Category: India

India: Love Jihad and targetting of religious minorities

Published in the South Asia Citizens Web on Oct. 16 : The recent outpouring of support for the “development” agenda of the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, by several leaders of the Catholic and Protestant churches may possibly stave off the immediate attention of the dreaded Intelligence Bureau and the Ministry of Home affairs, but it is not likely to reduce...

Ansar Burney for end to Indian aggression

Published in The News – Pakistan on Oct. 17 :: Human rights organisation Ansar Burney Trust International Thursday called on India to stop firing on innocent people of Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and resolve issues through dialogue. International ambassador for peace and human rights Ansar Burney said that in the last two weeks, more than a dozen...

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Border skirmishes rile rights group

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2014 The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is concerned by the continuing firing between Pakistani and Indian security forces across the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, says a press release. Civilian casualties have been reported from both sides in several incidents of firing and mortar shelling since Oct...

SAHR is deeply concerned by the continuing firing between Pakistani and Indian security forces

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is deeply concerned by the continuing firing between Pakistani and Indian security forces across the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Civilian casualties, including women and children, have been reported from both sides in the several incidents of firing and mortar shelling since the 1st of October. Life in...

India is not complying with the UN Safeguards for death row convicts

Published in ACHR website on Sep. 26 :: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its report, “INDIA: Death Without the Right to Appeal”, released today stated that India is not complying with the “United Nations safeguards  guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty” which provide that “Anyone sentenced to death shall have the right to appeal to a court...

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Is defending human rights a crime?

Published in TwoCircles.net on Sep. 17 :: In a blog posted on the website of the Green Peace, the non-profit organization working on issues of environment has asked if defending human rights has become a crime in the country. The public rant was on the stoppage of anti-nuclear activist Dr. Udaykumar at the Delhi airport. Dr. Udaykumar was on his...

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Indian Government Objects to Supreme Court Ruling on Transgender Rights

Published in India Real Time on Sep. 12 :: In April, India’s Supreme Court in a landmark ruling granted transgender people legal protections and access to affirmative-action type programs. Now, India’s government is asking the justices to reconsider some aspects of their judgment. The government — led by the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party, which has deep roots in the country’s Hindu nationalist movement...

Protect their human rights: Nisar Ahmed

Published in The Hindu on Sep. 12 :: Poet Nisar Ahmed was surrounded by a group of people in Mysore as he was stepping out of a programme venue on Thursday, who demanded an explanation from him on a statement made by him earlier on sex workers. He told The Hindu that he was “dismayed” by how a statement pleading...