Category Archives: Minorities

India: Dismaying top court ruling re-criminalizes homosexuality

12 december 2013 A ruling by India’s Supreme Court making consensual same-sex conduct between adults a criminal offence marks a black day for freedom in India, Amnesty International India said today. “This decision is a body blow to people’s rights

JKCCS demands probe into killings of political workers

Press release from the JAMMU KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY11th April 2011 Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) is concerned at the spate of killing of civilian political workers belonging to different religious and political parties. So far in

Mecca Masjid police firing report dumped in cold storage

by LATEEF MOHD. KHANOn Friday, 18th May 2007, the RSS terrorists planted bombs at historic Makkah Masjid and immediately after the bomb blast, a group of communal minded policemen started firing on the people who were helping the injured people

Political Machinations Of Hindutva

By Ram PuniyaniFilm Review(Film: Saffron War by Rajiv Yadav, Shahanawaz Alam and Lakshman Prashad, Duration 61 Minutes, Contribution, Rs 95, Available from: 632/13, Shankarpuri, Kamta, Post: Chinhat, Lucknow, UP)With the rise of Hindutva movement during last three decades there has

Stop Torturing innocents: Human Rights Activists

Thiruvananthapuram: Human rights activists condemned police atrocities against Muslims in the name of investigation into the assault on college teacher. They demanded to stop unwarranted statewide raids in the offices of Popular Front of India and Social Democratic Party of

I love India but country rejected me, says M.F. Husain

NEW DELHI: Political leaders, intellectuals and artists in India kept silent when right-wing outfits targeted him, legendary painter M.F. Husain says “with deep pain” in his heart. “I still love India. But India doesn’t need me. I am saying this

APCR to build all-India structure of human rights lawyers

New Delhi: Given the gravity of the situation whereby Muslims are being implicated most of the time in fictitious criminal cases including ones related to terrorism, the Delhi-based Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) will soon build an all-India

Bakhsish Singh is arrested by Police?

Ludhiana (February 22, 2010): Yesterday the Punjab Police arrested two so-called ‘Khalistan Liberation Force Militants’ for planting a bomb near Indian Oil Gas Plant at Nabha. The police claimed to have arrested them on intervening night of 20 and 21

Sikhs on illegal detention in Punjab

Patiala (February 18, 2010): SFHR today conducted a press conference at Patiala and brought the matter of illegal detention of Jasbir Singh and Darshan Singh to the knowledge of media. During press conference Karamjeet Kaur informed that on February 13,

Berlin film fest spotlights Muslims in crisis

BERLIN — The debut feature of an Afghan-German director joined the running for the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival Wednesday, one of a clutch of features taking a fresh look at Islam at this year’s event. “Shahada” (Faith),