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Blackout in Bastar

#BastarBlackout: Repression of media and civil society in Chhattisgarh deepening

‘Blackout in Bastar: Human Rights Defenders Under Threat’ describes how journalists, lawyers and activists have been harassed, attacked and locked up for investigating excesses by security forces and seeking justice for human rights abuses.

Three persons — two youths and a woman — were killed when security forces opened fire to disperse a stone-pelting mob which was protesting against alleged molestation of a girl by some of its personnel

J&K police must release detained teenage girl and her parents

Jammu and Kashmir authorities must immediately release a teenage girl and her father and aunt who are being detained in ‘protective custody’ by the police in Handwara, Kupwara district.

Three persons — two youths and a woman — were killed when security forces opened fire to disperse a stone-pelting mob which was protesting against alleged molestation of a girl by some of its personnel

Handwara (Kashmir) Firing: Forces must refrain from use of excessive force, says Amnesty

Authorities must conduct a full and independent criminal investigation into the killing of three protesters in firing by Indian Army personnel in Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir. Those responsible must be prosecuted in a civilian court of law.

Bastar Journalist arrested by the police

Bastar Journalist tortured in custody must be released: Amnesty India

Authorities in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh must immediately look into serious allegations of torture, drop charges against journalist Prabhat Singh for allegedly sharing a message on Whatsapp underlining the absence of any kind of protection extended to journalists by the state police, and release him without delay.

Ready to Report Event on Women's Day

Karnataka State Police and Amnesty International India host ‘Ready to Report’ forum on Women’s Day

A dialogue in Bengaluru between police officers and over 40 women from diverse backgrounds, including members of garment workers unions and domestic violence activists, highlighted several key issues contributing to underreporting of sexual violence against women.

Amnesty India condemns rearrest of Irom Sharmila

India: Bizarre cycle of release and re-arrest of Irom Sharmila continues

The re-arrest of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila by the Manipur police on the charge of attempting suicide, two days after a Manipur court acquitted her of an identical charge, reveals the cynicism of authorities in the state, said Amnesty International India today.

Amnesty India condemns rearrest of Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila set free by Manipur court; Amnesty urges Manipur govt. not to rearrest her

A Manipur court has acquitted Irom Chanu Sharmila of the charge of attempting to commit suicide, and ordered her to be released. Irom Chanu Sharmila is declared to be “Prisoner of Conscience” by Amnesty International, India.

Impunity in Kashmir (Amnesty Report)

Your rights in jeopardy’, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

New Delhi: International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale ...

Isha Khandelwal and Shalini Gera, members of the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JagLAG) [File Photo]

Chhattisgarh Authorities must protect human rights lawyers from harassment: Amnesty India

Human rights lawyers in Chhattisgarh must be protected from threats, harassment and intimidation by the police and non-state actors, said Amnesty International India today.

Juvenile Justice Law in India

Amnesty India terms changes to Juvenile Justice Laws as regressive and disappointing

Changes to India’s juvenile justice laws that allow children to be treated as adults in cases of serious crimes are a step backwards for children’s rights, Amnesty International India said today.

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