INDIA’S COURTS ARE ALLOWING FOREIGNERS TRIBUNALS TO WREAK HAVOC IN ASSAM
India's Courts Are Allowing Foreigners Tribunals To Render People Stateless In Assam
The Foreigners Tribunals have been enabled by the Supreme Court of India and the Gauhati High Court to create a statelessness crisis in Assam, Amnesty International India said in its new briefing ‘Designed to Exclude’ as it called for a review of the existing legislative regime governing nationality determination in India.
Designed To Exclude
India’s Courts are Allowing Foreigners Tribunals to Render People Stateless in Assam
For the last 15 years, Foreigners Tribunals have wreaked havoc in Assam by arbitrarily denying people their citizenship. Riddled with bias, they have declared Indian citizens to be foreigners for minor spelling mistakes in their names, their inability to provide detailed documents or recall minute ancestral details dating back 50 years or more. These semi-judicial bodies have not been held accountable by the courts, the Government of India and the Government of Assam. Instead, they have been emboldened to function with little or no oversight. Amnesty International India strongly urges Government of India to ensure that the Foreigners Tribunals function with utmost transparency and operate in line with fair trial standards.
Government Of India Treating Human Rights Organisations Like Criminal Enterprises
Amnesty India’s bank accounts have been frozen by the Enforcement Directorate, effectively stopping our work. Amnesty India is thus the latest target of the government’s assault on civil society in the country.
Five Concerts With A Cause We Love
When the world seems very bleak, music can light a path to hope. Few places are better suited to generate hope than at a concert with a cause.
Since the early 70s, benefit concerts have been bringing art and activism together, uniting people for worthy causes - channeling the power of solidarity for a better tomorrow. Here are five concerts with a cause that we love and that demonstrate that together, we are powerful.
Amnesty International India and city colleges hold human rights festival
Around 2000 students from four colleges in Bengaluru are coming together to participate in a week-long festival called ‘Haq’, as part of Amnesty International India’s celebrations to mark International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
Prominent Journalist Killed Amid Growing Attacks On Dissent
Gauri Lankesh was never afraid of speaking truth to power. Her assassination must be thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice
Bengaluru Authorities Must Be Held Accountable For Deaths Of Manual Scavengers
The deaths from suffocation of three men in Bengaluru who were trying to clear a clogged public manhole must trigger an end to impunity for authorities who employ manual scavengers, Amnesty International India said today.
Statement on sedition case filed against Amnesty International India
“Merely organizing an event to defend constitutional values is now being branded ‘anti-India’ and criminalized,” said Aakar Patel, Executive Director, Amnesty International India.
Karnataka: Allegations of arbitrary and abusive force against women protesters must be investigated
Karnataka state authorities must conduct a prompt, impartial and independent investigation into allegations of arbitrary and abusive use of police force during protests by garment workers in Bengaluru
Karnataka State Police and Amnesty International India host ‘Ready to Report’ forum on Women’s Day
A dialogue in Bengaluru between police officers and over 40 women from diverse backgrounds, including members of garment workers unions and domestic violence activists, highlighted several key issues contributing to under reporting of sexual violence against women.
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