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Dow Shareholders Must Help Ensure Justice for Victims of Bhopal Disaster

Bhopal is not a case of the past. The human rights abuses resulting from the gas leak and site contamination are unresolved and ongoing.

April 10, 2024

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Global: Dow’s Failure to Offer Remedy for Bhopal Disaster Has Created a “Sacrifice Zone”

This catastrophe remains immediate and urgent for people whose own health is ruined, or whose children were born with disabilities or who are being poisoned now through the contaminated local soil and water.

March 28, 2024

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India: Authorities Must Immediately Stop Unjust Targeted Demolition of Muslim Properties

Amnesty International reports document punitive demolition of Muslim properties in at least five states with a widespread use of JCB bulldozers as brand of choice in a hate campaign against the minority community.

February 7, 2024

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Fresh Evidence of Police Misuse of Tear Gas Leading to Protesters’ Deaths and Injuries – Updated Investigative Website

Amnesty International today published new evidence of the misuse of tear gas by security forces in several countries in the second half of 2020, including during protests around the election in Uganda, the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA, and in the repression of protesters in Lebanon.

February 1, 2021

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Six Months Since Delhi Riots, Delhi Police Continue to Enjoy Impunity Despite Rights Violations

The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020, yet in the last six months not a single investigation has been opened into the human rights violations committed by the Delhi police - before, during and after the violence, said Amnesty International India today as it released a new investigative briefing. The riots in North-East district of Delhi between February 23 and 29 claimed the lives of more than 50 people, the majority of whom were Muslims and injured more than 500. After speaking to 50 riots survivors,…

August 27, 2020

Customers queue to enter an India Post office to collect their pensions during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Kolkata on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP) (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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Government in India Must Act As Lives At Risk In Overcrowded Detention Centers In Assam

While steps taken by the Assam Government to release over 700 prisoners to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak are welcome, the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal must ensure that those declared foreigners and detained across the six detention centres of Assam are also released immediately, said Amnesty International India today.

April 7, 2020

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 28: Indians travel on a horse drawn vehicle on a deserted road as a nationwide lockdown continues in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 28, 2020 in New Delhi, India. India is under a 21-day lockdown to fight the spread of the virus while security personnel on the roads are enforcing the restrictions in many cases by using force, the workers of country's unorganized sector are bearing the brunt of the curfew-like situation. The lockdown has already disproportionately hurt marginalized communities due to loss of livelihood and lack of food, shelter, health, and other basic needs. The lockdown has left tens of thousands of out-of-work migrant workers stranded, with rail and bus services shut down. According to international labour organisations 90 percent of India's workforce is employed in the informal sector and most do not have access to pensions, sick leave, paid leave or any kind of insurance. The closing of state borders has caused disruption in the supply of essential goods, leading to inflation and fear of shortages. Reports on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is preparing a massive bailout for the underprivileged sections of the country and will hand over the aid through direct cash transfers. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

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Battle Against COVID-19 in India Must Not Leave Behind the Poor and Marginalized

The three-week nation-wide lockdown to battle the COVID-19 pandemic in India have left millions of migrant workers stranded and the poor struggling to access essential services across the country. The policies and schemes that are being planned and implemented to battle the pandemic by the Government of India must alleviate and not aggravate the hardships of the poor and marginalized communities in India, said Amnesty International India. On March 24, 2020, in a televised address Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nation-wide lock down, imposed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. “India…

March 28, 2020

Bangladeshi volunteer sprays disinfectant inside vehicles on the street during a government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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As COVID-19 spreads in South Asia, fears rise for people at higher risk

As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International calls on the authorities there to put human rights at the heart of their responses and intensify efforts to protect marginalized and vulnerable groups at higher risk, including daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers and prisoners. The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to break into thousands of cases in South Asia as more governments across the region this week imposed strict lockdowns and curfews amid fears the virus will strike densely populated areas, overwhelming woefully inadequate healthcare facilities and…

March 26, 2020

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KASHMIR, INDIA - MARCH 19, 2020 : A man wears a face mask, walks past a closed shops during restrictions imposed by the authorities following the first positive case of the coronavirus in Srinagar, Kashmir. - PHOTOGRAPH BY Saqib Bhat / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Saqib Bhat/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

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India: Mitigate Risks Of COVID-19 for the People of Jammu and Kashmir by Immediately Restoring Full Access to Internet Services

In wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir must restore full access to internet services in the region of Jammu and Kashmir and ensure that people have full access to health and safety-related information, said Amnesty International India today.

March 19, 2020

Demonstrators form a human chain to protest against India's new citizenship law, in Kolkata on February 25, 2020, following clashes over the new citizenship law in New Delhi. - Ten people were killed and more than 130 injured in some of the worst sectarian violence in India's capital in years, as rioters went on the rampage in several parts of the city, setting fire to buildings and vehicles and attacking journalists. Protests against a contentious citizenship law descended on February 25 into running battles between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi's northeast, with rioters armed with stones, swords and even guns going on the rampage. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP) (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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Violence Fueled By Hate Speeches Needs Immediate Action By The Indian Government

Political leaders in India who are fuelling hatred and creating a violent environment by making hate speeches must be immediately held accountable, said Amnesty International India today.

February 25, 2020

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MODI-TRUMP MEETING HIGHLIGHTS ANTI-MUSLIM SENTIMENT IN BOTH GOVERNMENTS’ POLICIES

As U.S. President Donald Trump meets Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Amnesty International India and Amnesty International USA issued the below joint statement: “Anti-Muslim sentiment permeates the policies of both U.S. and Indian leaders. For decades, the U.S.-India relationship was anchored by claims of shared values of human rights and human dignity. Now, those shared values are discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers,” said Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA’s executive director. “The internet and political lockdown in Kashmir has lasted for months and the enactment of CAA and the crackdown on protests has shown a leadership…

February 24, 2020

KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2020/01/21: Muslim women hold poster and shout slogan during a rally to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA 2019. (Photo by Ved Prakash/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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New Study Shows Shocking Scale of Abuse on Twitter Against Women Politicians in India

Women politicians in India face a shocking scale of abuse on Twitter, reveals data from a new study titled “Troll Patrol India: Exposing Online Abuse Faced by Women Politicians in India." The study was conducted using crowdsourcing, machine learning and data science. It reviewed hundreds of thousands of tweets sent to 95 women politicians — an analysis on an unprecedented scale in India, said Amnesty International India today.

January 23, 2020