi Arabia #WTFnews

APR 16, 2013  Neetzan Zimmerman, http://gawker.com At least three men attending an annual culture festival in Saudi Arabia were kicked out of the country after religious police officers deemed them “too handsome” to stay. The men, delegates from the United Arab Emirates,… Continue Reading →

Amnesty International Reports on Death Penalty Trends

By RICK GLADSTONE Published: April 9, 2013 At least four countries that had not used the death penalty in some time — India, Japan, Pakistan and Gambia — resumed doing so last year, the rights organization Amnesty International says in its annual compilation… Continue Reading →

#India Shameless abstention from the historic Arms Trade Treaty

In the 15th year of its nuclear tests, India has abstained from the just concluded UN Arms Trade Treaty, having become the largest importer of arms in the world last month. What happened to the stability and security that the… Continue Reading →

Saudi cleric terms women Shura Members prostitutes; receives flak #Vaw

Monday February 25, 2013 10:26:16 AM, Agencies   For the first time, women will represent 10 percent of the 150 seats of the Saudi Shura, or consultative council, in the coming legislative term, Xinhua reported.> A controversial Saudi cleric used Twitter… Continue Reading →

Bombay High Court- Absent dad can’t get access to child

  By Rosy Sequeira, TNN | Jan 21, 2013, 03.59 AM IST MUMBAI: A father who is absent cannot get the same rights as a father who is available, said theBombay high court even as it recalled its order allowing… Continue Reading →

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