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Mumbai: Gay activist's mother places newspaper advert seeking groom for son

May 20, 2015

Mumbai: Gay activist's mother places newspaper advert seeking groom for son

A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son, but it was not an easy task in a country where homosexuality is illegal, said her son on Wednesday. #LGBT #Gay rights in India #Gay marriage in India #Gay marriage ad
567 Indians deported, 6,360 detained at the US border in 2013 and 2014

May 19, 2015

567 Indians deported, 6,360 detained at the US border in 2013 and 2014

As many as 567 Indians were deported to India by federal law enforcement agencies in last two years, while more than 6,360 Indians were detained at the US border during the same period as they tried to sneak into the country. #US #NewsTracker #North American Punjabi Association #Immigration and Custom enforcement #Right to Information Act in India
Aruna Shanbaug passes away: An unbearable agony and injustice comes to an end

May 18, 2015

Aruna Shanbaug passes away: An unbearable agony and injustice comes to an end

Despite her name bringing a law which allows people to die with dignity, Aruna Shanbaug was condemned to a living hell, said author Pinki Virani. #ThatsJustWrong #Euthanasia #Aruna Shanbaug #Disability rights
The amendment to Child Labour Act is welcome, but it's hardly enough

May 13, 2015

The amendment to Child Labour Act is welcome, but it's hardly enough

While the Amendment is definitely a step in the right direction, we will need to ensure that children who are working in family enterprises are given the time and space to attend school regularly. #India #InMyOpinion #Child Labour #Child Rights #Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan #Young Lives #CLPRA Act
US's criminal justice system criticized by UNHRC over racist policies

May 12, 2015

US's criminal justice system criticized by UNHRC over racist policies

A US delegation was censured by UNHRC members over severe lack of accountability rooted in systemic racist policies in human rights issues that has recently triggered unrest among the minority communities. #US #NewsTracker #UNHRC #UPR review #Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act #Mary McLeod

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History