Outrage is mounting in India over alleged torture and deaths of P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, who were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores open past permitted hours and were kept in police custody an entire night and died within hours of release; two days later owing to custodial violence. Click to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June | Week 4| 2020
In November 2019, a court in the Botataung Township in Myanmar handed convictions against six members of a satirical Thangyat troupe. Six members of a troupe named Peacock Generation Thangyat were sentenced to a year in prison for allegedly mocking Myanmar’s armed forces through their live-streamed performance. Thangyat is one of the oldest forms of … Continue reading Freedom of Expression in Myanmar: Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law
A coordinated series of eight bombings ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the eve of Easter killing at least 290 people and injuring hundreds more with the nation’s minority Christian community which accounts for less than 10% of the country’s total population of 21.4 million appearing to be the main target of the attacks. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 4| 2019
Pakistan’s Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accuses India of plotting a fresh military attack saying it has “reliable intelligence” reports, something which India dismissed as “war hysteria”. Click to Read – CNN News In a country where nearly half the population is engaged in agriculture, BJP's election manifesto woos farmers by promising a slew of … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 2| 2019
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
[The Death of Socrates] The recent mob lynchings that have been taking place in India, whether the cause be communal hatred or rumors of child lifting, may be an offshoot of democracy or mob rule, something that the Greeks had foreseen and feared. When we think of ancient Greece; among several of its great … Continue reading Democracy=Mob Rule?