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INDIA: अनुच्छेद 32, सुप्रीम कोर्ट के कुछ फैसले और हालिया विवाद

Article | India | 24-11-2020

विजय शंकर सिंह आजकल न्यायिक क्षेत्र में संविधान के अनुच्छेद 32 और उस पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट द्वारा एक ही सप्ताह में दो अलग अलग पीठों द्वारा की गयी व्याख्या के कारण एक बहस छिड़ गयी है। लगभग सभी बड़े अखबारों ने अपने सम्पादकीय में इस बहस पर चर्चा चलाई है और कानून के जानकारों ने […]

INDIA: Morning knock at Anchor’s door exposes the rot in justice system

Article | India | 09-11-2020

By Avinash Pandey A morning knock at the door of one of the most popular and powerful anchors of India. A 40-member strong police team armed to teeth including AK 47 rifles. An Encounter Specialist present with the team. For the uninitiated, encounter specialists are the cops known for extrajudicial executions of criminals, mostly in […]

SRI LANKA: Proposed Constitution will enhance existing lawlessness

By Basil Fernando Why is there a need for a constitutional change? Is it to make the already bad situation worse? Or is it to undo, the state of disorder brought about by the 1978 constitution. Judging by the passing of the 20th Amendment to the constitution, it is clear that the proposed constitution is […]

SRI LANKA: Correct Messaging is Vital to Fight Covid-19

The sudden rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 has caused serious community concerns. Given the devastation that is being caused by the dangerous pandemic, prevention requires even more than eternal vigilance. Anything done to create complacency among the people works in favour of the virus. The art of war against this kind of […]

नेपाल: मानवअधिकार र दिगो विकास लक्ष्य

Article | Nepal | 05-10-2020

संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घले सन् २०१५ सेप्टेम्वरमा जारी गरेको दिगो विकास लक्ष्य २०३० अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार कानुनमा आधारित छ । दिगो विकास लक्ष्यहरूले सबैको मानवअधिकार प्रत्याभूतिको ध्येय राखेको छ । दिगो विकास लक्ष्यहरू र यसकासहायक लक्ष्यहरूले आर्थिक, सामाजिक तथा सांस्कृतिक अधिकारहरू (ईएससीआर), “कसैलाई पनि पछाडि नपार्ने” तथा “लैङ्गिक समानता प्राप्त गर्ने” प्रतिवद्धता गरेको छ । यसले मानवअधिकारको समानता […]

नेपाल: दिगो विकास लक्ष्य र नेपाल

Article | Nepal | 24-09-2020

राष्ट्रिय योजना आयोग नेपालमा दिगो विकास लक्ष्य कार्यान्वयनका लागि मुख्य सरकारी निकाय हो । दिगो विकास लक्ष्यलाई कार्यान्वयन गर्ने कायर्यलाई १४ औं योजनाले समेटेको हो । नेपालले दिगो विकास लक्ष्यमा भएको प्रगति बारे सन् २०१७ को संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ अन्तरगत दिगो विकास सम्बन्धी उच्चस्तरीय राजनीति मञ्चमा प्रस्तुत गरेको थियो । यसको अतिरिक्त योजना आयोगले दिगो विकास लक्ष्यको […]

WORLD: From COVID 19 pandemic to hunger pandemic: millions at the brink of starvation

Article | India | 23-09-2020

Avinash Pandey Things were already turning bad after almost three decades of success in fight against hunger and starvation. Reversing the trend, hunger has been rising consistently since 2017, and the last four years have seen millions falling through the net and becoming hungry for the first time. By the end of 2019, 820 million […]

INDIA: किसान विरोधी हैं तीनों नए कानून

Article | India | 19-09-2020

विजय शंकर सिंह  हाल ही में, हरियाणा में किसानों के एक आंदोलन पर पुलिस द्वारा बर्बर लाठी चार्ज किया गया है। किसान सरकार द्वारा पारित तीन नए अध्यादेशों या कानून का विरोध कर रहे थे। किसानों से जुड़े तीनो नए कानून देखने मे भले प्रगतिशील लगें बल्कि असल मे, वे प्रतिगामी सोच के साथ ड्राफ्ट किये गए हैं और […]

नेपाल: दिगो विकास लक्ष्य

Article | Nepal | 11-09-2020

प्रकृतिसँग मानवसहित सिंगो प्राणी जगत्लाई आवश्यक प्राकृतिक श्रोतसाधन उपलब्ध गराई जैविक चक्रको निरन्तरता दिने क्षमता हुन्छ । प्रकृतिको यस्तो क्षमतालाई संरक्षण गर्दै पछि आउने पुस्ताका लागि समेत विकासका प्रतिफलहरुको निरन्तर लाभ दिलाउने विकास प्रक्रिया नै “दिगो विकास” हो । सुरुआतमा वातावरणसँग जोडिएको दिगो विकासको अवधारणालाई हाल आएर आर्थिक तथा सामाजिक विकास र वातावरण संरक्षणसँग जोडेर हेरिन्छ । […]

