10-point Agenda To Improve Human Rights In India
11 March 2019 4:32 pm
Amnesty India is asking political parties contesting the 2019 general elections to commit to and adopt as part of their manifestoes the following 10-point agenda to improve India’s human rights record. These issues are by no means exhaustive, and effective action will need collaboration with other relevant authorities, including state governments.
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Amnesty India is asking political parties to uphold the human rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution and international human rights standards by:
- Protecting people’s rights to freedom of expression and privacy
- Curbing discrimination and violence based on gender, gender identity or sexual orientation
- Ensuring justice for Dalits, Adivasis and religious minorities who have faced rights abuses
- Ending the use of arbitrary detention and reducing excessive undertrial detention
- Strengthening human rights institutions and protecting human rights defenders
- Improving the functioning of the criminal justice system and ending the use of the death penalty
- Protecting the rights of migrant workers, asylum seekers and refugees
- Holding armed forces accountable for human rights abuses
- Protecting the rights of communities affected by public and private corporate-led projects
- 10.Building a culture of respect for human rights in India and around the world