Caste-based discrimination

FORWARDED APPEAL (Japan): On-line petition to seek justice for a man charged with alleged false murder case due to class discrimination

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an on-line petition initiated by the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) in Tokyo, Japan, which is seeking justice for the case of false charges against Mr. Kazuo Ishikawa, who is a member of the Buraku, a caste-similar minority […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Human rights activists arrested and released for protesting against caste based discrimination

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Child Rights and You (CRY) and the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) regarding the case of arrest and release of human rights activists in Thirunelveli, Sankarankovil and Tenkasi areas of Tamil Nadu. It is reported that about 500 activists were […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Alleged assault on a Member of Legislative Assembly of Dalit Panthers at Cuddalore

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarded this Urgent Appeal on behalf of People’s Watch– Tamil Nadu regarding an alleged assault on a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Dalit Panthers of Tamil Nadu, India on 2 January 2006. If you have further inquiries, please contact the People’s Watch-Tamil Nadu […]