SRI LANKA: The Neanderthal stage of constitution making – 1978

By – Basil Fernando With to the 20th amendment, once again Sri Lanka will return to the 1978’s constitution in its original form. From the making of that constitution up to now has been a wasted time for Sri Lanka from the point of view of the development of an organized society capable of meeting […]

INDONESIA: Human Rights Issues as Inseparable Parts of SDGs

Written by Mr. Gugus Elmo Ra’is1 In a virtual light discussion between me and the Asian Human Rights Commission, Mr. Basil Fernando and human rights activist, Mr. Bejo Untung, as well as human rights activist and academician, Mr. Chrisbiantoro, we obtained a common thread that human rights enforcement and law enforcement are inseparable parts of […]

INDONESIA: Isu HAM Menjadi Bagian Tak Terpisahkan Dari SDGs

Written by Mr. Gugus Elmo Ra’is1 Dalam sebuah diskusi ringan secara virtual antara saya, dengan Asian Human Rights Commission, Mr. Basil Fernando serta aktivis HAM, Mr. Bejo Untung, serta aktivis HAM sekaligus akademisi, Mr. Crisbiantoro diperoleh sebuah benang merah jika penegakkan HAM serta supremasi hukum (law enforcement) menjadi bagian tak terpisahkan dalam tujuan pembangungan berkelanjutan […]

PHILIPPINES/WORLD: Her Story Lives: Honoring the Predecessors of the #HijaAko Movement

By: Ma. Hazel Joy Faco Out of breath from running around the city with a big placard in one hand and a heavy, borrowed tripod on the other, I stood in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul with eighty other activists demanding for an official apology and reparation from the Japanese government. After that […]

SRI LANKA: What Is The Value Of The Life Of Sunil Jayawardene?

By Basil Fernando SINHALA VERSION Sunil Jayawardene was a representative for three-wheele drivers. He who went to make a representation to a finance company on behalf of one of the vehicle owners, whose three-wheeler had been taken by agents of that company. Sunil was assaulted by eight or more people in front of the company […]

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: “අපේකම යනු කුමක්ද”?

බැසිල් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු මේ දිනවල අපේකම පිළිබදව වැදගත් සාකච්ඡාවක් නිර්මාණය වෙමින් පවතී. මෙයට එක් ප‍්‍රධාන හේතුවක් වන්නේ දැනට ලංකාෙව් සමස්ථ ජනතාව තුලම ලංකාෙව් ප‍්‍රාග් ඉතිහාසය පිළිබද ගෙව්ශණ වල සොයා ගැනීම් පැතිරීමට පටන්ගෙන තිබෙන නිසාය. මෙය අතිශයින් වැදගත් වන සාකච්ඡාවක මුල් අවධියකි. මේ නිසා අපේකම යන්න පිළිබද අදහස ලංකාෙව් විකාශනය වී ඇති ආකාරය පිළිබදව කල්පනා කිරීම වටී. […]

WORLD: Who Wants War (WWW)?

Article | World | 10-05-2020

By Shanthikumar Hettiarahchi Time and again the rhetoric of war comes to the frontline conversations and debate in international relations. The North American, as well as the European power blocks are in shock and dismay about what has befallen on their secure and comfortably wealthy economies. Deaths in thousands even though less emphasis laid on […]

WORLD: THE THEORY OF ADVOCACY CONTAINED IN THE FOLK SCHOOL METHOD

Article | World | 05-05-2020

By Basil Fernando For the purpose of this short essay, I use ‘folk school’ to mean the ideas of the folk school which were developed in Denmark by NFS Grundtvig and the folk school movement. The same methodology was also followed by Myles Horton of the United States. After spending several years in Denmark visiting […]

WORLD: ‘Identity Politics’ Belittled in the Face of Covid 19 Global Assault

Article | World | 29-04-2020

By Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi Francis Fukuyama in his Identity: Demand for Dignity and Politics of Resentment (2018) from particular perspective is a ‘soft apology’ for a ‘ miscalculated and misinterpreted’ narrative in his End of History and the Last man (1992). Some argue that he more or less provided the ideological foundation to the basically unsubstantiated […]

SRI LANKA: Silent Enemy

BY Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi I watched every single day during the self-imposed quarantine period that a flock of ‘great white pelicans’ (migrating birds) settling on a Banyan tree (ficus Benghalensis) about 30 meters across from my window. My count of them on their way to settle for the night was at least 20+. I had tried […]

SRI LANKA: Ringing church bells and lighting lamps

By Basil Fernando  Church bells will ring and lights will be lit to remember the 2019 Easter Sunday tragedy. Meanwhile, people have also been putting up a fight against the deadly coronavirus. For some, both events will only have a political meaning, depending on what political loyalties they are committed to. In that way, the […]