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28 November 2017
15:55 PM

Unlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh

The construction of an ash pond for a thermal power plant in Nawapara Tenda village, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh without informing or consulting local Adivasi villagers violates their right to free, prior and informed consent

16 May 2017
14:28 PM

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.

11 May 2017
18:27 PM

Scheduled Tribes panel order on unlawful land transfers is welcome

A recent order by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the District Magistrate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh directing action in cases of unlawful transfer of Adivasi land is a positive move, said Amnesty International India today.

09 April 2017
18:25 PM

দ্বিপাক্ষিক সম্পর্কের উন্নতির পাশাপাশি ভারত ও বাংলাদেশের কর্তব্য মানবাধিকার সুরক্ষা

বাংলাদেশের প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা চার দিনের ভারত সফরে এসেছেন। শনিবার নতুন দিল্লিতে ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদী ও শেখ হাসিনা এক বৈঠকে মিলিত হন।

07 April 2017
18:37 PM

Bangladesh and India must improve human rights situation alongside bilateral relations

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina begin a summit meeting in New Delhi to bolster bilateral relations, the leaders should also look to address the human rights challenges in both countries, Amnesty International India said today.

04 February 2017
20:59 PM

THE COST OF COAL: Using virtual reality to tell the story of India’s coal-mining affected communitie

People the world over can now try to put themselves in the position of Adivasi communities living next to one of India’s largest coal mines. Many of them have been displaced without their consent and are yet to be compensated or consulted, in violation of Indian and international law, said Amnesty International India and Memesys Culture Lab today, at the launch of The Cost of Coal, a 360° virtual reality story.

11 January 2017
12:42 PM

आदिवासी महिलाओं के साथ यौन हिंसा के मामलों में स्वतंत्र जांच आवश्यक

भारत के राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग के इस निष्कर्ष पर पहुँचाने के बाद कि राज्य पुलिस कर्मियों द्वारा कम से कम १६ आदिवासी महिलाओं के साथ बलात्कार और

28 December 2016
18:31 PM

छत्तीसगढ़: मुठभेड़ हत्याओं की जांच करने गए मानव अधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं को तुरंत रिहा किया जाए

एमनेस्टी इंटरनेशनल इंडिया ने आज कहा है कि छत्तीसगढ़ मे तथाकथित फर्जी मुठभेड़/न्यायेतर

28 December 2016
18:15 PM

Chhattisgarh: Activists Investigating Encounter Killings Must Be Immediately Released

Authorities in Chhattisgarh must immediately release seven members of a civil society fact-finding team who were arrested

27 October 2016
17:08 PM

Communities affected by Jharkhand coal mine not adequately consulted

Operations by India’s state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and its private partners in the Pakri Barwadih

13 July 2016
16:41 PM

Adivasi rights left out of India’s ‘inclusive development’ agenda

Mining operations by India’s state-owned Coal India Limited are shutting out indigenous Adivasi communities from decisions that affect their lives.

08 April 2016
16:40 PM

Gujarat: Withdraw regressive amendments to land acquisition law

“The government must withdraw these amendments, which jeopardize the human rights of millions.”

06 April 2016
13:04 PM

India: Chhattisgarh government must keep its promises to forcibly evicted families

The affected families, who are victims of a human rights violation, must be provided with the full range of effective remedies.

18 December 2015
12:50 PM

Dow must show up at Criminal Court hearing in Bhopal

US chemical giant Dow must respond to court summons and show up on Saturday at the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court in Bhopal in relation to criminal charges around the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster.

27 May 2015
21:48 PM

UAE denies entry to Amnesty International expert

What is the UAE so desperately trying to hide?

24 April 2015
12:20 PM

Uttar Pradesh: Investigate use of unnecessary force against anti-dam protesters in Sonbhadra

The government of Uttar Pradesh must hold to account police personnel who used unnecessary force against villagers protesting land acquisition for a dam project in Sonbhadra.

11 March 2015
15:46 PM

#LandBill: Amendments do not address key issues related to FPIC and SIA

Amendments to India’s Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015 do not address consulting communities and conducting social impact assessments

24 February 2015
11:53 AM

INDIA: Regressive changes to land acquisition law must not be enacted

Indian lawmakers should reject any amendments to the land acquisition law that do away with crucial human rights safeguards and could lead to forced evictions

19 February 2015
15:38 PM

Chhattisgarh coal mine should not be expanded without genuine consultation

A recent public hearing in Korba on the nearly four-fold expansion of the Kusmunda coal mine failed to meaningfully consult adivasi and other vulnerable communities who would be affected by the mine’s expansion

15 February 2015
12:34 PM

Myanmar: Foreign mining companies colluding in serious abuses and illegality

Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from serious human rights abuses and illegal activity around the Letpadaung mine, among others.

24 January 2015
11:40 AM

President Obama Urged To Speak Up on Bhopal Disaster: Amnesty International

The failure of President Obama to speak up will embolden US-based companies to ignore accountability for their involvement in human rights abuses.

30 November 2014
11:17 AM

Amnesty International Secretary General’s Press Conference in Bhopal

"On behalf of Amnesty International, its members and activists, I am here to say the victims and survivors of the worst industrial disaster of our times can’t be asked to wait any longer" - Salil Shetty

07 November 2014
15:07 PM

Hollywood takes on corporate giants over Bhopal gas disaster

Martin Sheen will join Amnesty International’s battle to finally hold Union Carbide accountable for what is widely considered to be one of the world’s worst industrial disasters as he launches 'A Prayer for Rain'

05 November 2014
16:06 PM

Changes to environment, land acquisition laws jeopardize human rights

Recent changes made and proposed to India’s environment and land acquisition policies strike at the right of communities to be consulted on decisions affecting them

04 September 2014
16:32 PM

Indigenous and Dalit communities at risk of forced evictions in Chhattisgarh

SECL, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited has been given permission to expand production at its coal mine in Korba that could lead to the eviction of over 5000 people in over 18 villages in Korba.

04 August 2014
19:06 PM

Dow Chemical must comply with new Indian Court summons on Bhopal disaster

The Dow Chemical Company must stop dodging its responsibility towards the survivors of the Bhopal disaster.

01 August 2014
18:23 PM

Vedanta refinery expansion should not be approved without remediation, genuine consultation

A public hearing held on 30 July in Lanjigarh on the six-fold expansion of an alumina refinery breached national and international standards.

15 May 2014
21:38 PM

Dow blocks Amnesty International calls to face up to toxic legacy of Bhopal

Amnesty International is deeply disappointed by Dow’s decision to block the resolution.

15 January 2014
15:12 PM

Changes to environment policies could undermine human rights of communities

The government has a duty to protect and respect people’s rights to participate in decisions that affect them.

18 November 2013
22:08 PM

Qatar: End corporate exploitation of migrant construction workers

Amnesty International’s findings have highlighted the inadequacy of Qatar government’s existing arrangements to protect migrant workers.

15 July 2013
15:56 PM

Development and Adivasi rights

For the first time, tribal communities in India will have a say in implementation of projects that affect them