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.
Justice for the survivors of the 1984 Sikh massacre
Justice for the survivors of 1984
In November 1984, at least 3000 Sikh men, women and children were killed, mainly in Delhi, over the course of four days of killing and looting that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Amnesty International was one of the first strong international condemning voice when the massacre took place in 1984. We have worked towards ensuring that victims of 1984 Sikh massacre are able to access justice.
Institutional reforms, not death penalty, needed to end sexual violence
"The horrific gang-rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi in December 2012 led to landmark reforms to sexual violence laws in India. Too often, rape cases in India don’t receive adequate attention
Free Speech in Indian Universities under Threat
Recent events at Ramjas college in Delhi illustrate the growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian university campuses, said Amnesty International India today.
Amnesty International India stands with JNU
Our colleagues in solidarity with students from JNU. The Delhi police must immediately release Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani and drop sedition charges against them, #RepealSedition #StandWithJNU
Demand justice for the 1984 Sikh Massacre
Over 31 years have passed since the 1984 Sikh massacre, when at least 3000 Sikh men, women and children were killed, mainly in Delhi, over the course of four days of killing and looting that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
India: Crackdown on freedom of expression must end
The Delhi police must immediately release Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani and drop sedition charges against them
Death penalty is judicially sanctioned murder – it doesn’t tackle crime or terrorism
“Mukesh Singh just made the case for death penalty stronger,” ran the headline of a news report on a BBC documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape.
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