Human Rights

End the Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen – Stop Arming the Saudi Dictatorship!

End the Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen – Stop Arming the Saudi Dictatorship!

By Payam Solhtalab Originally From: https://labourhub.org.uk/2022/03/23/end-the-humanitarian-disaster-in-yemen-stop-arming-the-saudi-dictatorship/ This weekend – March 26th/27th – will mark the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the onslaught by a coalition of countries, headed by Saudi Arabia, against Yemen and its people. It’s a war that has exacted a particularly horrific toll on the country and its population, and which continues to do so unchecked as it is by the international community and powers that be.  This bombardment of Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition has utterly devastated critical infrastructure across the country – leaving it in ruins and on the brink of a catastrophe of…
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Sri Lankan Parliament Concludes Second Reading on Bill to Dispossess Farmers of Farming Land

Sri Lankan Parliament Concludes Second Reading on Bill to Dispossess Farmers of Farming Land

17th March, 2022 Sri Lankan Parliament Concludes Second Reading on Bill to Dispossess Farmers of Farming Land The Land Development (LDO) (Amendment) Bill got through the second reading in Parliament last Friday. Ignorance and indifference exhibited by Members of Parliament on the issue of farmers’ indebtedness is outrageous. Many of them seem to believe that enabling farmers to mortgage their land to banks is a one-stop solution to all farmer’s problems. The Bill was hurriedly rushed through without creating an environment to deliberate on crucial clauses in the Bill.  The LDO Amendment Bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It…
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As distressed Sri Lankans trickle in, India’s lack of refugee policy poses problems

As distressed Sri Lankans trickle in, India’s lack of refugee policy poses problems

16 refugees, fleeing food shortage and economic misery in Sri Lanka which is facing a forex crisis, have landed in Tamil Nadu but are facing an uncertain future as India has no law to safeguard them. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 202 Sreedevi Jayarajan Originally From: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/distressed-sri-lankans-trickle-indias-lack-refugee-policy-poses-problems-162251 With Sri Lanka facing an economic meltdown and shortage of essentials including food and fuel, several young families have fled the island country to the shores of Tamil Nadu seeking refuge. This week, so far, 16 Sri Lankan Tamils have reached Tamil Nadu. They are from Jaffna and Kokkupadaiyan, in northern Sri Lanka, and undertook…
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