Justice difficult to deliver in riot cases delays, adds to agony of victims

New Delhi June 22,’16. Criminal intimidation, political interference, sloppy follow up, witnesses and even survivors turning hostile or altogether disappearing– this has been the story of most of the riot cases in the country. Be it the 1992 Bombay riots or the 2002 Gujarat carnage or the 1984 anti…

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Namaste, Salaam and Jambo: The Indian experience in Africa

Makindu town, on Kenya’s Nairobi-Mombassa Highway, is most known for its grand and immaculately-maintained gurdwara, which is a must stop for all travellers, not only Sikhs. Dating back to 1902 (though the present building only came up in 1926), the shrine is abiding testament to the over…

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Racist attacks against Africans: Public education is the need

Racist attacks against blacks – in Bengaluru and New Delhi in February last year, in a Delhi Metro station last October, in Delhi a few days ago when a Congolese was killed and in Hyderabad against a Nigerian – have justifiably raised fears of the prevalence of a so-called Afro-phobia…

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Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes (Special to IANS)

As the debate over an alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day – or one every 96 minutes – from the effects of drinking alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available.
  The per capita consumption of alcohol in India increased…

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