» 05/07/2007, 00.00
2007 Gwangju Prize goes to Indian social activist
Lenin Raghuvanshi will receive the 2007 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights on 18 May. Just 37, this man has already made a significant contribution to the struggle for respect for the dignity of all marginalized people, especially Dalits.
Education and learning against child exploitation, says Lenin Raghuvanshi
On World Day against Child Labour, the Indian activist calls for better schooling for everyone as the only solution to the problem. Some 55 million children live in slave-like conditions, especially among the lowest castes of society.
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Human rights violated by extremism as well as religious and social discrimination
For activist Lenin Raghuvanshi, “the human rights situation in India is shameful”. Religious fundamentalism but also “torture by police” and the “collapse of rule of law” are to blame. The country suffers from a “mindset” that hurts the weakest and non-Hindu minorities.
War against supermarkets that destroy the economy of the poor
In West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh the opening of new Reliance Retail supermarkets is met with violence. For many these big stores undermine India’s traditional small-scale economic operators. The large retail company temporarily shuts down its operations to better prepare to re-enter the market. Analyst tells AsiaNews that if the government does not defend the population, India’s economy will be destroyed.
China announces “action plan” on human rights
A group of experts should draft a charter of rights over the next two years to protect human rights. Many experts fear it might just be a propaganda ploy, urge the authorities to take concrete steps to show its good will.
Tamil Nadu: police arrests then releases bishops and faithful marching for Christian Dalit rights
The arrests come on the last day of the “long march,” launched to defend the rights of Christian “outcastes”. Despite the disturbances, a public meeting scheduled for tonight in Chennai is still to go ahead. Catholic priest says arrests show how people involved in “legitimate democratic struggles” are treated.
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