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No WTO deal without people’s consent!

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2009-09-12 18:50
Ever since the Congress government assumed power after the elections, several statements are being made that India is now ready for taking the Doha Round of negotiations further. It is not clear whether the “India” includes its millions of workers and peasants whose livelihood and fortunes are very much linked to the WTO negotiations. Also, it is not clear why the reservations that the Indian government had earlier have now vanished and what actually is the current stand of the Indian government.

Attack on the right to participate in politics

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2009-08-10 18:15
The Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Naveen Chawla was recently known to have expressed his concern at the increase in the number of political parties registered with the Election Commission. He is also reported to be worried at the increase in the average number of candidates per Lok Sabha seat during the last elections.

Fake “encounter killing” in Manipur – state terror continues unabated

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2009-08-10 17:59
The “encounter killing” of a youth, Chungkham Sanjit, by the Manipur Police Commandos (MPC) on July 23, in Imphal city, in broad daylight, about 500 m from the State Assembly, has led to mass protests all over the state of Manipur as well as in Delhi and other places. A 23 year pregnant woman was also killed and 5 others injured in the incident.

International Conference in Toronto Calls on South Asians to Unite to Oppose War in South Asia

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2009-05-11 11:30
A four-day long international gathering of academics, activists and concerned individuals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as from Canada, the UK and the US concluded on April 26th at the University of Toronto after resolving to whole-heartedly work to eliminate the threat of war in South Asia.

Kandhamal Fact Finding Report by Democratic Rights Groups from AP, TN, Karnataka and Orissa

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2008-10-01 11:30
Press Release 

A fact finding committee of 16 human rights activists from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Orissa toured the violence affected parts of Kandhamal district during the last 2 days to ascertain the factual details and the background concerning the wide spread events of arson, looting and murder aimed at the Christian people.

International People's Tribunal intimidated and detained in Indian - administered Kashmir

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2008-06-28 11:30

Srinagar, 21st June 2008

On June 20, the 'International Peoples Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir' visited the northern district of Kupwara, a heavily militarized zone about 95 kms from Srinagar, to conduct its investigations in the area, as part of its ongoing work to be conducted in 2008-2009.