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State terrorism and Muslim youths PDF Print E-mail
Minorities

An Indian MuslimThis is a fact that no society can live long with injustice and double standard in giving justice to its people. Unfortunately our country India is fast turning into a society of that character. The attitude of police, administration and judiciary towards Muslim youths arrested in connection with terror cases shows the double standard of justice in the country. There were several devastating bomb blasts in the country in 2008 in which hundreds of people were killed and several hundreds injured. Consequently, hundreds of Muslim youths have been put behind bar under the charges of terror activities. In the name of terror every year scores of Muslim youths had been arrested for past some time but the trend got momentum soon after the blasts in courts in Uttar Pradesh in 2007 and it is still going on. The details of the cases against the Muslim youths show that the police and administration have deliberately implicated them in scores of cases. Given the speed of disposal of court cases, it seems they will perhaps be never released.

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Amartya Sen on Justice and Human Rights PDF Print E-mail
Law and Judiciary
The theory of justice must be more concerned with the elimination of removable injustices than with defining a hypothetical perfectly just society, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen
Idea of Justice
Dr Amartya Sen was in India recently for the release of his latest book The Idea of Justice which constructs a new theory of justice not based on abstract ideals or emanating from perfect institutions but rather, dealing with this complex issue in both its historical sense as also how the system of justice works at a practical level. It is for this reason that the book makes a distinction between ‘neeti’ and ‘nyaya’. ‘Neeti’, the book emphasises, is about appropriate rules and institutions and ‘nyaya’ is about their realisation.
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Kerala Police fires at fishing community, six dead PDF Print E-mail
StateViolations

Six persons  from  the Muslim fishing  community were killed when the Kerala police opened fire to end a clash between two groups in the Cheriyathura-Beemapally coastal area on the outskirts of the Thiruvananthapuram  city on Sunday evening ( May 17, 2009). In the police firing four Muslims were killed on the spot while  two died later in the hospital. The dead as identified as Ahammed Saleem (50), Badusha (35), Syed Alavi (24), Abdul Hakkeem (27), Firoz (!5).  Kanni Haji (63) succumbed to his injuries on 19th May and the toll rose to six.Thirty- eight persons who were injured in the clashes have been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital and several others were admitted to a private hospital. Among three of the admitted,  Shafeeq (21), Sajeer (22),  Ali (34) are having serious head injury.

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Overhaul Abusive, Failing Police System in India: HRW PDF Print E-mail
StateViolations

Mumbai police officers stand on a roughly made watchtower near the Gateway of India monument on New Year’s Eve, 2008.(Bangalore, August 4, 2009 ) - The Indian government should take major steps to overhaul a policing system that facilitates and even encourages human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. For decades, successive governments have failed to deliver on promises to hold the police accountable for abuses and to build professional, rights-respecting police forces.

The 118-page report, "Broken System: Dysfunction, Abuse and Impunity in the Indian Police," documents a range of human rights violations committed by police, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and extrajudicial killings.

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India top Green index; US consumers rank last PDF Print E-mail
Environment

WASHINGTON—In their second annual survey to measure and monitor consumer behaviors that have an impact on the environment, the National Geographic Society and the international polling firm GlobeScan have found an increase in environmentally friendly consumer behavior in 13 of the 14 countries that were surveyed in both 2008 and 2009. Like last year, the top-scoring consumers of 2009 are in the developing economies of India, Brazil and China; American and Canadian consumers again score lowest. 

Consumers registering the best year-on-year improvement in environmentally sustainable consumer behavior are the Spanish, Germans, French and Australians, while Russians and Mexicans show the smallest increase. Brazilians are the only consumers measured in both 2008 and 2009 to show a decrease in their Greendex score.

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