Discrimination

  • India and South Africa: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    This month will mark 20 years since elections that brought the system of apartheid in South Africa to a formal end. India can rightfully celebrate...

  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • SC issues notice on discrimination against HIV children 03-03-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and all the states on a petition saying there should be no discrimination on admitting HIV positive children to schools. An apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan issued notice after NGO Naaz Foundation urged it to...
  • Bangalore University sets up separate hostel for Northeastern students 09-02-2014 07:15 AM

    Bangalore: After the tragic death of Arunachal boy Nido Taniam in Delhi, one the largest varsities in India - the Bangalore University - has now set up a separate hostel for Northeastern students. The university said that the idea behind it is to protect students from racial discrimination. "We will...
  • CJ teaser- Web Special Episode 07-02-2014 06:56 PM

    Coming up on our web special episode, students from north east pick up CJ mike to speak out against discrimination faced by them, actor Amir Khan speaks on the upcoming one billion rising campaign and more of your content from ibncj.com ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 02-02-2014 11:50 AM

    On this show, a victim of racial violence shares his ordeal, how a Mumbai professor found his way back into the campus after being sacked, a CJ's report on polluted lake in Bangalore, our CJ report that made impact this week, the much awaited results of CJ's photo contest and...
  • Sikh man to get compensation in religious discrimination case 20-11-2013 11:17 AM

    A New Jersey car dealership will pay monetary compensation to a Sikh man to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by him which alleged that he was not hired by the dealership because he maintains a beard. Gurpreet Kherha had filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
  • FTP: Is there an housing apartheid when it comes to castes and communities? 11-11-2013 11:50 PM

    A leading property portal is in the line of fire after a broker posted an advertisement for the sale of a flat in Mumbai clearly mentioning that Muslims are not welcomed. The advertisement about a flat located at Dadar's Hindu Colony in Mumbai was put up on 99acres.com by broker...
  • Emirates issues clarification afer Sikh pilot alleges discrimination 06-11-2013 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: Days after a Sikh pilot alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based Emirates Airlines, the airlines has issued a clarification. Emirates Airlines has said that wearing a hat on duty is mandatory for all pilots. The pilot had said that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down...
  • Sikh pilot alleges Emirates denied him a job because he wears a turban 04-11-2013 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: A pilot has alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based Emirates Airlines, saying that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down only because he wears a turban. CNN-IBN has accessed the email exchange between the airline and the pilot. He has been a pilot for almost nine...
  • Powerful UN Women ads use Google search to highlight worldwide sexism 19-10-2013 02:01 PM

    In a series of advertisements for UN Women, the United Nations' entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, Ogilvy & Mather uses Google's suggest/autocomplete feature to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. Each ad has the face of a woman of different ethnicity and over her lips appears...
  • Watch: Yuvraj Singh joins Farhan Akhtar's initiative 'MARD' 19-09-2013 03:21 PM

    After master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, another cricketer, Yuvraj Singh has joined hands with Farhan Akhtar for his social initiative, MARD - Men Against Rape and Discrimination. Javed Akhtar had penned a poem for MARD in Hindi that's been translated to Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Punjabi. Yuvraj has narrated the Punjabi...
  • Concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name: Farhan Akhtar 29-08-2013 06:04 PM

    Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign earlier this year, believes that the concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name, thereby granting speedy justice to victims of rape. He also believes it can result in a serious difference to rising number...
  • Sports bar fined for racially discriminating against Indo-Canadians 18-08-2013 02:41 AM

    A popular sports bar in Canada has been fined for racially discriminating against three Indo-Canadians by denying them entry for a graduation party two years ago. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Shark Club of Langley caused injury to the dignity and self-respect of Surinderjit Rai, Manjit Gill...
  • IT company Infosys accused of racial discrimination by a US citizen 06-08-2013 03:52 PM

    Washington: IT giant Infosys has been accused of racial discrimination by an American citizen. The complainant has slapped a suit against Infosys, accusing the Indian IT company of discrimination against Americans in its hiring practices. Brenda Koehler, in her complaint filed in a Wisconsin court, has claimed that her job...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents lead protests over Zimmerman verdict 21-07-2013 07:15 AM

    Miami: Trayvon Martin's parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager. The protests, outside federal court buildings and police headquarters, were set...
  • Full Text: US President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin 20-07-2013 09:42 AM

    US President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next...
  • Barack Obama compares himself to Trayvon, says he has faced racial discrimination 20-07-2013 09:11 AM

    The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death case of Trayvon Martin has sparked widespread protests in the US. President Barack Obama finally broke his silence on the issue yesterday. In an emotional speech comparing himself to Martin, Obama said many African-Americans, including himself have faced racial discrimination. ...
  • US: Murdered teen could have been me, 35 years ago, says Barack Obama 20-07-2013 07:49 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin "could have been me, 35 years ago" and urging Americans to understand the pain blacks felt over the case. Obama abruptly appeared in the...
  • Mahesh Babu joins Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign 06-05-2013 02:34 PM

    Super star Mahesh Babu has joined Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign (Men Against Rape and Discrimination). The MARD campaign was started recently by Farhan Akthar, to spread awareness about gender inequality and against the atrocities on women. Veteran lyricist Javed Akthar, father of Farhan Akhtar, has penned down a poem to...
  • FIFA gears up to fight against racism 02-03-2013 07:37 PM

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  • Pregnant women face discrimination in Australia: Study 16-11-2012 05:44 PM

    Sydney: Pregnant women and mothers face discrimination, negative comments and dead ends in their career in many workplaces in Australia, a study has found. A survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of 357,500 working women with a child under two found that 19 per cent faced discrimination in the...
  • Never compared Dawood with Vivekananda: Gadkari 05-11-2012 12:04 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari on Monday sought to downplay his controversial remark at a function in Bhopal whereby he compared Swami Vivekananda and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, claiming that their IQ levels were almost the same. While Gadkari went on to add that Swami Vivekananda had...
  • Dawood's IQ level almost same as Vivekananda's: Gadkari 05-11-2012 07:16 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari may have meant well but his remark is bound to raise a few eyebrows. At a meet, while trying to explain that gender discrimination is unfair and that people should be judged only on the basis of their qualities, Gadkari made...
  • India re-elected to key UN committee 01-12-2011 09:55 AM

    United Nations: Adding yet another feather to its cap, India has been re-elected to a key UN committee on the elimination of racial discrimination, more than a week after securing membership of the powerful Joint Inspection Unit, the only external oversight body of the United Nations. India's nominee Ambassador Dilip...
  • US: Sikh gets job, $ 295,000 in discrimination case 28-10-2011 05:13 PM

    Washington: Six years after he was denied prison guard's job in California as he refused to shave off his beard required by his Sikh religion, an Indian-American has finally been appointed as a correctional officer in the prison and won $ 295,000 in damages. Trilochan Singh Oberoi, 63, has reached...