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

“Qatar’s new electoral law to be discriminatory on the grounds of exclusion of thousands from voting or running in elections” warns HRW’s report. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Crackdown on journalists continues unabated as two Afghan journalists from Kabul-based newspaper Etilaatroz, get brutally tortured for covering protests by women in the Afghan capital. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2021

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

Ban of 54 civil society groups threatens to seriously hamper the right to freedom of association in Uganda compounding the already afflicting restrictions on civic space. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Activists call for repeal of the National Plan for Special Education adopted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last September, to honor the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 4 | 2021

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

1. The Taliban takeover after 20 years opens floodgates for human rights violations in Afghanistan - especially towards women and other minorities. Click to read more: Reuters 2. Citing human rights violations on the ground, Manipur Human Rights Commission recommended the state to remove the “disturbed area” status, in force since Dec, 2020. Click to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 3 | 2021

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

Experts slam The Ghana government's draft anti-LGBTI Bill as being violative of a number of human rights. Click to read more: OHCHR The Indonesian army puts an end to the inhumane virginity tests on female cadets of the army. Click to read more: CNN The basic human right to a peaceful protest curbed manifoldly by … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 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 | 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

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

Racial Discrimination Amidst COVID19: Double Whammy for the North-Eastern Community

Although India was ill-prepared to face the health and economic hazards brought in by Covid-19; it was rather oblivious to the possibility of discrimination and social intolerance emerging as an accessory to such hazards. Covid-19 has given birth to a new way of racial polarization by way of ‘hate speech’ against the north eastern community … Continue reading Racial Discrimination Amidst COVID19: Double Whammy for the North-Eastern Community

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