Home | | Articles | | Open Editorials
Op Ed
Shahid Azmi, a Career produced and consumed by Judicial System PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

Shahid AzmiThe murder of defense counsel of Fahim Ansari and those accused in Malegaon blast of 2006 is really very disturbing. It brings to mind how some of those alleged to be involved in 1993 serial blasts were bumped off by targeted assassination. The death of Shahid Azmi in the evening of February 11, 2010 is in a series of lawyers thrashed, shot at, injured or killed across the country in the aftermath of bomb blasts. Azmi is the third lawyer killed in Mumbai. In such cases the alleged terrorists were invariably suspected to be Muslims and if any Muslim lawyer showed any desire to defend the accused he was subjected to two heart wrenching problems. One, he would be targeted for engaging himself in antinational activity. Two, he would run mortal risk while discharging a duty that the constitution of the land allows him.

Read more...
 
India Pakistan Relations PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

India PakistanThere is no exclusive blood group which divide us as Muslims and non-Muslims, Shias and Sunnies, Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri, Baloch or Sindhi, Aasamese and Bangalis, Tamils and Sinhalas, Dalits and non-Dalits, Marathi and Pahari. All of us are born of a Human Mother. Muslim saints, writers, actors, music maestros, leaders, ministers, and university vice-chancellors are celebrate icons in India. Once a young girl asked Dr. Abdul Kalam, “Are you a muslim, Indian, Tamil, scientist, or the President of India?” “ I am a human being and that covers all the others”, replied the sage scientist Kalam.

Read more...
 
Internet Freedom and Human Rights 2.0 PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

Internet in IndiaIs unfettered Internet access a fundamental human right? Given their recent -- and widely covered -- spat with China over censorship laws, Google appears to assert that Internet censorship is an important enough issue to pull out of the People's Republic altogether, even though China has the largest online community in the world.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also made clear in her address Thursday at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., that the Internet is a powerful tool for promoting democracy and human rights, and should not be repressed by any government or institution. (The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded on Friday, lashing out at Clinton's criticism and claiming the address was "harmful to Sino-American relations.")

But is Internet freedom itself a human right -- an entitlement that no just nation could infringe upon?

Read more...
 
Who Killed Hemant Karkare PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

Book: Who Killed Karkare? The Real Face of Terrorism in India  Author: SM Mushrif  Price: Rs 300/ USD 25  Pages: 319  Publisher: Pharos Media (www.pharosmedia.com), New DelhiA new book curiously titled Who Killed Hemant Karkare? says a nationwide network of Hindutva terror that has its tentacles spread up to Nepal and Israel is out to destroy the India most Indians have known for ages and to remould it into some kind of Afghanistan under the Taliban. The writer, a former IG Police of Maharashtra, SM Mushrif, has reconstructed a fearsome picture out of former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare’s chargesheet against alleged Hindutva terrorists like Lt. Col. Purohit, Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur and others.

Read more...
 
The State Versus Naxals: Who Are Criminals? PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

Maoist rally in IndiaInaugurating a three-day long conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of police organized by the Intelligence Bureau, home minister of India P. Chidambaram described terrorist attacks on November 26, 2008 as a “game changer”: “The attacks in Mumbai on November 26, last year were a game changer. We can no longer afford to business as usual.” He pointed out Left Wing Extremism (Naxalism or “Maoism”) as one of the threats to the national security, and the biggest challenge to democracy. The prime minister of India also said that the Maoist movement was India’s gravest security threat. In June 2009 the government labeled Naxal group a terrorist organization.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 38

Join NCHRO Web community

ONLY Registered users can submit a violation of human rights or an article to be published at this web site.
Log in
And in other news
Home | | Articles | | Open Editorials