Revisiting the ravages of Gujarat's mini-partition
It was depressing - my short visit to Ahmedabad early this week. Even six years after the 2002 carnage in Gujarat, the line drawn with blood between Hindus and Muslims remains distinct. The two communities live in two different worlds, in localities which have borders. The places are known as Hindu aabadi (habitation) and Muslim aabadi and there is no contact between them, either socially or economically.
Freedom from want and fear: Human rights made whole
On June 18, the United Nations' intergovernmental Human Rights Council took an important step toward eliminating the artificial divide between freedom from fear and freedom from want that has characterized the human rights system since its inception. By giving the green light to the Optional Protocol to the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, the Council has established an important mechanism to expose abuses that are typically linked to poverty, discrimination, and neglect, and that victims frequently endure in silence and helplessness.
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