Human Rights

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Freedom for Independence Day

Reading Time: 4 minutesA lot more barriers need to be broken and freedom needs to be realised in an imperfect ‘social structure’ that exists in India and abroad. You still need to fight racism, sexism, casteism, class-ism and boundaries you have created for yourselves in your head because of how you were conditioned to think or made to […]

Soccer Takes Centre Stage in Scoring for a Cause

Reading Time: 2 minutesBangalore witnessed unmatched passion for football as the beautiful game became a platform for championing child rights, and ensured that children across CRY-supported projects got access to a happy, healthy and creative childhood. A report, for Different Truths. Soccer is always known to have breaking boundaries. But the game became even more beautiful, as it […]

August 9 Bandh to be a Show of Dalit Assertion

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe immediate provocation for the Bharat Bandh is the reluctance of the government to listen to the Dalit protest against dilution of the SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) Act 1989, but it is also a call for the recognition of Dalit identity. A report, for Different Truths.  After the April 2 showdown, the Dalit community is […]

Supreme Court Bench Receptive to Protecting Rights for Gays

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Centre submitted to the Supreme Court that they would leave it to the ‘wisdom’ of the court, and not contest the demand for ‘decriminalisation of adult consensual sexual acts in private’. Similarly, groups like All India Muslim Personal Law Board have said that they would not oppose the decriminalisation of consensual homosexual acts, and […]

Human Rights Justice: Methods of Testimonial Therapy to Generate Human Rights Movement – II

Reading Time: 11 minutesIn the second and final part of the research article, Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) examines the methods of Testimonial Therapy (TT) to generate the human rights movement. He tells us about the four stages of TT, rehabilitation and mobilisation, and the social theories at play. These help the Dalits to move from torture to dignity. […]

Status of Childescents in India Worrying, says CRY Report

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe report coming out on the World Population Day, last week, highlights that there are nearly a 100million childescents between 15 and 18 years in India, and this huge population remains largely invisible as children and hence, under-addressed. A report, for Different Truths.    Highlighting the continuum of childhood and emphasising that the age-group within 15 to […]

Opening the Door to Gay Room

Reading Time: 4 minutesGay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity to steal […]

The Hunger of Oleg Sentsov

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn the 15th of May 2018, one month before Russia celebrated the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Oleg Sentsov began an indefinite hunger strike, which continues today — not only to protest his own imprisonment, but that of nearly 70 compatriots, fellow Ukrainian artists, actors, political prisoners. And, today, Sentsov is battling towards the […]

Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

Reading Time: 9 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of Dalits (Untouchables) […]

When Solutions are worse than Problems: Analysing Amendments in POCSO and Rape Laws

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe death penalty of convicts, definitely, does not hold an answer to the burning question of a rise in rape and related crimes. Even Justice Verma Committee has said, “…death penalty would be a regressive step in the field of sentencing and reformation.” Earlier, in the case of Nirbhaya, in December 2012, a similar demand […]