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INDIA: Government must release Father Stan Swamy, 83—NOW

India’s federal investigative agency, the National Investigative Agency (NIA), recently arrested Father Stan Swamy, a Jesuit Priest, over alleged links with Maoists insurgents. The NIA had been prob...

SRI LANKA: Abduction and demands for ransom by some officers of Kuda oya Police Station

Two young men named Wicramage Shanaka Chathuranga and Wicramage Eishan Chintaka Lakamal both from Ambilitiye were abducted under suspicion of the theft of four buffaloes. At the police station, they w...

SRI LANKA: Murder at Pugoda Police Station- OIC has not yet been arrested

On October 11, a young man Gayan Pushpkumar, 21, was arrested by the officers of the Pugoda Police Station on mistaken identity. Initially, he was suspected of having robbed some money. However, later...

SRI LANKA: Correct Messaging is Vital to Fight Covid-19

The sudden rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 has caused serious community concerns. Given the devastation that is being caused by the dangerous pandemic, prevention requires even more than etern...

BANGLADESH: Termination of University Teacher Exposes Institutional Collapse

Reputation for exercising freedom of expression costs the termination of a teacher’s job at the National University of Bangladesh (NUB). The NUB dismissed its Geography Department’s Assistan...

नेपाल: मानवअधिकार र दिगो विकास लक्ष्य

संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घले सन् २०१५ सेप्टेम्वरमा जारी गरेको दिगो विकास लक्ष्य ...

SRI LANKA: Statement on The 20th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka

We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the impact the Sri Lanka 20th Constitutional Amendment Bill (the ‘Amendment Bill’) issued on 2 September 2020 would have on the indepe...

नेपाल: दिगो विकास लक्ष्य र नेपाल

राष्ट्रिय योजना आयोग नेपालमा दिगो विकास लक्ष्य कार्यान्वयनका लागि मुख्य स...

WORLD: From COVID 19 pandemic to hunger pandemic: millions at the brink of starvation

Avinash Pandey Things were already turning bad after almost three decades of success in fight against hunger and starvation. Reversing the trend, hunger has been rising consistently since 2017, and th...

NEPAL: An Appeal from Ganga Maya Adhikari: Demanding Justice for my Son and Husband

(Hong Kong, September 21, 2020) Dear All, First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for standing along with me throughout all these years in my battle for truth and justice for the ...

INDIA: किसान विरोधी हैं तीनों नए कानून

विजय शंकर सिंह  हाल ही में, हरियाणा में किसानों के एक आंदोलन पर पुलिस द्वारा...

NEPAL: Citizens’ Call to the Government to be Sensitive on Ganga Maya Adhikari’s Health

When the main building of Bir Hospital has been designated as the dedicated hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, it has come to our serious attention that Satyagrahi Ganga Maya Adhikari’...

नेपाल: दिगो विकास लक्ष्य

प्रकृतिसँग मानवसहित सिंगो प्राणी जगत्लाई आवश्यक प्राकृतिक श्रोतसाधन उपलब...

BANGLADESH: Arbitrary Detention used as a complementary tool for the unelected government and a coercive law-enforcement system

A Written Submission to the 45th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) once again draws attention ...

BANGLADESH: Victims of Enforced Disappearances Denied Access to Justice

A Written Submission to the 45th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) is set to hold ...

SRI LANKA: The Neanderthal stage of constitution making – 1978

By – Basil Fernando With to the 20th amendment, once again Sri Lanka will return to the 1978’s constitution in its original form. From the making of that constitution up to now has been a wast...

BANGLADESH: Freedom is met with rigorous governmental control and violent attacks by people having impunity

Freedom of the Press currently faces a dark era in Bangladesh. The country’s print, electronic, and online media struggle to survive amid rabid abuse of draconian Laws and authoritarian control. Jou...

WORLD: A manifestation of the decadence of our times?

ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES There has been a great deal of lip service given out when it comes to dealing with disappearances. But beyond that, there is hardly any other attempt to do something in real ti...

NEPAL: On the International Day of the Disappeared, Victims Associations and Human Rights Organizations call for an end to continuing delays in justice for the country’s many victims

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and 47 National and International Organizations While commemorating the International Day of the Disappeared 2020, the undersigned national and i...

Bangladesh: End Enforced Disappearances

A Joint Statement by 12 human rights groups ahead of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 2020 Hold Law Enforcement Accountable (Hong Kong) – Bangladesh security forces a...