Human rights

Human Rights Day observed on the streets of Jaipur protesting CAB and NRC

More than a 100 people gathered at the Gandhi Circle in Jaipur and rejected the discriminatory, violative of Article 14, anti Constitutional, challenging the foundation of the Constitution, called the CITIZENS Amendment Bill and NRC. People vowed to oppose both, till CAB would be withdrawn and NRC process dropped. The participants were clear that this …

Human Rights Day observed on the streets of Jaipur protesting CAB and NRC Read More »

dissent is patriotic

Dissenting Voices being crushed Again as people protesting activists’ arrests detained in Hyderabad

A group of people protesting the nationwide crackdown on human rights activists were picked up and arrested at Liberty chowrasta near the Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad around 11am on August 29. The protesters were not even allowed to stand near the Ambedkar statue and were arrested and detained by Hyderabad police. Some bystanders were also …

Dissenting Voices being crushed Again as people protesting activists’ arrests detained in Hyderabad Read More »

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals 1

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are …

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals Read More »

Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing 2

Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing

Automated surveillance technology using drones to spot problematic human behavior in crowds is going to be tested at Technozion and Spring Spree festivals at NIT Warangal, reports the Verge. Lead researcher Amarjot Singh of the University of Cambridge claimed that their system has 94% accuracy at identifying violent poses. However, this accuracy drops with more people …

Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing Read More »

Open letter to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan from President of Falun Dafa Association of India 3

Open letter to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan from President of Falun Dafa Association of India

Dear Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr.Aamir Khan As an Indian, I feel absolutely elated that Indian Film superstars such as yourselves not only enjoy the adulation and demigod status with a humongous fan-following in our country but also across a country like China which seems so alien to our culture and ethos. But it just …

Open letter to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan from President of Falun Dafa Association of India Read More »

Madhu Kishwar asks about reporting rapes if the rapist has a right to privacy

Confusing right to privacy with right to rape – addressing comment by Madhu Kishwar

In a rather bewildering tweet today, Madhu Kishwar asked, “Do champions of #RightToPrivacy realise that if 2 women hadn’t complained, #babaRamRahim doings in his “Gufa”covered under right to privacy?” The tweet was so absurd that she was met with a barrage of retorts and taunts by people she was taunting. I guess if we are …

Confusing right to privacy with right to rape – addressing comment by Madhu Kishwar Read More »

Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty 4

Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty

In a landmark challenge to Aadhaar on the grounds of privacy being an inalienable fundamental right, a 9 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty Supreme Court of India has once again come to rescue the citizens of India …

Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty Read More »