India

[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 ]

Open letter to the SAARC Council of Ministers urging the establishment of a South Asia regional human rights mechanism
23 September 2020 6:17 pm

Date: 23 September 2020 To, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bhutan H.E Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, India H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minster of Foreign Affairs, Maldives H.E. Mr. Pradeep [ Read more ]

India: End the incarceration and harassment of human rights defenders in the Bhima Koregaon case
17 September 2020 12:50 pm

India: End the incarceration and harassment of human rights defenders in the Bhima Koregaon case (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 17 September 2020) ‒ The recent arrests of cultural activists Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor and Jyoti Jagtap this month in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case is a vicious targeting of human rights defenders aimed at instilling fear and [ Read more ]

HRC 45 Written Statement on Items 2 and 3: Stop the attacks on the environment and policy in India during the Covid-19 crisis
8 September 2020 4:41 pm

Human Rights Council Forty-fifth session 14 September–2 October 2020 Agenda items 2 and 3 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM), India – July Report 2020
3 August 2020 3:23 pm

July Report 2020 Published on the 3rd August 2020 Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) made 11 complaints of gross human rights violation before the relevant state authorities and different human rights institutions; especially the National Human Rights Commission during the month of July 2020. During this period we made updated complaints regarding 7 cases formerly [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] India: End police impunity for custodial torture and deaths
6 July 2020 11:27 am

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 July 2020) – The arrest of six police officers after a father-and-son duo died in police custody is just the first step towards addressing impunity in India, said rights groups. In a joint statement, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and eight of its member organisations in India urged the [ Read more ]