Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 4 | 2021

The Chilean government has undertaken a violative deportation process, putting a number of Venezuelan migrants and their family members at stake. The process offers no due process including the right to be heard and to present evidence.  Click to read more: Human Rights Watch Disruption in the already fragile social balance and position of women … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 4 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 3 | 2021

Argentina recognizes non-binary identities as The National Identity Document and Passports of Argentina will now include a third gender category allowing people to choose to be designated other than female or male. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Six French and International Human Rights organizations file a class action lawsuit against France after it … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 3 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2 | 2021

Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist for Thomson Reuters has been killed in Afghanistan while at work.  Danish was reporting on the latest skirmishes between Afghan Special forces and Taliban while he got caught in an ambush on the convoy near a key border with Pakistan. Several state leaders and eminent personalities have mourned the loss … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round -up | September | Week 3 | 2020

A Delhi court sent former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), to police custody for ten days in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.  Click to Read - The Wire The Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) passed two contentious farm … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round -up | September | Week 3 | 2020

Human Rights Weekly Round – up | August | Week 2 | 2020

1. The Boeing 737, en route from Dubai, an Air India Express plane with 190 people on board, which was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis, skidded off the runway in rain and broke in two after landing at Calicut airport, in the southern state of Kerala, India, killing at least 18 people.  Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round – up | August | Week 2 | 2020

Democracy Encountered!

While the courts will adjudicate on the legality of Vikas Dubey’s ‘encounter’, on 10th July 2020 millions of Indians have determinedly aimed to ‘encounter’ the ‘Rule of Law’. This article, without contesting the facts of the case, simply shows a mirror to the reaction of the Indian citizenry towards this encounter. It throws light on … Continue reading Democracy Encountered!

Human Rights Weekly Roundup| July | Week 1| 2020

1. India has blocked 59 apps with Chinese links that included the hugely popular TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action. Click to Read - NDTV 2. State authorities in Assam, have had an uphill … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Roundup| July | Week 1| 2020

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June | Week 4| 2020

Outrage is mounting in India over alleged torture and deaths of P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, who were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores open past permitted hours and were kept in police custody an entire night and died within hours of release; two days later owing to custodial violence. Click to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June | Week 4| 2020

Internet Shutdown in Kashmir: A Habitual Way of “Efficient” Governance?

  I. Introduction With the advent of 2020, the world has been pushed into a vacuity by an uninvited guest – the coronavirus. All major world economies, including India, are at a standstill due to imposition of strict lockdowns, in turn bogging down the entire global economy. Perplexingly, Kashmir was recently stuck in a three-tier … Continue reading Internet Shutdown in Kashmir: A Habitual Way of “Efficient” Governance?