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NRC or Anarchy? Confusion at Nagrik Seva Kendras, citizens face inconvenience

The process of updating National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was started with the objective of identification of the Indian Citizens living in Assam. The process was welcomed by all sections of in the State, as it came with an assurance that all Indian Citizens, along with their descendants will be enlisted in the…

The Day Tuticorin Burned Findings of the People's Inquest

On May 22, 2018, police fired into a crowd of protesters near the Collectorate in Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) in Tamil Nadu to mark the 100th day of peaceful protests against the proposed expansion of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant. By that evening, 11 people had been killed, and four more died over the subsequent days. Here…

Teesta Setalvad likens Tuticorin police firing to Jallianwala Bagh massacre The Economic Times

CHENNAI, July 13: Likening the Tuticorin police firing in which 13 people were killed to the Jallianwalah Bagh massacre, civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad has said that courts should take cognisance of such incidents on their own to ensure that they do not recur. She said the High Courts and the Supreme Court very rarely…

Stop Police Excesses on Peaceful Protesters CJP approaches NHRC demanding action against unrestrained police behaviour

It appears that the right to protest peacefully, enshrined in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution, is being eroded across the country. In many instances, the police are cracking down on those demanding action or raising awareness about legitimate issues. We have decided to act against this heavy-handed approach of the police by way of…

Manipur ‘fake encounters’ on UN radar Call for completion of probe into extra-judicial killings in the North Eastern state

Two United Nations human rights experts have called on Indian authorities to complete thorough investigations into alleged killings by security forces in Manipur. The experts in question are Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.  “We are extremely concerned that the delay appears…

अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी पर हमला : कुछ सवाल क्या किसी लोकतांत्रिक देश में पुलिस का इस तरह से पक्षपाती होना उचित है?

पिछले कुछ दिनों से अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी में जिन्नाह की तस्वीर को लेकर बवाल मचा हुआ है. ऐसा कहा जा रहा है की राष्ट्रवादियो और AMU के छात्रों के बीच टकराव हुआ – सच असल में क्या है, इस विडियो में देखिये   Related Articles: CJP Questions AMU Violence Struggle not for Jinnah but against…

CJP Questions AMU Violence Can the police be so blatantly biased?

After contradictory media reports and the available video evidence, CJP raises some questions regarding the violence that took place at the Aligarh Muslim University.   Related Articles: Struggle not for Jinnah but against Hindutva goons who created nuisance: AMU students CPI (ML) New Democracy blames BJP Government for fomenting communal strife in AMU Delhi Police…

In 2018, Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people: HRW

Human Rights Watch reported that Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people since 2018 began, with half of these executions punishments for “nonviolent drug crimes”. The organisation noted that many more people are also in death row in the country after being convicted of drug crimes. Calling the country’s criminal justice system “notoriously unfair,” HRW highlighted Crown Prince…

How NSA is being used against Human Rights Defenders Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad's lawyer Advocate Ravi Kiran explains

The National Security Act (NSA) has several draconian provisions that are being used by the state to scuttle the voices of dissenters. These provisions enable the state to detain people on the grounds of them posing threat to national security. Provisions of the NSA have also been used to perpetuate incarceration of  human rights defenders such…

JNU के छात्रों पर पुलिस ने कैसे किया अत्याचार सुनिए सुभाषिनी अली की ज़ुबानी

२३ March को Delhi की सड़कों पर JNU के छात्रों के शांतिपूर्ण रैली पर पुलिस ने अटैक किया. छात्र – छात्राओं को मारा गया, उनके कपड़े फाड़े गए और उन्हें पुलिस की एक ट्रेनिंग फैसिलिटी में ले जाया गया – माकपा की पूर्व सांसद सुभाषिनी अली वहां मौजूद थी. तीस्ता सेतालवाद के साथ इस बातचीत…

Delhi Police target students and media at JNU Long March Allegations of assault, manhandling and molestation

March 23 will forever be etched in the hearts of every Indian as the day Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev attained martyrdom during India’s freedom struggle. So when the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) chose March 23, 2018 to march to the Parliament demanding a complete overhaul of the university management and suspension of…

Security forces bases being built on land where Rohingya villages were razed: Amnesty

Amnesty International has said in a new report that Myanmar authorities are constructing security force bases and bulldozing areas where just months ago Rohingya villages were razed. Amnesty said its research has found that entire villages of torched Rohingya homes have been bulldozed since the beginning of the year, with nearby trees and plants also being removed.…

UP Police side with the ABVP, prevent CJP’s workshop on How to Stop Fake News Force used against students of Kashi Vidyapeeth deplorable: CJP

In yet another instance of gross intimidation, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have threatened human rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad against conducting a workshop at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. The workshop titled, “Mainstream journalism in the age of Social Media” was scheduled to take place at 2 pm on February…

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Human Rights in Jammu and Kashmir Annual Review by JKCCS

The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has released its Annual Report-2017, A Review of Human Rights in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the report, 2017 saw “an upward surge in human rights abuses” in the valley, despite the fact that militant Burhan Wani’s killing sparked widespread outrage in Kashmir in the year prior…

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