EU leader seeks Sharmila release

K Sarojkumar Sharma | TNN

Irom Sharmila Chanu in a 2007 photo

Imphal: Keith Taylor, a Green Party member of the European Parliament, South East England, has written to Indian authorities, seeking the release of Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on a decade-old hunger strike, and repeal of the Armed Forces (Special . . . → Read More: EU leader seeks Sharmila release

They can file a charge posthumously against Jawaharlal Nehru too: Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

My reaction to today’s court order directing the Delhi Police to file an FIR against me for waging war against the state: Perhaps they should posthumously file a charge against Jawaharlal Nehru too. Here is what he said about Kashmir:

1. In his telegram to the Prime Minister of . . . → Read More: They can file a charge posthumously against Jawaharlal Nehru too: Arundhati Roy

Statement of Prabir Ghosh in an Australian News Website

25 November 2010 | 10:56:06 PM | Source: AAP

The Science and Rationalists’ Association of India, which fights against superstition in India, says women accused of being witches are sometimes stripped in public and some are gagged and burnt to death.

“Villagers believe in witchcraft often due to helplessness. Absence of medical facilities forces . . . → Read More: Statement of Prabir Ghosh in an Australian News Website

Sharmila’s extraordinary struggle

Click here to enlarge and read the news in Bengali Courtesy: Sanngbad

Kashmir’s Struggle for Freedom (New book by Prabir Ghosh)

Kashmir and UN

“Kashmir remains a LIVE issue in the UNSC, unlike the Indian interpretation that it was a DEAD LETTER” -UN Security Council Spokesperson F. Haq said. (Read full news in TOI dated 19 November 2010.)

‘Kashmir is in the agenda’ clarifies United Nations

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From: Rajiv Chandran Date: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:20 AM Subject: FW: Kashmir To: anirban sen

NOTE: The idea that Kashmir was dropped was based on an error, in which reporters looked at the wrong document:

The authors of these articles may have picked up the most recent addendum . . . → Read More: ‘Kashmir is in the agenda’ clarifies United Nations

Kashmir remains on UN Security Council agenda

2010-11-17 19:40:00

United Nations: Kashmir remains on the UN agenda even though it was not explicitly mentioned in the annual report of the Security Council, which only covered disputes that were discussed from August 2009 to July 2010.

Clarifying why UK’s top envoy Mark Lyall Grand did not mention Kashmir last week while ticking . . . → Read More: Kashmir remains on UN Security Council agenda

Sharmila’s extraordinary struggle completes 10 years

By Sumitra Padmanabhan General Secretary, Humanists’ Association

On 2 November 2010, Ms. Irom Sharmila Chanu, a Manipuri poet, has completed ten years of hunger strike demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA).

An extraordinary struggle of an extraordinary woman! Withstanding the test of time, the struggle exemplifies the triumph . . . → Read More: Sharmila’s extraordinary struggle completes 10 years

SACRIFICE THE ANIMAL INSIDE YOU – a written attack on the religious practice of animal sacrifice

Click here to read in Bengali

Courtesy: Ekdin, 8 November, 2010