Journalists detained in Kashmir for doing their job: AI

Journalists detained in Kashmir for doing their job: AI

Srinagar: The intimidation, harassment and detention of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir by the state threatens basic freedom of expression norms, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday. “What we are witnessing in the valley is a new form of censorship where journalists are detained for doing their job. The recent arrest of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif […]

UP govt’s attempt at rehabilitation of Muzaffarnagar riot victims ‘woefully inadequate’: Amnesty

UP govt’s attempt at rehabilitation of Muzaffarnagar riot victims ‘woefully inadequate’: Amnesty

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International India has said that the survivors of the 2013 communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in Uttar Pradesh continue to wait for justice with “little hope” as the state government’s attempt at rehabilitation and compensation has been “woefully inadequate”. On the fifth anniversary of the riots, the body said Saturday that […]

Journalists continue to face dangers in India: Amnesty

Journalists continue to face dangers in India: Amnesty

NEW DELHI: Many journalists in India continue to face death threats, attacks and false charges “just for doing their work”, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, the first anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder. “Gauri Lankesh’s death anniversary is an occasion for us to introspect on how people who expose the truth, including journalists and whistleblowers, […]

Dangerous time for people speaking truth in India: Amnesty on Gauri Lankesh death anniversary

Dangerous time for people speaking truth in India: Amnesty on Gauri Lankesh death anniversary

NEW DELHI: A year after Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru, many other journalists continue to face death threats, attacks and false charges, Amnesty International India said Wednesday, asserting it is a “dangerous” time to speak truth to authorities in India. The rights body said attacks on journalism not only stifle […]

Amnesty, CRY term ordinance ‘knee-jerk’ reaction

Amnesty, CRY term ordinance ‘knee-jerk’ reaction

New Delhi: Global rights groups, the Amnesty International and the CRY have termed the Union Cabinet’s decision to introduce death penalty for rape of children below the age of 12 years a “knee-jerk reaction” and said it could possibly be a threat to the judicial process. They said the government must ensure implementation of existing […]

Impunity for HR abuses persists in JK: AI

Impunity for HR abuses persists in JK: AI

SRINAGAR: Impunity for human rights abuses persists in Jammu and Kashmir, with government forces continuing to use inherently inaccurate pellet-firing shotguns during protests, and authorities frequently shutting down internet services, the annual report (2017-18) of Amnesty International released on Thursday said. The report said that in April 2017, eight people were killed by government forces, […]

Hurriyat urges Red Cross, Amnesty to take notice

Hurriyat urges Red Cross, Amnesty to take notice

Srinagar: The Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Monday expressed deep concern over the “miserable condition” of Kashmiris lodged in Tihar jail and urged international human rights groups to take serious note of it. In a statement, the Hurriyat (G) said, “The woeful tale of miseries and tortures of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail is […]

Refusing compensation to ‘Human shield’ a heartless step: Amnesty

Refusing compensation to ‘Human shield’ a heartless step: Amnesty

Srinagar: Following the refusal by the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay compensation to Farooq Dar, who was strapped to a jeep and paraded by army personnel in April on election day in Budgam, Amnesty International India on Thursday termed it as “a callous attempt at evading its human rights obligations” On 27 October, the […]

In 14 cases, pellets fired on housewives

In 14 cases, pellets fired on housewives

Srinagar: During a panel discussion after the release of Amnesty India’s report, ‘Losing Sight in Kashmir: The Impact of Pellet-Firing Shotguns”, the AI team said that of the total 88 cases of pellet injuries to eyes it documented in Kashmir, 14 cases were of housewives. “Pellets were fired on them when they were within their […]

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