India has recently amended its Citizenship Act of 1955 to include clauses whereby Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India illegally on or before the 31st of December, 2014, will not be treated as illegal immigrants; and they will be entitled to be citizens of India.
In a functional democracy, where basic human rights such as holding a political opinion were more than just lip service, the disappearance of a frontline defender of the ethnic people of the Hill would have generated a political shock wave, drastic action, and even solidarity.
"What does the Arundhati Roy imbroglio say about our democratic freedoms?"
In February 2012 Chris Huhne the then energy secretary of the United Kingdom had to resign after learning he will be charged with perverting the course of justice over a 2003 speeding case despite claiming he was innocent.
"It criminalizes honest people -- journalists, rights campaigners, social activists -- just for delivering on their commitment to society. "
Parents and guardians from all across the nation pressed concerns as yet another brutal assault has been carried out by BCL men. This time on school students.
'At the heart of the theory of democracy rests a cardinal premise: Dignity of the representatives and rights of the citizens.'
"It's a systematic prolonged campaign of hate, threats of violence, and division based on religious identity"
Why should it be different for individuals of a sexual minority?