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Lynching by vigilante ‘cow protectors’ should not go unpunished

16 September 2017
Authorities must ensure that the investigation into this brutal crime is conducted independently and impartially. Otherwise, they risk further undermining the rule of law in the state.

Kashmir: Authorities must prohibit pellet-firing shotguns immediately

13 September 2017
Pellet-firing shotguns, which have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing hundreds of people in Kashmir, must be immediately banned, Amnesty International India reiterated today in a new briefing

कश्मीर: सरकार को पेलेट शॉटगनों के इस्तेमाल पर तुरंत रोक लगानी चाहिए

13 September 2017
पेलेट शॉटगन, जो कश्मीर में सैंकड़ों लोगों को अँधा करने, जान से मारने और आघात पहुँचाने के लिए ज़िम्मेदार हैं, उनपर तुरंत प्रतिबन्ध लगा देना चाहिए, एमनेस्टी इंटरनेशनल इंडिया ने आज “लूसिंग साइट इन कश्मीर: इम्पैक्ट ऑफ़ पेलेट फायरिंग शॉटगन्स” शीर्षक वाली एक नई ब्रीफिंग में दोहराया।

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Blogs

Meet The Real Life ‘Qaidi Band’

27 August 2017
This weekend, Yash Raj Films launched “Qaidi Band”, an unusual story of 7 undertrials in India who band together for a musical performance to win over authorities and earn their freedom back. This isn’t just a movie script. This unlikely story finds its roots in Tihar jail, South Asia’s largest prison complex.

I’m A Mumbai Western Railway Commuter & I Know My Rights

20 August 2017
A ticket checker is going about her day, person to person ensuring that everyone has a valid ticket. I look up at her as she checks mine. “Sab theek hai?” she asks as she hands it back to me. Everything is not alright, but I pray that one day, it will be.

The Adivasis fight back

15 June 2017
For decades, the exploitation of the mineral rich lands of our Adivasis has happened without their meaningful consent and without adequate compensation and rehabilitation.

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Successes

Parlimentary Standing Committee Adopts Several of Amnesty India’s Recommendations

On 21 July 2017, the committee made a list of recommendations for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which have adopted several points submitted by Amnesty International India.

Pretrial Detention - Impacts and Successes

Amnesty International India has, as a part of the advocacy work on this project, engaged with the Executive, Prisons Department and the Judiciary since June 2013 resulting in some significant impacts and successes.

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