India

From Our Member Human Rights Alert, India – Press Release: New Developments in the hearing of the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) versus Union of India
17 April 2018 11:37 am

EEVFAM v/s UoI case was heard in court number 4 of the Supreme Court of India today afternoon before a special bench constituted of Justice Madam B. Lukor and Justice U.U. Lalit. A status report of the investigation was already served to the judges on 13 April 2018. But the copy of the same is [ Read more ]

India: Stop harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders and women human rights defenders fighting impunity in Manipur
15 April 2018 3:24 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 15 April 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the increase in incidents of harassment, intimidation and threats against human rights defenders, particularly women human rights defenders in Manipur. FORUM-ASIA urges the State Government to take immediate action to ensure the safety and security of all [ Read more ]

From Our Members in India – People’s Tribunal on Attacks on Educational Institutions at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi from 11 to 13 April 2018
11 April 2018 11:37 am

In the face of increasing attacks on democratic space including higher education institutions, students’ bodies, teachers and civil rights activists, a number of civil society organisations have come together to form a People’s Commission on Shrinking Democratic Space (PCSDS). This Commission is holding its first people’s tribunal on attack on educational institutions from 11th April to [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (March 2018)
3 April 2018 11:20 am

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for February 2018. In March,  MASUM made 17 complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions, especially National Human Rights Commission, during the month of March 2018. During the period 8 replies and 6 updates have been made to [ Read more ]

India: Put an End to the Killing of Right to Information Activists
28 March 2018 6:17 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 28 March 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned about the systemic killings in India of people working against corruption through the Right to Information (RTI) Act,[1] popularly called RTI activists. The RTI Act came into effect in 2005. While it has been instrumental in exposing corruption and [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dalit Foundation, India-The lay of the land
21 March 2018 2:30 pm

The lay of the land Denial of land rights, benefits of land reforms, to Dalits and tribals is the primary cause of social tension and violence in Gujarat. Written by Martin Macwan  The problem of land ownership, as it is being framed after the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Vankar in February, covers less than even the tip of [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Shrinking Democratic Space in India
28 February 2018 10:27 am

  Date: Friday, 2 March 2018 Time: 15.00 – 16.30 Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations Moderator: Gerald Staberock, Secretary General of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Panelists: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Henri Tiphagne, National Working Secretary of Human Rights Defenders Alert – India Vrinda Grover, Human Rights Lawyer [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Protection for Human Rights Defenders in Asia
26 February 2018 10:53 am

In the period of 2015-2017 Asia has become a dangerous place to promote and protect human rights, as spaces for defenders and civil society organisations across the region are shrinking, violations and harassment are increasing, while perpetrators continue to enjoy impunity. In 2017 alone FORUM-ASIA documented 251 cases of abuses and violations against defenders in [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: Demise of Asma Jahangir: A Tragic Loss for Human Rights Initiatives in South Asia and the World
13 February 2018 2:59 pm

Asma Jahangir with Kirity Roy (Founder Secretary of MASUM) Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is dismayed by the sudden demise of Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir was known for her commitments and involvement in the field of human rights, democracy, gender equality, peace and justice globally [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert (HRD), India – Press Release: New Developments in the hearing of the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) versus Union of India
2:51 pm

The Supreme Court reprimanded the CBI in the hearing of the EEVFAM v/s UoI case held today at courtroom no. 4 of the Supreme Court of India at 2.30 PM. Justice Madan Lukur pointedly told Mr. Aggarwal DIG CBI “There is something terribly wrong with the investigation!”. The CBI submitted the status report in sealed [ Read more ]