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Apr 23, 2019
Facebook's struggles with hate speech hampered by the flood of new languagesFacebook’s 15,000-strong content moderation workforce speaks about 50 tongues.
Apr 20, 2019
Prisoner accuses Tihar jail authorities of branding 'Om' symbol on his back, denying him foodNabbir also accused the Tihar jail authorities of thrashing him and also making this symbol with hot metal and forcing him to fast.
Apr 12, 2019
Ex-CJI Dipak Misra's argument in favour of non-criminalisation of marital rape insults institution of marriageIt’s safe to say that the non-criminalisation of marital rape remains the biggest blot on the face of fundamental rights jurisprudence in India.
Mar 25, 2019
Protecting the natural world with human-style rights is wrongheaded, exclusionaryThere are certain dangers in using human rights to capture & represent the interests of the nonhuman.
Mar 21, 2019
Kashmiri teacher Rizwan Pandit's custodial death is neither the first in the Valley, nor a singular event in IndiaThe imagined trauma of a school teacher suffering in a Special Operations Group camp may have stirred civil society once again, yet Rizwan Pandit's is neither the first custodial death in India, nor is it a sudden jolt in a system we believed was very different.
Mar 14, 2019
Mike Pompeo says China in 'league of its own' on human rights violations, its crackdown on Muslims at 'record level'China is in a 'league of its own' when it comes to human rights violations, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Wednesday, while criticising Beijing for human rights violations and deterioration of conditions.
Mar 13, 2019
Bihar custodial deaths highlight State's failure to ensure safety of inmates; reiterates need to ratify UN treaty against tortureThe study of custodial deaths reveals that more than 65 per cent are attributed to suicide, about 25 per cent to mental shock and less than five per cent to police harassment
Mar 07, 2019
Venezuela expels German ambassador for backing Juan Guaido, accuses him of 'interfering' in internal affairsThe foreign ministry said Daniel Martin Kreiner had 48 hours to leave for "interference" in Venezuela's internal affairs. He had greeted Guaido at Caracas airport on his return to the country on Monday.
Mar 06, 2019
Phishing attacks on Egyptian activists likely to have been carried out by Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi govt, claims Amnesty InternationalDozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's government, claims Amnesty International
Mar 05, 2019
In Kerala's Chettikulangara Devi Temple, devotees set on defying ban on ritual involving piercing of boys with metal hooksThe Chettikulangara Devi Temple in Alappuzha district of Kerala is all set to conduct the primitive ritual called 'chooral muriyal' in which midribs of young boys are pierced with gold or silver strings or bamboo strands, despite a ban on the ritual in 2016