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Curbing Religious freedom among Human Rights problems in India: US

The US State Department report brings out the major human rights issues in India, including topics like gender, caste and religious discrimination and more

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Washington, March 4, 2017: According to a US report, The most noteworthy and significant human rights problems in India include Restrictions on foreign-funded NGOs and religious freedom along with corruption and police and security force abuses.

According to PTI reports, the State Department 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practice, the first under the Trump Administration mentioned hazardous prison condition, dubious disappearances, and delay in justice due to court backlogs are among other major human rights issues in India in the year 2016.

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The report that was released on Friday says “The most significant human rights problems involved instances of police and security force abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture, and rape; corruption, which remained widespread and contributed to ineffective responses to crimes, including those against women, children, and members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) or Scheduled Tribes (STs); and societal violence based on gender, religious affiliation, and caste or tribe.”

“Other human rights problems included disappearances, hazardous prison conditions, arbitrary arrest and detention, and lengthy pretrial detention. Court backlogs delayed or denied justice, including through lengthy pretrial detention and denial of due process,” said the report which will be submitted to the Congress.
“The government placed restrictions on foreign funding of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), including some whose views the government believed were not in the ‘national or public interest,’ curtailing the work of civil society,” added the India section of the report.

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According to the report, religious conversion is restricted by the law in six states and there were reports of arrests but no reports of convictions under those laws, after a keen observation that found instances of infringement of privacy rights.

Also, the report alleged some limits on the freedom of movement continued. The rate of societal travesties such as Rape, domestic violence, dowry-related deaths, honor killings, sexual harassment, and discrimination against women and girls is still very much serious, it pointed out.

Problems like Child abuse, female genital mutilation and cutting, and forced and early marriage are still very much present in society. Serious cases of Trafficking in persons including widespread bonded and forced labor of children and adults, and sex trafficking of children and adults for prostitution are kind of regular, it added.
Societal discrimination against persons with disabilities and indigenous persons continues till date, so do discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and persons with HIV, the State Department report has said.

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The report also has said, “A lack of accountability for misconduct at all levels of government persisted, contributing to widespread impunity. Investigations and prosecutions of individual cases took place, but lax enforcement, a shortage of trained police officers, and an overburdened and under resourced court system contributed to infrequent convictions. Separatist insurgents and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the northeastern states, and the Maoist belt committed serious abuses, including killings of armed forces personnel, police, government officials, and civilians.”

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)