Tag Archives: human rights

63rd Anniversary of National Uprising Day Celebrated by Tibetans in Exile

By Tenzin Lekdhen DHARAMSHALA, March 10: The echoes of cries from 63 years ago in Lhasa against China’s invasion of Tibet still resonate in the streets today. Tibetans around the world marked the 63rd National Uprising Day today, filling the streets with anti-Chinese slogans and demands for human rights in Tibet. The Tibetan Government in Exile (CTA) held an official …

Read More »

The Unfinished Mission of Shahbaz Bhatti | news from paradise

Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated in 2011. He was a tireless campaigner against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which are often used to target Christians and other religious minorities.Wikimedia On March 2, the Christian community in Pakistan and around the world celebrated the 11th anniversary of the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti. The former minorities minister was cruelly shot in Islamabad simply for demanding …

Read More »

French woman detained under 1897 treaty sues India | Latest India News

A 62-year-old French citizen’s fight to obtain compensation from India for illegally detaining her for more than a year during a pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in the country has been supported by the Working Group of United Nations on arbitrary detentions. The international human rights body has confirmed that on February 16, India sent its response to the accusation of …

Read More »

Airbnb benefits from listings in Tibet and Xinjiang

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, February 21: Beijing Olympics sponsor Airbnb has hundreds of listings for rent in Tibet and East Turkestan (Ch:Xinjiang), two regions where China has been heavily accused of committing human rights abuses. man. According to free tibet with verified reports of AFP, the online platform has seen growth in the Chinese market with around 700 accommodation listings …

Read More »

Anger has spread over the holding of the Olympics in China

Dawa Kyab The awarding of the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing remains as controversial as the awarding of the 2008 Summer Games to the Chinese capital, except that this time a large number of democratic countries have announced a diplomatic boycott of the world sporting event. Several hundred Tibetans and their allies have staged protests around the world as …

Read More »

A delegation from the Tibetan parliament in exile meets an RJD MP and discusses the deteriorating human rights situation

NNA | Update: February 13, 2022 2:47 a.m. STI New Delhi [India]Feb. 13 (ANI): A delegation from the Tibetan Parliament in Exile met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Amarendra Dhari Singh who raised the issue of Tibetans in Parliament and discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in the country by China.“The Chinese have really suppressed not only Tibetans, but also …

Read More »

Greek court postponed trial to avoid embarrassing China, activist says

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, February 8: The trial of the three activists who interrupted the live torch-lighting ceremony in Greece in October has been postponed until the end of this year. The trial was due to take place on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but lawyers and human rights activists have accused the Greek court …

Read More »

A school of theology mobilizes to fight the HIV epidemic in the South

(Interreligious America) – As a girl growing up in Dallas, Allison Mathews spent a lot of time in Catholic churches. The historic parishes her family called home had predominantly black congregations, and her parents, both music ministers, founded a national conference that drew 1,000 black Catholics to Texas each year. Called “Unity Explosion,” the event was an empowering place for …

Read More »

Tibetan Monks Sent to Labor Camps for Spreading News of Buddhist Statue Destruction — Radio Free Asia

Eleven Tibetans beaten and arrested by Chinese authorities in January for spreading news of the destruction of a 99-foot-tall Buddha statue and dozens of prayer wheels in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. China, were sent to labor camps in the region, Tibetans with knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Monks Tashi Dorjee, Tsering Samdup, Nyima Lhamo and Abbot Pelga, along …

Read More »

Chinese police arrest three Tibetan pilgrims over state secrets — Radio Free Asia

Chinese authorities in Sichuan province have arrested three Tibetan Buddhists who they believe were in possession of “politically sensitive information” as they returned from a pilgrimage, Tibetan sources in exile said. Asang, Dodra and Nortso were interrogated by police on Jan. 10 as they returned home from the sprawling Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy in Serta (Chinese, Seda) county in …

Read More »

Japanese resolution expresses concern over China’s rights issues

Japan’s parliament yesterday passed a rare resolution expressing concern over rights issues in China, including the treatment of its Uyghur and Hong Kong Muslim population, ahead of the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The resolution, passed by the lower house, says the international community has expressed concern over issues including internment and violations of religious freedom in the Xinjiang …

