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[Joint Statement] India: Death of detained Kashmiri leader triggers serious human rights violations
10 September 2021 2:35 pm

Bangkok, Geneva, Paris, 10 September 2021: FIDH, FORUM-ASIA, and OMCT condemn the serious human rights violations committed by Indian government authorities in Kashmir following the death of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on 1 September 2021. The three organizations also condemn the imposition of restrictions that are inconsistent with the country’s international human rights [ Read more ]

[Statement] India: End human rights violations in Kashmir and restore the constitutional special status of Jammu & Kashmir
6 August 2021 12:11 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 August 2021) – The abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and limiting the statehood of Jammu & Kashmir into centrally administered territories two years ago has further deteriorated the human rights situation in Kashmir, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in a statement today. In 2019, the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Online talk session by different dignitaries of Human Rights field on various issues of torture
1 July 2021 4:49 am

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, MASUM, our member from India, was present on an online talk session by different dignitaries of human rights field on various issues of torture. You can see the event here.

[Statement] India: Appointment of new Chairperson and members undermines Human Rights Commission’s independence and credibility
11 June 2021 3:04 pm

(Bangkok, 11 June 2021) ‒ The new appointments to the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI), especially Justice Arun Kumar Mishra as the Chairperson, raises serious concerns on the independence and credibility of the country’s human rights body, said the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), an initiative by the Asian [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Monthly Human Rights Report of April 2021
5 May 2021 6:46 pm

MASUM, our member from India, prepared his Monthly Human Rights Report of April 2021, which was published on 2 May 2021.   “Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) made 9 fresh complaints and 7 updated complaints of gross human rights violations before the relevant state authorities and different human rights institutions; especially the National Human Rights Commission [ Read more ]

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 ]