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India: Changes to environment, land acquisition laws jeopardize human rights – Amnesty International

New Delhi, India: Recent changes made and proposed to India’s environment and land acquisition policies strike at the right of communities to be consulted on decisions affecting them, Amnesty International India said.

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Thousands call for justice for victims of 1984 Sikh massacres; Amnesty campaign supported by more than 88K

New Delhi, India: An official release by Amnesty International India received by the Sikh Siyasat News says: [o]ver 80,000 people across India have supported an Amnesty International India campaign calling for the Indian government to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs in the days following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.

Justice for 1984 - open letter to Amnesty International India

Open Letter to Amnesty International India – On using term “riots” for the Sikh Genocide 1984

It is unfortunate to see Amnesty International India using term “riots” to refer to the systematic and widespread killings of the Sikhs in November 1984 in India. It's painful to see that a human rights body of an international standing was not able to see that the term 'riot' was most inappropriate term to refer to a series of organized massacres of a minority community.

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Sikh Genocide 1984: Amnesty Intl. India petition demands Justice for victims BUT terms it as ‘riots’

New Delhi, India: Amnesty International India has launched a petition demanding the Government of India to reopen each of the November 1984 Sikh massacre related cases that were closed by the Delhi police. The human rights body has further demanded that an independent team should be formed to reinvestigate the cases, and all those responsible for the massacre– whether they are political leaders, police or government officials, should be brought to justice.

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Pakistan: Upholding blasphemy death sentence against Christian woman “a grave injustice”, Amnesty

Islamabad/ New Delhi: A Pakistani court’s decision to uphold the death sentence against a Christian woman convicted on blasphemy charges is a grave injustice, Amnesty International said.

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are true inspirations for standing up for children’s rights, Amnesty

New Delhi, India: Following the announcement that Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International said [...]

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Death Penalty: USA, Pakistan among countries that continue to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilities

New Delhi, India: Countries around the world continue to sentence to death or to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilities, in clear violation of international standards, Amnesty International said today on the World Day against the Death Penalty.

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India: Thousands call for justice for Afghan civilians killed in US operations, Amnesty Intl. India

New Delhi, India: An Amnesty International India press release says nearly 20,000 people in India have supported it's campaign urging US President Barack Obama to ensure accountability for serious human rights violations and apparent war crimes in Afghanistan by US forces.

Surjit Singh SI admits fake encounters in Punjab

SCI rules for independent probe into encounter killings; Punjab cases to be acid test for impact

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India (SCI), on Sept. 23, passed directions that each police encounter resulting in death should be thoroughly investigated by an investigative agency. The directions came in an order passed on a plea by the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). The SCI ruled that that there should be an investigation by an independent agency like the Crime Investigation Department in encounter cases.

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SC judgement on police encounters strengthens safeguards against fake encounters, Amnesty India

New Delhi, India: In a statement sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Amnesty International India has welcomed the Supreme Court's order detailing how all police encounters must be investigated in order to prevent and punish fake encounters, or staged extrajudicial executions.

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