Amnesty International at the hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Human Rights in South Asia”
On 22 October 2019, Amnesty International testified at the hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Human Rights in South Asia”.
Government of India Must Immediately Stop Its Witch Hunt of Dissenting Voices in Kashmir
Amnesty International India has documented a clear pattern of authorities using arbitrary detention on activists, politicians and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion, including women and children before and after 5 August 2019 in Jammu & Kashmir.
Kashmir – Situation Update And Analysis
Amnesty International India documented a clear pattern of authorities using administrative detention on politicians, activists and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion before and after 5 August. While the Central Home Ministry claims it has no information on the name and locations of detainees, media reports suggest that the number of detentions runs in thousands. The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) police recently accepted that about 144 children, as young as nine, have been taken into custody.
Hate Crime Reports On An Alarming Rise – Reveals Amnesty International India’s ‘Halt The Hate’
‘Halt the Hate’ has found that reports of alleged hate crimes have witnessed the steepest rise in numbers since 2016. In the first six months of 2019 alone, 181 incidents of alleged hate crimes have been recorded by the website, nearly double than previous three years’ half-yearly counts.
Notes From A Blackout
It is not just the 7 million people in the region, it is also the thousands of families who live abroad who I know will be experiencing their own trauma at the lack of news and contact with their loved ones. Prison is a state of mind.
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.
Put Humanity First: Lift The Communications Lockdown In Kashmir!
Since a month now, life has been derailed for the population of about 8 million people in Kashmir due to an absolute blackout of all communication networks.
Government of India’s Detention of Political Leadership in J&K Troubling
The Government of India must immediately release all political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and put an end to the deliberate silencing of voices in the region, said Amnesty International India
Our Submission to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the Draft National Education Policy 2019
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