India

Asian States Must Cooperate Fully with UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders
28 March 2014 9:25 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 28 March 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group, has expressed concern over the lack of cooperation of a number of Asian states with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders in 2013. The regional human rights group said this following [ Read more ]

India: Killing of Protestors by Border Security Force in Kashmir Condemned
30 July 2013 3:48 pm

(Bangkok, 19 July 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, condemned the killing of six protesters by the Border Security Force (BSF), who were protesting against the forceful entry of BSF personnel into a mosque in the [ Read more ]

India: Solidarity message to the national Dalit- Adivasi Sammelan
23 November 2012 11:51 am

(Bangkok, 21 November 2012): We, the undersigned organizations of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) who were in Bangkok, Thailand, for our 7th General Assembly on 20-21 November 2012, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to 63,000 Dalit-Adivasis who are gathering at the National Dalit-Adivasi Sammelan in Delhi, India on today, 23 [ Read more ]

India: Secret execution of Kasab in condemned
11:20 am

(Bangkok, 21 November 2012): We, the undersigned organizations of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) who were meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, for our 7th General Assembly on 20-21 November 2012, convey our strongest condemnation towards the execution of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab by hanging him on 21st November morning in the prison of [ Read more ]

21st HRC Regular Session – Oral Statement Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on India
20 September 2012 6:23 pm

Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in association with the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR), a national coalition of human rights organizations and independent experts in India. [1] Madam President, it is deeply regrettable that since the 2nd UPR Working Group session in May, the government of [ Read more ]

India: Brutal police repression on peaceful protestors at Koodankulam: Government must refrain from intimidation
13 September 2012 2:59 pm

(Bangkok, 13 September 2012): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has strongly condemned the fierce police repression on the peaceful protest by the people of Idinthikarai and other villages surrounding the Koodankulam Nuclear Plant in Tamil Nadu, India on 10 September 2012. The regional human rights organization representing 49 non-governmental organizations across [ Read more ]

India: Second Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council: Government’s Unfulfilled Promises, Unmet Challenges
24 May 2012 3:38 pm

Press Release by the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) New Delhi, May 21, 2012 – India’s human rights record will be reviewed on May 24, 2012 in Geneva by the inter-governmental Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations (UN). The appraisal of India’s human rights situation will take [ Read more ]

India Must take Effective Measures to Protect Persons Using RTI Act
23 September 2011 2:56 pm

Preliminary Report of an International Fact Finding Mission to India on the Right to Information Act The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) conducted an international fact finding mission to India on 16 to 22 September to examine the status of implementation of the Right to Information Act. This is a report of [ Read more ]

17th HRC Regular Session: Updates on the UPR Process in India
10 June 2011 8:38 am

17th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – General Debate Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Centre for Human Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Habitat International Coalition Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel Thursday, 9 June 2011 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA [ Read more ]

Vague and Procedural Commitments: Asian States Failed to Make the UN Human Rights Council Elections Meaningful
23 May 2011 7:50 am

(20 May 2011, Geneva/Bangkok) – The United Nations General Assembly today elected 15 new member States to the Human Rights Council (Council), a 47-member intergovernmental body mandated to promote universal respect for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Seats to the Council are allotted by regional groupings, and today’s election saw the inclusion [ Read more ]