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Amnesty International Bengaluru Office Raided By Enforcement Directorate

The Bengaluru office of Amnesty International was raided by the Enforcement Directorate yesterday. Over the last two years, the government has been cracking down on non-profits over the stringent law that regulates money received by non-profits from abroad.

IT Raids on Media House Which Runs The Quint Indicates Clampdown on Free Press: Amnesty India

The Income Tax Department has carried out search operation on Quintillion Media Private Ltd. which runs news website 'The Quint'.

Crackdown On HRDs In India A Threat To Freedom To Dissent

The crackdown on human rights defenders in India is a grave challenge to the freedom to dissent and violates constitutionally guaranteed human rights, Amnesty International said today.

Stop Prosecuting Dissent; Repeal Abusive UAPA Law: Amnesty to Indian Government

Indian authorities detained five activists and raided the homes of several others on 28 August 2018, for allegedly inciting caste-based violence in January, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today.

Crackdown On Activists Cannot Become The Order Of The Day

The nationwide crackdown on activists, advocates and human rights defenders is disturbing and threatens core human rights values, Amnesty International India and Oxfam India today said jointly in response to the massive crackdown on rights activists in the country by the Maharashtra state police.

India: International Human Rights Groups Concerned Over Assam’s Citizen Identification Drive

The Indian authorities should ensure that documenting and updating the names of citizens in the northeastern state of Assam is transparent and nondiscriminatory, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today.

BRICS: Countries Must Put Human Rights First

In India, there is also growing sense of insecurity amongst people belonging to marginalised communities. “In the first six months of 2018, at least 100 instances of alleged hate crimes have been reported from across the country. The Indian government’s failure to ensure justice in such cases is enabling a climate of impunity,” said Aakar Patel.

Disappearances and Torture in Southern Yemen Detention Facilities must be Investigated as War Crimes: Amnesty

Justice remains elusive a year after a network of secret prisons was first exposed in southern Yemen, Amnesty International said in a new report today that documents egregious violations going unchecked, including systemic enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment amounting to war crimes.

100 hate crimes allegedly committed in the first six months of 2018: ‘Halt the Hate’ website

New Delhi: In the first six months of 2018, 100 hate crimes have allegedly been committed against people from marginalized groups, said Amnesty International India ...

Bhima Koregaon Case: Politically Motivated Use of UAPA Concerns Amnesty International & Human Rights Watch

Indian authorities should cease arrests of Dalit rights activists for their work, Amnesty International India and Human Rights Watch said today.

MANIPUR: Over 1000 call for an end to intimidation, harassment and attacks against Human Rights Defenders associated with EEVFAM

Over 1000 people across India have supported Amnesty International India’s global BRAVE campaign in Manipur calling on the Chief Minister of Manipur ...

Tamil Nadu: Excessive Use Of Force For Crowd Control Cannot Be Justified

The excessive use of force by the Tamil Nadu police on the anti-sterlite protestors in Thoothukudi on Tuesday, is a damning indictment of the state government's determination to crush the protests.

Campaign of Hacking, Spyware and Surveillance Targets Human Rights Defenders in Pakistan: Amnesty

Human rights defenders in Pakistan are under threat from a targeted campaign of digital attacks, which has seen social media accounts hacked and computers and mobile phones infected with spyware, a four-month investigation by Amnesty International reveals.

Killing of Bhim Army Member Must Be Investigated: says Amnesty India

Reacting to news of the killing of Sachin Singh Walia, a member of the Dalit rights organization Bhim Army, in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director, Amnesty International India said killing must be investigated.

Amnesty Seeks Release of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ from Administrative Detention

Bengaluru: In a statement issued today, Amnesty International India (AII) said that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should release Dalit rights activist and founder ...

Modi Government Withdraws “Fake News” Directions After Uproar By Scribes

A day after the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister under Smriti Irani issued an amended guidelines for  journalists’ accreditation on the pretext of curbing 'fake news' and 'propaganda',

Online Abuse Of Women Thrives As Twitter Fails To Respect Women’s Rights: Amnesty International India

Micro blogging site Twitter's  recent claim to “stand with women around the world” rings hollow in light of the multi-billion-dollar social media platform’s longstanding failure

Manipur: Human Rights Defenders Being Intimidated for Seeking Justice for Extra-Judicial Killings

New Delhi: Human rights defenders campaigning for justice for extra-judicial executions in Manipur are facing harassment, intimidation and attacks, Amnesty International India said today, urging state ...

Amnesty International India Launches Interactive Website On Alleged Hate Crimes In India

Amnesty International India a United Kingdom based Human rights group on Thursday  launched a new interactive data website called 'Halt The Hate'.

Hadiya case: SCI Recognizes A Woman’s Right On Women’s Day, Says Amnesty International

Reacting to the decision of the Supreme Court to restore the marriage of Hadiya Jahan, a woman whose marriage to a Muslim man after converting from Hinduism to Islam had been annulled by

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