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The rich borrow and the poor repay PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

Jacques ATTALIIn a study directed by the economist Jonathan Murdoch, to be published in April 2009, a very concrete, in-depth vision of the world's poorest workers emerges. At a time when we are speaking of so many millions of dollars, and even thousands of millions, it is interesting to take an interest in the real life of real people. From 2000 to 2005, having analyzed more than 250 precarious households (who earn less than $2 a day, the threshold for poverty designated by the World Bank) in India to Bangladesh and in South Africa, these economists are describing for the first time the usage of the rare money that these people have.

Fake conversions, sham marriages: Making a mockery of legal system PDF Print E-mail
Law and Judiciary

Chander Mohan and Anuradha Bali, now known as Chand Mohammad and Fiza Parveen after conversion to Islam and second marriageThe saga of Chander Mohan-Anuradha Bali, now (in)famously known as Chand Mohammad-Fiza love story, has finally ended into a tailspin of sorts. A peeved Fiza, who allegedly attempted suicide by consuming 25 non-fatal sedative alprazolam tablets, narrated her harrowing tale before the mediapersons in Chandigarh after her newly-wed husband suddenly left her house where he has been staying for the last two months.

Release Shamim Modi PDF Print E-mail

Shamim ModiNew Delhi: In a clear case of growing hostility against human rights activists and those voicing for the voiceless, besides rising systematic discrimination against minorities, in BJP-ruled states, young woman social activist Shamim Modi has become the latest victim of the police-politician nexus in Madhya Pradesh.

PUCL-PUHR Report on bomb-blast accused Abu Bashar PDF Print E-mail

Case of Abu Bashar arrested in connection with serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad

Abul Bashar QasmiMufti Abul Bashar Qasmi Isalhi or Abu Bashar for short, 22 years in age, was literally dragged and kidnapped from his house in Village Beena Para in Azamgarh District of U.P. on 14th August, 2008 at 11 am, by unidentified plainclothesmen who came in two vehicles. Complaints were immediately filed with the local police station as well as faxes sent to the District Magistrate and the CM. Local newspapers reported this event next day. Two days later, on 16th August, 2008, the UP ATS showed his arrest from Charbagh, the Lucknow Railway station area, and the Gujarat Police chief P.C. Pande, in a press conference in Ahmedabad, named him as the mastermind in July 26, 2008, Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts. He was also held responsible for the conspiracy of bombs planted in Surat . After being taken to Ahmedabad by the Gujarat police since then he has been shown to have been arrested a number of times while in police custody in different cases, one after another on 31/8/08, 15/9/08, 30/9/08, 8/10/08, 23/10/08, 6/11/08 and again twice recently, without granting bail in any of the cases, so that his police remand could be extended for what has been a very prolonged interrogation.

Only inspectors torture in India PDF Print E-mail
London, Feb 27 (IANS) The co-producer of “Slumdog Millionaire” says one of the best things to come out of the Oscar winning movie is the debate on poverty and torture that it has sparked in India. Christian Colson disclosed that when the filmmakers sought the initial permission of the government, the only thing the ministry of culture objected to was a scene in the script where the hero is tortured by a Mumbai deputy commissioner of police.
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