Category Archives: Accountability

The National Human Rights Commission “continued to receive complaints from different parts of the country on a wide range of issues [including] custodial deaths, torture, fake encounters, police high-handedness, violations committed by security forces, conditions relating to prisons.” – Annual Report 2014-2015)
https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/NHRC_AR_EN_2014-2015_27022019.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=18066

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Environmental history and what makes for a civilization – Romila Thapar

“Many voices of history … are what well known historian Romila Thapar brings out in her works. In this exclusive interview, she talks about changing trends in research, corruption in society and why she refused the Padma Bhushan.” – Excerpts … Continue reading

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Reserves that are central to the ecological security of a unique group of islands: Tribal rights and conservation – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The entire Nicobar islands is a tribal reserve and is key for the survival of a number of species of rare and endemic flora and fauna. Unlike the rest of India, tribal rights and conservation are not at the opposite … Continue reading

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Proper coverage of “deprivation”: Ethical considerations for students of Indian journalism

Asian College of Journalism: Covering Deprivation During the first semester, all students take a required course— the only one of its kind taught by a journalism school anywhere in the world — Covering Deprivation. Deprivation” refers to the inability of … Continue reading

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Press Freedom in “The World’s Largest Democracy” – Fact checking

The Centre has issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ […] using the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021. Source: The Telegraph, 21 January 2023URL: … Continue reading

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“NGOs in India are facing many challenges”: A country with the largest number of active non-government organizations – The world’s largest democracy

First official estimate [2010]: An NGO for every 400 people in India India has possibly the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organizations in the world. A recent study commissioned by the government put the number of such entities, accounted … Continue reading

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