Rajya Sabha: Prosecution of armed forces under AFSPA
On 1 January, the Ministry, in response to a question raised by a Rajya Sabha MP, said that it had received 50 requests from the Jammu and Kashmir government seeking permission, or ‘sanction’, to prosecute armed forces personnel suspected of committing human rights violations.
The number of cases in which sanction was granted: zero.
ENGAGE- 6th Edition
29-year-old Satish Kumar was arrested by the Tamil Nadu state police on 13 October 2016 following a complaint by the secretary of the IT wing of the ruling party in the state.
Losing Sight In Kashmir
A weapon meant to be deployed for ‘crowd control’ has been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing people in Kashmir.
Human Rights Defenders Under Threat
When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was drafted after the atrocities of World War II, 70
years ago, the atmosphere was very different from today.
Ready to Report Booklet
A women who chooses to report sexual violence to police should be able to do it in an environment that is empowering and non-intimidating.
Chauraasi Ki Nainsaafi
From 31 October to 3 November 1984, over 3,000 Sikh men, women and children were slaughtered by violent mobs, following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Sikh men had their necks ringed with tyres which were set on fire, while others were shot or hacked to death; women were raped and assaulted.
A study of pre-trial detention in India”, analyzing the responses to about 3000 Right to Information (RTI) applications filed to the nearly 500 district and central prisons in the country on the implementation of safeguards to protect the rights of pre- trial detainees, or ‘undertrials’.
Nowhere To Go
On 7 September 2013, at a massive gathering in a village outside Muzaffarnagar city, Hindu leaders from the dominant Jat community addressed a crowd of over 100,000 people.
Cooperate Or Die
In July 2012, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs told Parliament that from the
previous year all executions in the country had been suspended, with the authorities carrying out a review of
the country’s laws that make the death penalty mandatory for murder and drug trafficking. In the city-state that once had the highest per capita execution rate in the world, this was an unheard of development.
Justice Under Trial: A study of Pre-trial detention in India
India has one of the highest undertrial populations in the world. As of December 2015, 67% of prisoners in India’s
prisons were ‘undertrials’ – people who were awaiting trial or whose trials were still ongoing
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