India

Open Letter to the Meena Gupta Committee from Korean civil society groups
17 September 2010 5:07 am

To:  The Chairperson, Meena Gupta Committee Greetings and peace from the People of Korea First, let me say that we appreciate your efforts regarding the Pohang Steel Company (POSCO)’s project launched in Orissa. Our civil society, including NGOs in South Korea, has been paying close attention to this project. We have noticed recently that the Saxena Committee’s report reveals [ Read more ]

INDIA – Make it a reality: abolition of torture by law!
30 June 2010 10:59 am

The Government of India has just got passed the Prevention of Torture Bill 2010 before the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) and is to introduce it in the Raja Sabha (Upper House) for its approval. On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) [ Read more ]

Human Rights Award goes to FORUM-ASIA member PVCHR director
24 June 2010 12:00 pm

The City Council decided at its yesterday ( 23.6. ) session, 16 to give human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 , Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of the Indians. Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi has been working 15 years for the rights and interests of the Dalits (members of the lower caste), primarily in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. [ Read more ]

INDIA – PVCHR director says: Bhopal ruling, “symbol” of decayed justice
15 June 2010 2:43 am

Lenin Raghuvanshi, director of FORUM-ASIA member PVCHR, speaks of a “black day” for the survivors of the tragedy. Sentence to two years in prison for the defendants – already free on bail – shows the shortcomings of a system that is “powerless before international elite”. The Madhya Pradesh government announces an appeal. New Delhi – [ Read more ]

Peoples SAARC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 22-23 April 2010
15 April 2010 11:45 pm

The Peoples SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 22-23 April 2010, a week before the 16th SAARC Summit, hosted by the Bhutanese government in Thimpu, from 28-29 April 2010. People’s SAARC (also known as South Asian People’s Assembly) was last organised in 2007 [ Read more ]