Weekly Roundup Episode 28

Today the AHRC releases the 28th Episode of the Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup.

In this week’s programmewe report on encouraging new legislation in Sindh Province in Pakistan, banning child marriage under 18-years of age.

We show disturbing footage of police torture in Jammu and Kashmir with a report of India’s “gangsters in uniform”.

Also in India, we talk to prominent Indian social activist Harsh Mander about the serious violence that rocked western Assam earlier this month and we show some shocking footage shot by a survivor in one of the worst affected villages.

Back in Pakistan’s Punjab province, fake police encounter killings continue. This time, however, one of the victims was still alive and desperately crying for help when he was dumped at the morgue.

Trigger-happy security personnel in Papua, Indonesia, have injured several civilians when police opened fire on protesters.

We analyse the absence of Rule of Law in Bangladesh, as the notorious Rapid Action Battalion is accused of further abductions and murders.

Finally, in Voices of Survivors this week, we talk to courageous journalist TongamRinafrom Arunachal Pradesh, India. TongamRina was shot and critically injured in 2012.

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