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SRI LANKA/WORLD: Rapid collapse of the secular state

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:23 pm | AHRC

The events that unfolded this week shockingly foretells the story of the very rapid collapse of the secular state in Sri Lanka. Although, the events around which a new melodrama unfolded in Sri Lanka were some trivial events of several warrants issued ... More >>

INDIA: A country where torture is the norm

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:22 pm | AHRC

India is the only country in Asia that has during the past seven decades remained a parliamentary democracy, having elected its government through a transparent and accountable democratic process. Its judiciary is independent, and its administrative ... More >>

INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:21 pm | AHRC

INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly as perpetrators enjoy impunity Torture remains a serious problem in Indonesia, even after 18 years of police and legal reform. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has noted some fundamental problems that prevent ... More >>

Civilian casualties in wake of Philippines’ martial law

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:52 pm | AHRC

Civilian casualties in wake of Philippines’ martial law and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 173 This week Just Asia begins with civilian casualties in the aftermath of martial law imposed in Mindanao, Philippines. One ethnic Moro resident was killed ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Government adding fuel to fan religious violence

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:32 pm | AHRC

Coming on the heels of the recent lynching, killing and attacks in Pakistan on the pretext of blasphemy, the legislative assembly of Pakistan controlled Azad Kashmir has unanimously passed two resolutions regarding the finality of the Prophet Hood ... More >>

NEPAL: 2015 Earthquake: Two years on

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:18 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) remembers with deep sorrow the April 25, 2015 the two devastating earthquakes that stuck Nepal two years ago today. More than 9000 people were killed, and over half a million houses were destroyed in the aftermath ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Meethotamulla tragedy to be duplicated?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:01 pm | AHRC

Dealing with the Meethotamulla waste dump has now become a major national problem for Sri Lanka. At least 30 persons have lost their lives due to the collapse of the waste dump. Many others might have died or suffered serious diseases due to the existence ... More >>

PAKISTAN: The AHRC condemns the lynching of a student

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 2:08 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the brutal murder of a 23-year old student by lynching on the accusation of Blasphemy by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KPK province. More >>

PAKISTAN: State infringes upon the people’s right to freedom

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 1:51 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: State infringes upon the people’s right to freedom of speech By Javeria Younes Intellectual freedom has always been viewed as a threat to hegemonic and tyrannical government, for whom dissent in any form is unacceptable, as it shakes the very foundation ... More >>

INDIA: Anti-Romeo Squads will arrest rule of law

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 9:01 pm | AHRC

First, the facts. Yes, crimes against women are a major problem in Uttar Pradesh. As per the data of the National Crime Records Bureau, the state has the dubious distinction of being the most unsafe Indian state for women in 2015 despite losing ‘top rank’ ... More >>

INDIA: At least 600 farmers’ suicides as Supreme Court waits

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:35 pm | AHRC

The Supreme Court of India is worried about the continuing havoc of farmer suicides in India. It termed it “a sensitive matter of larger public interest and human rights which covers the entire country” this January. The Court has also wondered ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Racial profiling of Pakhtuns to be condemned

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:16 pm | AHRC

Following a suicide attack on Lahore's Mall Road on February 13, which claimed the lives of at least six police officials, Punjab’s law enforcement agencies launched a province-wide crackdown on the ethnic Pakhtun (Pathans) minority. Administrative ... More >>

NEPAL: Police must follow due process

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:17 pm | AHRC

Nepal’s police have arrested Dr. Chandra Kant Raut, popularly known as C.K. Raut, after harassing his wife and children from Janakpurdham-4, Macha Bazar, Dhanusha district. More than a dozen police personnel broke the lock of the gate and harassed ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Government outsources justice dispensation

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:00 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Government outsources justice dispensation It is unimaginable for any democratic, law-abiding society to outsource its key function of justice. And yet, the Government of Pakistan first outsourced the dispensation of justice to the military, ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Supreme Court Judgments of torture

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10:57 pm | AHRC

An Article by Basil Fernando SRI LANKA: Supreme Court Judgments of torture and the state’s failure to protection those in custody By Basil Fernando One more judgement from the Supreme Court on the issue of torture by the Sri Lankan police was added ... More >>

INDIA: Negligent about negligence

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:40 pm | AHRC

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission INDIA: Negligent about negligence: Mass disasters and the Indian State By Urmila Pullat On 9 April 2016, a massive explosion at the Putingal Temple near Paravur in Kollam, Kerala, resulted in the death of more ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Losing the sense of right and wrong

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:38 pm | AHRC

What would happen in a society where there is no sense that murder is a grave wrong to be prevented by the state and the people? The same thing could be asked about rape, sexual abuse of women, children or anyone else, about robbery and theft, extortion ... More >>

SRI LANKA :Absurdities arising out of delays in litigation

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:37 pm | AHRC

A group of people at a workshop identified the following as the basic adverse consequences of delays in litigation: More >>

NEPAL: Terai deaths blot new Constitution

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 10:59 am | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has repeatedly raised the alarm against the killings in Terai; however, they fail to stop. The police have again opened fire, this time on 15 September, a market day. The police firings have resulted in four ... More >>

INDONESIA: Where do you stand on Munir Mr. President?

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10:59 am | AHRC

On 7 September 2004, the Intelligence Agency (BIN) killed prominent Indonesian human rights defender, Mr. Munir Said Thalib, onboard a Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam. He was poisoned by arsenic that was put in his orange juice welcome ... More >>



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