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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.
Spe Salvi asserts human dignity, says Indian human rights activist
Lenin Raghuvansi, this year’s winner of the prestigious Gwangju Prize for human rights, says that hope in a better future cannot rely on scientific and technological progress if it does not include developing mankind’s consciousness.
Child illiteracy and child labour are the continent's main social ills
One fifth of India's GNP is generated by exploited minors working in farming sector.
Dantewada: Naxalite Maoists attack bus, killing 45 people
Special police officers are among the killed. The attack, the second of its kind in just over a month, took place in Dantewada district (Chhattisgarh), some 400 kilometres from the state capital. Security forces are now on high alert in five states as Maoists today launch a 48-hour general strike to protest the government military offensive against them.
More than 1,500 people die of torture in Indian prison, human rights activist says
Commenting data from a report released this year on violence in his country, Lenin Raghuvanshi slams the arbitrary use of force by law enforcement to extract confessions. In the five years covered by the report, from 2002 to 2007, almost 7,500 died in custody.
Development not stopping hunger, more than 400 million Indians malnourished
The International Food Policy Research Institute shows that 40 per cent of the world’s underweight children under five live in India. Add disadvantaged groups like the poor and women who have a hard time feeding themselves and you get 400 million people. Priests and activists point the finger at corruption and bad governance.
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