By Walden Bello
This is an extract from a longer article by Walden Bello titled, “An administration in search of an opposition,” published by Rappler on 10 July 2016. To read the complete article, please go to: http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/139170-administration-in-search-o...
Fundamental Rights and Positive Rights
By Ros Sokunthy
“Last night I heard the Prime Minister said he never heard about community land conflicts, so I want to send a message to the Prime Minister that my community has a land conflict with the company KDC International. We want the company to stop building the wall; we want the government to order the police out from our village; we want the courts to release the 5 villagers who were arrested; and we want to get a fair and just solution to this land conflict.”
By Seema Mustafa
NEW DELHI: the 22-year old poster boy of militancy in Kashmir Valley Burhan Wani is shot dead by the security forces. His death unleashes a series of protests across the Valley where tension has spiked to new levels following the encounter.
By Afsar Jafri and Mansi Sharma
In the last few years, the culture of impunity has left bloody patches across the secular democratic fabric of India. Repression of dissent is on the rise and perpetrators are free to lynch anyone who dares to keep meat in their fridge or follow their age-old profession of skinning a dead cow. A mere friendly casual talk among fellow travellers in a train compartment can become violent if one dares to express a negative comment about the present government or its policies.