News

Myanmar: Rohingya trapped in dehumanising apartheid regime

21 November 2017
The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid. “Caged without a roof” puts into context the recent wave of violence in Myanmar, when the security forces killed Rohingya people, torched whole villages to the ground, and drove more than 600,000 to flee across the border into Bangladesh.

Over 660,000 people across India say ‘I WELCOME ROHINGYA’

20 November 2017
Over 660,000 people across India have supported an Amnesty International India campaign in support of Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers in India, and called on authorities to stop the proposed mass expulsion of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya people in India.

Kashmir: Refusing compensation to torture survivor a heartless step

16 November 2017
The Jammu and Kashmir government’s refusal to pay compensation to a man who was strapped to a jeep and paraded by army personnel is a callous attempt at evading its human rights obligations.

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Blogs

Chhattisgarh police should help Governments by helping Scheduled Tribes

30 October 2017
P. S. Krishnan is a Former Secretary with the Government of India and has been working on issues of social justice for nearly seven decades.

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.

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.

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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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