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India: Authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez
27 October 2016 7:09 pm

Joint Press Release  The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (The Observatory) The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Odhikar Bangkok-Dhaka-Geneva-Madurai-Paris-Quezon City, 26 October [ Read more ]

India: Stop Online Repression in Kashmir
3 October 2016 5:49 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 3 October 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the continuous and prolonged shut-down of mobile network and Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Since the death of Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahedeen leader in July, violent unrest has flared up across the valley. To quell [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on Intimidation against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with the UN
23 September 2016 3:19 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 23 September 2016 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Secretary-General’s report on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on the Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention
20 September 2016 5:21 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 19 September 2016 Mr President, we draw the Council’s attention to deteriorating human rights [ Read more ]

Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights
17 September 2016 3:41 am

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA) International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Odhikar The Observatory Joint Press Release Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights Bangkok-Dhaka-Geneva-Madurai-Paris-Quezon City, September 16, [ Read more ]

Indian authorities prevent Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez from travelling to Geneva for U.N. Human Rights Council session
15 September 2016 6:01 pm

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA) International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Odhikar The Observatory Joint Press Release Indian authorities prevent Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez from travelling to Geneva for U.N. Human Rights [ Read more ]

India: Drop Sedition Charges against Amnesty International India
19 August 2016 6:42 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 19 August 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members are deeply anguished and concerned over the filing of a case against Amnesty International India on sedition charges. This is another attempt in narrowing the space for civil society and criminalising human rights activities in the country. The [ Read more ]

India: Memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission of India in Support of Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM)
16 August 2016 2:04 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) co-signed with 93 human rights organisations and individuals a memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India. The memorandum expresses concern over the violent repression unleashed by the State Government of West Bengal against Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM), a FORUM-ASIA member organisation from [ Read more ]

India: Stop the Use of Excessive Force against Protesters
14 July 2016 10:32 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 14 July 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned about the ongoing violence and humanitarian crisis in Jammu and Kashmir. Following the killing of a 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen leader on 8 July 2016, large-scale protests have led to deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. According to [ Read more ]

India: Restore the licence of Sabrang Trust, and Repeal FCRA
13 July 2016 5:40 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 12 July 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the cancellation of the license of Sabrang Trust under the Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act (FCRA) of 2010 and urges the Ministry of Home Affairs of India to withdraw the cancellation order immediately. On 6 June 2016, the Ministry of [ Read more ]