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Losing Sight in Kashmir: The Impact of Pellet-Firing Shotguns

Pellet-firing shotguns, which have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing hundreds of people in Kashmir, must be immediately banned,…

September 13, 2017

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SC verdict on triple talaq a step forward for women’s rights in India

Responding to the Supreme Court’s verdict today declaring the practice of talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director at Amnesty International…

September 11, 2017

Indian activists take part in a protest rally against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh at the India Gate memorial in New Delhi on September 6, 2017. Indian activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation on September 6 into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sent shockwaves across the country. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Prominent Indian Journalist Killed Amid Growing Attacks on Dissent

The killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh by gunmen outside her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night raises alarms about the…

September 6, 2017

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Peaceful protests are not a crime

Responding to the arrest of Medha Patkar, of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), Asmita Basu, Programmes Director at Amnesty International…

August 10, 2017

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Justice Under Trial: A study of pre-trial detention in India

Around 2.8 lakh Indians are being held in prison during their trials or awaiting trial, without having been convicted of…

July 12, 2017

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The arrest and detention of Dalit activists in Lucknow by the Uttar Pradesh police for organising a press conference about…

July 4, 2017

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India: Hate crimes against Muslims and rising Islamophobia must be condemned

Indian authorities must ensure that there is no impunity for those responsible for public lynchings and other hate crimes against…

June 28, 2017

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Closure Of Kashmir Newspaper A Setback To Free Speech

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir must revoke an order to stop the printing and publication of Kashmir Reader, a Srinagar-based English…

October 4, 2016

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India: Kashmiri human rights activist re-arrested

Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez has been detained a second time, after a court ordered his release from administrative…

September 21, 2016

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India: Global standards on police use of force violated in Kashmir

Security forces are using arbitrary and excessive force in response to protests in Jammu and Kashmir, violating international standards and…

September 12, 2016

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Amnesty International India responds to sedition allegations

On August 15, a First Information Report was reportedly registered against Amnesty International India with regard to an event held…

August 16, 2016

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India: End of Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike an opportunity to repeal AFSPA

Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila ended her 16-year-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act…

August 10, 2016