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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.

India should Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir: Human Rights Watch

The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said.

There Were Systematic Rapes Committed Upon Rohingya Women By Myanmar Military: HRW Report

Chandigarh: Human Rights Watch an international rights group in its report has stated that Myanmar (Burmese) military have committed widespread rape against women and girls as part ...

UN Review Should Condemn The Crackdown On Rights Group By India: HRW

The Human Rights Watch a US based rights advocacy group has here today tabled a report in which it has asked the UN's human rights wing to condemn India's

India: Perpetration Of Violence & Terror In The Guise Of ‘Gau Rakshak’

New York: The USA based Human Rights Watch an organisation working for safeguarding the rights of oppressed here on Thursday (27th April) as part of human ...

India Used Foreign Funding Law to Harass 25 NGOs; Stop Invoking FCRA to Restrict Peaceful Association, Speech: Amnesty, HRW

New Delhi: The Indian central government’s refusal to renew foreign funding licenses of 25 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) without valid reasons violates their rights to freedom of expression and association.

Cease Wrongful Detentions In Jammu And Kashmir: Joint Statement by Amnesty, Human Rights Watch & ICJ

New Delhi: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir should end the use of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) to arbitrarily detain people, including ...

UN expert calls on states to end caste discrimination

Caste-affected countries should take urgent and comprehensive action to combat caste discrimination, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsàk-Ndiaye, says in a new report on the issue published this week.

Copy of Letter to US President Barack Obama by Sikh Coalition, Human Rights Watch and Ensaaf regarding 1984 Sikh Massacres

Washington, DC: The Sikh Coalition, in partnership with Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch, sent a letter to US President Barack Obama, on Nov. 03 (2014), urging him to support justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres, which claimed the lives of thousands of Sikhs throughout India 30 years ago.

Sikh Coalition, Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch write to Obama seeking Justice for 1984 Anti-Sikh Massacres

Washington, DC: The Sikh Coalition, in partnership with Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch, sent a letter to US President Barack Obama, on Nov. 03 (2014), urging him to support justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres, which claimed the lives of thousands of Sikhs throughout India 30 years ago.

India: No Justice for 1984 Anti-Sikh Bloodshed: Human Rights Watch

New York: Successive Indian governments’ failure to prosecute those most responsible for killings and other abuses during the 1984 anti-Sikh violence highlights India’s weak efforts to combat communal violence. The new Indian government should seek police reforms and to enact a law against communal violence that would hold public officials accountable for complicity and dereliction of duty.

Executive director of Human Rights Watch denied entry to Egypt

The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member were denied entry to Egypt for "security reasons" after being held at the Cairo airport for 12 hours, two of the group's staff said on August 11.

Delhi CBI court revokes exemption of Sumedh Saini; Summons issued against Punjab DGP in triple murder trial

New Delhi, India (November 21, 2013): It is learnt that a Special CBI court at Tis Hazari, Delhi cancelled the exemption granted to Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Saini from personal appearance, on Wednesday (Nov 20) and issued an order directing DGP Saini to remain present on November 28, 2013 in an abduction and elimination case of three members of a Ludhiana-based business family in 1994.

Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director, Human Rights Watch.

Afzal Guru’s hanging shows a very worrying trend by Indian government: Human Rights Watch

New Delhi, India (February 09, 2012): Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging "shows a very worrying trend by the Indian government", Human Rights Watch (HRW)  reportedly said.

A 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by three men in Varanasi, India. Police did not believe her account and beat up her father.

Child sex abuse shielded by silence & neglect in India – Police, Doctors, Courts need to Change policies & Mindset: HRW

New Delhi, India (February 07, 2013): The Indian government should improve protections for children from sexual abuse as part of broader reform efforts following the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in December 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

Torture on Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind: SJF demands termination of Indo-American Extradition Treaty

New York (September 28, 2012): Galvanized by the Human Rights Watch’s September 27 report about Kulbir Singh Barapind’s torture by the Indian authorities, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has approached Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State urging to terminate the Extradition Treaty between United States and India due to India’s routine practice of torturing detainees.

“Barapind’s case gives the Indian government a high-profile reminder to take action against the chronic problem of torture in custody: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch called for an investigation into allegations that the Punjab police tortured Kulvir Singh Barapind after his September 20, 2012, arrest on charges of waging war on the state, possession of explosives, and sedition. His lawyer told Human Rights Watch that Barapind had complained to the magistrate that the police “applied electric shocks to his ears, beat him, and humiliated him.” The United States had extradited Barapind to India on June 17, 2006, on murder charges after obtaining assurances from India that he would not be tortured. A court in India subsequently acquitted Barapind of all charges and released him in April 2008.

HRW tells India to Accept UN Rights Body Recommendations on AFSPA & Address Torture, Disappearances, Minority Rights

New York (September 03, 2012): In a recent release dated Sept. 03, 2012 the Human Rights Watch has urged India to accept the recommendations by United Nations member states at the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to address the country’s most serious human rights problems. During the September 2012 session of the UN Human Rights Council, India will submit its responses to the 169 recommendations made at its second review on May 24, 2012.

HRW ask India to rescind “shoot at sight” orders & investigate 45 deaths, displacement of 300,000 in ethnic violence in Assam

Ludhiana/India (July 30, 2012): "Shoot at sight" orders give a green light to security forces to use their firearms when it’s neither necessary nor lawful to do so. Security forces should comply with international standards that only permit the use of lethal force when absolutely necessary to protect life. - Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director, HRW.

India – Government, Maoists Target Civil Society Activists: HRW report

Ranchi, India (July 30, 2012): Indian authorities and Maoist insurgents have threatened and attacked civil society activists, undermining basic freedoms and interfering with aid delivery in embattled areas of central and eastern India, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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