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झूठे आरोपों का सामना कर रहे दलित मानव अधिकार वकील को मिल रही हैं धमकियाँ

23 October 2017
हरियाणा सरकार को दलित वकील और मानव अधिकारों के रक्षक रजत कलसान के खिलाफ लगाए गए झूठे आरोपों को वापस ले लेना चाहिए और यह सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए कि उन्हें प्रबल जाती के सदस्यों द्वारा हिंसा से बचाव के लिए पर्याप्त सुरक्षा दी जाए

Dalit human rights lawyer faces fabricated charges, threats

23 October 2017
Authorities in Haryana must drop fabricated charges against Rajat Kalsan, a Dalit lawyer and human rights defender, and ensure that he receives adequate protection against violence by dominant caste members

Myanmar: New evidence of systematic campaign of crimes against humanity to drive Rohingyas out

18 October 2017
‘My World Is Finished’: Rohingya Targeted in Crimes against Humanity in Myanmar describes how Myanmar’s security forces are carrying out a systematic, organized and ruthless campaign of violence against the Rohingya population as a whole in northern Rakhine State

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Blogs

Reshaping the Adivasi Struggle for Land Rights in Raigarh: dispossession without consent is a crime

06 October 2017
For decades, India’s Adivasis have borne the brunt of development-induced displacement. A range of protective laws have not prevented them from having their lands taken, their livelihoods destroyed, and their rights trampled on. But a recent amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act could change all that.

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.

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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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