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Is Justice Gender-blind?

By: Phyllis Chesler | November 15, 2020 Lisa Montgomery is about to be federally executed on December 8th for having committed a truly grim and heinous crime – killing a young mother and cutting her unborn baby from the womb in order to claim the… Continue Reading →

Asif Basra – (1967-2020) Jottings about a Friend

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I would like to paint the way a bird sings.— Claude Monet # A flashback On a fund-raising spree I contacted Asif Basra on WhatsApp In my bulldozer style, I asked “Oyeee how are you …. Please can you do… Continue Reading →

Can the right to work be made real in India?

It can be made workable if there is political will and fiscal resourcesG. Sampath ⎮November 13, 2020 As economies around the world struggle to recover from the double whammy of a pandemic and a lockdown, unemployment is soaring. In India, the land of… Continue Reading →

Disability Activists Support Agitating Workers & Peasants

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) extends its support to the November 26, 2020 all India strike called by several leading central trade unions. The call by the workers unions is against the regressive labour codes… Continue Reading →

A citizen objects on the arrests of men and women of conscience

SHIV VISWANATHAN My father was a brilliant metallurgist who worked for the Tatas. We lived in Jamshedpur and would go for long walks. He loved the forests around the city. I remember one evening as we walked, the Tata ‘mountains’… Continue Reading →

Children Made Invisible -Last We Saw Them They Were Walking Home, Where Are They Now?

Plight of children without rights and equality  A right is an entitlement and it has three basic principles, without which rights cannot be enjoyed. The first principle is that of universality: A right has to be enjoyed by all citizens,… Continue Reading →

Nagpur Central Jail Authorities Accept Prof.GN Saibaba’s Demands After Family Indicated He May Go On Hunger Strike Due To Denial Of Books, Medicines Etc

-October 22, The Nagpur Central Jail Authorities have accepted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba’s demands after his family declared that he will go on a hunger strike due to denial of medicines sent by family members along with books,… Continue Reading →

Stereotyping at workplace and casual sexism impact Mental Health

Local and state government workplaces comprise an extremely diverse range of professions and roles. From that compendium is a ripe breeding ground for casual sexism and vocation stereotyping. Across civil engineering, town planning, maternal health, aged care to landscaping, numerous… Continue Reading →

Gujarat -Protest Rape & Murder of Disabled Girl

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) condemns the rape and murder of a 12-year-old hearing and speech impaired girl in Gujarat. The minor girl who was allegedly abducted on October 16, was found with her throat… Continue Reading →

Lodge FIR Against Khushboo Sundar for Insulting remarks

The Tamilnadu affiliate of the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), is lodging police complaints in all districts of Tamilnadu seeking lodging of FIRs against film actress turned politician Khushboo Sundar for insulting & humiliating persons with… Continue Reading →

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