Obeisance to Girmityas for their fortitude and sacrifice

Salutations to the forgotten generations in Fiji Thakur Ranjit Singh Auckland, May 10, 2020   As we approach yet another Girmit Day and May 14, we are forced to ask: why despite enormous contributions to Fiji’s development, Fiji Indians escaped the history books? Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, very aptly summed up this phenomenon in…

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Indian Association Manukau gets new team

Its Diversity Centre a great, cost-effective alternative for events Venkat Raman Auckland, May 10, 2020 Members of the Indian Association Manukau New Zealand (IAMNZ) elected Dr Primla Khar was their President for 2020-2021 along with a refreshed Executive Committee. Her election was unanimous at the ‘virtual, web-based meeting’ held on May 2, 2020. She was the second woman to occupy…

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Debate on legality of lockdown starts in New Zealand

Kris Gledhill Auckland, May 10, 2020 As New Zealand approaches the end of its strictest lockdown period, a debate has begun about whether it was legal in the first place. This is important because people are being prosecuted for breaching the lockdown. Naturally, lawyers are getting involved, so things are going to get technical. Magna Carta and Rule of Law Some lawyers…

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