Read More »

Anniversary of Myanmar takeover marked by strike, international concern

BANGKOK – Opponents of military rule in Myanmar marked the first anniversary of the military’s takeover with a nationwide strike on Tuesday to show strength and solidarity in the face of concern over what has become a power struggle more and more violent. The “silent strike” aimed to empty the streets of Myanmar’s towns and villages by forcing people to …

Read More »

Ireland has changed – our schools must too

David Graham OPINION Published: Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 2:14 PM Last update: Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 2:29 PM by David Graham, Equality in Education “I would challenge anyone to tell me that Catholic schools are not as inclusive as any other type of school,” Bishop Tom Deenihan recently wrote on this site (“Respect for others is a key task for …

Read More »

Morality is worth more than Olympic gold – YubaNet

January 25, 2022 – During a recent discussion on Tibet and the Beijing Winter Olympics, Enes Kanter Freedom called on fellow athletes to give voice to the voiceless, saying Olympic gold medals are worth less than moral values. Freedom, the NBA player and activist, appeared on January 21, 2022 on the International Campaign for Tibet’s “Tibet Talks” live webcast. Other …

Read More »

World News | Chinese repression in Tibet paints the new Taliban face of Xi Jinping: analysis

Lhasa [Tibet], Jan 22 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping’s campaign against religious symbols, practitioners and language in Tibet reflects the emergence of a “communist Taliban” in today’s China, the NNA said. analyst Vijay Kranti who referred to the recent demolition of Buddha statues in Sichuan province to the 2001 destruction of historic statues in Bamiyan in Afghanistan. In 2001, Taliban …

Read More »

China silent on Kashmir, Palestine’

Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr. Shireen Mazari says the US is playing the ‘Xinjiang card’ against China while keeping silent on Kashmir and Palestine. The Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) hosted a unique webinar on the “New Cold War? Playing the Xinjiang card against China” as part of its flagship event series, “Friends of Silk Road (FOSR)”. The webinar brought together over …

Read More »

Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School serves New York Armenians

Editor’s Note: This profile of Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School in Queens, New York was an assignment for a graduate course called “Writing and Reporting I” at New York University. It is first published in print and online in the Armenian Weekly. Every morning, students gather in an auditorium in Queens to recite the Our Father in Armenian. Students then …

Read More »

China commits “cultural genocide” in Mongolia (Report)

[ad_1] China is inflicting “cultural genocide” not only in Xinjiang and Tibet, but also in Mongolia, a newspaper report said on Friday. In its report, The HK Post said that China’s strategy of using economic tools to pressure other parties to agree to its terms is well known. A recent example is Mongolia. The report says Chinese authorities recently restricted …

Read More »

Religious leaders criticize persecution of Indian minorities

[ad_1] LAHORE: Leaders of different faiths and schools of religious thought in Pakistan have called on global human rights bodies to take immediate action to end atrocities against minorities in India by extremist Hindu groups under the patronage of the state. Religious leaders also called on the UN, OIC and global human rights watchdogs to take immediate action against the …

Read More »

Historic conclave: Chinese bishops and priests brief Hong Kong clerics on Xi Jinping’s view on religion

[ad_1] Chinese bishops and religious leaders briefed senior Catholic clergy officials in Hong Kong on President Xi Jinping’s vision for a religion with “Chinese characteristics” at an unprecedented meeting hosted by the mainland’s representative office in the city, according to four religious. Clerics who attended or were aware of the October 31 meeting described it as Beijing’s most assertive move …

Read More »

Cape Town, South Africa holds musical and interfaith tribute to Desmond Tutu

[ad_1] Published on: 12/30/2021 – 01:56 An interfaith musical memorial on Wednesday in honor of South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, had a rabbi and a dancing monk as Cape Town bid farewell to its first black Anglican archbishop. The colorful town hall service in honor of Tutu, who passed away over the weekend, brought together family members and …

Read More »

