Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, using his powers under the fifth schedule of the Constitution of India, amended the Recognition of Forest Rights Act (2006) which regularises tribal’s encroachment on forest land and allowed an appeal against the decision of district committee at divisional level. However, tribal rights activists are not happy with the move and they say it will only lead to delays and waste of resources of poor tribal’s. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) alliance government in 2006 passed the law giving rights to tribal communities over their lands which were not recognised since British Raj days as it was considered to be forest land and their farming was considered to be an encroachment on forest land. The rules under the Act were framed in 2008. However, Koshyari using his powers under Schedule 5 of the Constitution issued a notification amending the act and creating a committee at a divisional level where appeals of tribal can be … [Read more...] about Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari amends Tribal Rights Act; activists not happy with the move
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"The DRL announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support the policy objective to promote human rights, increase accountability, and foster the free flow of information into, out of, and within the DPRK [North Korea]," the release said on Tuesday. US- and foreign-based non-profit organizations as well as public international businesses can all compete for the funds, the State Department added. … [Read more...] about DRL: US Allocates $1.5Mln for Projects Supporting Human Rights in North Korea
Steele-Knudslien's death marks the first known transgender person to be killed in 2018. There was more reported violence against transgender people in 2017 than any year in almost a decade, according to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an educational arm of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. In 2017, three transgender people were killed in the first week of January. … [Read more...] about Transgender Rights Advocate Found Stabbed And Beaten to Death — Her Husband Is Charged With Murder
Hanging in my office I have a vote count from the 1996 ENDA vote that reads 49–50, a painful reminder of that day in September when we lost on DOMA and we were one vote away from ENDA’s passage in the Senate. The late civil rights champion Sen. Edward Kennedy sent it to me, and I cannot help but wonder what he would have to say about ENDA’s current prospects and the absolute necessity of a law that would protect LGBT workers from unjust firings. … [Read more...] about Employee Non-Discrimination Act Must Be Passed
And when then-candidate Trump held up a rainbow flag on stage (upside down) at a campaign event last November—a moment that Trump supporters frequently cite as proof of his support for LGBT people—spokesman Jason Miller told the Washington Times that “[Trump] will protect all Americans from the radical Islamic extremists who perpetuate hate and violence around the world, unlike Hillary Clinton who dangerously plans for open borders.” … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
SINGAPORE: Singapore has been an "important" partner in the advancement of India's Act East policy and the country in many ways has shaped New Delhi's engagement with South East Asia, India's new envoy said here. "Singapore in many ways has led or shaped India's engagement with South east Asia, and beyond so it has been an important partner in the advancement of India's Act East policy," India's High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf told tabla! a Singapore Friday weekly. Ashraf feels Singapore's extraordinary success is a source of inspiration to everyone. India also sees Singapore and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as important partners in building a peaceful, stable and increasingly integrated region, which can continue to anchor prosperity across Asia and the Pacific. The need for such shared pursuit has become even more urgent and important in these times of many challenges and uncertainties, stressed Ashraf. However, he added that a good … [Read more...] about Singapore important partner in India’s Act East policy: Indian envoy Jawed Ashraf