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AHRC TV: Over a thousand deaths in Indonesia earthquake and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 237

This week Just Asia begins with Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, which was hit by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake last Friday, followed by a tsunami. Official figures are reporting the deaths of 1,...

INDIA: Harassment and detention of students and professors of Manipur University

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Human Rights Alert, Manipur regarding the continued harassment and detention of the students of Manipur University....

INDIA: Delhi hunger deaths sad indicator of increasing starvation across the country

The deaths of three girls aged eight, four and two from prolonged starvation hascaused much shock and uproar throughout India. This is largely because the deaths took place in New Delhi, the nation...

INDIA: Peaceful student protesters met with police brutality in Manipur

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights(YFPHR) regarding the brutality of Manipur’s police personnel a...

INDIA: 72,000 children died due to lack of doctors in just one state

While replying to a question in state assembly, the government of Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India, recently admitted to the death of 72,000 children in the Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs...

INDIA: The deterrent fallacy of Sex Offender Registries 

With incidents of sexual assault and rape being reported more widely across India, there have been increasing calls for the establishment of a sexual offender registry in the country. The gangrape and...

INDIA: Future Imperfect-Hungrier and indebted than ever before

Despite all the tall claims of development by authorities in India, the data from Government bodies shows that there are little, if any, improvements in tackling alarmingly high levels of malnutrition...

INDIA: Living up to 102 years not enough to find justice

Mrs. Amar Kaur lived a long life and died on 12 December 2017 at the age of 102. What is important about Mrs. Kaur is not just the advanced age into which she lived. Kaur is one of the prime witnesses...

INDIA: Judiciary fails to stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

December 10 is Human Rights Day, and this year will celebrate 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The theme this year is “let’s stand up for equality, justice and human d...

INDIA: Supreme Court agrees Hadiya has the right to choice, not her parents

An article from The Indian Express forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Kerala High Court made up for the lack of evidence by relying on its morality and biases, its prejudiced notions o...

INDIA: The optimism and good intention of the Supreme Court of India must not be allowed to be subverted by politicians

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned to know that the home ministers of several state governments in India have decided to protract the implementation of the directives on police refo...

INDIA: Arbitrary detention of Mr. Chandrashekhar Ravan makes a mockery of the rule of law by the UP state government

By Avinash Pandey Mr. Chandrashekhar Ravan, the founder of the Bhim Army remains in custody despite the Allahabad High Court granting him bail in all the cases registered against him. Ravan is in cust...

INDIA: Civil Society must unite to get NSA against Chandrashekhar Ravan revoked

A Statement from The Committee for the Defense of Bhim Army (CDBA) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Committee for the Defense of Bhim Army (CDBA) expresses it shock at the act of t...

INDIA: Right to privacy is now also a right against torture

An article from The Indian Express forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission In India, the shame associated with the naked human body, with exposed skin, makes it easy for police officers to us...

INDIA: The murder of the ‘other’

‘In India, Another Government Critic Is Silenced by Bullets’, is how the New York Times reported the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a gutsy journalist known for her fierce opposition of the religious ...

INDIA: Fact-Finding Report by MASUM on the Gorkhaland agitations

A Fact-finding report by MASUM forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) conducted a high level fact finding in Darjeeling and adjoining areas to asse...

INDIA: “This ADGP is a butcher in police uniform” claims the State Police Chief

Referring to the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Mr. Tomin J. Thachankary, the former State Police Chief, Mr. Senkumar, has said that this officer is a butcher stationed at the state pol...

INDIA: What has been done to prevent criminals serving in the state police?

The State Police Chief in the Indian state of Kerala, has openly said that “there are more criminals in the state police service in the IPS cadre than within the constabulary.” State Police Chie...

INDIA: A country where torture is the norm

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture India is the only country in Asia that has during the past seven decades r...

INDIA: A clown judge is the prelude to right-wing forces completely destroying the republic

A former judge of Rajasthan High Court, Mr. Mahesh Chand Sharma, has claimed that a peacock does not mate with a peahen to breed, and it was because of this quality that it was declared India’s ...