Midnight Arrest of Leading Fighter Against Communalism

The CPI(M) Karnataka state secretariat has issued the following statement: JD(S)-BJP government of Karnataka has added another feather to its cap in aiding and abetting communal forces by a midnight swoop on B V Sitaram,…

India suffers from extra-judicial killings : US report

India suffers from extra-judicial killings of persons in custody, disappearances, torture and rape by police and security forces in various parts of the country : US reportMar. 8, 2007The United States says the Indian government…

Amnesty counts India among rights violators

WASHINGTON, DC – March 6 – Amnesty International includes India among the countries that the United States forgot to highlight in its latest reports on human rights although each of these countries has committed serious…

Bollywood film to focus on rights abuse in…

By Krittivas Mukherjee, 06 Mar 2007, Source: Reuters ,MUMBAI, March 6 (Reuters) - A well-known Bollywood filmmaker hopes to prick the conscience of viewers about human right abuses in Indian Kashmir with a movie on…

Fake professor in Wikipedia storm

BBC News , 6 March 2007Internet site Wikipedia has been hit by controversy after the disclosure that a prominent editor had assumed a false identity complete with fake PhD.The editor, known as Essjay, had described…

Wasted Opportunity to Reform India's NHRC

The rhetoric surrounding the establishment of India’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was lofty, evoking “life, liberty, equality, and [the] dignity of the individual”. However, the NHRC has been purposefully designed to have the semblance…

Our plularist culture is not captured by Indian…

Wednesday February 14 2007  MADURAI: Indian media today is city-centric and urban-oriented to such an extent that it is divorced from the reality of life, said Sashi Kumar, chairman of Media Development Foundation and former…