Over 4,000 community health workers in Bihar will receive training in human rights over the next three months as part of a new certificate course launched by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and Amnesty International India.

NIOS and Amnesty International India launch human rights course for Bihar community health workers - Amnesty International India

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Maharashtra authourities are denying potentially life-saving treatment to professor GN Saibaba. #GNSaibaba

Denying medical treatment to a prisoner is never justified, and can amount to torture. Saibaba has not lost his right to medical care simply because he is in prison.

Necessary medical treatment being denied to Saibaba - Amnesty International India

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The SIT provided a critical opportunity to set things right, but it seems to be wasting its chance. In some years, the eye witnesses of the 1984 massacre will no longer be alive. Even before their demise, though, the killings of 1984 are at risk of being forgotten.
Sanam Sutirath Wazir #chaurasikinainsaafi #insaaf84

Three decades of Impunity - Amnesty International India

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Bhanwari Devi's courage and persistence laid the foundation for India's landmark laws related to sexual harassment at the workplace.

Bhanwari Devi: The rape that led to India's sexual harassment law - BBC News

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New Punjab government must support struggle for justice for 1984 Sikh massacre.

Amnesty International India organised the discussion to discuss the campaign, the functioning of the SIT, and its potential to provide justice for the victims and survivors of the massacre.
“as a historic partner of the people of Myanmar, it is incumbent upon India to support the struggle for justice and human rights accountability as well, especially in light of the gruesome details of human rights violations that have emerged from Rakhine State since October 2016” - Raghu Menon, Advocacy Manager, Amnesty International India

India Has Special Responsibility to Help Myanmar Address Rohingya Issue: UN Expert

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A similar incident occurred in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district, where three manual scavengers died of asphyxiation on Monday in an underground sewage tank.

Tamil Nadu: Three manual scavengers die while cleaning underground sewage tank in Cuddalore

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Here’s an update on the Bangalore manual scavenging case:

The case was registered in Bayappanahalli Police Station under Sec. 304 IPC & Sec.8 of Prohibition of employment as manual scavengers and rehabilitation Act-2013. The following three people have been arrested:

1. AGM (Projects) and in-charge of Bengaluru projects;
2. Sub-contractor on behalf of RAMKY Infrastructure Ltd;
3. Manager...
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Hartosh Singh Bal sheds light on mob violence during the 1984 Sikh massacre,at the Youth Conference, 2017.
How much longer must the survivors wait for justice? #chaurasikinainsaafi
The legal rights programme, mandated by Centre, was not administered in a majority of jails. Several undertrials whom Amnesty International India spoke to said that they were not told that they were entitled to legal aid lawyers. Legal aid lawyers are poorly paid, and often over-burdened with cases. And there is no monitoring mechanism to evaluate the quality of legal aid representation in...
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Act on the CJI’s plea for adequate legal aid for all

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Amnesty International India is organising Conversations '84 at the Chandigarh Press Club to discuss the hope for justice for victims of the 1984 Sikh massacre.
The new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, must publicly withdraw his previous inflammatory statements against Muslims and other religious minorities, Amnesty International India said today.

Uttar Pradesh: New Chief Minister must retract previous statements against Muslims - Amnesty International India

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Listen to Harminder Kaur give a brief historical overview of the 1984 Delhi Sikh massacre at the Youth Conference, 2017.
The new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, must publicly withdraw his previous inflammatory statements against Muslims and other religious minorities, Amnesty International India said today.

Uttar Pradesh: New Chief Minister must retract previous statements against Muslims - Amnesty International India

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Adityanath’s toxic ideas must not become part of his governance. By demonizing Muslims, he has increased religious divisions and put ordinary people at risk of discrimination, hostility and violence. As the head of the Uttar Pradesh government, he must disown his poisonous statements, and ensure that his administration respects the rights of people of all faiths.

Uttar Pradesh: New Chief Minister must retract previous statements against Muslims - Amnesty International India

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The SIT formed by the Home Ministry has received its third extension. Let us demand that the SIT completes its investigation and finally brings justice for the survivors of the 1984 Delhi Sikh massacre. #insaaf84
“More than 600,000 Indians live in Qatar making them the biggest migrant worker community. The Indian government must use its influence as a permanent Governing Body member to make sure the ILO’s scrutiny keeps up the pressure on Qatar to deliver substantial reforms which protect the rights of its nationals,” said Aakar Patel, Executive Director at Amnesty International India.

UN agency must keep up pressure on Qatar as government’s migrant labour reforms fall short - Amnesty International India

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