“Women’s rights are human rights”

Bill Clinton’s White House didn’t want Hillary Clinton to attend the Fourth World Conference on Women, held by the United Nations in Beijing in 1995. The Clinton administration was struggling to normalize relations with China, which had been all but severed since the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. They feared that the first lady would lecture China’s hyper-sensitive…

Rights body looks into torture of activists

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the Railway IG to enquire and submit a report within a month about the allegation against the Inspector in charge (IIC) of Cuttack GRP for illegally arresting six SUCI activists, including a woman and allegedly torturing them in custody. “While the party activists were engaged in public…

The Lalit Modi File when he got the favour

In July last year when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the British government could give travel documents to Lalit Modi as per their rules and regulations, the Enforcement Directorate was in the final stage of its investigation against the former IPL chief. Modi, who faces several charges of financial irregularity and whose passport had earlier…

China may censor digital journalism

The Chinese authorities responsible for censorship in China, have announced a bill that would prohibit web pages and portals from producing news and impose censorship on such content. Under the bill, released in a statement by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, internet information services must hire “professional supervisors” responsible for…