Tibetan bikers urge Indian government to boycott Winter Games

[ad_1] A group of 15 Tibetan bikers, rallying against the Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing next year, said China does not deserve to host games that uphold the virtues of unity and world peace and called on the Indian government to boycott the same. The Tibetans, who arrived in Ahmedabad on Sunday, stressed the flagrant violation of human …

Read More »

Christian schools want to be able to discipline and fire divorced or LGBTQ + staff

[ad_1] World Dec 21 2021 19:163 minutes to read The Department of Equality celebrates LGTBI Pride Day with a “Maori haka” dance. Video / El Mundo Christian education groups have championed the “right” of schools to discipline or even fire a teacher who divorces, cheats on a spouse, or enters a non-heterosexual relationship. Speaking in a parliamentary inquiry, Christian Schools …

Read More »

1,809 Tibetan political prisoners known in Chinese prisons: TCHRD

[ad_1] By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMHALA, December 10: The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), based in Dharamshala, has launched a new online database containing information on 5,518 Tibetan political prisoners compiled since 1990. The initiative is in collaboration with HURIDOCS the application (information and documentation systems on human rights) based in Geneva. Uwazi. Researcher Tenzin Dawa said 3,067 …

Read More »

How many countries will follow the US boycott of the Beijing Olympics?

[ad_1] SEOUL – Neither President Biden nor other U.S. officials are going, but the Russian leader could. New Zealand says it decided months ago that its diplomats would not be attending. Political leaders of other nations should also bow out, whether or not they state an explicit reason. In less than two months, China will open the 24th Winter Olympics …

Read More »

New Tibetan Bilingual Website Claims to “Decode the CCP and Explain the Chinese Government’s Hidden Agenda”

[ad_1] Tibetan flag. | Wikimedia Commons Text size: A- A + New Delhi: The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has launched a new bilingual (English and Tibetan) website – CCP decoding – Thursday, which claims to explain and decipher the meaning and connotations of official jargon and key slogans used by the Chinese Communist Party in present-day …

Read More »

This teacher was fired because of his sexuality

[ad_1] Laws already allow some schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ teachers. Craig Campbell is one of those who lost their jobs for what they are. High school teacher Craig Campbell received an email from the WA Teacher Registration Board indicating that after working for two years as a relief teacher at a Baptist college south of Perth, he had been …

Read More »

OPINION: Government must end religious discrimination in Irish schools

[ad_1] Schools should be welcoming places that allow all children and staff to feel included, not places where religious discrimination is allowed without being controlled. Through David Graham and Alison Moore, Equality in Education The debate over the role of religion in our education system has swirled for years. A growing number of families want to send their children to …

Read More »

Muslims persecuted for faith in India, say families at US congressional briefing – Kashmir Media Service

[ad_1] Washington, DC, November 18 (KMS): Muslim prisoners of conscience jailed in India on false criminal charges continue to be beaten, tortured and other forms of violence for exposing the government’s persecution of religious minorities, said their families at a US Congressional Briefing titled “Prisoners of Conscience in India”. The Indian American Muslim Council said in a statement that participants …

Read More »

Power in perpetuity? | Commonwealth Magazine

Unfortunately for the Chinese people, the contours of this space are constantly changing. The detention in 2015 of five activists who planned to protest against sexual harassment on public transport is one example. The CCP has long advocated for women’s equality, noting that they “hold half the sky.” But without even realizing it, these five activists had crossed a line. …

Read More »

Be cautious and compassionate about religious exemptions from workplace vaccination mandates: experts

[ad_1] More and more employers are requiring staff, contractors and visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the workplace in the public and private sectors. However, there are always exceptions to the rule – and in some cases, those exceptions are personal and complicated. Healthcare workers in British Columbia must be vaccinated unless they are eligible for medical exemptions, …

Read More »

Singapore’s new “foreign interference” law threatens to undermine free speech · Global Voices

[ad_1] The Singapore Parliament approved the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill (FICA) on October 4, 2021. Photo by Ross Websdale on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill (“FICA”) was introduced in the Singapore Parliament on September 13. He was adopted three weeks later amid criticism that he contents broad and vague provisions that could be abused to stifle …

Read More »

climate change crisis: the Tibetan plateau in the spotlight at the COP26 summit | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel

