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30 October 2017
18:49 PM

Supreme Court order welcome, but Hadiya Jahan’s unlawful confinement must end

According to some media reports, Hadiya has stated that she fears being killed. The Government of Kerala must end her unlawful confinement immediately.

22 September 2017
16:47 PM

India fails to show its commitment to human rights at UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International welcomes India’s support of recommendations at the Universal Periodic Review process to improve access to health, education, and housing, and to reduce poverty. However, we regret that

13 September 2017
11:50 AM

Kashmir: Authorities must prohibit pellet-firing shotguns immediately

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

13 September 2017
10:57 AM

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

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।

08 September 2017
17:24 PM


At least 200 families who fled their homes following communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in Uttar Pradesh four years ago have been denied the compensation

08 September 2017
16:53 PM

चार वर्षों के बाद भी मुजफ्फरनगर दंगा पीड़ित मलिन हालातों में कर रहे है मुआवज़े का इंतिज़ार

उत्तर प्रदेश के मुजफ्फरनगर और शामली जिले में चार साल पहले भड़की साांप्रदायिक हिंसा के बाद अपने घरों को छोड़कर भागने पर मज़बूर होने वाले कम से कम २०० परिवार अब भी उस मुआवज़े से वंचित हैं

08 September 2017
16:43 PM

چار سال بعد، مظفر نگر فسادات کے متاثرین گندگی میں معاوضہ کے انتظار میں ہیں

ایمنسٹی انٹرنیشنل انڈیا نے آج کہا کہ کم از کم 200 خاندان جنھوں نے چار سال قبل اترپردیش کے مظفر نگر اور شاملی ضلعوں میں فرقہ وارانہ تشدد کے بعد اپنے گھروں کو چھوڑ دیا تھا انھیں ان سے وعدہ کیا گيا معاوضہ دینے

05 September 2017
15:07 PM

India must urge Myanmar to protect civilians, allow international aid to Rakhine State

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should use his official visit to Myanmar to urge authorities there to take urgent steps to protect civilians in violence-hit Rakhine State and lift restrictions on international humanitarian aid to Rakhine

12 July 2017
13:24 PM

Overuse of pre-trial detention continues to violate detainees’ rights

Legal safeguards to prevent excessive pretrial detention are routinely flouted across states in India, leading to the violations of detainees’ fair trial rights, Amnesty International India said in a new briefing published today.

26 June 2017
15:53 PM


Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump in the United States of America, Amnesty International India wrote to PM Modi urging him to raise human rights concerns

23 June 2017
16:34 PM


A resolution passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly sentencing two journalists to a year’s imprisonment for alleged defamation must be withdrawn.

08 June 2017
16:58 PM

Excessive force against students in kashmir school

Allegations of the use of excessive force and the shooting of a student inside a school in Kashmir by security forces must be swiftly and impartially investigated and those responsible brought to justice, Amnesty International India said today.

02 June 2017
15:21 PM

URGENT ACTION: Activists Held Under Administrative Detention

G Thirumurugan Gandhi, D Arun Kumar, M Tyson, and Ilamaran were arrested on 21 May 2017 for attempting to stage a peaceful memorial for Tamils killed in the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Currently detained under a Tamil Nadu administrative detention law, they are at risk of being held without charge or trial for 12 months.

05 May 2017
16:56 PM

India should heed recommendations at UN human rights council

Recommendations from member states at the UN Human Rights Council reflect the key human rights challenges that India needs to urgently tackle, Amnesty International India said today. India’s human rights record was reviewed on 4 May under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) procedure.

17 April 2017
18:30 PM

Armed groups’ targeting of civilians in Kashmir is human rights abuse

Reports from Jammu and Kashmir of civilians being targeted by suspected members of armed groups are condemnable, said Amnesty International India today.

15 April 2017
14:39 PM

Torture and excessive force in Kashmir caught on video

Two recent videos from Jammu and Kashmir appearing to show the use of torture and excessive force by security forces must lead to the prosecution in civilian courts of those suspected to be responsible, Amnesty International India said today.

05 April 2017
18:31 PM

India must not forcibly return Rohingyas to Myanmar

Any measures taken by Indian authorities to forcibly return Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers to Myanmar, where they are at risk of serious human rights violations, would be a flagrant violation of international law, Amnesty International India said today.

29 March 2017
09:46 AM

मध्यप्रदेश पुलिस द्वारा कथित रूप से आदिवासी महिलाओं के साथ किये गए सामूहिक बलात्कार के मामले में...

