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Centre Suspends Controversial Chandigarh Notification; Tells UT to Fill Posts in 60:40 Arrangement

Under fire for its controversial notification regarding Chandigarh cadre, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today put the September 25 notification under abeyance.

IT Raids on Media House Which Runs The Quint Indicates Clampdown on Free Press: Amnesty India

The Income Tax Department has carried out search operation on Quintillion Media Private Ltd. which runs news website 'The Quint'.

New Report: India Lacks Commitment to Reduce Inequality

A report by titled: "THE COMMITMENT TO REDUCING INEQUALITY INDEX 2018" released by Oxfam International says that India lacks commitment to reduce in-quality.

Centre’s Notification Over Chandigarh is Unjustified and Discriminatory Against Punjab: Punjab Manch

A deputation of Punjab Manch led by Dr. Dharamvira Gandhi, Member Parliament on Thursday (Oct. 4) met the Governor of Punjab Shri V.P. Singh Badnore and submitted a memorandum in the name of the President of India regarding Chandigarh as the capital of Punjab.

Ignoring Humanitarian Concerns, India Deports 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar

India on Thursday deported seven Rohingya Muslims, who have been staying in Assam, to their country of origin Myanmar, in a first such move with regard to the people from the Rakhine province of Myanmar.

Centre’s Notification Negates Punjab Claim on Chandigarh

A notification regarding recruitment of government employees in Chandigarh tends to negate Punjab's claim over its capital city.

SCI Judgement on Aadhaar: Its Valid; But Not Mandatory for Banks, SIM Cards and School Admissions

The Indian Supreme Court today upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Act that was passed by the BJP government in 2016 as a Money Bill in the Lok Sabha where government had absolute majority.

PUDR Condemns Killings of Policemen in Kashmir; Says the State and Militants Must Respect War Law Prohibitions

People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), a human rights group, has strongly condemned the abduction and slaying of one constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) by unidentified militants in the Shopian district of Kashmir.

British Police Raids Connected to Indian Police Lacking Evidence Against Jagtar Singh Jaggi, says Sikh Federation UK

Several days ago West Midlands police co-ordinated early morning raids on the homes of six Sikh activists in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and London.

UGC Want Varsities to Celebrate Surgical Strike Day; Tells Students to Pledge Support for Army

The University Grants Commission (UGC) seems more concerned about propagating pseudo nationalism than the high education itself.

Modi Govt’s Insensitive Approach on Kartarpur Corridor Hurting Sikh Sentiments

Former Delhi MLA and Aam Aadmi Party leader S. Jarnail Singh has criticised Narendra Modi led BJP government in India saying that its ‘senseless and insensitive’ approach to open Kartarpur Sahib corridor, in response to Pakistan's positive intent is hurting Sikh sentiments across the world.

UN Report Slams India, 37 Countries for Reprisals Against Activists

People globally face harsh reprisals and intimidation for cooperating with the United Nations on human rights, a “shameful practice,” a major UN report warned. This trend deters others from engaging with the UN and results in “self-censorship.”

On DGP Suresh Arora’s Statement: Humanitarian Grounds Can’t be Invoked To Seek Impunity for Inhuman Acts

Recently there were reports in media that the Punjab police chief DGP Suresh Arora approached the Central government urging it to adopt ‘sympathetic’ view towards Punjab police personnel who are facing trails for grave human rights abuses committed by them during the days of Sikh struggle in Punjab (1980s-90s).

#MeTooUrbanNaxal: Arundhati Roy

This morning’s papers (August 30 2018) settle something that we have been debating for a while. A front-page report in the Indian Express says “Police ...

Rights Activists Demand Unconditional Repeal of Draconian UAPA Law

Human Rights activists, lawyers, intellectuals and authors today condemned arrests of human rights activists including Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, who were arrested by the Maharashtra Police on 28th August 2018.

Stop Prosecuting Dissent; Repeal Abusive UAPA Law: Amnesty to Indian Government

Indian authorities detained five activists and raided the homes of several others on 28 August 2018, for allegedly inciting caste-based violence in January, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today.

Crackdown On Activists Cannot Become The Order Of The Day

The nationwide crackdown on activists, advocates and human rights defenders is disturbing and threatens core human rights values, Amnesty International India and Oxfam India today said jointly in response to the massive crackdown on rights activists in the country by the Maharashtra state police.

Sikh Body Want Rahul Gandhi’s Host British MPs to Condemn His Denial of Congress Involvement in Sikh Genocide 1984

The Sikh Federation (UK) is asking constituents to question any MPs present at an event in the Grand Committee Room in Westminster last Friday and to urge the MPs concerned to condemn Rahul Gandhi for his outrageous and offensive denial of Congress involvement in the 1984 Sikh Genocide.

Rahul Gandhi Denies Congress Hand in Sikh Genocide 1984; Amarinder Singh Defends Him

I have no confusion in my mind about that. It was a tragedy, it was a painful experience. You say that the Congress party was involved in that, I don't agree with that. Certainly there was violence, certainly there was tragedy.

Civil Rights Activist Thirumurugan Gandhi Booked Under UAPA for Expressing Solidarity to Palestinian Struggle

Thirumurugan Gandhi, civil rights activist and coordinator of May 17 Movement has been booked under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) act for expressing his solidarity to the Palestinian struggle in a public meeting, in 2017.

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