Indian Muslims face biasing in housing

MUMBAI -- The sunny apartment had everything Palvisha Aslam, 22, a Bollywood producer, wanted: a spacious bedroom and a kitchen that overlooked a garden in a middle-class neighborhood that was a short commute to Film…

Stop the slaughter of Tamils

The horror that is unfolding in Sri Lanka becomes possible because of the silence that surrounds it. There is almost no reporting in the mainstream Indian media—or indeed in the international press—about what is happening…

UN Racism Conference Fails on Caste-Based Discrimination

(Geneva) - The international community should take action on caste-based discrimination, which violates the rights of 260 million people globally, a group of nongovernmental organizations including Human Rights Watch, Lutheran World Federation, Pax Romana, IMADR,…

Earth Day blogs from India

Last week, a blog I wrote entitled 1500 Farmers Commit Suicide: A Wake Up Call for Humanity was virally shared online, and was the featured story on the home page of Huffington Post. Referencing a…

Indian extremism is result of oppression

Hong Kong, China — The increasing number of violent incidents involving Naxalite and Maoist cadres operating in India paints a worrying picture of the internal security of the country. During the past three months, violence…

SIT report leak, betrayal of trust: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern at selective leakage of the Special Investigation Team’s report on the Gujarat riot cases in the media, while reserving verdict on a batch of petitions filed…

No form of corporal punishment will be tolerated:…

CHENNAI: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will soon write to Collectors across the country, instructing them to hold meetings with all school heads and convey that no form of corporal punishment…