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Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Aug 01, 2015

Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Friday raised questions over the kind of play given by some sections of media to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, and expressed concern over it. #Media #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Press #Death Penalty #Human Rights #Yakub Memon #BJP MP Anurag thakur
St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds| Reuters

The family court system in St. Louis, Missouri, has racially discriminated against black juveniles, denying children their constitutional rights as they navigate court proceedings, a nearly two-year-long federal investigation has found. #Economy #United States #India #Latin America #Entertainment #events #civil rights
Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Democracy #Maqbool Butt #1993 Mumbai blasts #ideas #Right to life #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence
Texas releases Sandra Bland jail video footage

Jul 31, 2015

Texas releases Sandra Bland jail video footage

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors that she was dead before arriving there. #World #US #NewsTracker #Human Rights #jail #Sandra Bland
Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Jul 31, 2015

Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents. #World #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Human Rights #prisoners #Government reform
Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Jul 31, 2015

Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic on Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said. #World #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Human Rights #Gay Rights #homophobia #Gay pride parade
Israel Prime Minister approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Jul 30, 2015

Israel Prime Minister approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved on Wednesday the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups. #NewsTracker #Israel #Human Rights #West Bank #settlement
Men due in court for killing Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Jul 29, 2015

Men due in court for killing Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges on Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion at a national park, sparking waves of criticism around the world. #NewsTracker #Africa #Zimbabwe #Animal rights #Hunting #Cecil the Lion
US boy scouts group ends its ban on gay leaders

Jul 28, 2015

US boy scouts group ends its ban on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. #US #NewsTracker #Human Rights #Gay Rights #conservative #Boy Scouts
Infographic: 60 lakh Indian children are out of school with 77% in rural areas

Jul 27, 2015

Infographic: 60 lakh Indian children are out of school with 77% in rural areas

It has been six years since the Right to Education Act has been enacted and yet recent data shows that more than 60 lakh children in India are out of school. #didyouknow #Survey #children #Right to Education Act #RTE #School education #Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan #Infographic #Shareworthy