"मध्य प्रदेश सरकार को यह सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि पुलिसकर्मियों द्वारा जनवरी में धार (मध्य प्रदेश) में चार आदिवासी महिलाओं के साथ कथित रूप से किये गए सामूहिक बलात्कार और यौन उत्पीड़न के मामले में एक स्वतंत्र और निष्पक्ष जांच हो"

14 February 2017
14:17 PM

मंत्री के यातना करने का आदेश देने के दावे की जांच की जानी चाहिए

केंद्रीय जल संसाधन मंत्री उमा भारती के बयान, कि उन्होंने अपने मुख्यमंत्री कार्यकाल के दौरान बलात्कार मामले के संदिग्धों को यंत्रणा देने के आदेश दिए थे

04 November 2016
14:59 PM

Children’s Right to Education must be protected in Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir state government should bring to justice those responsible for the burning of schools in Kashmir

02 November 2016
18:42 PM

Bhopal Encounter Killings must be Investigated

The Madhya Pradesh government must ensure an independent, impartial, swift and thorough criminal investigation

21 October 2016
11:29 AM

Syria: UN must act to end onslaught aimed at purging civilians from eastern Aleppo

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) must step in to fill the void left by the Security Council members’ catastrophic failure

15 October 2016
12:34 PM


Public Safety Act Used to Hold over 400; Detention Orders issued against Children

15 September 2016
19:19 PM

USA: Leaving Edward Snowden in limbo will be a stain on President Obama’s legacy

US President Barack Obama should place himself on the right side of history by pardoning whistleblower Edward Snowden

12 September 2016
15:40 PM

Global standards on police use of force violated in Kashmir

Security forces are using arbitrary and excessive force in response to protests in Jammu and Kashmir, violating international standards and worsening the human rights crisis in the state

16 August 2016
14:38 PM

Amnesty International India’s response to complaint filed by ABVP

The allegations mentioned in the complaint are without substance. They are preventing the families of victims of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir from having their stories heard.

15 August 2016
21:22 PM

Statement on sedition case filed against Amnesty International India

“Merely organizing an event to defend constitutional values is now being branded ‘anti-India’ and criminalized,” said Aakar Patel, Executive Director, Amnesty International India.

14 August 2016
15:10 PM

“Broken Families” event in Bengaluru

Amnesty International India also invited representation from the Kashmiri Pandit community in Bengaluru to speak about the human rights violations faced by members of the community.

22 July 2016
20:57 PM

Communications blackout in Kashmir undermines human rights

The suspension of phone and internet services in the Kashmir valley is enabling a range of human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.

11 July 2016
14:51 PM

J&K authorities must allow medical care for injured protestors, not use excessive or arbitrary force

Security forces must use live ammunition only as a last resort to protect against a threat to life, and not use pellet-firing shotguns against protestors.

09 July 2016
11:50 AM

Supreme Court: Armed Forces don’t have immunity from civilian trials

The Apex court’s ruling makes it clear that security force personnel accused of human rights violations must not be allowed to get away with impunity.

16 April 2016
19:51 PM

J&K Police must release detained teenage girl and relatives

Pending their release, they must be granted prompt access to their family and lawyers.

13 April 2016
17:30 PM

Security forces should refrain from excessive use of force

“This is not the first time that security forces have opened fire on protesters. Reports that the Army used excessive force must be investigated."

13 July 2015
12:55 PM

Weekly human rights digest - July 13

Field notes from Kashmir on #JusticeDenied, FCRA submission, right of rape survivor to 'consent' and #RepealAFSPA in North East

03 July 2015
15:22 PM

Tamil Nadu: Detained for protesting arrests of ‘Maoists’

Two young men were arrested on 13 June in Tamil Nadu, India, after protesting the arrest of five people for offences including allegedly belonging to a banned Maoist armed group.

01 July 2015
11:59 AM

Accountability still missing for human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir, the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations

19 June 2015
11:37 AM

India must act on UN expert’s call for justice for unlawful killings

Over two years after a UN human rights expert raised serious concerns about unlawful killings and excessive use of force, India is yet to take concrete steps to address these violations and deliver justice

02 June 2015
15:49 PM

AFSPA removal from Tripura must spur repeal of draconian law

The Tripura government’s decision to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the state must pave the way for the repeal of the law, Amnesty International said today.

28 May 2015
15:37 PM

J&K government must end use of pellet guns

Jammu and Kashmir authorities must prohibit the use of pellet-firing shotguns in policing demonstrations

16 April 2015
12:06 PM

Jammu and Kashmir government must investigate alleged extrajudicial execution

The J&K government must ensure an independent criminal investigation into the killing of a 24-year-old student by army personnel

13 March 2015
15:35 PM

Government must ensure fair trial for PSA detainees

The release of Masarat Alam Bhat, the Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, who has been detained multiple times under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act has once again drawn attention to the abuses enabled by this oppressive law.

11 February 2015
15:47 PM

India: Security forces must not use excessive force against protestors in Jammu and Kashmir

Authorities Security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) must avoid excessive use of force while policing demonstrations

13 November 2014
16:38 PM

Convictions by Indian Army in Machil fake encounter case, a welcome measure

The military court verdict in the Machil case should be followed by justice for the many other cases of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir

05 November 2014
13:17 PM

Military must cooperate with police investigations into Budgam killings

The Army must cooperate fully with Jammu & Kashmir state police investigations into the shooting and killings of Faisal Yusuf Bhat and Mehrajuddin Dar, and injury of two others in Budgam.

24 June 2014
19:15 PM

State authorities must ensure right to speedy trial under the “amnesty” scheme in Jammu and Kashmir

Authorities must also avoid inordinate delay in investigating all the other pending cases.

24 June 2014
14:10 PM

New govt must implement effective policies to ensure protection of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir

Amnesty International India welcomes the recent overtures made to rehabilitate families of an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Kashmiri Pandits.