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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.

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.

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