by Nirmala Carvalho
The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) recalls the cases of Nirmala Convent School (Chhattisgarh) and St Joseph's PU College (Karnataka), where ultra-nationalists created turmoil at the end of January. For Sajan George, the attacks show "the protection guaranteed the extremists" -
New York India's human rights record in 2011 got a thumbs down from a global rights group which has criticised the government for its inaction in repealing the controversial armed forces act and for remaining silent on the 'gravest abuses' in countries like Syria.
In its World Report 2012, Human Rights Watch (HRW) assessed progress on human rights during the past year in more than 90 countries. In India's case, HRW said it has been a 'disappointing year for human rights'.
Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Sunday called upon journalists to play a seminal role in promoting scientific and rational ideas in society and raise the intellectual level of the masses by extricating them from the morass of superstition, casteism, bigotry, communalism and feudal tendencies.The former Supreme Court Judge felt that the electronic media was dividing the people on the lines of caste and religion by creating an impression that Hindus alone had the first claim over citizenship and others were second-rate citizens. “Minority communities are demoralised in various manners. This is unacceptable in India which is a land of migrants,.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that a child born of an inter-caste marriage cannot be denied the right to reservations just on the basis of one of the parents being upper caste.The apex court said the child's upbringing is key to making that decision.The court said, "While determining the caste of a child born to a forward caste man and a tribal woman, the child will not necessarily take the caste of his father."