Human Rights

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Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally

Reading Time: 6 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) critiques human rights, which is essentially a Western concept. His erudite research shows how the West has been conveniently shifting the goal posts, often using it as a tool to control the nations that do not toe their line. These are the reasons due to which human rights have become limited […]

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Rape of Innocence: Is Humanity Dying?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHuman Rights Day (10th December) is observed globally. Pledges are taken to grant all human beings their basic inalienable rights. Yet millions of tortured and damned girl children continue to live in darkness, shame, pain, and agony.  Ruchira files a report on the Human Rights Day, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. I hate to pick […]

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Child Health and Malnutrition: WCD Minister Endorses CRY-VCRO Campaign

Reading Time: 4 minutes‘Giving children of Odisha a healthy start’, a six-month-long initiative organised by VCRO and CRY, reached out to children and mothers of 131 villages of five tribal districts in Odisha. Here’s a report for Different Truths. Paura Murmu, a young woman of 29 and mother of three children, had no clue as to what an Anganwadi […]

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Meera Shenoy of Youth4jobs wins National Award for Placing Disabled Youth in Job

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn India, people with disabilities are either looked-down upon, seen with sympathy or made fun of. Rarely people go beyond these actions. Mahima, in the weekly column, interviews Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs Foundation that is changing lives of disabled youth by making them self-reliant. A Different Truths exclusive.  What do you see, when you […]

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Is the Country Progressing if a Rickshaw Puller or a Daily Wage Labourer Sleeps Hungry?

Reading Time: 4 minutesEconomists believe that although there is economic bullishness in government, there is economic gloom in reality in the country. Fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP has declined from 4.5 percent in 2013-14 to 3.5 percent in 2016-17. Farm output is setting new records. India’s trade deficit fell from its highest level of $ 190.3 […]

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Meet Sonia Jolly, a Mother and a Good Samaritan to 45 Daughters

Reading Time: 4 minutesSonia Jolly, a lady from an affluent family, runs ‘Upkaar Hum Hain’, an NGO, at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. She has been taking care and looking after 45 girl children, entirely on her own, since 2014. She is bringing the change single-handedly. She is a role model and an inspiration to many others. Here’s an exclusive […]

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Padmavati Priorities, Let us Talk 3-D Sanskrit, Cancer Sins, and Going Back Home

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat would be the fate of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film on Padmavati? Claims and counter-claims galore, a section of the Hindus are enraged about Padmavati meeting Khilji, which they feel is not true. Anurakthi is the world’s first Sanskrit film in 3D that is being showcased in the IFFI at Panaji, Goa. Cancer is caused by sins […]

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Does the Changing the Name of a City Alter its Identity? What Happens to Development?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe government is now contemplating of renaming Allahabad as Prayag Raj. “What’s in a name?” Sounds simple. But it triggers several complicated questions, argues Zeba, exclusively in Different Truths. A city is recognised and known for its heritage (culture, language, buildings, traditions etc.). Parallel to the increasing number of malls, shopping complexes, and fashionable eateries, […]

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National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe Supreme Court had earlier ruled that non-observance of respect towards the National Anthem was a criminal offence wishes to re-visit the issue and has asked the Union Government to elaborate its contention once again. The fundamental issue that they would have to rule upon is whether an individual’s right to disrespect the national symbols […]

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Education is the Key to Reduce Child Marriage: CRY

Reading Time: 3 minutesCRY welcomes Bihar government’s move to combat child marriage and advocates that it can only be achieved by ensuring that girls get to complete higher secondary education before they reach the legally prescribed age for marriage. A report in Different Truths.       In spite of an overall decline in the rate of marriage among young girls […]

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