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On Impunity in Punjab & Pardoning of Guilty Cops: Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur [Video]

A number of human rights lawyers held a joint press conference on October 16, 2019 at Press Club Chandigarh to express their opposition to the Indian State's policy of impunity for Crimes Against Humanity committed by Indian Security forces in Punjab during 1980s-1990s. This press conference was addressed by senior lawyers and human rights activists.

Human Rights Lawyers Oppose Impunity in Punjab; Condemn Release of Cops Guilty of Extra-Judicial Killings

Declaring that Punjab Government move to get police police officers convicted of fake encounters and extra-judicial killings released from jail as “unlawful, arbitrary and unconstitutional”, various human rights lawyers today held a joint press conference and condemned the move.

Human Rights Lawyers Oppose Indian State’s Policy of Impunity and Move to Release Guilty Punjab Cops

Declaring that Punjab Government move to get police police officers convicted of fake encounters and extra-judicial killings released from jail as “unlawful, arbitrary and unconstitutional”, various human rights lawyers today held a joint press conference and condemned the move.

Centre To Release 5 Cops Convicted for Human Rights Abuses in Punjab; Amarinder Singh Wants Release of 15 More

In yet another instance of Indian state's policy of impunity towards State forces committing human rights abuses, the Government of India has reportedly decided to grant release to five Punjab police officials who were convicted for committing grave crimes in Punjab during 1980-90s period.

Hate Crime Reports On An Alarming Rise – Reveals Amnesty International India’s ‘Halt The Hate’

Amnesty International India has maintained that its' interactive website ‘Halt the Hate’ has found that reports of alleged hate crimes have witnessed the steepest rise in numbers since 2016.

Indian Security Forces Resorting To Torture In Kashmir Valley

It seems like the apprehensions made by various Human Rights organisations around the globe on the current grim and hostile situation in Kashmir have begun to manifest into reality.

Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Petition Seeks Justice for 8527 Extra-Judicial Killings

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) concerning enforced disappearances and fake encounters of over 8,527 Punjabis, mostly Sikhs, has been filed in the Supreme Court of India (SCI) by the Punjab Documentation & Advocacy Project (PDAP).

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.

Human Rights Groups Want India to Prosecute Cops for Custodial Death of Two Youth

On Tuesday 2 July 2019, the Supreme Court of India will hear a Public Interest Litigation brought in the case of Citizens against Hate v State of Bihar regarding the death of two men in police custody in the Sitamarhi District of State of Bihar in India.

Rights Activists Demand Unconditional Repeal of Draconian UAPA Law

Human Rights activists, lawyers, intellectuals and authors today condemned arrests of human rights activists including Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, who were arrested by the Maharashtra Police on 28th August 2018.

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.

Youth Subjected to Enforced Disappearance 28 Years Ago, Now Even Court Record Disappears

The court record related to a case of a Sikh youth belonging to Bhikhi area has gone missing. The concerned youth was subjected to enforced disappearance by the state police 28 years ago after he was released from Bathinda jail.

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'.

UK Defends Secrecy Over Documents Related To June 1984 Attack On Darbar Sahib

During the first day of the three-days proceedings at the First-tier tribunal, it seemed that the United Kingdom was trying tooth and nail to suppress and protect the documents

Shopian Killings: India’s Top Court Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Indian Army Official

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) here on Monday reportedly stayed all criminal proceedings in connection with an FIR registered by the Jammu and Kashmir

UK Government Failing 30-year old Scot Torture Victim Held In Indian Jail For 3 Months Without Charge, Says Sikh Federation (UK)

Jagtar Singh Jaggi on Thursday was produced  in court for the 24th time, but still no evidence has been presented and no charges have been forthcoming.

UAPA & Human Rights: Advo. Puran Singh Hundal Explains How UAPA is Being Misused

In this video Advocate Puran Singh Hundal explains how the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is being misused in Punjab.

Advo Rajwinder Singh Bains On Misuse Of UAPA, AFSPA & Other Laws In Indian Sub-Continent

In this video Advocate Rajwinder Singh Bains explains how draconian laws like AFSPA, TADA, POTA, UAPA are being misused against various nationalities

Advo Navkiran Singh On Misuse Of UAPA Against Sikh Struggle

In this video Advocate Navkiran Singh explained that how the UAPA is being misused against Sikhs in Punjab, as been used as a tool of repression

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