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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.

Justice Denied in Indian State Sponsored Genocide in 1984 and 2002: Points Briefing at US Congress

“We should use this moment when the world is paying attention to India,” said Sunita Viswanath as she joined a panel of academics, attorneys, and activists at a US capitol briefing on the delay and denial of justice for state-sponsored massacres of Indian minorities.

India Should ‘Unlock’ Freedom Curbs in Disputed Kashmir, UN Human Rights Chief

The United Nations' Human Rights body has issued an appeal over the territory of Kashmir – which both India and Pakistan claim as sovereign, but control only parts of it. The appeal follows months of escalating tensions linked to earlier suicide attacks and the Indian Government’s decision in August to revoke majority-Muslim Kashmir’s special status, which for decades had allowed it partial autonomy.

Advocate Amar Singh Chahal on Indian State’s Policy of Impunity in Punjab

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.

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.

PUDR Report “Chronic ‘Accidents’: Deaths of Sewer/Septic Tank Workers, Delhi, 2017-2019”

People’s Union for Democratic Rights(PUDR) on September 30, 2019 released its report on deaths of workers in Delhi while cleaning sewers/septic tanks over the last two years, titled “Chronic ‘Accidents’: Deaths of Sewer/Septic Tank Workers, Delhi, 2017-2019.”

Kashmir Caged: A Fact-Finding Report [Full Text]

We spent five days (9-13 August 2019) traveling extensively in Kashmir. Our visit began on 9 August 2019 – four days after the Indian government abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, dissolved the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Hong Kong Arbitrary Arrests, Brutal Beatings And Torture In Police Detention Revealed: says Amnesty

A new Amnesty International field investigation has documented an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics, including while arresting people at protests, as well as exclusive evidence of torture and other ill-treatment in detention, says a press release issued by the human rights group on September 19.

Punjab Based Sikh Groups Writes to UNHRC on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

Dal Khalsa, a Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh groups has once again raised its concerns over situation of human rights in Kashmir. Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh has written an open letter to UNHRC Commissioner Ms Michelle Bachelet Jeria.

Crimes Against Humanity In Punjab: Plea Filed in SCI Withdrawn With Liberty to Move High Court

The Public Interest Litigation filed in the Supreme Court seeking probe into alleged mass killings during the counter-insurgency period in Punjab has been withdrawn with liberty to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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.

1993 Multiple Custodial Murders Case: HC Notice to CBI for Summoning CM’s PSA Khubi Ram

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to CBI on a petition that sought summoning of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's personal security advisor (PSA) Khubi Ram - a retired inspector general – as an additional accused in a 1993 case of alleged custodial deaths.

Every Second Cop in India Thinks Muslims Naturally Prone to Crime: Police Survey Report

Every second police personnel surveyed by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti feel that Muslims are likely to be “naturally prone” to committing crimes.

UC Berkeley Sikh Students Association Releases Statement Supporting Kashmiris

The University of California Berkeley Sikh Student Association recently released a statement extending its support for the people of Kashmir as well as to urge UC Berkeley to re-examine current partnerships the university has with the government of India.

Sikh Group Joins the 70th International Association of Human Right Agencies in Orlando

Seventieth International Association of Human Right Agencies event held Tuesday, August 20th at Orlando city of Florida state in United States of America (USA).

Sri Lankan Authorities Must Work ‘Vigorously’ to Ease Simmering Ethno-Religious Rensions, says UN Human Rights Expert

“There is a serious deficit of trust among ethno-religious communities in Sri Lanka following the deadly Easter Sunday bomb blasts and subsequent mob violence this year, and these tensions must not be ignored,” Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said while presenting a report following his 12-day mission to the country.

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