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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa opposes Sanskrit language week celebrations in schools

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa opposes Sanskrit language week celebrations in schools

In a letter addressed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalaithaa said: “Tamil Nadu has a rich cultural heritage based on the ancient Tamil language. There has also been a strong social justice and language movement in the state. Hence, any official celebration of ‘Sanskrit week’ in Tamil Nadu is highly inappropriate”.

by July 19, 2014
Vibgyor High School rape incident again highlighted alarming problem of Child sexual abuse in India

Vibgyor High School rape incident again highlighted alarming problem of Child sexual abuse in India

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one of the worst perils that India is facing today. The rape of a six-year-old child in school premises on July 17 in Bangalore is just an example which has thrown open a can of worms.

by July 18, 2014
USA: Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) opposes immunity to Ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh in human rights lawsuit

USA: Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) opposes immunity to Ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh in human rights lawsuit

New York, United States (July 18, 2014): Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) filed a motion asking the Washington court to reject the US Department of State’s “suggestion of immunity” to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the pending human rights violation case, a press statement by the group said.

by July 18, 2014
Sikh basketball players asked to remove turbans under disguise of 'dangerous objects' FIBA  rule

Sikh basketball players asked to remove turbans under disguise of ‘dangerous objects’ FIBA rule

Wuhan, China (July 18, 2014): Last Saturday night in Wuhan, China, moments before the beginning of the Asia Cup’s India vs. Japan game, referees told two Sikh player paying for Indian team – Amrit Pal Singh and Amjyot Singh that they were violating Article 4.4.2 of FIBA’s official rules, which states that “Players shall not wear equipment (objects) that may cause injury to other players.”

by July 18, 2014
Top Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from  Odisha's Ganjam district

Top Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Odisha’s Ganjam district

Bhubaneswar, India (July 18, 2014): According to recent media reports, one of the top Naxal leaders Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested. According to media reports Sabyasachi Panda, a native of Mayurjhalia village in Nayagarh and a graduate in Mathematics, was arrested in Odisha’s Ganjam district by the state police.

by July 18, 2014
Charges Against Brookside Gurdwara President a Call to Action: WSO

Charges Against Brookside Gurdwara President a Call to Action: WSO

Surrey, Canada (July 16, 2014): In the wake of the tragic assault on Narinder Kaur Kalsi, the World Sikh Organization of Canada is offering access to a network of psychologists and counselors who can assist with family dispute resolution issues.

by July 17, 2014
Kashmir shuts down at Hurriyat Conference's call against Gaza killings

Kashmir shuts down at Hurriyat Conference’s call against Gaza killings

Srinagar, Kashmir (July 17, 2014): As per reports the the Kashmir valley today observed a shut down Hurriyat Conference (HC) against Israeli air strikes in Gaza. Notably air-strike in Gaza has left more than 200 people, including women and children, dead during the past one week.

by July 17, 2014
India: 6 years old raped in Bangalore’s Vibgyor school; Mgt. says not responsible for children's safety in campus

India: 6 years old raped in Bangalore’s Vibgyor school; Mgt. says not responsible for children’s safety in campus

Bangalore, India (July 17, 2014): A gruesome news has been coming from Bangalore as a six-year-old girl being sexually assaulted on school premises by outsiders. The incident has come into light barely six months ago, a pre-schooler was sexually molested by a school bus driver.

“Lured by the appealing facilities that are offered, parents have failed to see the danger that lurks in this elite school, Vibgyor High, located in Bangalore’s Marathahalli, which has put child safety last by permitting outsiders onto the school premises” DNA report reads.

According to DNA, the school in question school says that it was not responsible for children’s safety.

Known for being one of the premier chain of international schools, Vibgyor High has rapidly expanded across the city, offering education along with attractive facilities like swimming pools, gyms, and indoor games studios to name a few.

The six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a fitness instructor and an unidentified man in the school’s gym on two separate days.

The parents of the victim have filed a police complaint and are waiting for suitable action to be taken against the miscreants.

However, Rustom Kerawalla, founder-chairman, Vibgyor High, has failed to even respond to the protests which were staged by the parents in front of the school.

Meanwhile, the Women and Child Development (WCD) department has slapped a case against Vibgyor High as per the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POSCO). An instruction has been sent from the Department of Primary and Secondary Education to the school, seeking immediate response from the management.

Meanwhile, D Shashi Kumar, director, Blossoms School, issued a strange statement saying that such incidents were inevitably bound to occur on campus as nobody could know the minds and the intentions of offenders who harm and assault the children.

by July 17, 2014
Cauvery tribunal tells Tamil Nadu to seek SCI direction allowing tribunal to hear explanation pleas

Cauvery tribunal tells Tamil Nadu to seek SCI direction allowing tribunal to hear explanation pleas

New Delhi, India (July 16, 2014): It is learnt that the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal that reportedly held a meeting at July 15 after the gap of about seven years, has asked the Tamil Nadu government to move the Supreme Court of India to get an order allowing the tribunal to hear applications seeking an “explanation and guidance” on the final award passed on February 5, 2007, allocating the quantum of water for each State.

by July 16, 2014
Dal Khalsa aghast to note that world was deliberately ignoring cries and pain of aggrieved Palestinians

Dal Khalsa aghast to note that world was deliberately ignoring cries and pain of aggrieved Palestinians

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (July 15, 2014): Strongly condemning the killings of innocent Palestinian people by Israeli air-strikes over the last few days, the Dal Khalsa urged the international community to break its silence and take concrete steps to end the Israeli aggression on Palestine.

by July 15, 2014