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UN writes to India over inaction on death threats to Dalit journalist

New Delhi, April 09 (KMS): A group of United Nations rights experts has written to the Indian government expressing concerns regarding the death threats received by Dalit journalist, Meena Kotwal, and the failure of the police to take cognisance of the same. The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders …

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Lawyers’ group moves Karnataka Police against calls for socio-economic boycott of Muslims

New Delhi, April 09 (KMS):  All India Lawyers’ Association for Justice (AILAJ), a human rights group, has filed a complaint with DGP (Director General of Police) and IGP (Inspector General of Police) in the Indian state of Karnataka demanding legal action against Hindutva groups and others for calling for socio-economic …

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Rahul Gandhi condemns stripping of journalists in MP

New Delhi, April 08 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Madhya Pradesh government after photos of a journalist and a few activists forced to strip down to their undergarments while in police custody went viral on social media. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said that the Bharatiya Janata …

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Academics quit Melbourne University institute over foreign interference

Melbourne, April 08 (KMS): A group of academics has quit the Australia India Institute at Melbourne University, Australia, citing concerns for academic freedom and interference by the Indian High Commission. A letter signed by 13 affiliated fellows sent to vice-chancellor, Duncan Maskell, on March 29 says that the Indian High …

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Aakar Patel ‘stopped at immigration again’ despite having court’s go-ahead to fly

New Delhi, April 08 (KMS): Despite a Delhi court ruling in his favour and even asking the India’s Central Bureau of Investigation to apologise for issuing a lookout notice in his name to stop him from travelling, author and former head of Amnesty International India Aakar Patel was once again …

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Hindu monk on loudspeaker in police presence says “will rape Muslim women in open”

Lucknow, April 08 (KMS): A video is making rounds on the social media where a Hindu Mahant named Bajrang Muni Das in Khairabad town of Sitapur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh can be heard shouting he will abduct Muslim women from their homes and rape them in …

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Muslim sculptors, mango traders face heat of Hindu activists in Karnataka

Bengaluru, April 08 (KMS): After campaigning against the hijab, halal products and banning Muslim traders in temple fairs, Hindu organisations in the Indian state of Karnataka are now planning a campaign to ban Muslim mango traders and sculptors from making idols of Hindu gods. The Hindu organisations have also prepared …

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UNGA suspends Russia from Human Rights Council; India abstains voting

New York, April 07 (KMS): The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday suspended Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” by invading Russian troops in Ukraine. The US-led push garnered 93 votes in favor, while 24 countries voted …

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All secular forces of India must come together to defeat BJP’s Hindutva agenda: Yechury

Kannur (Kerela), April 07 (KMS): Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury while calling for all secular democratic forces of India to come together and form a front against the Hindutva communalism being propounded by Bharatiya Janata Party has said that the sharpening of polarisation is RSS-BJP …

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India needs $12.4 trillion for net-zero transition: Report

New Delhi, April 07 (KMS): India will need investments worth $12.4 trillion, nearly half of the US GDP, from developed nations and investors to help its economy transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, says a report. Without capital inflows and grants from the developed world, emerging economies including India’s …

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