[ad_1] Representative image (Xinhua / Li Mangmang / IANS) To adapt to the effects of climate change affecting the Tibetan Plateau – the ‘third pole’ of the world – a group of Tibetans will explain its role in the global climate system and why it should be part of the conversation during the next two Nations Weeks United conference, COP26, …

Read More »

Shrinking space for religious minorities in Sri Lanka – the diplomat

[ad_1] Advertising Two reports on religious freedom violations in Sri Lanka released less than a week apart demonstrate growing concern over human rights and interfaith relations on the island. A major UK religious freedom group and a US government special committee have both painted an increasingly problematic scene. Countries concerned about minority rights in Sri Lanka should engage Colombo on …

Read More »

Kushinagar International Airport inaugurated by Narendra Modi

[ad_1] Nothing is permanent, therefore everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events, ephemeral or not, in the Buddhist world this week. Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport, site of the Buddha’s death Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh as part of the government’s efforts to promote India’s Buddhist heritage. …

Read More »

Modi’s Islamophobic policies worsen conditions for Rohingya refugees in India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI — After decades of persecution in Myanmar, culminating in the genocidal army crackdown in 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have sought refuge around the world. Many of those who have fled are struggling to resettle in their countries of asylum, particularly in India, where nearly 17,000 Rohingya live in refugee camps. Many say the opportunities …

Read More »

Letter from the school principal: “We must do better”

[ad_1] Principal of Paso Robles High School” width=”472″ height=”313″ srcset=”https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton.jpg 600w, https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton-300×199.jpg 300w, https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/anthony-overton-200×133.jpg 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 472px) 100vw, 472px”/> Anthony Overton, Principal of Paso Robles High School. A letter to Bearcat families, students, faculty, staff and the community: Every day we strive to make Paso Robles High School a safe and welcoming environment where students can prepare for college, career …

Read More »

Bangladesh steps up security as violence targets Hindu festival

[ad_1] DHAKA, Bangladesh – Paramilitary forces spread across much of Bangladesh on Friday to help curb the worst community violence in years targeting members of the Hindu minority as they celebrated their biggest annual religious holiday. At least four people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 injured since Wednesday as violence spread across the country over allegations that …

Read More »

A look at some of the most recognizable winners of all time

[ad_1] Over its 120-year history, the Nobel Peace Prize has celebrated the efforts of 109 individuals and 28 organizations. The tendency to reward the standard bearers of peace and harmony began in 1901, in addition to other laurels awarded in the fields of physiology or medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and economics, which were added later. As journalists Maria Ressa and …

Read More »

With the opening of the Beijing Olympics in 4 months, the promotion of human rights is largely absent from the official approach – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] When the International Olympic Committee awarded Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympics, it promised that the Games could improve human rights and civil liberties in China. There is no such noble speech this time around with the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing – the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games – which will open in just …

Read More »

Chinese President Xi leads Martyrs Day ceremony amid patriotism campaign

[ad_1] Beijing, Sep 30: Chinese Leader Xi Jinping on Thursday paid tribute in a solemn commemoration to those who died in the struggle to establish Communist Party power, as he leads a nationwide campaign to strengthen the party’s patriotism and authority unique. Xi and the other six members of the party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee led elderly veterans and government …

Read More »

China’s continued attacks on ethnic Tibetans

[ad_1] (MENAFN-IANS) By Tenzin Choezom The conflict between China and Tibet is still an ongoing issue that has not been able to come to a just and justified conclusion. China’s illegal occupation of Tibet has led to a long struggle that sums up more than six decades of struggle seen mainly from the Tibetan side while there have always been …

Read More »

The situation of the Turkish opposition on the Kurdish question

[ad_1] Recently, opposition parties in Turkey made public remarks on the Kurdish issue. Although political parties naturally express their opinions and visions on the main issues facing the country, it is interesting to note that the main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), shows a keen interest in the Kurdish question. Throughout the history of the Turkish Republic, the …

Read More »

“Stop using human rights to justify meddling in China’s affairs”

[ad_1] UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva / People’s Vision UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva / People’s Vision Human rights should not be used as a pretext to attack China, a group of 65 countries told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The group of countries, which was not named in the statement, said criticizing China’s …

