No food was cooked in Savitri Devi’s house for three days preceding her starvation death

Report of inquiry into the death of Savitri Devi in Giridih, Jharkhand, by the Right to Food Campaign (Jharkhand):  Sixty-year-old Savitri Devi of Margadhi village in Chainpur Gram Panchayat of Dumri block of Giridih district died on 2 June 2018. As per media reports, she died of starvation. Members of Right to Food Campaign Jharkhand … More No food was cooked in Savitri Devi’s house for three days preceding her starvation death

The soil of the grave of Junaid, lynched a year ago in a moving train near Faridabad, is still wet!

A note on Aman ki Pahel and National Alliance of People’s Movements activists’ visit to the family of Junaid, who was lynched in train near Faridabad, Haryana, a year ago:  On 18th June, the first death anniversary of Hafiz Junaid, the members of “Aman ki Pahel”  and National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) met the family … More The soil of the grave of Junaid, lynched a year ago in a moving train near Faridabad, is still wet!

World Refugee Day: An occasion to demonstrate that hapless victims of violence are humans like us

By Fr Cedric Prakash sj* On World Refugee Day (20 June), the global community commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees who are forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution. It is also a chilling reminder that refugees, the forcibly displaced, have no choice of their own.We also need … More World Refugee Day: An occasion to demonstrate that hapless victims of violence are humans like us

Need for comprehensive international investigation into allegations of rights violations in Kashmir

UN Human Rights Office statement on its new report on the situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’s both sides of Line of Control: There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who for seven decades have suffered a conflict that … More Need for comprehensive international investigation into allegations of rights violations in Kashmir

Aftermath of Sterlite firing: Young men being forced to leave their homes, fear arrest, torture by police

Preliminary report by a team* comprising two retired judges of the High Court, two retired IAS, three retired senior IPS officers in addition to senior advocates, journalists and social workers on completion of its its 2-day inquest into the Thoothukudi police firing: A coalition of civil society organisations in Tamil Nadu, ‘Coordinating Committee for People’s … More Aftermath of Sterlite firing: Young men being forced to leave their homes, fear arrest, torture by police

Confusion in Assam: Border Police prepare list of “foreigners'” families despite NRC clarification

By Aman Wadud* Following the outrage post the controversial May 2 order of the NRC (click HERE), that directed relatives of those designated as Declared Foreigners (DF) to be kept ‘pending’ and not included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC)**, even if they satisfy requirements, the state coordinator of the NRC was compelled to … More Confusion in Assam: Border Police prepare list of “foreigners'” families despite NRC clarification

All of Rohingiyas refugees were emphatic: They wanted to return, but in safety and dignity

An excerpt from the seminar report “The Rohingya Refugee Crisis:  Causes and Consequences”, organized by the South Asia Forum for Human Rights in collaboration with Development and Justice Initiative, India International Centre and Euro-Burma office, held in New Delhi on May 11, 2018: Voices of Rohingyas brought to the centre of the discussions, the perspectives … More All of Rohingiyas refugees were emphatic: They wanted to return, but in safety and dignity