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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 ]

‘Various forms of human rights violations are around us; turning away from them is simply not an option,’ – Interview with Pradip G. More, Deputy Director of Dalit Foundation
28 June 2020 12:40 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Pradip G. More, Deputy Director of Dalit Foundation, one of FORUM-ASIA members in India. In this interview, Pradip shared with us his human rights journey with the Dalit community and how he works to inspire and nurture the new generation of changemakers. How did you become involved with [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] India: Indian authorities must investigate South Korean company’s hazardous operations and ensure accountability after fatal gas leak
15 May 2020 5:03 pm

(Bangkok, 15 May 2020) – The recent gas leak at a South Korea-owned factory in Visakhapatnam, India, last week starkly showcases how private companies and the Indian authorities have not learnt from the 1984 Bhopal disaster,[1] said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). Together with FORUM-ASIA’s Indian and South Korean members, the [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] India: End judicial harassment and intimidation of journalists and human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir
28 April 2020 4:14 pm

India: End judicial harassment and intimidation of journalists and human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 28 April 2020) – The intimidation and criminalisation of journalists and human rights defenders in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir constitute a serious violation of their fundamental rights and freedoms, and it must end, the Asian Forum for Human Rights [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] INDIA: Arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners must be freed
6 April 2020 5:43 pm

JOINT STATEMENT INDIA: Arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners must be freed Geneva – Paris – New Delhi, 6 April 2020 – While recent steps taken by Indian authorities to decongest prisons in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are welcome, the Government should release all unjustly detained prisoners as a matter of priority. [ Read more ]

HRC43 Oral Statement on Item 4 General Debate: INDIA-CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW
11 March 2020 6:10 pm

Human Rights Council, 43rd Regular Session Joint Oral Statement by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Human Rights Watch, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Minority Rights Group International, and World Organization against Torture (OMCT), in General Debate item 4 [ Read more ]

HRC43 Oral Statement on Item 4 General Debate: Joint Oral Statement Delivered by the International Federation for Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)
11:55 am

UN Human Rights Council 43rd Regular Session Item 4 General debate: Joint Oral Statement Delivered by the International Federation for Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) 10 March 2020   Madame President, Our organizations express grave concern over the human rights situation in Jammu & Kashmir, where the authorities imposed severe restrictions after a decision to revoke [ Read more ]

India: Drop all charges against Akhil Gogoi and provide him with medical treatment
6 March 2020 4:49 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 March 2020) ‐ The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM‐ASIA) expresses concern about the deteriorating health of Assamese human rights defender, Akhil Gogoi, who is currently being detained in Guwahati Central Jail in Assam. Gogoi was arrested on 12 December 2019, while protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the [ Read more ]

[Joint statement] India: International Community must condemn crimes against those protesting peacefully against discriminatory law
3 March 2020 5:45 pm

2 March, 2020 Joint statement by Amnesty International India, CIVCUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, FORUM-ASIA and FIDH INDIA: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST CONDEMN CRIMES AGAINST THOSE PROTESTING PEACEFULLY AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY LAW As the UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva to discuss human rights developments globally, we urge states to speak up against serious human [ Read more ]