Read More »

American Indians protest outside the White House against Modi’s visit | Islamophobia News

[ad_1] Washington DC – Dozens of American Indians gathered in Lafayette Square, the park in front of the White House, to protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States. Chanting slogans and waving placards stating “Save India from Fascism,” protesters on Thursday blasted Modi for human rights abuses, persecution of Muslims and other minorities, new agricultural laws …

Read More »

Facebook ordered to post anti-Rohingya messages over genocide case

[ad_1] Published on: 09/24/2021 – 02:16 Washington (AFP) A US judge ordered Facebook to post the deleted messages from the social network because of their role in the government-backed incitement to violence against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. In his ruling on Wednesday, Washington DC District Court Judge Zia Faruqui criticized the company for refusing to provide the documents to …

Read More »

Tibetans fear ‘Chinese style’ houses in Qinghai earthquake reconstruction – Radio Free Asia

[ad_1] Survivors of an earthquake earlier this year in a Tibetan-populated county in northwest China’s Qinghai say they fear homes and monasteries demolished in the quake will be rebuilt by authorities in Chinese style, destroying their traditional Tibetan appearance, sources said. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Matoe County (Chinese, Maduo) in Qinghai on May 22, killing at least 20 people …

Read More »

Tibet office in Geneva testifies before Swiss parliamentarians

[ad_1] By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMHALA, September 21: The Tibet Bureau in Geneva testified Monday before Swiss parliamentarians. The hearing entitled “Coherent implementation of the Switzerland China strategy: role of Parliament in strengthening human rights” was organized by the parliamentary group on human rights with the parliamentary group for Tibet and other support groups. Two key speakers were Kalden Tsomo from …

Read More »

The destruction of Turkish cultural heritage in Cyprus, Turkey, Artsakh

[ad_1] The Mother See of Saint Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church recently organized a conference on international religious freedom and peace with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians. Tasoula Hadjitofi, founding president of the march of truth, was one of the guests. She spoke about the genocide and her own …

Read More »

Tibetans detained deprived of adequate food and medical care

[ad_1] Tibet [China], September 17 (ANI): More than 100 Tibetans, who were recently detained by Chinese authorities in Kardze prefecture, Sichuan, have reportedly been denied adequate food, medical care and clothing. At least 121 residents of Dza Wonpo township in Sershul (Chinese, Shiqu) county of Kardze have been arrested over the past three weeks in a crackdown by authorities on …

Read More »

Constitution Day 2021: Celebrating the Bill of Rights

[ad_1] The United States is a relatively young country, but we have the oldest written national constitution. On Constitution Day, we honor this incredible document, which has persisted for over two centuries and inspired a host of other constitutions around the world. Today marks the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Our Constitution has lasted so long thanks …

Read More »

Taliban and Afghan women in sport: La Tribune India

Rohit mahajan SHOULD WE allow women to play sports? Is it necessary for women to play sports? In the civilized world, anyone who uses the words “allow” and “necessary” in the context of women in sport – or any other field of human endeavor – would be considered an idiot who is not suitable to be taken seriously. But not …

Read More »

Where wealthy Chinese travelers are going during the pandemic

[ad_1] (CNN) – The sandy shores of Sanya. The mountains of Yunnan. Giant pandas sanctuaries in Sichuan. Wealthy Chinese travelers may not be able to travel overseas easily these days, but there is no shortage of attractive travel destinations in their own backyards. And it looks like the country is gearing up for another domestic travel boom ahead of Golden …

Read More »

Production of “The Untitled Cabrini Film” by Alejandro Monteverde begins | New

[ad_1] BUFFALO, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Aug 25, 2021– Principal shooting is underway on the film by director Alejandro Monteverde, winner of the TIFF “People’s Choice Award” The untitled Cabrini film in Buffalo, New York. Production will end in Rome, Italy, in early fall. Cabrini’s untitled film, based on a story by Alejandro Monteverde (Sound of freedom, Bella) and …

Read More »

