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Indian Troops Open Fire As Mass Protests Erupt in Srinagar

Indian security forces fired tear gas and shot live rounds in the air to disperse mass protests in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city Srinagar on Friday as thousands rallied against New Delhi's stripping of the region's autonomy, according to international media reports.

Upper Caste Dominated Indian Media Missing Bahujans, Adivasis & Marginalised Sections: New Report

Indian media is dominated by upper castes and media organisations have failed to diversify their newsroom and news coverage, reveals a new report released by Oxfam India and Newslaundry.

At PAU Convocation, Punjab Governor Gets Letter Titled ‘To Wake Your Conscience’

DAYS AFTER Punjab Governor VP Badnore granted pardons to four policemen who were convicted in the 1993 fake encounter case of a Ludhiana man, he was handed a letter titled ‘To wake your conscience’.

Outrage After Germany’s Ambassador to India Visits RSS Headquarters

Controversy is raging after Germany’s Ambassador to India, Walter Lindner, visited the Nagpur, Maharashtra headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on July 17 despite the group’s implication in anti-minority pogroms and heavily documented inspiration by European fascist movements, including that of Nazi Germany.

Lawyers across Asia call for end to impunity for cases of torture

As the world observes the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, the SOS-Torture Asia Litigators Group strongly calls for an end to torture impunity on the continent and around the world.

1,966 Custodial Deaths In India During 2018; NGO Calls India to Rectify UNCAT

The “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018” on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody.

Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Cops Convicted for Fake Encounter of SIkh Youth Pardoned by Governor

In a clear instance of endorsing Indian state’s policy of impunity for human rights abuser cops, the Governor of Punjab reportedly pardoned four police official who were convicted for murdering a Sikh youth in October 1993.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

“Punjab Disappeared” Documentary To Be Screened in Chandigarh on May 25

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be premiered in Delhi on Saturday (May 25). The film will be screened at 5:30 PM in IMA Auditorium, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh.

In SCI Order Totally False Ground Forged to Transfer Jaggi & Others to Tihar Jail

When the defence lawyer of arrested Sikh youths – Jagtar Singh Jaggi, Ramandeep Singh Bagga and Hardeep Singh Shera & others, had alleged that the NIA had subverted the judicial and legal procedure to get the cases against 11 persons, including those aforesaid; transferred outside Punjab, it was merely an allegation.

Sexual Harassment Allegations Against India’s Chief Justice Must be Independently and Fairly Investigated: Oxfam

On 6th May 2019, the in-house committee of the Supreme Court cleared allegations of sex harassment by a former woman employee against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The panel of three judges ruled that there was "no substance" in the allegations.

Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case: CBI Court Decides to Discharge DG Vanjara and NK Amin for Want to Sanction to Prosecute

Former Gujarat police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin will no longer be accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jehan fake encounter killing as an Indian court today approved their request for discharge after Gujarat Government refused to grant sanction for their prosecution.

Gurdaspur SSP, 3 Others Put on Notice For Threatening Witness of 1994 Fake Encounter

A Special CBI Court of Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill has issued notice to Gurdaspur SSP and three others for threatening a witness in a 1994 fake encounter case.

Space of Dissent in Indian Subcontinent – Exclusive Speech of Social Activist Himashu Kumar

Students For Society (SFS) held a discussion dedicated to 100th anniversary of Saka Jallianwala Bagh of 1919. The discussion was held at Law Auditorium of Panjab University in Chandigarh on 12 April, 2019.

Tarn Taran Darshani Deori Issue: Razing of Sikh Heritage Evokes Sharp Reactions

There is nothing new when associates of Baba Jagtar Singh Karsewawale pulled down parts of Darshani Deori at the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran, but the opposition and reaction by the community, both in terms of intensity and quickness, is unprecedented.

Aseemanand, Others Acquitted in Samjhauta Express Blast Case

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Panchkula on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Aseemanand in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case.

International Pressure Mounting on India to Stop Crushing Human Rights Work: Amnesty India

Pressure from the international community is mounting on the Indian government to put an end to the crackdown on human rights work in India, Amnesty India today said.

Art Works of Young Punjabi Artists to be Exhibited in Punjabi University from March 13

Two years after the tremendous success of “Panjrang Arts Exhibition” held in March 2017 at Punjabi University, a group of youth artists of Punjab is back with Panjrang 2019 Arts Exhibition.

We’re Alive Today Because of Our Sikh Brothers in Jammu: Kashmiri Drivers

Amid mob attacks in Jammu recently, scores of Sikh saviours had come riding on Bullet bikes to the rescue of many Kashmiris in Gujjar Nagar. ...

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