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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

April 7, 2020

Indians travel on a horse drawn vehicle on a deserted road as a nationwide lockdown continues
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…

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…

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…

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…

February 25, 2020

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As U.S. President Donald Trump meets Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Amnesty International India and Amnesty International USA issued…

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…

January 23, 2020