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