We believe that every individual act wields the power to change the larger narrative. Answer the call to defend people under immediate threat of grave human rights abuse. Your actions could help bring justice to riot survivors, change laws to end impunity violence against women, hold corporates accountable, empower marginalised communities, or release people who have been jailed just for speaking up. Amnesty International India’s strength is a community of people just like you who take action— send letters, emails, sign petitions, make calls and tweets–on emergency cases of human rights abuses across India, and the world.
Urgent Action: Two Indigenous Activists Face Life Imprisonment
Adivasi activists Judhishtira Jena and Babula Samal have been arrested for their role in the resistance to forced acquisition of land for a steel plant. Both men also face numerous other cases, some of which are with regard to alleged actions ten years ago. If convicted, they could face life imprisonment.
Demand justice for Muzaffarnagar and Shamli Riot Survivors
The lives of Imrana and Tahir Jahid and their children changed forever after the 2013 Muzaffarnagar and Shamli riots. They were threatened, attacked and forced to leave their home in Kakra village, and abandon every single possession they ever owned.
Urgent Action: Grave Health Fears For Paralysed Activist In Prison
Disabled activist and teacher, G N Saibaba was convicted under a draconian anti-terror law on 7 March 2017 and continues to be denied access to adequate medical treatment in Nagpur Central Jail. Due to chronic health issues, his family fear that he will not survive the winter if he is not provided immediate and adequate access to medical care.
Urgent Action: Dalit Rights Activist Held Without Charge
Chandrasekhar Azad, a prominent Dalit rights activist from Uttar Pradesh, India, has been held in administrative detention since 3 November 2017, the day after he was granted bail following over four months in prison. Under the National Security Act, he is at risk of being detained for up to 12 months without charge or trial.
Urgent Action: Death Threats For Human Rights Lawyer
Dalit lawyer and human rights defender, Rajat Kalsan, faces fabricated charges and death threats due to his work defending Dalit communities in Haryana state. Forced to suspend his legal practice and leave his home town, he faces life imprisonment if convicted of the charges.
Bail Not Jail – Demand Bail Reforms!
Imagine this: You move to a new city in search of a job. You know no one – certainly not anyone you could reach out to in times of trouble. Then, you get arrested – suspected of attempting to steal jewelry. You’re detained in prison. Five months later you’re granted bail. And here’s where the nightmare begins. The court says you need two people to vouch for you, or you will not be released. With no local networks or friends, you’re stuck. There’s nothing you can do. So you languish in jail. Two and a half years, and counting.
#IWELCOME ROHINGYA REFUGEES
For decades, the Rohingya people in Myanmar have lived through discrimination and violence. Now, they face a planned and targeted campaign of ethnic cleansing. Reports are flooding in of killings, rape and massacres, and the burning down of entire villages to the ground by security forces. Over 400,000 Rohingya refugees – most of them women and children – have fled for their lives in recent weeks. It is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.
“Watching cartoons on TV, playing with my friends on the street, reading books for hours – this is what I dream of now.”
– ASIF AHMAD SHEIKH
मुजफ्फरनगर और शामली दंगा पीड़ितों के लिए न्याय की मांग करें
२०१३ के मुजफ्फरनगर और शामली दंगों ने, इमराना और ताहिर जाहिद और उनके बच्चों की ज़िंदगियां हमेशा के लिए बदल दी | उन्हें धमकाया गया, उन पर हमला किया गया और उन्हें काकरा गांव में अपना घर और उस हर छोटी-बड़ी अधिकार की वस्तु को छोड़ने के लिए मजबूर किया गया, जो उन्होंने बरसों से संजोकर रखी थी | २०१३ में उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य सरकार ने उन्हें मुआवजे के रूप में ५,००,००० रुपये देने का वादा किया था जिसका वो आज भी इंतज़ार कर रहे हैं |
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