Detention without trial curtails liberty, rights: SC

A person taken to custody under preventive detention without trial cannot be kept in continuous confinement as it curtails his liberty and civil rights, the Supreme Court has said.

Kenya government under attack over rights record

Kenya`s governing duo of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have spent their first year in office undermining civil rights and operating with "rampant impunity", two rights groups alleged Wednesday.

India is free but not equal: Jesse Jackson

Observing India was "free but not equal", legendary civil rights activist Jesse Jackson regretted illiteracy among children in the country which excels in exporting talent across the world.

Civil rights groups sue NY police on Muslim spying

Civil rights lawyers urged a US judge to declare the New York Police Department`s widespread spying programme directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional.

Forest Whitaker to play Martin Luther King Jr in film?

Forest Whitaker has been tipped to play civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr in a new movie.

`American Muslims overwhelmingly back Barack Obama`

American Muslims overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama in his re-election bid, according to a new poll.

`Gay activists freeing soul of American people’

In May, US Vice President had expressed his support for gay marriage before President Barack Obama did.

Discrimination probe against Harvard ends

An Indian-American student complained that elite Harvard and Princeton universities discriminate against Asian-Americans.

Posco: Civil rights groups will stand by agitation

Social activist Medha Patkar demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visit the area immediately.

Gays see repeal as a civil rights milestone

The Senate voted Saturday to end the 17-year ban on openly gay troops.

Civil rights activist Sharmila released, but fast continues

Civil rights activist Irom
Sharmila, on a fast unto death for more than nine years
demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special
Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958 from Manipur, was released Tuesday
but her fast continued.