India

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 ]

From Our Members, India – National Convention in Solidarity with the Victims of Torture (24-25 June 2016, New Delhi, India)
4 July 2016 11:42 am

As the world observes June 26 in solidarity with victims of torture, the pervasive existence of torture within India is a crime deserving of the fullest condemnation and punishment.  Torture is a pervasive practice that has to be recognised as such and abolished immediately and completely. It goes against India’s international obligations and our Constitution [ Read more ]

Statement of the National Convention In Solidarity with the Victims of Torture
26 June 2016 8:07 pm

From Horror to Healing Statement of the National Convention In Solidarity with the Victims of Torture New Delhi, June 24-25 2016 As the world observes June 26 in solidarity with victims of torture, the pervasive existence of torture within India is a crime deserving of the fullest condemnation and punishment. Torture is a pervasive practice [ Read more ]

National Convention in Solidarity with Victims of Torture – 24-25 June in New Delhi
23 June 2016 10:46 am

Torture is one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings. It is prohibited under international law and cannot be justified under any circumstances. The United Nations General Assembly, in its effort to totally eradicate torture and to ensure effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and other forms of Cruel, [ Read more ]