'Responding with outrage is not enough.''It is the time, and the responsibility of all who hold those rights dear, to fight back, says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Usually this column appears with the disclaimer that though the writer works for Amnesty India, these are his personal views. This column is Amnesty's view. For those who watched appalled as Donald Trump bellowed to victory in the US presidential election on a platform of fear, xenophobia and hate, there was ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Watching American protesters get their act together so quickly and so forcefully only reminds me of all the resisting that Indians should have been doing for the last three years,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com You know how, when you're feeling a little bit superior, and it's a strange new feeling that you're enjoying and haven't had your fill of yet, and then suddenly something happens to make you feel inadequate all over again? It's so annoying. When the US elected ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Having a voice at the table means the other side has to show up to listen. It became clear that wouldn't happen,' says actor Maulik Pancholy, one of the 10 members who resigned this week from the US president's advisory commission on Asian Americans. 'As the son of immigrants, as a person of colour, and as a married gay man,' he tells Rediff.com's Monali Sarkar, 'I feel like so many of the hard won rights that so many people have fought for -- for decades -- are at the risk of being ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'South Asian Americans stand to lose greatly.''Now is not the time to be spectators to injustice, narrowly believing that these events that currently affect part of our community won't affect us all.' 'The reality of racial and religious profiling in America is that it is simply enough to be perceived as Muslim to be treated as one.' Civil rights activist Lakshmi Sridaran highlights why South Asians must stand on the right side of history and resist the Trump administration's 'systematic ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Chennai:Tamil Nadus ruling AIADMK was locked in an ugly war within on Wednesday as acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam vowed to stay put in office while party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala accused him of trying to split the party with DMKs backing. A ...Mathrubhumi, 2 months ago
'We are going to see relatively soon an executive order that deals with H-1B and other temporary visas.''We are also going to see an executive order on undocumented people.''Undocumented Indians comprise the largest population growth of all undocumented people in this country.''Just because India is not named in this executive order doesn't mean it won't be in the future.'American activist and lawyer Deepa Iyer tells Rediff.com's Monali Sarkar why Donald Trump's immigration action against ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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