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At least 31 killed in anti-hijab crackdown in Iran, claims rights body

As many as 31 persons have been killed in an Iranian security forces crackdown on protests that erupted over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police. The country has…

We should have right not to be a Hindu, says DMK leader A. Raja; BJP reacts

  Chennai: DMK leader and former Union Minister, A. Raja spoke against the Hindu religion while addressing a public gathering, triggering a strong response from the BJP. While addressing the gathering organised by the Dravidar…

‘China’s manipulating global discourse to drown out vast human rights abuses of Uyghurs’

Washington:  China actively attempts to manipulate and dominate global discourse on Xinjiang and to discredit independent sources reporting ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity conducted against predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and members of other ethnic and…

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Undertrials three times the number of convicts in UP jails

  Lucknow: The strength of undertrials in Uttar Pradesh prisons is three times more than that of convicts, which explains why the jails are overcrowded. As per the prison department reports, a total of 1,12,480…

Biden signs new executive order to help ensure access to abortion

Washington: US President Joe Biden has signed a new executive order to help ensure access to abortion. Biden, in virtual remarks from the White House on Wednesday, said that the measure responds to “the healthcare…

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Rising number of rejections don’t bode well for RTI Act, CIC

New Delhi: As the RTI Act completes 17 years of being in the statute books, the legal right, which enabled common people to know about the acts of omission and commission by public functionaries, is…

UN Spl Rapporteurs raise bulldozing issue with Govt of India, say it is against any law

New Delhi: Expressing concern over the demolition of houses of protestors in states, United Nations Special Rapporteurs have taken up the matter with the Government of India urging it to stop what they called these…

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IMPAR writes to PM against illegal use of force by states against Muslim protestors

New Delhi: Indian Muslims for Progress and Reform (IMPAR) has writtten a letter to Prime Minister against the excessive and disproportionate use of force against protestors by some states, and communal and divisive agenda pursued…

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Hill Women of Uttarakhand join forces to claim Land Rights

Bageshwar, Uttarakhand: In remote regions of the country where women are still unaware of or hesitant to claim their right to family property, Maya Devi’s struggle to wrest back the farm land her estranged, unemployed…

Punjab farmers end protest on Chandigarh borders; consensus on demands

Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The stalemate between protesting farmers and the Punjab government led by Bhagwant Mann ended on Wednesday with a consensus on most of their demands, comprising beginning paddy sowing from June 10.…

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