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Hospital Records Expose Modi Government’s Normalcy in Kashmir: Over 150 Treated for Tear Gas, Pellet Gun Injuries

More than 150 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in the disputed Kashmir region since Indian security forces launched a major crackdown this month, data from the region's two main hospitals shows.

UN Human Rights Experts Call on India to End Communications Shutdown in Kashmir

UN human rights experts on August 22 called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month.

Genocide Watch Issues “Genocide Alert” for Indian Occupied Kashmir

Genocide Watch, an international group that keeps watch on apprehensions of genocide, works for prevention of genocide and issued alerts regarding possibility of genocide, has issued a 'Genocide Alert' in Indian administered Kashmir.

About 4000 Kashmiris Arrested Since August 5 by Indian Authorities

Reports from Indian-administered Kashmir reveal that thousands of people have been arrested and detained by Indian authorities in Kashmir since August 5- when the BJP government stripped of the special status to the State.

India Renews Crackdown on Kashmiris After Overnight Protests

Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir reimposed restrictions on people's movement on August 18 following a flare-up of protests by Kashmiris. According to media reports, which cite officials saying that clashes between Kashmiri residents and police left dozens injured.

At PAU Convocation, Punjab Governor Gets Letter Titled ‘To Wake Your Conscience’

DAYS AFTER Punjab Governor VP Badnore granted pardons to four policemen who were convicted in the 1993 fake encounter case of a Ludhiana man, he was handed a letter titled ‘To wake your conscience’.

Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity: Pardon to 4 Cops Guilty of Fake Encounter of Sikh Youth

This is special interview with Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur about impunity for crimes against humanity in Punjab with specific reference to the case of Harjit Singh of Saharan Majra.

Saka Nakodar 1986: HC Directs Punjab Govt. to Hand Over Part 2 of Inquiry Report

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has told the Punjab chief secretary to hand over Part 2 of Justice Gurnam Singh Commission's inquiry report on Saka Nakodar case to the counsel of family members of Sikh youth who were killed in police firing at Nakodar 33 years ago.

Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Petition Seeks Justice for 8527 Extra-Judicial Killings

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) concerning enforced disappearances and fake encounters of over 8,527 Punjabis, mostly Sikhs, has been filed in the Supreme Court of India (SCI) by the Punjab Documentation & Advocacy Project (PDAP).

Issue of Lynchings of Muslims and Dalits in India Raised in UN Human Rights Council

The issue of lynchings of Muslims and Dalits in Indian subcontinent by Hindutva elements was raised in United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Lawyers across Asia call for end to impunity for cases of torture

As the world observes the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, the SOS-Torture Asia Litigators Group strongly calls for an end to torture impunity on the continent and around the world.

Human Rights Groups Want India to Prosecute Cops for Custodial Death of Two Youth

On Tuesday 2 July 2019, the Supreme Court of India will hear a Public Interest Litigation brought in the case of Citizens against Hate v State of Bihar regarding the death of two men in police custody in the Sitamarhi District of State of Bihar in India.

1,966 Custodial Deaths In India During 2018; NGO Calls India to Rectify UNCAT

The “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018” on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody.

Religious Freedom Continue to Suffer Under Modi Rule: US Report

A latest report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that in 2018 religious freedom conditions in India continued a downward trend. The 2019 report released few days back notes that religious freedom has come under attack in recent years with the growth of exclusionary extremist narratives—including, at times, the government’s allowance and encouragement of mob violence against religious minorities—that have facilitated an egregious and ongoing campaign of violence, intimidation, and harassment against non-Hindu and lower-caste Hindu minorities.

‘Punjab Disappeared’ Documentary To Be Screened at Various Places in England

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be screened at various places in England during the month of June. The documentary was premiered on April 26 in Delhi and it was screened in Chandigarh on May 26.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

“Punjab Disappeared” Documentary To Be Screened in Chandigarh on May 25

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be premiered in Delhi on Saturday (May 25). The film will be screened at 5:30 PM in IMA Auditorium, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh.

Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case: CBI Court Decides to Discharge DG Vanjara and NK Amin for Want to Sanction to Prosecute

Former Gujarat police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin will no longer be accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jehan fake encounter killing as an Indian court today approved their request for discharge after Gujarat Government refused to grant sanction for their prosecution.

Gurdaspur SSP, 3 Others Put on Notice For Threatening Witness of 1994 Fake Encounter

A Special CBI Court of Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill has issued notice to Gurdaspur SSP and three others for threatening a witness in a 1994 fake encounter case.

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