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  • Christians on the ‘Hindutva Cross’0

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    • October 25, 2021

      by Binoj Nair — 25/10/2021 India’s rankings in religious freedom and human rights have been on a slippery slope since the ascension of the Hindu ‘nationalist’ regime of Narendra Modi in 2014. The country’s pride has fallen from 0.58 in 2014 to a pitiable 0.31in 2019, and currently shares the spot with a war-torn South Sudan in

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  • IMF Downgrades its Growth Forecast for Asia, says Covid Still ‘Ravaging’ the Region0

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    • October 25, 2021

    by Countercurrents Collective 25/10/2021 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday downgraded its 2021 economic growth forecast for Asia after the Covid-19 delta variant caused a spike in cases in parts of the region. The IMF said it expects Asia’s economy to grow by 6.5% in 2021, compared with its April forecast for a 7.6% expansion. “The

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  • India: Series Of Attack On Christians0

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    • October 23, 2021

    Joint Fact-Finding Report by: Association for Protection of CivilRights |United Christian Forum | United Against Hate    24 October 2021   The violence against Muslims in India which has now become pan Indian needs to be seen with the violence and vendetta against Christians. Unfortunately the media tends to ignore the violence against Christian. Human

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  • IT Rules 2021: UN Rapporteurs see chilling effect on freedom of expression0

    in India — by Dr Madabhushi Sridhar — 22/06/2021 The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, published on 25 February 2021 under the Information Technology Act, 2000 will have a chilling effect on the freedom of expression of ordinary individuals, social media writers and the journalists working in print and electronic media.  The Government of India is

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  • Is India A Fascist State Like Germany or Italy Earlier or Turning Into One?0

    in India — by Harsh Thakor — 22/05/2021 AUTOCRATIC NATURE OF INDIAN STATE A strongly concurring debate today is on the emergence of fascism in India as a full fledged phenomena or semi-fascist or bourgeois democratic. Without doubt hindutva fascism has reached a crescendo or sharpened its sword as never before and autocracy and opression

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  • Sewer Workers Need Safety, Dignity and Justice0

    in India — by Bharat Dogra — March 25, 2021 Some of the saddest news  in India which appears with tragic regularity relates to the deaths of sewer workers caused by occupational hazards. The demand for fixing responsibility and taking strong action against those  guilty of negligence has been gaining ground, as also the demand for the prompt compensatory  payment as

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  • China challenges UN high commissioner: Come to Xinjiang, but not for ‘investigation based on guilty before proven’0

    by Countercurrents Collective — March 3, 2021 China has said that the door to Xinjiang “is always open” for UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, after she claimed Muslim Uighurs are suffering arbitrary detention and ill-treatment in the area. The statement was made on Tuesday by the Chinese delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in

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  • India: Kashmiri ‘Pheran’ in demand0

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    • February 28, 2021

    by Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor — February 28, 2021 I have never overcome the nightmare of those scenes of the early 1990s when the Indian soldiers had laid pre-dawn siege to our neighbourhood one day. The soldiers had their fingers on triggers ready to shoot anybody not following their orders. Our house, which was in the lap of

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  • Farmers Are Tillers, Not Killers0

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    • February 6, 2021

    by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd — February 6, 2021 Kangana Ranaut again and again is attacking the Indian farmers as terrorists. She has done that in response to the world famous pop singer Rihanna and famous environmentalist girl Greta’s support to farmers movement. Sachin Tendulkar and other pro-BJP forces also joined the chorus. Most of these forces are

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  • Rural vs Urban Population in India0

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    • February 5, 2021

    by Prem Verma — February 4, 2021   The Farmers’ Protest Movement has brought into sharp focus that India consists of two countries. One is the mighty sprawling urban India where all of us fortunate live spoilt by consumerism and wanting more and more at the cost of others. The other is the weak scattered rural population

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  • Farmers Breach Red Fort; One Farmer Dead0

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    • January 26, 2021

    by Countercurrents Collective — January 26, 2021 India’s historic farmers’ tractor parade breached police barriers and briefly took control of the historic Red Fort. The agitating farmers climbed on a pole and foisted a flag sacred to Sikh religion. There were violent clashes between farmers and the police. One farmer died, allegedly in police firing.   Police

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  • India: Admiral Ramdas Appeals The Government To Repeal The Farm Laws0

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    • January 16, 2021

    by Admiral L Ramdas — January 16, 2021 I am Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas, former Chief of the Naval Staff . I served the country in Uniform for 45 years and came straight to this village from Delhi after retirement. First of all let me begin by offering shraddhanjali to all those who have paid with their lives

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  • Winter in Kashmir: For local Kashmiris, it’s living a nightmare0

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    • January 10, 2021

    by Prof M A Sofi — January 10, 2021 The line in the subtitle above underscores a reality that not many of those coming to visit the valley from outside Kashmir would concede as a fact of life. The fact is that whereas everything is done by their local hosts and the local administration to ensure that

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  • Development in the Indian Context0

    by Livneet Shergill — January 3, 2021 India is the world’s largest democracy and there is no denying the fact that India occupies an important place in the world economy. India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and this is no mean distinction. But the question that remains unanswered is, ‘What is India’s development status?’

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