Posts Tagged ‘ India ’

Women Having Sex Outside Marriage Should be Hanged: Indian leader

Apr 13th, 2014 | By

New Delhi, April 11, 2014 (Hindustan Times) Samajwadi Party’s leaders are trying to outdo each other by making one shocking statement after the other. After his boss Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment that death penalty for rape is unfair, Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi has now said women, including rape victims, who have sex outside marriage should

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When Women Come Cheaper than Cattle

Mar 26th, 2014 | By

Danish Raza, Hindustan Times   March 23, 2014 Rubina appears much older than the 40 years she admits to. She does not look you in the eye; she is hardly audible, and often trembles. Her hut, on the outskirts of Guhana village in Haryana’s Mewat district, is surrounded by garbage heaps and excreta. There is no

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Limp resolution on Lanka surprises India

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

By Devirupa Mitra – NEW DELHI The text of the US-sponsored draft resolution to be tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Commission is a much watered-down version than expected, with supporters wanting to gather more favourable votes from an international community nervous about setting a precedent of an international probe. Even Indian officials were

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India for ‘much more progress’ in reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

No draft resolution yet to vote at the UNHRC Press Trust of India India today made it clear that it looks for “much more progress” in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka while being non-committal on how it will vote at the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution on the country’s alleged rights abuses

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Today’s News Roundup 01.03.2014

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda Can’t Understand need for US sponsored resolution at UNHRC: President Rajapaksa COLOMBO, Feb 28, 2014 –speaking to foreign correspondents at temple Trees yesterday (Friday), President Mahinda Rajapaksa on said he was upset at the thought of being censured by the UN’s rights body at its meeting in March this year. The president

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News Roundup on 28.02.2014

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda Human Rights Chief Accuses SL Government of Failing to Investigate War Crimes On Wednesday The UN Human Rights Chief called Navi Pillay called for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka’s civil war. She said the government had failed to do its own credible investigation. There

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Jayalalithaa Hints at PM Ambitions

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday hinted at her prime ministerial ambitions once again when she promised to give a central government that performs and acts justly with all the states in the country. The AIADMK manifesto, released by Jayalalithaa just a day after she named all the candidates of

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Move separate resolution against Sri Lanka in UN body: DMK

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

Press Trust of India   DMK today urged the Centre to move a separate resolution against Sri Lanka in a UN body, seeking an independent and credible probe for war crimes in that nation, saying it was only ‘logical’ that New Delhi adopt such a stand. DMK MPs led by its Parliamentary Party Leader T R

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7 things North Indians should know about Tamils

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

The North Indian media holds some strong prejudices about Tamil society. It has no real insight into the Tamil psyche, but always exults in its ignorance, unwilling to learn, but quick to pass its flawed judgments on every issue concerning the Tamils. Be it the political, social or cultural preference of Tamils, the majority sentiment

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Tamil Nadu Government Decides to Release 7 victims in Rajiv Assassination Case

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 08:03 GMT] The Tamil Nadu Government, in a suo motu statement to the State Assembly on Wednesday said it has decided to release the 7 prisoners, now imprisoned to lifetime in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The decision comes as the Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to commute the death

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