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Video | “The Siddis: A Forgotten People”: UN in Action – Gujarat

Published on Mar 11, 2016 United Nations – Gujarat in western India is home to more than 20,000 Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent. But today, many live on the fringes of society in poverty. One young man is … Continue reading

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Diversity, plurality and tolerance are “core values of our civilisation: President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement at Rashtrapati Bhavan – New Delhi

The Hindu, OPINION » EDITORIAL, October 16, 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> In those moments when questions emerge about the fragility of the state’s constitutional principles — over what has transpired since the Dadri lynching and … Continue reading

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