India

From our member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report of November 2018
5 December 2018 2:27 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), published its human rights and monthly activities report for the month of November 2018. This month’s report focuses on the following: Torture, Enforced Disappearance, Extra Judicial Killings and other flaws in Criminal Justice System Overall Marginalization of Erstwhile Enclaves Replies submitted to the National Human Rights [ Read more ]

India: FORUM-ASIA condemns the brutal attack on women human rights defenders Agnes Kharshiing and her associate
9 November 2018 4:55 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 9 November, 2018): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses serious concern over brutal attack on the well-known Right to Information and anti-corruption activist and the president of Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) Agnes Kharshiing and her associate Amita Sangma on 8 November 2018.  They were on a field visit to [ Read more ]

From our member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report of October 2018
3 November 2018 12:25 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), published its human rights and monthly activities report for the month of October 2018. This month’s report focuses on the following: Enforced Disappearance Extra Judicial Killings Tortures by the Border Security Force (BSF) and the local police Illegal Restrictions, Erosion and Marginalization at Indo-Bangladesh bordering areas [ Read more ]

India: FORUM-ASIA denounces the rejection of the bail plea of human rights defenders
30 October 2018 10:53 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 30 October 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Right and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the rejection of bail plea from human rights defenders Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, and Vernon Gonsalves. The Pune Sessions Court rejected the plea on 26 October. FORUM-ASIA believes that the rejection is an unreasoned reaction merely based on the accusation [ Read more ]

‘The struggle for human rights and justice of the oppressed is never easy. But if we are smart and strategic, it is possible to bring about the change.’ – Interview with Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director of Human Rights Alert
10 October 2018 10:38 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director of Human Rights Alert, a member of FORUM-ASIA in India. As a human rights activist from Manipur, Babloo shared with us the struggle of the Manipur people, the discrimination and violence they have faced, and the way how local civil society organisations challenged the unjust [ Read more ]

India: Uphold the right to protest and immediately release the students and teachers of Manipur University
8 October 2018 2:16 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 8 October 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the suspension of ten professors, and the arbitrary arrest of six professors and 16 students protesting against the financial irregularities and administrative mismanagement in the Manipur University. They were arrested for charges such as ‘confinement,’ ‘attempt to murder,’ ‘kidnapping’ and ‘criminal [ Read more ]

From our member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report of September 2018
3 October 2018 3:33 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), published its human rights and monthly activities report for the month of September 2018. This month’s report focuses on the following: Enforced Disappearance Tortures by the Border Security Force (BSF) and the local police Illegal handcuffing and roping Illegal detention of Bengali women Violence against women [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of India concerning the raids and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders across India
12 September 2018 5:03 pm

Honorable Justice (Retd.) H.L Dattu Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, Manav Adhikar Bhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110 023 Email: hrd-nhrc@nic.in 12 September 2018 Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of India concerning the raids and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders across India Dear Honorable Chairperson, The Asian NGO Network [ Read more ]

India: Stop the crackdown on human rights defenders in India and release them immediately
30 August 2018 5:59 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 30 August 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA) is gravely shocked and concerned over the arbitrary arrests of several high-profile human rights defenders in a series of raids across India this week. They were arrested due to their alleged connection in the Bhima-Koregaon case on 1 January 2018, [ Read more ]

India: Ensure Press Freedom and Independence of Media
15 August 2018 2:54 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 15 August 2018) – The recent resignations of two senior journalists from ABP News, due to overt political pressure raises an alarming situation of the independence of media and press freedom in India. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the increasing threats and harassment of the Indian [ Read more ]