India

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Statement on International Women’s Day & systematic impunity in India
1 April 2021 5:46 am

Mr. Fabian Salvioli (Argentina) who is the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence stated in his message that this day reminds us that every society has the inalienable right to know the full truth about past gross human rights violations in order to provide redress to the victims, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Statement on International Women’s Day & systematic impunity in India
9 March 2021 5:36 pm

  Statement on International Women’s Day & systematic impunity in India 8 March 2021 International Women Day is a celebration of all women, across the barriers of nationality, ethnicity, race, caste, religion or sexuality. It is a day to remember revolutions, challenge patriarchal institutions and to acknowledge the courage and struggles of women across the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Monthly Human Rights Report of February 2021
8 March 2021 6:19 pm

MASUM, our member from India, prepared his Monthly Human Rights Report of February 2021, which was published on 2 March 2021.   “Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) made 7 fresh complaints and 2 updated complaints of gross human rights violations before the relevant state authorities and different human rights institutions; especially the National Human Rights [ Read more ]

India: End crackdown against protesting farmers
5 February 2021 2:42 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 5 February 2021) – The Indian government must uphold the constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression as well as to assemble peacefully. The continuous crackdown against the farmers aimed at suppressing dissent through various means is unconstitutional, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) today. On 26 January 2021, [ Read more ]

Report: Human Rights in South Asia in Times of Pandemic
25 November 2020 4:00 pm

  The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time considered to be the biggest public health crisis in recent history and has presented a tremendous challenge to our societies. Globally, the pandemic has caused immense health and socio-economic problems. More than 59 million people have tested positive for the virus with [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] India: Repeal the Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act (FCRA) immediately
13 October 2020 11:03 am

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 13 October 2020) – Civic space in India is at risk of shrinking even further with the recent amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) – a regressive step in the world’s largest democracy, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and eight of its member organisations in India said in a [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement at the end of session
9 October 2020 2:47 pm

HRC45- End of session statement Oral Statement delivered by Salma El Hosseiny of International Service for Human Rights 7 October 2020 14 organisations share reflections on the key outcomes of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues and situations including on deadly migration [ Read more ]

India: Amnesty International Forced to Halt Work – Government Increasingly Targeting Rights Groups
30 September 2020 5:28 pm

For Immediate Release India: Amnesty International Forced to Halt Work Government Increasingly Targeting Rights Groups (New York, September 30, 2020) – Amnesty International India announced that it is halting its work in the country after the Indian government froze its bank accounts in an act of reprisal for the organization’s human rights work. Fifteen international [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
28 September 2020 4:23 pm

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by Dhwani Nagpal On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  Thursday, 24 September 2020 Madam President, we call for the Council’s attention on human rights [ Read more ]

India: Stop the false accusations and arrests of human rights defenders in the Delhi riots case
24 September 2020 2:17 pm

India: Stop the  false accusations and arrests of human rights defenders in the Delhi riots case (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 24 , September 2020) ‒ The Indian government must stop the arrests and drop all charges against nine academics, student leaders, human rights defenders  and activists in the Delhi riots case and the targeted use of draconian provisions [ Read more ]