Tamil Nadu singer arrest: Human rights groups demand Kovan’s release, call for scrapping sedition law


International human rights organisations, Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch, have strongly criticised the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to arrest and impose sedition charge against folk singer S Kovan for writing satirical songs criticizing the state government. While the Amnesty International has demanded immediate release of Kovan, a statement…

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SAHR statement on Shiv Sena’s forced cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concerts in Mumbai and Pune


South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, is deeply disturbed to learn about the forced cancellation of the live performances of the Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali in Mumbai and Pune by Chitrapat Sena, Shiv Sena’s film wing. The internationally renowned musician was to…

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