Ahead of the keenly-watched India visit of Barack Obama, International Human Rights group Amnesty International yesterday (on Jan. 22) asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of Bhopal gas tragedy during his meeting with the US President in India.
“The trial of these three men was a complete farce. Their only crime was to challenge the political narrative of the authorities,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.
Authorities in India must build on the central government’s decision to decriminalize attempt to suicide by dropping all charges of attempted suicide against Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila and releasing her immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International India said today.
A press release by Amnesty International India says six students from Bangalore shared their views on bullying in schools with the India’s Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani in New Delhi on 5 December 2014 at a round table organised by Amnesty International India with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
A release by the Sikh Federation UK says Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has sent a message to the Sikh Federation (UK) for the series of 30th Anniversary of November 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembrance events. Next event Thursday 11 December in the European Parliament, Brussels from 9-11am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Next Page »