India

[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 ]

HRC 43 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on Reports and Updates of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
28 February 2020 5:46 pm

43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on Reports and Updates of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 28 February 2020 Madam President, we share the High Commissioner’s concerns about [ Read more ]

HRC 43 Side Event: India – The constitutional and civic space crisis
27 February 2020 10:35 am

Date: Monday, 2 March 2020 Time: 14.00 – 15.00 (Geneva Time) Venue: Room VII, Palais des Nations Panellists:  Gayatri Khandhadai, Association of Progressive Communications Sharib Ali, The Quill Foundation Sehla Ashai, Kashmir Law and Justice Project Joseph Benedict, CIVICUS * This event will be livestreamed on the @CIVICUS Facebook Page

India: Put an end to all forms of violence and allow peaceful protests across the country  
26 February 2020 3:37 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 26 February 2020) ‐ The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM‐ASIA) unequivocally condemns the riots that have taken place in Delhi in recent days. It also condemns the failure of the Governments, both state and union, and particularly of the Delhi Police, to control the violence and maintain law and order. Riots [ Read more ]