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‘Five-alarm fire’: Genocide unfolding in India

The Wire 23 Jan 2022
While the world remains silent, Hindu radicalism is on a stark rise, resulting in deadly discrimination and hate crimes against Kashmiris and other religious minorities across India,” the activist warned.

As #MarriageStrike trends on social media, marital rape debate turns into battle of the sexes

DNA India 23 Jan 2022
Countering this argument, many came forward speaking about how there is no justification for not criminalizing marital rape in India, and even terming those in favour of the #MarriageStrike activists as “potential rapists.” What is the debate around marital rape?.

‘Unacceptable’ - India snubs Tamil heritage in Republic Day Parade

Tamil Guardian 23 Jan 2022
That the committee chooses to ignore and reject all of these seven designs shown to it as per the modifications suggested by its members is unacceptable” Stalin wrote in an open letter that urged India’s Prime Minister to intervene ... The Tuticorin port, one of India’s 13 major ports was later named after him.

Kashmir Press Club closure in Srinagar latest blow to media freedom in IIOJK

Urdu Point 23 Jan 2022
The Editors Guild of India called the shutdown the "worst kind of state heavy-handedness" against independent media ... Groups working on human rights issues have been raided and activists jailed under stringent anti-terrorism laws ... India's Internet shutdown in Kashmir is the longest ever in a democracy.


Dawn 23 Jan 2022
But a chance encounter changed my trajectory. The consultant I met when I went to hospital for my three-monthly appointment in early January was a Muslim woman from Kerala, India. She asked me, somewhat hesitantly, if there were any migrants from her region, and I said — remembering the author and activist B.M ...People are the same everywhere ... .

Siachin demilitarisation idea: Pakistan takes cautious approach

The News International 22 Jan 2022
But India has vitiated the environment -- the conditions are not there. We have repeatedly said that onus lies on India to take necessary steps for an environment conducive for constructive dialogue,” said the spokesman at the Foreign Office, during the weekly media briefing.

Tamil Nadu goes under complete lockdown on Sunday, Jan 23 due to Covid

International Business Times 22 Jan 2022
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K ... Also Read. Long queues seen outside grocery shops as CM declares total lockdown in Chennai, Madurai. Covid killing spree. Study says five million people died due to pandemic in India ... Hazi Shamim, arms dealer wanted in conspiracy of killing Kashmiri activist, arrested; big blow to PAK ... .

Sparks fly as Congress, AAP candidates hold programmes in same lane; Both parties issued notices ...

Indian Express 22 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Omicron India Live ... Amar Jawan Jyoti, War Memorial flame are one; Netaji at India GateUP anti-CAA protests ... India lose second ODI on the trot against SA to concede seriesSportsIn Rishabh Pant's 85 off 71 balls a glimpse of his destructivity and self ...

Photographer Steve Schapiro Has Died at Age 87

North Forty News 22 Jan 2022
An activist as well as a documentarian, Schapiro covered many stories related to the Civil Rights movement, including the March on ... His recent series of photographs have been about India, music festivals, the Christian social activist Shane Claiborne, and Black Lives Matter.

Activists, Students Protest Demanding Arrest Of JNU Molestation Case Accused

News18 21 Jan 2022
Activists from All India Democratic Women's Association, Democratic Youth Federation of India and Students' Federation of India protested in front of the Delhi Police Headquarters against alleged ''police inaction'' in the matter.

Kerala nun who lost rape case against bishop deluged by letters of support

The Guardian 21 Jan 2022
Activists, artists, film-makers and nuns across India write to 50-year-old after court clears Franco Mulakkal Hundreds of ...

In India’s surveillance hotspot, facial recognition taken to court

The Wire Network 21 Jan 2022
But after receiving no response, he filed suit last month over Telangana state’s use of facial recognition systems – the first such case in India ... It also often fails to identify darker-skinned persons and women accurately, and its use is problematic in the absence of a data protection law in India, digital rights activists say.

Indian atrocities in Kashmir getting global attention

The News International 21 Jan 2022
He observed that by arresting noted Kashmiri journalists and human rights activists, India is clearly signaling that there is no space for any sort of activism ... He stressed the need for ICRC to resume its engagement with Kashmiris imprisoned within IIOJK or in other parts of India.

The delimitation process is unfair to Kashmir

Hindustan Times 21 Jan 2022
Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) activists carry placards during a silent protest march in Srinagar, ...

Khurram Parvez, Siddique Kappan unfairly imprisoned: USCIRF

The Siasat Daily 21 Jan 2022
India has been recommended as a CPC for two years in a row. The move was lauded by the Indian American Muslim Council, an organisation committed to campaigning for justice for these activists and others who are wrongfully imprisoned for working to uphold India’s constitutional values of secularism and pluralism.