September 26, 2018
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International Day of Sign Languages; Emphasis is on the Rights of the Deaf

By Dr K G Satheesh Kumar, Executive Director, NISH Right to language is an inalienable right of every individual and society. Communication is the most basic of all human activities. The story of human beings is essentially a long saga of how they developed and perfected the tools of communication. This is the core message […]

August 30, 2018
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Condemnation by the PUCL of the Persecution of senior Human Rights Defenders

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties condemns the clearly motivated, malicious and tyrannical action of the Jharkhand police and Jharkhand Government in registering a case against 20 adivasi activists for criticizing the Raghubar Das led BJP Government on Facebook; claiming that they are “manipulating the innocent and uneducated villagers against the government”, “misinterpreting constitutional provisions”, […]

August 09, 2018
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“Arun Jaitley, Govt’s Kashmir Policy & Human Rights Groups

Prof. Prabhakar Sinha, former President, National PUCL and founder member, PUCL has issued a rejoinder to Arun Jaitley’s article posted in the Facebook titled ‘Govt’s Kashmir policy not muscular, fidayeens can’t be dealt with satyagrah’. Prof. Sinha, addresses Jaitley’s criticism that human rights organisations like PUCL and PUDR were infiltrated in the 1980’s by the […]

July 21, 2018
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Rahul Gandhi Wins the Nation’s Vote of Confidence

By M. P. Joseph IAS (R) Rahul Gandhi was at his brilliant best this afternoon while attacking Modi and his BJP during the debate on the no confidence motion in Parliament. Rahul’s address in the Lok Sabha showed that he has grown into a brilliant orator, equally facile in Hindi as with English and – […]

Columns, Nation
April 10, 2018
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Women’s Reservation: A Justified Demand, Here’s Why

By Moulshri Kanodia, German Chancellor Fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, & Researcher at Harriet Taylor Mill Institute, Berlin School of Economics and Law. In recent times, there is an increasing discussion on whether a higher number of women’s representation in parliament can lead our nation to a different paradigm altogether in parliamentary politics. Rwanda […]

April 04, 2018
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India Needs Darupadi and Not Savitri

By Rajindar Sachar Everyone knows that Indians are sensitive about their religion. Before the elections they are very particular about doing such actions which they think will result in favorable verdict. This analysis is proved authentic by Rahul Gandhi saying openly that not only he respects old traditions but he intends to go further and […]

March 02, 2018
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No Conflict Between Hindi and State Regional Languages

By Rajindar Sachar For some time past a misguided effort is being made to castigate India for asking U.N. General Assembly of U.N. to include Hindi as one of the languages at U.N. They seem to suggest that English should be recognized as language of India because Hindi is not understood in whole of India, […]

February 24, 2018
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Both Nehru and Patel Were the Need of Hour in 1947 – 48

By Rajindar Sachar Prime Minister Modi while speaking on Budget made one of grievance that Congress did not make Patel as the Prime Minister. Unfortunately no one had advised Modi that the Nehru was Gandhi Ji choice. He had equal respect for both Nehru and Patel. There was no rivalry between Nehru and Patel as both […]

Columns, Nation
January 17, 2018
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A fatal blow to be judiciary

There is a colloquial (this house got burnt with its own (House Stove). I was reminded of this on the day when 4 judges held a press conference and mentioned serious charges against the Chief Justice. To add to the mystery, one of judge signatory now said publically – “an issue was raised. Those concerned have […]

December 15, 2017
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Women Representation in Parliament and States Legislatures

By Rajindar Sachar Rahul in his latest interview has emphasized that the first priority would be to give representation to Women in Parliament. Similar determination has also been echoed by B.J.P. But the reality on this subject belies the promises made by both the parties. Sushma Swaraj, usually a calm politician, was so upset that […]