Monatsarchiv: März 2024

Bhopal: 40 Years of Injustice

December 2024 marks 40 years since the Bhopal gas leak disaster in Madhya Pradesh state, India. This was one of the worst industrial catastrophes and corporate negligence cases in living memory. This report provides an update on the situation of Bhopal survivors since 2014, when Amnesty last reported comprehensively on the case. Zum Bericht: Bhopal: Weiterlesen

Joint letter to GANHRI on review of NHRCI’s accreditation status

We, the undersigned, are writing to bring to your attention serious concerns regarding the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI) ahead of the fifth review of its accreditation status by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA). On 9 March 2023, several signatories to this letter had written Weiterlesen

Crackdown on opposition reaches a crisis point ahead of national elections

Responding to the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi state Chief Minister and opposition leader from the Aam Aadmi Party, along with freezing of bank accounts of another leading opposition party, Indian National Congress, Aakar Patel, chair of board at Amnesty International India, said: “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Indian government’s crackdown on peaceful dissent Weiterlesen

India: Immediately release Irfan Mehraj – A call from civil society on the first anniversary of his continuing arbitrary detention

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call for the immediate and unconditional release of Kashmiri journalist and human rights defender Irfan Mehraj. While on a professional assignment on 20 March 2023, Mehraj was summoned for questioning and arbitrarily detained by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Srinagar under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Weiterlesen

Citizenship Amendment Act is a blow to Indian constitutional values and international standards

The operationalization of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 is a blow to the Indian constitutional values of equality and religious non-discrimination and inconsistent and incompatible with India’s international human rights obligations, said Amnesty International today. Citizenship Amendment Act is a blow to Indian constitutional values and international standards Weiterlesen