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latest issue with supreme court

schedule caste

If a person is SC -> He convert to a religion -> Then his generation convert back to SC

Then to avail Sch. Caste concession… 286 more words

The Hindu

On the journey into Kashmir: Why it all happened.

— by Deya Bhattacharya

Unlike other children my age, I did not grow up listening to stories from my Dida (maternal grandmother). Oddly enough, Dida, an avid reader (even now, at the age of 90!) and immensely progressive for her time, is a scribbler. 1,143 more words

Human RIghts


Anish Gupta

The front page headline of The Hindu dated July 2, 2015, reads “With AFSPA, India has failed statute: Amnesty”. While an article “Army can kill anyone on mere suspicion, says Amnesty”, by Mehboob Jeelani appears on page 10 the same day. 1,426 more words


My Ordeal with Bimola - 1

Bimola, kaha hai!?? (Where is Bimola)” the man in camouflaged dress asked me. I was still not in my senses as it was 2am in the chilly morning of Manipur winter. 1,006 more words

Snippets Of Life

Indian excess of human rights abuses done by its troops in Kashmir 'documented'

Umer Beigh

Amnesty International report released on Wednesday accused India of neglecting international obligations and its own constitution. The 72-page report said India has ignored the excess of human rights violations committed by its troops on the pretext of national security in the disputed valley of Kashmir. 459 more words


Non-lethal weapons kill

The state government, after 76 deaths of civilians in unarmed protests, recently moved to introduce non-lethal weapons to its forces – weapons supposed to minimize the chance of casualties during street demonstrations in the Valley. 553 more words

Rallying to the call of hope

Innumerable tragic stories emerge from regions affected by conflict all over the world, and Indian-administered Kashmir is no exception. But there are a precious few who use their misfortune to turn things around for others. 1,095 more words