India

28.01.2014

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

Another gang rape in India, this time in a tribal area, a young woman is found in the company of a man from another village, moreover a Muslim; the village unofficial council imposes a hefty fine which the woman’s family cannot pay, so she gets gang raped by the men… »

20.01.2014

“Humanism in India” – Indian edition presentation in Mumbai

“Humanism in India” – Indian edition presentation in Mumbai

To begin with, I would like to thank the organizers of today’s presentation, Bhavan’s College and its Cultural Centre, the World Centre for Humanist Studies (India), and the book publisher, Foundation for Humanization. The book we are presenting is not a complete study of Indian history. It is a collection… »

15.01.2014

Aam Aadmi Party as harbinger of significant change in Indian society

Aam Aadmi Party as harbinger of significant change in Indian society

EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE VS. REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION By Pritam K. Rohila, Evolution is a slow and gradual process by which organizations as well as organisms adapt to external changes or internal pressure. It may be imperceptible in the short-term and its glacial pace frustrating for some. Revolutions, on the other hand, are… »

21.11.2013

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

By Andres Jimenez for Waging Nonviolence Sampat Pal is an unlikely hero. She is a single mother of five, born to a poor and conservative family of Indian farmers and was able to undergo only basic formal education during her youth. Yet she is the founder of one of… »

06.10.2013

Kerala activists support courts against criminal politicians

Kerala activists support courts against criminal politicians

On the first day of October this year an SMS campaign was conducted, addressed to around 5000 students, in two collages. Further, 5,000 leaflets were distributed asking the students to send SMS messages to political leaders of Kerala. The mobile numbers of the all major political parties are… »

17.06.2013

PMANE – An Open Letter to the Mediahouses in India!

PMANE – An Open Letter to the Mediahouses in India!

An Open Letter to the Mediahouses in India! The Struggle Committee June 16, 2013 People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Idinthakarai & P. O. 627 104 Tirunelveli District Tamil Nadu Dear friends: Greetings! Please allow us to bring the following to your kind attention in the… »

10.04.2013

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan 2013-A Report Pritam K. Rohila, Ph. D. April 7, 2013 After our last peace mission to India and Pakistan, I and Kundan, my wife and peace-partner, returned home, on March 19, 2013. Most probably, it was our final peace mission to this region. Having… »

24.03.2013

India: New sexual violence law has both positive and regressive provisions

India: New sexual violence law has both positive and regressive provisions

A new law passed by the Indian Parliament aimed at addressing sexual violence, while positive in some respects, has several deficiencies and also violates India’s international law obligations, Amnesty International said. The upper house of the Indian Parliament passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 on 21 March 2013, meaning… »

17.03.2013

On the development of Humanist Party of India

On the development of Humanist Party of India

Sudhir Gandotra, Humanist Party of India General Secretary, participating at the Seminar : Humanism & Contemporary Politics, presenting a paper under the category of Social, Political and Moral Crisis – titled: “On the development of Humanist Party of India” Today’s world has huge problems and difficulties. Issues are… »

27.01.2013

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

A new report proposing ways to tackle violence against women in India represents a groundbreaking basis for action, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging the Government to follow through with its recommendations. The report was produced by the Verma Committee, which was named after former Chief… »

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