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Indian Minister visiting the United States

Indian Minister visiting the United States

| April 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Voices For Freedom urges the US State Department and USCIRF to cancel the visa of the visiting Indian Minister Kamal Nath 4th April 2010, New York, NY:  Voices for Freedom writes to the Secretary of State and USCIRF, urging them to cancel visa of the visiting Indian minister, Mr. Kamal Nath. Mr. Kamal Nath is […]

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Bodo women body extends solidarity to Sharmila’s struggle

Bodo women body extends solidarity to Sharmila’s struggle

| December 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

JULY 31, 2009 IMPHAL: An Assam based Bodo Women Justice Forum today called support from all section of the society to demanding repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Power Act, 1958 from the entire north east. Speaking at a press conference held in Imphal organized jointly by the Human Rights Initiative and Boro Women […]

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Kashmir under siege

Kashmir under siege

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Voices for Freedom assesses human rights situation in Kashmir The Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners visited various parts of Kashmir from 24-28 July 2009. Jagmohan Singh represented Voices for Freedom. Other members of the fact-finding team included academics, civil rights and political activists, namely, Prof. S. A. R. Geelani (Vice President, CRPP), Prof. […]

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Kashmir is a humungous human tragedy says Harinder Baweja

Kashmir is a humungous human tragedy says Harinder Baweja

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON: Known for her straightforward approach and language, investigative journalist and news editor of Tehleka.com Harinder Baweja, while speaking at the recently held International Kashmir Conference in Washington called Kashmir as a humungous human tragedy  She argued that the main reason for the lingering dispute was “India’s mind-set.”  “India’s constant policy is that Kashmir is […]

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Voices For Freedom Appeals for Peace and Justice

Voices For Freedom Appeals for Peace and Justice

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

10th December 2009, New York, NY:  On this Human Rights Day, which coincides with the twenty-fifth year commemoration of the Black November 1984, when thousands of Sikhs were killed in Delhi and other parts of India, Voices for Freedom, makes a two-pronged appeal –one to the youth of Panjab and second to the international community. […]

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VFF confers Guru Tegh Bahadur Human Rights Award on Justice Bains

VFF confers Guru Tegh Bahadur Human Rights Award on Justice Bains

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

CHANDIGARH: In a unique effort to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and opening a frontal battle against Indian fascist stratagems and forces, several Sikh organizations, political and social leaders, religious personalities and intellectuals gathered to understand linkages and interconnections between “Neo-fascism, Human Rights and Social Democracy” at a seminar organized […]

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Neofascism, human rights and social democracy

Neofascism, human rights and social democracy

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

The image of India is that of a democratic, multicultural, inclusive society. But more often than not, appearances are not reality. India is a republic—a secular, socialist, democratic republic—where millions of children, women and men remain demoralised, enslaved to the powerful, crying out for fundamentals of life. Fragmented along fault-lines of caste, class,f gender, ethnicity, […]

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Smoldering Embers

Smoldering Embers

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Long and Unending wait for Justice for the Disappeared in Panjab     The continuing struggle for justice for the disappeared in Panjab has met with roadblocks and an attitude that those who suffered at the hands of police and security agencies do not deserve recourse to justice. The attitude of “expendable minorities” and brazen […]

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