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?
Rajya Sabha TV Published on Jul 5, 2018 In a relief to policemen in Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court on Wednesday said that the state government should contemplate giving policemen a day off in a week, like other government officials in order to spend time with their families. While hearing a plea seeking abolition […]
The Hindu27 April 2020 ‘Their ration cards were seized in 1991’ A Delhi-based rights body has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring food for the Chakma and Hajong communities in Arunachal Pradesh who have allegedly not been included in the government’s economic package. The Chakmas and Hajongs, displaced in the 1960s by violence […]
Congress, rights body flay Dispur move The Telegraph Published 3.08.19 By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati Dispur has triggered a controversy by revealing “sensitive” district-wise break-up of people not included in the complete draft NRC published last year.The Congress and a rights group, Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RAAG), on Friday said the revelation of the data by […]