82-year-old Surat Singh Khalsa has been on a hunger strike in Ludhiana, Punjab, since 16 January 2015, demanding the release of a number of Sikh prisoners in the state. On 21 July 2015, the Punjab state police detained Surat Singh Khalsa at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, where he has since been force-fed.
The execution of Yakub Memon marks another disheartening use of the death penalty in India, Amnesty International India said today.
A report released by Amnesty International India earlier this month describes how AFSPA has allowed the security forces to get away with atrocities and deny justice to the victims.
Yesterday, Amnesty International India launched its latest report, “Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir”, which documents the obstacles to justice faced in several cases of human rights violations believed to have been committed by Indian security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
Over two years after a UN human rights expert raised serious concerns about unlawful killings and excessive use of force, India is yet to take concrete steps to address these violations and deliver justice, Amnesty International India said today.
The Uttar Pradesh government must set up a thorough, independent and impartial investigation into the alleged extrajudicial execution of a journalist by state police, Amnesty International India said.
Thousands in need of aid following the Nepal earthquake risk being left to fend for themselves amidst worrying signs that gender, caste and ethnic discrimination are inhibiting the aid effort, Amnesty International said in a briefing.
The Tripura government’s decision to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the state must pave the way for the repeal of the law, Amnesty International said today.
Jammu and Kashmir authorities must prohibit the use of pellet-firing shotguns in policing demonstrations, as they are inherently inaccurate and indiscriminate, Amnesty International India said today.
The Bangladeshi authorities must deliver justice over the shocking murder of the secularist Bangladeshi blogger Bijoy Das – the third such killing this year – if they wish to avert a looming crisis for freedom of expression in the country, said Amnesty International.Next Page »