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Interim Bail for Sumedh Saini on Likelihood of Addition of Murder Clause in Balwant Singh Multani Case

Indian system took 29 years to register the first information report (FIR) against former Punjab cop Sumedh Saini in a case related to enforced disappearance of a Sikh youth named Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. But soon after registration of FIR Sumedi Saini twice got bail in the same case.

United Nations Under Secretary General Express Concerns on Increasing Hate Speech and Discrimination Against Minorities in India

United Nations Under Secretary General (USG) Adama Dieng who is also the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has expressed his concerns over discrimination against minorities in India since the adoption of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Sikh Political Analyst Bhai Ajmer Singh on Case Against Sumedh Saini & Role of Indian Judiciary

Former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Saini is booked for enforced disappearance of Sikh youth Balwant Singh Multani.

Hold Officials Accountable for Excessive Use of Force, Ill-Treatment During COVID19 Lockdown: Coalition Against Torture

Alarmed by accounts of police violence and ill-treatment across India during the imposition of a nationwide lockdown on 25th March, a group of human rights defenders campaigning against custodial violence and torture in India has reminded the Government of India that human rights must be “protected and accountability ensured even in exceptional circumstances”.

SCI Decision To Send Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde To Jail is “Cruel and Disappointing”: Amnesty India

Amid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Supreme Court of India’s order directing the arrest and imprisonment of two human rights defenders, Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha within a week, is disappointing.

Political Prisoners Should Be Among First Released in Pandemic Response, says UN rights chief

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response, says United Nations Human Rights chief. Ms. Bachelet’s spokesperson, Rupert Colville urged States to release “every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, and those detained for critical, dissenting views”.

High Court Hears PIL of 8257 Missing and Extra-Judicially Killed in Fake Encounters in Punjab

A bench of Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court resumes hearing PIL of 8257 missing and extra-judicially killed persons in staged encounters in Punjab from 1984-1995.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Moves Indian Supreme Court Against CAA

The office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Kashmir: Indian State Invoking UAPA Against Those Accessing Facebook, Twitter Through VPN/Proxy Servers

For the past seven months, Kashmir has been under a lockdown after the union government announced the scrapping of the Constitution's Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

British MP Who Expressed Concerns About Kashmir Deported By India Without Explanation

British MP who was vocal on Kashmir issue was denied entry into India at IGI Airport in Delhi after her arrival on a valid visa. Reports say that the MP was deported back to Dubai from where she has come after her visa was revoked.

When Afzal Guru was hanged, I cried says then Tihar jailer Sunil Gupta

On the occasion of his seventh death anniversary, political activist from Amritsar Kanwar Pal Singh revisits the hanging of Afzal Guru through the eyes of Sunil Gupta’s book -Black Warrant.

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.

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