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Mar 06, 2019
UN human rights chief says US sanctions have worsened Venezuela crisis, criticises Maduro for violating civil and political rightsSanctions have "exacerbated" the crisis in Venezuela, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said after the United States warned it may expand the measures it has imposed targeting President Nicolas Maduro's government.
May 12, 2018
USCIS ramps up scrutiny of foreign workers in America; H4 EAD on its way out - it's officialThe Trump government on Friday confirmed that it is intensifying efforts to crack down on "fraud, abuse and discrimination by employers bringing foreign visa workers to the United States." In a separate development, the Trump government has published in its Spring agenda that employment authorization for spouses of H1B workers is on its way out.
Apr 05, 2018
African-American man shot dead in New York after police mistake pipe for gun on 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's assassinationNew York Police shot dead an African-American man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a piece of pipe he was holding for a gun
Apr 04, 2018
Supreme Court's SC/ST Act judgment: Legislative history of India's attempts (and failures) to protect the downtroddenRepeated legislation has been unable to solve the problems faced by the SC/ST community. As such, the dilution of the protections afforded to them is problematic.
Dec 08, 2017
Australia signs same-sex marriage bill into law, weddings to be legal from SaturdayAustralia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament
Dec 06, 2017
Centre's transgender protection bill is problematic and woefully inadequate, will harm communitySo as it stands, the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 is clearly woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the Indian trans community. If passed, it would not only cement problematic definitions of gender into law, but also institute provisions that actively harm the community and potentially lead to more interference and discrimination than they already face.
Nov 16, 2017
Hate crime incidents against South Asian Americans are just fraction of actual cases, claims US civil rights groupThe latest hate crime statistics released by FBI shows that violence has become 'a fact of life' for South Asian communities
Sep 12, 2017
Centre likely to tweak definition of transgender: Major step towards recognition of community's civil and political rightsIt is very commendable that the Centre has decided to take action about the definition of transgender in order to safeguard the rights of the community.
Aug 17, 2017
Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in KodaikanalManipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar's office on Thursday morning.
Aug 15, 2017
Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump bows to pressure, calls white supremacists 'criminals and thugs'Bowing to pressure from all sides, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday.