Amnesty International annual report country focus: Pakistan.

Abuses by armed groups, discrimination against religious minorities, freedom of expression - journalists at risk, human rights violations in Balochistan and more.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Pakistan - Amnesty International India
Following the release of our annual report, we take a closer look at our work in countries around India.

Amnesty International Annual Report around the South Asia Region - Amnesty International India
“Universities are supposed to be safe spaces for debate and discussion. But the events at Ramjas College are a shameful reminder of how intimidation and threats continue to restrict free speech on university campuses,” said Aakar Patel, Executive Director at Amnesty International India.

Free Speech in Indian Universities under Threat - Amnesty International India
“We cannot passively rely on governments to stand up for human rights, we the people have to take action. With politicians increasingly willing to demonize entire groups of people, the need for all of us to stand up for the basic values of human dignity and equality everywhere has seldom been clearer,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty International.

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Amnesty International Annual Report 2017 (South Asia): ‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division - Amnesty International India
"Amnesty International India released its report on the status of the cases of the seven women, who filed FIRs regarding the mass assaults, rapes and gangrapes that took place in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in 2013. The Amnesty report points out the difficulties faced by the women who filed these FIRs, including the threats and intimidation they have faced. The report was released in time for...
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Photo Essay: The Muzzafarnagar Gangrape Survivors' Struggle For Justice - The Ladies Finger
Amnesty International India filed Right to Information applications to every central and district jail in India, and the replies we received revealed that the system is virtually broken at various levels.

Several undertrials we spoke to said that they were not told that they were entitled to legal aid lawyers.

Dark Truth About Undertrials: No Legal Aid & Inhumane Treatment
Amnesty International India conducted a panel discussion on Friday about Assimilation and Racism: Being African & studying in India.

"The problem is that the government still looks at the African student population as a law and order issue. Unfortunately, even the Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) doesn't factor in many unfair experiences that these students go through in their...
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Racism stems from lack of education: African students - Times of India
Panel discussion: Assimilation and racism: A conversation about being African and studying in India
“Has the society become safer for women after the gory incident that shook the conscience of the nation? It is perpetrators who should hide their names. We are proud of our daughter,”


Delhi rape victim's parents call for her real name to be used to end stigma
Human Rights Defenders and village community are protesting today in Pelma village (Raigarh) against the coal mining companies.

They have mobilized people from different coal block areas of Raigarh and want to pass a resolution in the gram sabha against the human rights violations, and are also asking to strengthen Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, (PESA) in the 5th schedule...
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Ghazala was gang-raped in a sugarcane field. She asked for her case to be transferred out of Muzaffarnagar because she feared harm would come to her and her family.
Read the digest of our Twitter chat on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots briefing with the fantastic Genderlog from earlier today

Twitter Chat on “Losing Faith - The Muzaffarnagar gang-rape survivors’ struggle for justice” - Amnesty International India
यूपी चुनावों में कुछ लोग आशा की किरण ढूंढ रहे हैं. पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश में 2013 में भड़के दंगों से हजारों लोगों की जिंदगियां बिखर गई थीं और अब भी बहुत सारे लोगों को इंसाफ का इंतजार है. खास तौर से उन महिलाओं को जिनके साथ बलात्कार हुए और गुनाहगार अब भी खुले घूम रहे हैं.

कैराना से ग्राउंड रिपोर्ट : 2013 के दंगों के जख्म अब भी हैं हरे
Bano filed an FIR about her gang-rape in September 2013. The intimidation started soon after.
The researches on our briefing on gang-rapes during the Muzaffarnagar riots will be holding a Twitter chat with Genderlog at 12pm today - join the conversation.

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Today, we collaborated with the Bangalore City Police to create a mural along with police at Ashok Nagar Police Station, to represent how all parts of the community are welcome, and to ensure that the station is an open and non-judgmental place for all women of Bengaluru. #readytoreport
PELMA CHALO - Coal mining affected communities in Pelma panchayat, in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh are marching today to call for proper implementation of the Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, a central law which requires gram sabhas (village assemblies) to be consulted before land is acquired for development projects. Communities are responding to new mining projects that are...
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How Chhattisgarh adivasis taught the State a lesson
“Impunity for rape and other violence against women is a serious issue in India, and perpetrators deserve to be punished. But this must be done within the rule of law,” said Aakar Patel. “Politicians cannot decide that certain people do not have human rights.”

Minister’s claim to have ordered torture must be investigated - Amnesty International India
2013 Muzaffarnagar riots: Seven women came forward to file complaints of gang-rape. After more than three years, these women still await justice. #InsaafBaakiHai

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