ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
UN Human Rights Rapporteurs Censure India A G Noorani The reports of the two Special Rapporteurs of the UN's Economic and Social Council on 'extra-judicial executions' and on 'torture and other...
By his ex cathedra pronouncements on the relative responsibility of the militants and the security forces for human rights violations in Kashmir, Ranganath Mishra has confirmed the apprehensions...
International Red Cross and India A G Noorani The government's decision to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit Jammu and Kashmir has earned it much credit But the visit would...
Partly as a genuine reaction to the abuse of freedom for mercenary ends but largely as a manoeuvre which exploits the abuse for political ends, moves are afoot in New Delhi to curb the freedom of the...
The Detentions of Lone and Geelani THE government of India has behaved in a disgraceful manner in regard to the imprisonment without trial, called preventive detention, of the veteran leaders of...
Is It Constitutional to Ban Demand for Plebiscite in Kashmir? A G Noorani Is it constitutionally valid to deny or restrict a citizen's fundamental right to freedom of expression by a law which...
(and recently-developed) countries have made it the business of the state to take care of primary education (the level varying from country to country). The Constitution of India also lays down that...
Indo-Pak Pact on Amnesty? A G Noorani Will the governments of India and Pakistan open a joint front against Amnesty International and Asia Watch in 1994? Even if they do not, why not an Indo-Pak...
Censoring Kashmir A G Noorani By referring an item on Kashmir in the December issue of Eyewitness, the video news-magazine, to the home ministry for clearance, the Board of Film Censors has...
Freedom and Television A G Noorani During the Hazratbal crisis, the Bombay police directed cable operators not to receive and communicate Pakistan TV's transmissions on the ground that they were...
Anmesty and India-Baiters A G Noorani There are politicians, like Jesse Helms in the US, to whom the label of 'India-baiters' can be fittingly applied But to Apply it to Amnesty International and...
The chief of army staff has taken the initial step by deciding to set up a special human rights cell at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi, but training in human rights is all the more necessary for...
Censoring Behind the Barricade A G Noorani A singularly unfortunate feature of the censorship process is that the order by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, while by no means a secret...
Report on Prisons A G Noorani The Global Report on Prisons of the Human Rights Watch organisation, which contains a section on India, is a very valuable work of reference for social workers and...
into hibernation. The NAM was originally set up as a bargaining counter. It was a remarkable beauty; it enabled us to develop the panache to play one superpower against another. Now that there is...

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