Sec 66A arrests: NDA on same page as UPA

The NDA government took over from the UPA more than eight months ago but it appears to be deja vu for activists fighting against the constitutionality of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which empowers police to arrest people for social media posts. Following the previous government’s line, the NDA regime has lent its…

Media shouldn't cross 'limits': SHRC member

Speaking at the valedictory of a refresher course on ‘Human Rights’, at UGC-Academic Staff College, he said that the terrorist attack which left 12 people dead could not be justified in any manner. While the attack should be condemned vociferously, discussions should also explore the limits of media, and whether it has been crossing its…

Media shouldn’t cross ‘limits’: SHRC member

Speaking at the valedictory of a refresher course on ‘Human Rights’, at UGC-Academic Staff College, he said that the terrorist attack which left 12 people dead could not be justified in any manner. While the attack should be condemned vociferously, discussions should also explore the limits of media, and whether it has been crossing its…

Time To Rebuild Sri Lanka: Basil Fernando

W. J. Basil Fernando is a Sri Lankan jurist, author, poet and human rights activist. Having been a lawyer engaged with human rights issues, he had to flee Sri Lanka decades ago. After that he became a legal adviser to Vietnamese refugees in a UNHCR-sponsored project in Hong Kong before joining the United Nations Transitional…