INDIA: Government discriminating against tribals affected by cyclone Hudhud

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Hunger Alert Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information about systemic discrimination against tribals and other marginalised communities affected by cyclone Hudhud. The discrimination, also witnessed in relief work in the wake of other recent disasters in India, includes tribals not being disbursed relief material earmarked for them, and the losses suffered not being assessed. Such discrimination following natural disasters has only furthered the impoverishment suffered by tribal groups in India since independence. Read More...

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SRI LANKA: AHRC calls for assistance for families affected by massive landslide in Haldummulla

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Press Release : (Hong Kong, October 29, 2014) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is shocked and saddened by a tragic landslide, which, according to reports, has caused the disappearance of more than 300 residents in the mountainous area of Meeriyabedda, Haldummulla, Badulla District, in the early hours of 29th October 2014. Read More...

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NEPAL: Minor and adult unlawfully arrested and tortured

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Terai Human Rights Defenders (THRD) Alliance in Nepal has informed the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that Juglal Tharu, a 15-year-old, and Mr. Maneshor Tharu, a 28-year-old, both residents of ward 5, Binauna Village Development Committee (VDC), Banke District, have been arrested unlawfully on 14 October 2014 and tortured while in custody. Two others Godiya Tharu, a 51-year-old and Sukkhan Tharu, a 35-year-old have been arrested along with them, but they have not been tortured yet. Area Police Office Bilauniya handed them over to the Area Police Office Kohalpur, Banke District, on 15 October 2014. District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Janak Bahadur Shahi from the Area Police Office Kohalpur gave the order for torture. Three unidentified police officers tied the victims up and beat them with hands and bamboo sticks. The police are using torture and intimidation, in the absence of proper investigation or evidence, to force them to take responsibility for the crime. Read More...

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