The Hong Kong security law (or the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) that came into effect late on 30th June 2020 spells disaster for the pro-democratic city. As one of the five autonomous regions in China, the ‘one country, two systems’ policy has shielded Hong Kong from the excesses of the … Continue reading How the Hong Kong Security Law Infringes Upon Fundamental Human Rights
While the courts will adjudicate on the legality of Vikas Dubey’s ‘encounter’, on 10th July 2020 millions of Indians have determinedly aimed to ‘encounter’ the ‘Rule of Law’. This article, without contesting the facts of the case, simply shows a mirror to the reaction of the Indian citizenry towards this encounter. It throws light on … Continue reading Democracy Encountered!
Although India was ill-prepared to face the health and economic hazards brought in by Covid-19; it was rather oblivious to the possibility of discrimination and social intolerance emerging as an accessory to such hazards. Covid-19 has given birth to a new way of racial polarization by way of ‘hate speech’ against the north eastern community … Continue reading Racial Discrimination Amidst COVID19: Double Whammy for the North-Eastern Community
The Election Commission of India sought public comments on the Recomendation of Working Groups on Electoral Management. Glad to share with you’ll the comments drafted by Contego Humanitas Foundation. Many thanks to Harsh Bajpai who lead this research. We invite your views and comments on the same. Together, let’s make #DeshKaMahaTyohaar more inclusive. You can … Continue reading Comments on the Recommendation of Working Groups on Electoral Management
Hungary declares indefinite state of emergency Europe is at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with 65% of the world’s death attributable to the virus coming form this continent. Many European countries have declared a state of emergency, but there seems to be only one country that has attracted public condemnation and apprehension from the European … Continue reading COVID-19 and Hungary’s indefinite state of emergency: lockdown of democracy or a step towards dictatorship?
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, assumed office on November 29th, 2016. The COAS in Pakistan has a set term of three years. Accordingly, General Bajwa was set to retire on November 28, 2019. On August 19th, the Pakistan PMO notified via a press release bearing official number PMO/3232/SPM/19 undersigned by … Continue reading Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow
The UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, cites the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation in order to establish that climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| September| Week 2 | 2019
While the opposition parties are stunned, the rest of the world sees the greatest win by BJP. Everybody wants to know how the world’s biggest democratic election had been converted into a litmus test of Nationalism. How did a 'Chaayewala' with big promises and least delivery, re-conquer the throne of the world’s biggest democracy? How did … Continue reading OPINION | GENERAL ELECTION #2019 IN NUTSHELL
The battle to run this country has once again begun, the race to the race course is in full swing, the political parties are forming and disbanding their allies, the “Chai pey Charchas” have again shifted their debates to the politics going around, people across the nation are seen abusing and admiring the political leaders … Continue reading Opinion| Why not Voting for BJP would Discredit the Nation
Election Commission of India announces dates for Lok Sabha elections 2019, scheduled to be held in seven phases from April 11th to May 19th and results to be announced on May 23rd. Click to Read – Indian Express With the announcement of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect laying … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March | Week 2| 2019