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As right-wing leaders move to strengthen their grip during the COVID-19 pandemic, the governed people of the world must push back tactfully and cohesively.
Public statement by the Peoples Union of Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemning the sudden transfer of jailed activist, Gautam Navlakha, from Delhi to Mumbai on 25 May.
India's National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) recently approved coal mining in an area very close to the ecologically-sensitive and biodiverse Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in Upper Assam.
The recent incident where 16 migrant workers were crushed under a train while walking back home shows the failure of the Indian state in easing the distress of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Public statement by the Delhi-based Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR).
Myanmar and India throw up troubling instances of things equally, if not more, menacing as the Novel Coronavirus - hatred, discrimination and relentless wars.
The American watchdog doesn't have good things to say about religious freedom in India. It is even talking sanctions.
By not acting on time, the Delhi Police flouted several legal norms and procedures during the communal violence in Northeast Delhi in February.
Recently, Uttar Pradesh police filed criminal charges against journalist Siddharth Varadarajan for allegedly misquoting the Chief Minister. Are these charges legally valid?
The fate of Dai Vet and Dali kingdoms could hold a lesson in inclusive statecraft for Myanmar's political decision-makers and peacebuilders.