Newsclick Production, May 17, 2013
Who is more civilized ? India or pakistan? The debate is at its peak after the deaths of Sarabjit and Sanaullah but nobody is talking about the conditions of prisons and prisoners' rights. Prabir Purkayastha of Newsclick discusses the ignored reasons behind the deaths of Indian and Pakistani prisoners with two human rights lawyers, N.D. Pancholi and Nandita Haksar.
Newsclick Production, April 12, 2013
Nirmala Rajasingam, founder of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum and who is based in the United Kingdom speaks to Newsclick about the challenges faced by the civil society and democracy activists in Sri Lanka. She appeals to the Tamil speaking people in India, the international civil society and the Left in India, to be cognisant of the new challenges faced in post-civil war Sri Lanka, where militarisation, military triumphalism, neoliberalism and Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism have created new discontents apart from the still un-rehabilitated and traumatised Tamil populations - both in the North and the East and in the plantations and the hill country.
Courtesy: Jadaliyya, January 14, 2013
A Lecture by Mahmood Mamdani This lecture was delivered on 6 December 6 2012 at Princeton University for the 10th Annual Edward W. Said '57 Memorial Lecture.
Newsclick Production, Feb. 4, 2012
Newsclick Production, October 28th, 2011
Prof. Gul Mohammad Wani of Kashmir University and Shujaat Bukhari, senior journalist based in Srinagar talk about the response of the Indian state over the past year following widespread protests in the Kashmir valley featuring youth pelting stones at security establishments. They identify a major trust deficit among Kashmiris about the Indian state and suggest that the Indian state should work towards overcoming the deep alienation by addressing issues related to human rights violations. The promising headway in working toward a political solution in the mid 2000s by engaging with Pakistan and other political actors in Kashmir should be used as a reference point as work is done to come to a "final political solution in Kashmir".
Newsclick Production, 28-May-2011
Spokesperson of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum, Ahilan Kadirgamar talks to Newsclick over phone from New York. He argues that the "Report of the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka" brings about valid recommendations, which if heeded by the otherwise triumphalist and denialist Sri Lankan government could pave the way for true reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka following the brutal civil war in 2009.
"Not a shred of evidence against Binayak Sen to sentence him" - Interview with Gautam Navlakha on the Dr Sen sentencing
Human Rights activist associated with the Peoples Union of Democratic Rights (PUDR), Gautam Navlakha speaks about the sentencing to life of Dr Binayak Sen by a sessions court in Raipur, Chhattisgarh