Secularists aren't saints : MADHU PURNIMA KISHWAR

Congress leaders are understandably the most vociferous in displaying righteous outrage at the unfortunate speech delivered by Varun Gandhi, just as they spare no occasion to castigate Narendra Modi for the Gujarat riots of 2002.…

Ways of Hindutva : Dr.K.N. PANIKKAR

The violence in Gujarat and Orissa has generated disgust towards the Sangh Parivar, but Hindu communalism is seeking to refurbish its image. NO other phenomenon has affected life in the subcontinent so adversely as communalism.…

Pakistan's first 'Dalit Senator'

Dr Khatumal Jeewan, the first Dalit (scheduled caste) senator, was born in a remote village near the historic town of Umar Kot — the birth place of Mughal emperor Akbar, and the commercial centre of…

One in every 10 Indian children is sexually…

Sexual exploitation of children is India’s worst kept secret. According to a study on child abuse, conducted by the Ministry of Woman and Child Development, 53.22 per cent of the children surveyed reported having faced…

An Indian Record of Human Rights

THOSE who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. The saying applies very much to successive governments of India which chafe at international accountability for their observance of human rights, are very…

U.N. warns India against anti-Muslim prejudice

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights chief urged India on Monday to counter suspicion against its Muslim minority following the Mumbai attacks and warned the country's strict anti-terror measures threatened human rights. India…

India : 85th on Global Corruption Index

India’s Central Vigilance Commission has taken umbrage at a recent report of the Transparency International the global corruption tracking watch dog. Transparency International has downgraded India’s ranking from 72 to 85 in the list of…