125 Organisations Around The World Condemn Exclusion of 1.9 Million People In Assam NRC
31,121,004 residents of Assam were included in the NRC and therefore recognised as citizens, whereas 1,906,657 residents – approximately 6% of the population of Assam - were excluded, pushing them to the brink of statelessness.
Amnesty International India Launches Urgent Campaign To End The Protracted Blackout In Kashmir
Amnesty International India has launched the campaign #LetKashmirSpeak on 5 September, 2019 – which marks a month of the communications blackout, to ask for immediate lifting of the lockdown.
Brazil: Authorities must investigate and prosecute those responsible for destruction of the Amazon
Brazilian authorities must investigate and prosecute those responsible for starting illegal fires in the Amazon to prevent further destruction of the rainforest, Amnesty International said today as it launched an online campaign to pressure President Jair Bolsonaro and his government to step up protection of Indigenous territories and environmental reserves.
Kashmir, the Other Side of Silence: Apathy, Amnesia and Helplessness
I am not alone. All over the world, there are thousands of diaspora feeling the intense stress of helplessness. The intimacy of the community and the all-pervasiveness of violence into daily life has meant most second-generation children with family in Kashmir have experienced a strange, refracted second-hand version of the conflict despite growing up abroad.
Blow to people of Jammu and Kashmir as SC refuses lifting of lockdown
In a blow to the people of Jammu & Kashmir, the Supreme Court of India on 13 August refused to pass an order on lifting restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, including restoring communication services. However, instead of dismissing the petition, the court agreed to review the situation after two weeks citing security concerns. This extends the status quo on the blanket restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir.
Child safety first – young voices from the most marginalized speak out
Amnesty International India’s ‘Our Safety and Our Rights’ campaign revealed that major safety and sexual harassment concerns for children studying in government, Panchayat union and Adi-Dravida Welfare schools in Tamil Nadu is leading to students dropping out of school.
Amnesty’s Statement on UN OHCHR report on Human Rights situation in Kashmir
Last year, the UN had highlighted various human rights abuses on both sides of the Line of Control and recommended to establish a Commission of Inquiry to address these violations. It had also affirmed the demands of many domestic and international human rights organizations for Indian and Pakistani authorities to deliver justice. A year later, the situation remains.
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