The concept of Human Rights is a political baton wielded by the West to keep former colonies and/or non-Christian nations in thrall. Yet Western regimes find the very human rights they peddle intolerable when invoked against themselves.
Talking of RTI, there are quite a few issues that have never made it to the media so far, which could have been covered during the convention, if only grassroots activists had been given adequate opportunity to share their experiences.
Late one evening last week, I was asked by a well-meaning friend why did I hate the idea of “Food Security Bill” so much? Surely no one can reasonably object to making sure every Indian is well-fed and healthy? He was right.
Amidst heightened sectarian strife in Pakistan, both inter-community as well as intra-Islam, a small jatha of Hindu landless labourers has reached the capital in quest of asylum, and eventual citizenship.
Coinciding with advocate Prashant Bhushan’s explosive espousal, comes news of a campaign to whip up support in the US for re-instatement of suspended Professors Richard Shapiro and Angana Chatterji, also activists on Kashmir.