Rights Activist

  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur 17-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,...
  • Delhi: Rights activists demand compensation for rape, acid attack victims 06-08-2013 11:05 PM

    New Delhi: Rights activists from all over the state held protests at Jantar Mantar demanding compensation and rehabilitation schemes for rape, sexual assault and acid attack survivors. Women from various universities, Wazirpur slum cluster, Narela and Mandavli also participated in the protest. The dharna was organised by the All India...
  • Women's rights activist Vina Mazumdar dies in Delhi 30-05-2013 02:48 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran women's rights activist and pioneer of feminist studies in India Vina Mazumdar died in Delhi on Thursday morning. Mazumdar had been ailing with a lung disorder. She was 87 and is survived by four children - three daughters and a son. A strong votary of increased women's...
  • BJP promoting alcohol during IFFI: Women's group 22-11-2012 11:46 AM

    Panaji: The BJP is more keen on promoting alcohol than the Congress party in the state, women's rights activists alleged here Wednesday, criticising the ruling party's decision to allow more alcohol vendors during the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Bailancho Saad, a leading women's rights group, would be...
  • Activist Marvi Sirmed attacked in Pakistan 02-11-2012 10:20 PM

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen on Friday attacked prominent rights activist Marvi Sirmed, who has received threats from extremist groups several times in the past, in the Pakistani capital though she escaped unharmed. The gunmen, who were in a black car, fired at Sirmed's vehicle at Murree Road near Bani Gala on...
  • NY marriage vote emboldens Paris gay pride march 26-06-2011 10:59 AM

    Paris: Tens of thousands of revelers turned out on Saturday for a gay pride parade in Paris, many of them hailing the legalization of gay marriage in New York and demanding that France follow suit. Marchers, dressed in drag, brassieres or striped sailor outfits, paraded under a sea of rainbow-colored...
  • Did ISI plot Pak journalist Saleem's murder? 01-06-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Missing Pakistani journalist and Asia Times bureau chief Syed Saleem Shahzad has been confirmed dead in Islamabad two days after he was kidnapped. Human rights groups are pointing fingers towards the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI - a gruesome discovery that has sparked off outrage across Pakistan and around...
  • Activist Gautam Navlakha detained in Srinagar 28-05-2011 06:06 PM

    Srinagar: Noted Civil Rights Activist Gautam Navlakha was detained in the Srinagar airport on his arrival on Saturday. He was not allowed to enter the city and was served an order under section 144 of Cr PC and was told to leave for New Delhi by Sunday. "He has been...
  • Binayak Sen not certain on remaining out of jail 24-05-2011 08:42 PM

    Kolkata: Human rights activist Binayak Sen, who is on bail from the Supreme court, on Tuesday said he is still to be absolved of the sedition charges and is not certain will he remain out of jail. "I have been merely granted bail and not absolved of the charges. The...
  • Binayak Sen vows to do his best in Plan Panel 12-05-2011 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: Elated over his appointment as member of a key committee of the Planning Commission, civil rights activist Binayak Sen on Thursday vowed to do his best to provide "equity" for deprived communities in health-related issues. 61-year-old Sen, convicted on charge of sedition by a court in Chhattisgarh, was...
  • 1971 PoW languishing in Pakistan jail? 30-04-2011 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Leading rights activist Ansar Burney claims that an Indian prisoner of war - captured during the 1971 war - has been found in a Pakistani jail. Burney says the PoW is Surjit Singh who was captured in 1971 and his jail term ended in December 2010. Burney says...
  • EU to witness Binayak Sen's bail hearing 23-01-2011 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: The European Union is sending a team for Human rights activist Binayak Sen's bail hearing at the Chattisgarh High Court in Bilaspur on Monday. The External Affairs ministry has informed the Home Ministry to this effect. According to sources, The European Union delegation, will include representatives of Delhi...
  • Iron Lady of Manipur re-arrested, refuses to bend 11-03-2010 12:45 PM

    Imphal: Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, jailed since 2000 for resorting to a hunger strike against alleged rights violations by the security forces in Manipur, was once again arrested by police on charges of attempted suicide. The activist continued her refusal to eat a single morsel of food. Sharmila, who...
  • Activists cheer 'victory' for Godhra riot victims 19-01-2008 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Former Zimbabwe captain and England coach Duncan Fletcher was on Wednesday named as the new coach of the Indian cricket team. The contract with Fletcher is for two years. He may not join the team in the West Indies as he has some prior commitments, BCCI Secretary N...
  • 67-yr-old Pak human rights activist released 13-11-2007 10:38 PM

    Shahtaj Qizilbash says, “You have to stand up and fight for democracy.” ...
  • 'Dog sacrifice' angers activists 21-06-2007 08:29 PM

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  • Dog menace: Sterilise or kill? 13-03-2007 08:28 PM

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