Over 100,000 call for the release of Chandrashekar Azad ‘Ravan’ from Administrative detention
Over 100,000 people across India have supported Amnesty International India’s campaign calling on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to release Chandrashekhar Azad. The petition launched on 4 April, requests people to give a missed call to 080 3045 6566 to show their support for Bhim Army leader, Chandrashekhar Azad.
Obstruction of justice in Asifa case disgraceful
Responding to attempts by some lawyers and a Hindu group to obstruct the investigation and prosecution of the gang-rape and murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, Zahoor Wani, Senior Campaigner, Amnesty International India said,
“It is disgraceful that some lawyers and members of the BJP are trying to introduce religious prejudice into the investigation of this horrific crime, and block its investigation.
Serious human rights concerns in Unnao rape case
Reacting to the failure of the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure timely investigation into the alleged rape of a young woman last year, in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, by a BJP MLA and the death of her father in police custody on Monday, Amnesty International India’s Programmes Director Asmita Basu said,
“The suspicious death of a rape survivor’s father while seeking justice for his daughter suggests that the UP police have turned their backs on human rights."
Government Must Improve Implementation of Existing Laws to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse Instead of Introducing the Death Penalty
The government’s decision to introduce death penalty through an ordinance is a knee-jerk reaction that diverts attention from the poor implementation of laws on rape and child protection. Studies have shown that most perpetrators are “known” to child victims—introducing the death penalty in such circumstances will only silence and further endanger children.
Global executions and death sentences slide; India expands scope of death penalty
Developments in sub-Saharan African exemplified a positive trend globally towards a decrease in the use of the death penalty, Amnesty International said in its 2017 global review of the death penalty published today. While India recorded fewer death sentences, new laws have expanded the scope of the death penalty.
Why we need to talk about online violence against women in India
Online violence against women, that is, violence directed at women because of their gender, is a barrier to their enjoyment of their rights to equality and freedom of expression. While men can also be victims of online abuse, women are often excessively targeted, especially when they express political opinions.
A year after the human rights violation in Budgam, Kashmir
It has been a year since an event in Jammu and Kashmir that has troubled many of us. A man named Farooq Dar was abducted by the armed forces and tied to the front of a jeep. This is denial of justice in plain and simple terms. The anniversary of the violation at Budgam is only another marker of a long history of injustice.
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