Days after a series of attacks on Africans just an hour’s drive from capital New Delhi and a sharp barb by foreign diplomats, the Indian government rejected that the incidents were racist in nature, pending an investigation. On this edition of We The People, we ask: Are we in denial when we say that India is not racist? Can we hope to resolve an issue without acknowledging it? Are African envoys right in terming these attacks as xenophobic or are such incidents, like the Indian government says, are criminal offences and not racial attacks? Also, how do we respond to the racially-motivated attacks against the North- East Indians?
HEAL – Help Eradicate Abuse through Learning Published on Jul 15, 2014 Mr. Suhas Chakma is the Director of Asian Centre for Human Rights. At ASCCSA 2014, he talks about his research with government homes for juveniles in India. This is followed by a discussion about the existing gaps in these homes and how to […]
The Hindu 06 June 2020 Student body demands exclusion of refugees from State’s COVID-19 numbers. The COVID-19 pandemic has added more grist to the refugee debate in Auranchal Pradesh. The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has asked the State government, particularly the Changlang district authorities not to include the Chakma and Hajong communities in […]
Attack on Caravan journalists shows “the impunity enjoyed by political groups”: The Network of Women in Media, The Caravan
The Caravan 12 August 2020 On 11 August 2020, three journalists working with The Caravan—Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman journalist—were beaten, subjected to communal slurs, threatened with murder, and sexually harassed, while reporting in Subhash Mohalla, in northeast Delhi. The Network of Women in Media, a national collective for women in the media, released […]