INDIA: The Bogey of Public Inconvenience to Snatch the Right To Protest

INDIA: The Bogey of Public Inconvenience to Snatch the Right To Protest

Democracies across the world are defined by the virtue of the right to protest. Yet, in India, that fancies itself as the largest democracy of the world, the governments are seen to be chipping off that very right by raising the bogey of public inconvenience. They have mobilised people, mostly their party members, to evenContinue Reading INDIA: The Bogey of Public Inconvenience to Snatch the Right To Protest

INDIA: Authorities demolish 100s of houses in Kathputali Colony, resulting in death of infant

INDIA: Authorities demolish 100s of houses in Kathputali Colony, resulting in death of infant

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-004-2017 3 November 2017 —————————————————— INDIA: Authorities demolish 100s of houses in Kathputali Colony, resulting in death of infant ISSUES: Labour rights; land rights; poverty & adequate standard of living; right to food; right to redress; threats and intimidation; violence against women —————————————————— DearContinue Reading INDIA: Authorities demolish 100s of houses in Kathputali Colony, resulting in death of infant

INDIA: Paddy crop failure hits Nuapada farmers hard

INDIA: Paddy crop failure hits Nuapada farmers hard

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-003-2016 29 November 2016 —————————————————— INDIA: Paddy crop failure hits Nuapada farmers hard ISSUES: Indigenous people; institutional reform; labour rights; land rights; poverty & adequate standard of living; right to food; right to redress —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) hasContinue Reading INDIA: Paddy crop failure hits Nuapada farmers hard

INDIA: Their house demolished, poor family exposed to the elements

INDIA: Their house demolished, poor family exposed to the elements

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-002-2016 30 September 2016 —————————————————— INDIA: Their house demolished, poor family exposed to the elements ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; corruption; impunity; rule of law, forced evictions. —————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from localContinue Reading INDIA: Their house demolished, poor family exposed to the elements

INDIA: Another starvation death at Dumchipara Tea Garden

INDIA: Another starvation death at Dumchipara Tea Garden

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-001-2016 22 July 2016 —————————————————— INDIA: Another starvation death at Dumchipara Tea Garden ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; corruption; impunity; rule of law —————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM about yet another starvationContinue Reading INDIA: Another starvation death at Dumchipara Tea Garden

INDIA: Woeful child malnutrition persists amidst wonderful schemes

INDIA: Woeful child malnutrition persists amidst wonderful schemes

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission A social justice bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising justices Madan B. Lokur and U.U. Lalit recently lambasted the government yet again for its failure in implementing welfare schemes for children belonging to the lower strata of society. The Court stressed the “mismatch” between theContinue Reading INDIA: Woeful child malnutrition persists amidst wonderful schemes

INDONESIA: Army forcibly sealing off houses in Gunung Sari, ignoring legal procedures

INDONESIA: Army forcibly sealing off houses in Gunung Sari, ignoring legal procedures

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-008-2015 July 24, 2015 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Army forcibly sealing off houses in Gunung Sari, ignoring legal procedures ISSUES: Forced eviction, housing rights, law enforcement, violence against women ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the sealing off ofContinue Reading INDONESIA: Army forcibly sealing off houses in Gunung Sari, ignoring legal procedures

PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims

PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERTS PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Update: AHRC-HAU-003-2015 14 May 2015 ——————————————- [RE: AHRC-HAU-002-2015: PHILIPPINES: Authorities continue demolition drive against Laguna Lakeshore Community ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger; land rights, police violence, right to food, rule ofContinue Reading PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims

INDIA: 75 bonded labourers including 40 children were released

INDIA: 75 bonded labourers including 40 children were released

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding 75 bonded labourers working in a brick kiln in Bangalore who were released on 16th and 17th, September. The AHRC has released a hunger alert case urging the administration of Balangir district as well as of Bangalore city to secure redress for the labourers and the children. The civil groups in Orissa who have been trying to get the bonded labourers released from the brick kiln worked closely with the relevant officials who raised the issue of redress for the victims. Forty out of 75 labourers are children. The six month-old son of Ashok, one of the bonded labourers is currently hospitalised for medical care. The AHRC further urges the state government to take legal action against the brick kiln owner and to pr ovide rehabilitation for all victims. Read more about INDIA: 75 bonded labourers including 40 children were released