A statement calling for justice: Displaced farmers and Fisherfolk of Pulakkudiyiruppu

The following statement is issued by the Peoples’ Alliance for Right to Land (PARL) in support to the land rights struggle of villagers from Pulakkudiyiruppu  in  the Mullaitheevu district. Farmer and fisher families of Pulakkudiyiruppu have commenced a public protest and sathyagraha demanding that their home and cultivation lands, currently…

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SAHR Bureau Member Jatin Desai writes on his experiences in Kabul and the outcome of the meetings held by the Peace Mission and Dialogue organised by SAHR and AWEC

WOMEN FACING PROBLEMS, BUT ARE RISING IN AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan is changing and changing for good. This is the impression I got during my recent visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to attend a seminar on Dialogue among the Civil Society Representatives of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, organised by South Asians for…

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A Database of ESCR judgements

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has compiled a database with judgements on 14 selected economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights of five South Asian countries – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAHR compiled these judgements to contribute to the greater awareness on ESC rights and their protection…

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Standing committees’ fitness

A SERIOUS issue raised in the media recently related to whether a parliamentary standing committee should have discussed a demonstration of push-ups by the national cricket team. But before we examine the place of push-ups in our life and culture it seems necessary to appraise the role of standing committees…

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