Over time, Irom Sharmila became an icon for me - an icon of perseverance and an icon of public resistance.
Tag - civic rights
A huge part of the population in India are still unaware of their right to information or don't know how to deal with procedures.
A self-imposed restriction on the manner of expression while being respectful of other pluralistic sensibilities is a necessity.
The battle for the control of the truth is raging. Based loosely on George Orwell, Ministries for Truth are sprouting up everywhere. Is caution called for?
Yesterday, I attended the exhibition "As Rights Go By - On the Erosion and Denial of Rights”. It featured (video) installations, books, quotes and board games. Initially the great wall comic "The Magnificent 7" attracted my full attention: [gallery columns="5"…