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After 27 Years, 6 Cops Convicted in Baba Charan Singh Karsewa and 5 Others’ Murder Case

A CBI court in Mohali today convicted six Punjab police cops for custodial murder of Baba Charan Singh Karsewa in 1993 while acquitted 3 others.

Advo. Rajwinder Singh Bains About Prof. SAR Geelani, Kashmir and Human Rights

Speaking during this event Advocate Rajinder Singh Bains recalled the contribution of Prof. SAR Geelani on the issue of political prisoners; and also spoke about Kashmir struggle and human rights issues.

Exclusive: Author of Saffron Salvation (First English Novel on 1984) Shares Her Experience

The book was released during a book launch function held at Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bahwan, Kendri Guru Singh Sabha, Sector 28 Chandigarh.

Prof. Haragopal About Prof. SAR Geelani, Kashmir and Human Rights

Students For Society (SFS) and Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) marked World Human Rights Day on December 10, 2019 by organising an event in the memory of Kashmiri activist Prof. SAR Geelani. The event was held at Gandhi Bhawan in Panjab University Chandigarh.

PIL in Punjab High Court Seeks Justice in 8,257 Cases of Enforces Disappearances and Fake Encounters

Punjab & Haryana High Court hears a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) identifying over 8,257 cases of enforced disappearances. These persons were killed in fake encounters by Indian forces in Punjab during 1980s-90s period in Punjab.

Prof. SAR Geelani’s Son Atif’s Speech About His Father, Kashmir Struggle and Human Rights

Students For Society (SFS) and Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) marked World Human Rights Day on December 10, 2019 by organising an event in the memory of Kashmiri activist Prof. SAR Geelani. The event was held at Gandhi Bhawan in Panjab University Chandigarh.

Brutal Crackdown On Student Protests Must End: Amnesty India

In response to the brutal crackdown on student protests across the country who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Executive Director of Amnesty India, Avinash Kumar said: “Students have the right to protest. Violence against peacefully protesting students cannot under any circumstance be justified.

Bhai Kanwarpal Singh (Dal Khalsa) on Prof. SAR Geelani, Kashmir Freedom Struggle and Human Rights

Students For Society (SFS) and Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) marked World Human Rights Day on December 10, 2019 by organising an event in the memory of Kashmiri activist Prof. SAR Geelani.

Speech of WSN Editor Jagmohan Singh About Prof. SAR Geelani, Kashmir and Human Rights

Students For Society (SFS) and Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) marked World Human Rights Day on December 10, 2019 by organising an event in the memory of Kashmiri activist Prof. SAR Geelani. This is speech of S. Jagmohan Singh.

UN Human Rights Office Terms New Citizenship Law in India as ‘Fundamentally Discriminatory’

A new law in India which expedites citizenship for certain religious minorities has been criticized by the UN human rights office for being “fundamentally discriminatory in nature”, UN Human Rights office said on Friday (Dec. 13).

World Sikh Parliament Reported Human Rights Violations by India to the United Nations

10th December is a key date for human rights as on this day 70 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly, had meeting in Paris, and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

India Bars Sikhs From Reaching Kashmir on Human Rights Day

Sikh marchers of Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) were today barred from entering J & K. Acting upon the orders of the magistrate of Kathua, citing law and order problems, the Kathua police stopped activists of Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) at the Madhopur-Kathua interstate border, stopping them from going to Srinagar to observer International Human Rights Day there tomorrow. The magistrate Mr Kalil Kant issued written orders prohibiting the march to enter into the state.

Sach Khoj Academy to Hold Seminar on Human Rights, Religion and World Peace on December 15

Sach Khoj Academy is organising its 2nd seminar on “Human Rights, Religion and World Peace” at Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna Bhawan, Sector 29-D Chandigarh, from 10am – 2pm on 15th December 2019.

Sikh Bodies Announce to Hold Protest in Srinagar (Kashmir) on Human Rights Day Against Atrocities on Kashmiris

Perturbed over the plight of Kashmiri people who’s rights are being suppressed and abused en masse by the India’s fascist regime led by PM Narendra Modi, the Dal Khalsa along with SAD (Amritsar) has decided to observe the World Human Rights Day on the soil of Kashmir, where the worst human rights violations have occurred during 2019.

Internet Will Be Restored Once Situation Turns ‘More Normal’ in Kashmir: L-G

Internet services will be restored in Kashmir in phases once the situation turns “more normal”, Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor GC Murmu said on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

1984 Sikh Genocide – Bokaro Carnage – Exclusive Interview with Genocide Surviver Bibi Paramjit Kaur

In November 1984 Sikhs were subjected to genocidal massacres throughout the Indian subcontinent. Bokaro was one of the worst hit areas where Sikh families were brutally targeted with genocidal violence. Around a hundred Sikhs were killed in Bokaro in initial days of the month of November in 1984.

Assam’s Detention Camps are akin to Germany’s Concentration Camps: Thinkers

As per reports a cross section of Assamese thinkers and literary personalities have come out against the inhuman detention camp set up in Assam. In a joint statement, issued yesterday, 31 thinkers, literary personalities, poets, singers and social activists have demanded the immediate closure of the six existing detention camps in the state and stoppage of the construction of the new detention camp proposed at Goalpara in lower Assam.

Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights: Amnesty International

Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, said Amnesty International (AI) in its new report Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

US Pardons for Accused War Criminals, Contrary to International Law: UN Rights Office

A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.

ICC Authorises Probe Into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya in Myanmar

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday (November 14) authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016.

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