Rejected on the first day of school because I use a wheelchair

[ad_1] What’s wrong? is a Stuff disability podcast produced with support from NZ On Air. In the seven-part series, hosts Olivia Shivas, Rebecca Dubber and guests address the big questions about living with a disability. They discuss sex, religion, disabled parking – and how to push back on outrageous issues. Listen to it here. OPINION: It was my first day …

Read More »

Chinese Embassy in India opposes meeting between US Ambassador and Dalai Lama representative, urges US to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs

[ad_1] Illustration: Liu Rui / GT The Chinese Embassy in India has strongly opposed repeated acts of provocation by the United States after its Ambassador to India met Ngodup Dongchung, representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi and said that the United States respected “the Dalai Lama’s vision for equal human rights ”. The so-called “Tibetan government in exile” …

Read More »

Activists challenge US broadcaster of Beijing Olympics

[ad_1] By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMHALA, August 9: Dozens of Tibetan, Uyghur and Hong Kong activists entered the premises of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) studios New York merchandise store at Rockefeller Center on Sunday. Activists staged a flash mob to protest and call on NBC not to broadcast the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics slated for February. Led by the organization …

Read More »

Integration or intimidation? – The Organization for World Peace

[ad_1] President Xi Jinping, along with several other senior Chinese government and military officials, paid a visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 23.rd. This visit, the first that Xi has made to Tibet since taking office, coincides with the 70e anniversary of the forced peace agreement between Tibet and invading China. Xi visited several controversial Tibetan environmental, cultural …

Read More »

Beijing forces Tibetan students to submit to military

[ad_1] Lahasa [Tibet] Aug 7 (ANI): Chinese authorities of the Tibet Autonomous Corps force school students to undergo military training during their vacation to indoctrinate them into the ideology of the ruling Communist Party of China, Radio Free Asia reported citing Tibetan sources. As part of Beijing’s plan to weaken cultural ties, the students are sent to Lhasa and several …

Read More »

Educator Kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan by Turkish Spies Asked About Critical Magazine Subscription

Abdullah Bozkurt / Stockholm Educator Orhan İnandı, a Turkish-Kyrgyz dual national who was kidnapped by Turkish intelligence agency MIT, was asked about his subscriptions to newspapers and magazines critical of the government after he was taken to Turkey, according to a document obtained by Nordic Monitor. İnandı, the founder and president of the prestigious Turkish-Kyrgyz school network Sapat operating in …

Read More »

Scattered across the Himalayas, glimpses of a changing Tibet

[ad_1] I was sitting in the dark yak-haired tent of a nomadic family in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas. Outside, scruffy sheep searched for greenery among the cold barren lunar landscape, and great raptors circled in the thermals. As we gathered around the hearth, the old man handed me a small glass of salted yak butter tea. “There were wolves …

Read More »

Canada, a country that loves religions

Due to its constitution, laws and tax system, Canada appears to favor systematic discrimination against non-believers. Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM Marie-Claude GirardRetired from the Canadian Human Rights Commission First, the Constitution Act, 1982 begins “As Canada was founded on principles recognizing the transcendence of God and the rule of law.” This basic premise ostracizes all who …

Read More »

How the Dalai Lama celebrated his 86th birthday

[ad_1] Nothing is permanent, therefore everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events, ephemeral or not, in the Buddhist world this week. The Dalai Lama celebrates his 86th birthday On his 86th birthday, the Dalai Lama posted a message in which he thanked people for their wishes and made special commitments to the environment and the preservation of …

Read More »

UAPA caution: a triumph of rights and democracy

[ad_1] Written by Satvik Varma Given the socio-political environment in which we find ourselves today, we often need to reaffirm that our Constitution is supreme. That it offers citizens many rights and freedoms and that it has corresponding duties. That rights can only be restricted in reasonable and limited circumstances. May our judiciary intervene to prevent state excesses and respect …

Read More »

What are the grounds for contesting an unfair dismissal?

Canada has federal and interim legislation in place allowing employers to give reasonable notice or pay in lieu of notice to terminate employees when they have no valid reason for termination. Whenever you take a new job and sign the employment contract, you should be familiar with the rights that have been granted to you under Canadian labor law. Whenever …

Read More »