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#India – Inequities in availability of potable water exemplifies the inequities that exist

Hindustan Times New Delhi, December 26, 2013 Between 1951 and 2012, the central and the state governments have spent more than Rs. 1,35,000 crore on providing safe and adequate domestic water to every rural person in India. Yet this dream remains unfulfilled… Continue Reading →

#India : Death in detention of Mr. Safiqul Haque and acts of intimidation against Family

  Case IND 280613 Allegations of torture and ill-treatment/ Arbitrary detention/ Judicial harassment/ Death in detention/ No proper investigation/ Risk of impunity The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in India/ West Bengal. Brief description of the… Continue Reading →

#Gujarat- NHRC irked over denial of scholarships to dalit students

TNN Jun 14, 2013 AHMEDABAD: The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of the TOI report alleging denial of scholarships to 3,125 dalit students in Ahmedabad district. Out of this, applications of 1,613 students for scholarship are pending, whereas, 1,512 have… Continue Reading →

Complaint to NHRC on arrest of Maitree women activists in Kolkata #Vaw

To The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Faridkot House Copernicus Marg New Delhi – 1 Respected Sir I want to inform you that this morning members of a Kolkata based network of women’s group; Maitree, assembled peacefully outside the residence… Continue Reading →

#India – Violence against the state is tragic but it contains the seeds of rejection

Repression is no solution Gopal Subramanium Violence against the state is tragic but it contains the seeds of rejection. Only an inclusive approach that respects human rights can eliminate extremism Perhaps no other chain of events in the recent past… Continue Reading →

Take Action to Improve Conditions for Dalit Women- UN Special Rapporteur #Vaw #Womenrights

Women and Girls Facing Caste-Based Discrimination Need Special Protections JUNE 7, 2013 Many [Dalit women] experience some of the worst forms of discrimination. The reality of Dalit women and girls is one of exclusion and marginalization, which perpetuates their subordinate… Continue Reading →

Violence in Dalit hostel: NHRC issues notice to HRD Ministry

BS|  New Delhi  June 5, 2013 The National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to the Union HRD Ministry over alleged caste-based discrimination and violence in a hostel of Dalit students in Patna University. According to an NHRC statement, the Commission issued notice to… Continue Reading →

#India – Why were 103 women sterilised and left to die in a family planning camp #Vaw

  On February 5, 2013 a mega female Minilap Ligation operation camp was held at Manikchak Rural Hospital (RH) of district of Malda, in West Bengal. On this particular day 103 women were sterilised. It was reported in the local media that the women… Continue Reading →

Police of Murshidabad planfully attacking activists of MASUM

25 May 2013   To The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Faridkot House Copernicus Marg New Delhi   Respected Sir       I want to draw your attention on incidents of consecutive threatening on our District Human Rights Monitor;… Continue Reading →

UN calls for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination

        Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ UN experts call for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination GENEVA (24 May 2013) – They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded… Continue Reading →

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