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Maldives unrest: PM Narendra Modi's visit to island nation under shadow

Mar 03, 2015

Maldives unrest: PM Narendra Modi's visit to island nation under shadow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Maldives on 15 March is under shadow due to the ongoing political situation in the island nation following the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed last week. #India #Manmohan Singh #UPA #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Maldives #NDA #MEA #Nasheed #Human Rights Commission #Abdulla Yameen
'Banning beef is communal politics': B-town slams Maha govt's move

Mar 03, 2015

'Banning beef is communal politics': B-town slams Maha govt's move

A host of Bollywood celebrities including Farhan Akhtar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Richa Chadha today slammed the ban on beef in Maharashtra, saying it is a 'violation of human rights'. #Farhan Akhtar #Ayushmann Khurrana #Ranvir Shorey #violation of human rights
There is excessive bias in our judgement against Israel: John Kerry tells UNHRC

Mar 02, 2015

There is excessive bias in our judgement against Israel: John Kerry tells UNHRC

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday came out strongly in defence of Israel at the annual session of the UN Human Rights Council and slammed its members for "excessive bias" and "obsession" with the democratic Jewish state. #UN #TheySaidIt #Benjamin Netanyahu #UNHRC #UN Human Rights Council #John Kerry
Amnesty report slams Modi govt, says India saw increased communal violence

Feb 25, 2015

Amnesty report slams Modi govt, says India saw increased communal violence

Amnesty International today criticised the Narendra Modi-led government, saying under the new regime India has witnessed a rise in communal violence. #NewsTracker #Modi #Amnesty International #Human Rights #Communal violence #Modi government #PM Modi
Gag order against Priya Pillai: Does India want to be like China, Saudi Arabia?

Feb 20, 2015

Gag order against Priya Pillai: Does India want to be like China, Saudi Arabia?

This "travel ban" and keeping people on travel "black-lists" is also a gag-tool of authoritarian governments of the Middle East. #China #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Saudi Arabia #Amnesty International #Human Rights Watch #Singrauli #Mahan #Greenpeace India #Priya Pillai

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Why Maharashtra doesn't give a damn for police reforms

Sep 03, 2013

Why Maharashtra doesn't give a damn for police reforms

The state human rights commission is member-less and headless, cases are piling up. Those with grievances against law enforcers have nowhere to go in Maharashtra. #Connect The Dots #Maharashtra #Human Rights #Maharashtra police
Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Dec 18, 2012

Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Maharashtra's human rights commission and woman's rights commission have not been functioning for the last four years. And it is not that these institutions are redundant, given that the media is alive with routine reports of rights violations #ThatsJustWrong #Maharashtra #Human Rights Commission #Women's Commission