‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.Next Page »