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UN calls for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination

        Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ UN experts call for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination GENEVA (24 May 2013) – They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded… Continue Reading →

The Struggle For Justice In Manipur #AFSPA

  By Graham Peebles 03 May, 2013 Countercurrents.org The primary colours of any civil democracy are we would agree, social justice, freedom of expression, freedom to protest and participation. India, with a population of 1.3 billion people is regularly hailed… Continue Reading →

UNHCR rapporteur calls for repeal of AFSPA in India

The much-criticized Armed Forces Special Powers Act known as the A-F-S-P-A used by India in Kashmir and troubled northeastern states has once again come under fire — this time by the UN. The body has asked for an immediate repeal… Continue Reading →

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India

    Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India NEW DELHI (1 May 2013) – At the end of her official country mission to India, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against… Continue Reading →

Another Draconian Bill from Gujarat

  The Gujarat Government has done it again! On February 26th 2013, it tabled ‘The Gujarat Irrigation and Drainage Bill, 2013’ which seeks to make it compulsory for farmers to get a licence to draw water from a canal or ground well… Continue Reading →

UNDP Online Portal for Decentralized Planning Launched #goodnews

05 November 2012 PHOTO: SEPHI BERGERSON/UNDP INDIA29 October 2012, New Delhi – The Planning Commission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a unique online portal http://www.nrcddp.org/ which brings together all the necessary guidelines and best practice processes required for undertaking participatory… Continue Reading →

Appeal from a daughter in Bangladesh – ‘ Give justice to my mother Saira “

Sami  Ahmed says Twenty  years ago the Bangladesh government broke the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when they allowed the child marriage of my mother, Saira Ahmed, to a British paedophile. The purpose of this petition is to generate enough… Continue Reading →

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