Author: Amit Singh

A Critical Analysis of Human Rights with Focus on Foundational Weakness and Dual Nature of Human Rights

Reading Time: 9 minutesOur Editor-at-Large (Europe), Amit, raises questions that are of immediate relevance to international politics, as human rights are increasingly ‘mainstreamed’ into the policy framework of states. He critically reflects on the dual nature and double standard of human rights deployed by some western nations in the strategic use of human rights discourse. He also critically analyses […]

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A Wonder that is India!

Reading Time: 6 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe), highlights the schism between Hindu politics (Hindutva) and Hinduism, the Sanatan Dharma. This article is an attempt to highlight how Hindu and other Indian religious traditions contributed to communal peace and harmony. A Different Truths exclusive. Amidst rising intolerance against religious minorities, increasing restrictions on freedom of expression and speech in […]

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Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article is written with the intention to generate support for the candidacy for Bharat Ratna award for Jaishankar Prasad, a Hindi language legend, simultaneously spreading awareness about his contribution to Hindi literature. A community called, ‘Bharat Ratna for Jaishankar Prasad’ has started a campaign for Bharat Ratna award in Varanasi on 30th August 2017. […]

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Nobel or Not so Nobel

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Indian Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satayarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2014. As a Nobel Peace Laureate, his concern shall encompass issues of peace and burning conflicts, surrounding – if not the whole world, at least his home country India. From declining journalist freedom in India to the rape of tribal women […]

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Does Diversity of India Require Structural Changes to Manage Ethnic and Religious Tussles?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Indian party system is more or less based on the caste system and religious affiliations; political parties tend to support their ethnic and religious affiliations/ideology, thus creating an ‘ethnic/religious rift’ in society. This rift in society often takes the forms of ethnic and communal conflict. Our Editor-at-Large. Amit, takes a hard look at the […]

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Religion in Public Sphere: Can we Apply Rawls and Habermas Perspectives in the Indian Context?

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, debates on the religion in public sphere issue, in the Rawlsian and Habermasian perspectives. He contextualises these in the Indian context. Here are the erudite deliberations, exclusively in Different Truths. India is neither an absolute secular country nor a theocratic state with a state religion. However, in a Hindu majority country religion […]

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Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, focuses on the declining democratic values and rising fascistic, extremist and dictatorial tendencies in contemporary Indian politics and society. An expose with hard facts, exclusively in Different Truths. These are the dark times for democracy and freedom in India; times when reason is being replaced by the revelations; logic replaced by […]

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Right of Housing in India and Forced Eviction: Does the Disadvantaged have Enough Protection?

Reading Time: 16 minutesThis article examines the protection mechanism of housing rights in India. The roles of Supreme Court and High Court have been discussed. In addition, NGOs roles are illustrated. For background information, Indian Constitution, International Law and cases of forced eviction have been given. Here’s an erudite research by Norway-based, Amit, our Editor-at-Large, on the Human […]

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Do the Muslims of Norway Pose Cultural Threat to Norwegian Identity?

Reading Time: 4 minutesNorway is a country which claims to protect and promote human rights at home and abroad. However, within the deeper layers of Norwegian society, to some extent, hidden racism seem to be ingrained. It’s targeted towards refugees and migrants, particularly against the Muslims creating hindrance in their cultural integration into the mainstream of the Norwegian […]

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Universalism Vs Relativism: Honour Killings of Women in India

Reading Time: 15 minutesCases of honour killings represent an old tussle between universality of human rights and particularity/relativism – in this case, particular. Against this background, this article critically examines the role of universal human rights norms to protect the victims of particularity (in this case murdered women). It also examines the concept of cultural relativism and universalism […]

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