India: Crackdown on peaceful Citizenship Act protests must stop

 Central and state governments in India must stop the crackdown on peaceful protestors against the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Amnesty International India said today. Since last week, thousands of people around the country have taken to the streets to protest against the CAA. Protestors have been routinely met with a show o...

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Genocide Alert for Kashmir, India

By Dr. Gregory H. Stanton I Genocide WatchAugust 16, 2019 Genocide Watch is issuing a Genocide Alert for India Administered Kashmir. On August 5, 2019, the President of India revoked the Special Autonomous Status of India Administered Jammu and Kashmir under Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India. India has over 600,000 troops in Kashmir...

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Access To Justice In Jammu & Kashmir

 THE ISSUE Impunity for human rights abuses is a long-standing problem in Jammu and Kashmir. Abuses by security force personnel and armed groups, including unlawful killings, rape and disappearances, have often gone un-investigated and unpunished. Along with inadequate political will to ensure accountability, abusive security laws and a lack o...

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Ban Pellet Guns

A weapon meant to be deployed for 'crowd control' has been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing people in Kashmir. Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been using pump-action shotguns firing metal pellets in the Kashmir valley since at least 2010. These inherently inaccurate shotguns fire hundreds of metal pellets which spread ov...

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A Year After The Human Rights Violation In Budgam, Kashmir

Image Credit: Sirish Nimmagada for Amnesty International India It has been a year since an event in Jammu and Kashmir that has troubled many of us. A man named Farooq Dar was abducted by the armed forces and tied to the front of a jeep. He was then paraded through villages for hours, apparently as an example to stone pelters. The army says this tre...

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INDIA 2019

INDIA 2019 The government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and launched a widespread crackdown, detaining opposition leaders and activists, denying them due process, severing communication links, and preventing access to services. Nearly two million people were pushed to the brink of statelessness in procedures that were arbitrary and dis...

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UK's Labour Party passes resolution for 'self-determination' of Kashmir; India blasts move

"International observers must be allowed to enter the region"  Security personnel stand guard at a check-point, during curfew like restrictions on the 13th consecutive day, following the abrogation of the provisions Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, in Srinagar | PTI The UK's Opposition Labour Party on Wednesday passed an emergency motion on K...

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This report focuses on the widespread abuse of arrest and detention procedures in relation to the arrests of individuals suspected of involvement in alleged conspiracies against the state. It reinforces concerns about the breakdown of the rule of law in relation to the Muslim minority in the state and the increase in human rights violations facilit...

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