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Amnesty International urged the Indian authorities to release two teens who were detained in India-held Kashmir --
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Amnesty International India urges the Chhattisgarh government to ensure that the lawyers of JagLAG are able to... http…
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Aakar Patel's columns reveal his mile long prejudices and bizarre theories. He is Amnesty International India's head now.
Aakar Patel is qualified to head Amnesty International India. Narendra Modi, on the other hand, should only run a tea s…
of Amnesty International India at the candle light vigil for Sharmila
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The arrest and detention of a 25-year-old man accused of sedition for allegedly disrespecting India’s national symbols is a reminder of how archaic laws continue to be used to curb free speech in India, Amnesty International India said today. 
Beyond the AFSPA: A System of Impunity Activists in both J&K and north-east India have highlighted other ways in which the AFSPA and the militarization of J&K have contributed to other practices in the criminal justice system that strengthen the effective immunity that members of security forces enjoy, and prevent victims of rights violations from being able to access justice. Shafkat Hussain, a prominent lawyer who began practicing in the early 1990s in J&K, at the height of the armed uprising, told Amnesty International India, “How could anyone, including the police, file a case against the army? How can you do this in Kashmir? From 1990 to 2006, the police and anyone else filed very, very few cases against the army.” Lawyers in J&K have told Amnesty International India that police have been known to refuse to register cases against members of security forces, or delay filing cases. Investigations have gone on for five years or more in cases documented by local activists, and some have not been comp ...
This fortnight in Frontline COVER STORY: More of the same Narendra Modi government’s first Budget intensifies what was begun under the UPA government. By C.P. Chandrasekhar PLUS * Specious macroeconomics. By Prabhat Patnaik * Hollow promises relating to the social sector. By Jayati Ghosh * Economic Survey, a ‘free market’ manifesto. By Venkatesh Athreya * RAILWAY BUDGET: On a different track * POLITICS: Saheb’s man: Amit Shah as BJP president * REPORTS: Amnesty International India report on Indian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia calls attention to their vulnerability to abuse and exploitation. * ESSAY: Roots of Indian secularism. By A.G. Noorani * TAMIL NADU: Dalits of Dharmapuri do not see an end to their sufferings. * SOCIAL ISSUES: Supreme Court ruling on fatwas * CONSERVATION: The tiger in its habitat (photo feature) * SPORT: World Cup football: One for the memories * DATA CARD: The entry of big business in organic farming * CINEMA: Anatomy of romance * EVENTS: The Kolkata-Kunming car rally fo ...
The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, said Amnesty International India today in a new report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia.
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TIL Desk New Delhi/ Over 16,000 people have supported an Amnesty International India campaign seeking the immediate and unconditional release of human rights activist and Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila. (It's to get connected, log on www.tvindialive.org)
AMNESTY SEEKS IMPARTIAL PROBE GK NEWS NETWORK Srinagar, July 2: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International on Tuesday said that Indian authorities should ensure that soldiers allegedly responsible for the killing of two youth in Bandipora on June 30 are investigated and prosecuted. “These deaths must be investigated promptly, thoroughly and impartially, and where sufficient admissible evidence is found, a competent, independent and impartial civilian court should prosecute the suspects,” said Shashikumar Velath, Programme Director, Amnesty International India. “Authorities must ensure that the process is not impeded, either by the army taking the matter to a military court or by the central government blocking prosecution using the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA),” he said. Velath said; “Authorities must ensure that investigations into these two incidents are taken to their logical end, those responsible are brought to justice in fair trials, and the AFSPA is repealed in J&K and elsew ...
Amnesty International India has asked authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to reopen investigation into the death of a boy allegedly killed by police personnel in the Kashmir valley in July 2010, and accelerate delayed investigations into similar killings committed during the same period. Over 100 people, some of whom engaged in stone-pelting, were killed in 2010 during widespread protests when the police and other security forces used excessive, and at times unnecessary force. On 11 June 2010, two police personnel in Srinagar allegedly killed 17-year old Tufail Mattoo as he walked home from a tutoring session for school.
_Kashmir Under Siege_ After the controversial hanging of Afzal Guru an accused-mastermind of the Indian Parliament Attacks in 2001, Kashmir has been put under siege by Indian Government. Afzal Guru is believed by many Kashmiris and few quarters of Indian society that he was innocent.. With Booker Prize winning Arundhati Roy quoting in the guardian ”The hanging of Afzal Guru is a stain on India’s democracy”. Amnesty International India also condemned the hanging of Afzal Guru quoting “Serious questions have been raised about the fairness of Afzal Guru?s trial. He did not receive legal representation of his choice or a lawyer with adequate experience at the trial stage. These concerns were not addressed”. The Court trial was mired with false statements and frivolous evidence where a Delhi University Professor S.A.R Geelani and veteran journalist Iftikhar Jeelani who were first convicted and then acquitted of the charges. Incidentally both of them were under police detention after the news of hangi ...
AI questions fairness of trial HR Bodies Condemn Execution GK News Netwok Srinagar, Feb 9: Amnesty International (AI) on Saturday condemned the secret execution of Parliament attack convict Muhammed Afzal Guru at New Delhi’s Tihar jail. “The execution of Guru indicates a disturbing and regressive trend towards executions shrouded in secrecy and the resumption of death penalty use in India,” the international human rights watchdog said in a statement issued in London. “We condemn the execution in the strongest possible terms. This very regrettably puts India in opposition to the global trends towards moving away from the death penalty”, said Shashikumar Velath, Programmes Director at Amnesty International India. “He was tried by a special court designated under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), a law which fell considerably short of international fair trial standards and has since been repealed, in 2004, after serious allegations of its widespread abuse. “Serious questions have been rai ...
Grand Mufti of Kashmir 'Bashir-ud-Din': "Women must live in purdah at all times. Women are responsible for crimes against them and they must desist from performing in public." What are Amnesty International India, SECULAR Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Digvijay Singh, Manish Tiwari, Omar Abdullah- CM Kashmir doing? Had a statement anywhere near this been spoken by a Hindu, PAID MEDIA would have barked twisting and presenting it in their way all day long..
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