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Sikh Youth of Punjab Deplores India’s Opposition to UN Resolution on Abolishing Death Penalty

Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) strongly criticised Indian government for opposing the United Nations resolution that "sought to promote a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty".

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India Used Foreign Funding Law to Harass 25 NGOs; Stop Invoking FCRA to Restrict Peaceful Association, Speech: Amnesty, HRW

New Delhi: The Indian central government’s refusal to renew foreign funding licenses of 25 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) without valid reasons violates their rights to freedom of expression and association.

Eight SIMI operatives killed in Encounter by Bhopal Police ATS [Oct. 31, 2016]

Bhopal Encounter Killings Must Be Investigated: Says Amnesty International India

The Madhya Pradesh government must ensure an independent, impartial, swift and thorough criminal investigation into the alleged extrajudicial execution of eight undertrial prisoners by the state police on 31 October, said Amnesty International India today.

CEASE WRONGFUL DETENTIONS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

Cease Wrongful Detentions In Jammu And Kashmir: Joint Statement by Amnesty, Human Rights Watch & ICJ

New Delhi: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir should end the use of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) to arbitrarily detain people, including ...

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Closure Of Kashmir Newspaper A Setback To Free Speech

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir must revoke an order to stop the printing and publication of Kashmir Reader, a Srinagar-based English daily, Amnesty International India said today.

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Kashmiri Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez Released, Detained Again

Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez has been detained a second time, after a court ordered his release from administrative detention on Tuesday.

Khurram Parvez [File Photo]

Kashmiri Human Rights Defender Held in Administrative Detention

Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez must be immediately released from administrative detention unless he is charged with recognizable criminal offences, Amnesty International India said today.

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Global Standards on Police Use of Force Violated In Kashmir: Amnesty International India

Security forces are using arbitrary and excessive force in response to protests in Jammu and Kashmir, violating international standards and worsening the human rights crisis in the state, Amnesty International India said today.

Ensaaf Documentary on Jaswant Singh Khalra

On International Day of Disappeared: A Light of Justice – Commemorating Jaswant Singh Khalra (Documentary)

On September 6, 2015, on the 20th anniversary of the police abduction of human rights defender Jaswant Singh Khalra, Ensaaf released A Light of Justice: Commemorating Jaswant Singh Khalra.

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International Day of Disappeared: Where is Zeenat Shahzadi, Amnesty asks Pakistan

As the International Day of the Disappeared is marked around the world, Pakistan’s authorities must promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate the abduction and suspected enforced disappearance of Zeenat Shahzadi, Amnesty International said today.

Sedition Case Amnesty International India’s response to complaint filed by ABVP

ABVP seeks ban on Amnesty International India for holding event on Kashmir

Hindutva outfit and students' wing of ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Akhil Bhartiya Vidyardhi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded ban on Amnesty International India after the human rights body held an event called "Broken Families" in Bengaluru to highlight the plight of Kashmiri families, including those of Kashmiri Pandits.

Sedition Case Amnesty International India’s response to complaint filed by ABVP

Sedition Case: Amnesty International India’s response to complaint filed by ABVP

On 15 August, a First Information Report was reportedly registered against Amnesty International India with regard to an event held on 13 August, based on a complaint filed by an ABVP representative.

Broken Families Event by Amnesty International India

Sedition charges registered against Amnesty International India for holding event on Kashmir in Bengaluru

According to media reports, the Bengaluru Police have filed a criminal case against Amnesty International India for organizing an event as part of a campaign to seek justice for human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Irom Chanu Sharmila [File Photo]

End of Irom Sharmila’s Hunger Strike An Opportunity To Repeal AFSPA

Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila would end her 16-year-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) today. Amnesty International India calls on authorities to drop all charges against her, and take steps to repeal the AFSPA.

Amnesty India condemns rearrest of Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila’s fight against AFSPA takes a new course: Statement of Amnesty India

Amnesty International’s Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila Chanu has taken an individual decision to end her 16-year-old fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9.

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Sedition Case against Kashmiri Man for alleged Anti-India Facebook Posts Must Be Dropped: Amnesty India

The arrest of a Kashmiri man for 'sedition’ for sharing 'anti-India' posts on Facebook is an absurd use of an archaic law to curb freedom of expression.

Insaaf1984 Justice Sachar, Justice Katju and Justice Anil Dev Singh light the candle of Hope for the survivors of 1984

Sikh Genocide 1984: Amnesty, Civil Society’s recommendations to Ministry of Home Affairs India

Ensure that the Special Investigation Team formed by the government make the status of their investigation public, and that they file charges against suspected perpetrators wherever sufficient evidence is found.

Insaaf1984 Justice Sachar, Justice Katju and Justice Anil Dev Singh light the candle of Hope for the survivors of 1984

India: Civil Society renews call for accountability for 1984 Sikh massacre: Amnesty India

A range of prominent activists, journalists, lawyers and political leaders called on the government to deliver justice & reparation for the survivors of the 1984 Sikh massacre at an event organized by Amnesty International India in New Delhi today.

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Revoke suspension of Lawyers Collective’s FCRA registration: Amnesty India

New Delhi: New foreign funding restrictions imposed on Lawyers Collective, a prominent human rights organization, violate constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of expression and association, ...

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.

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