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INDIA: A Botched Up Counter Insurgency Operation And Murders Most Foul

Friday, 10 December 2021, 7:34 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Fifteen people including one soldier were killed in Mon district of the North Eastern state of Nagaland in India in what the security forces are calling a botched up operation that unfolded in several batches. Though the details of the botched up encounter ... More >>

A Statement By The Asian Human Rights Commission On Indonesia's Revision Of The Prosecutor's Law

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6:52 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

November 30, 2021 INDONESIA: Increasing Authority of the Prosecutor's Office in the Revision of the Prosecutor's Law is in fact a Breaking of the Law The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) supports the Commission for the Disappearances and Victims ... More >>

Nepal: Long March To Justice

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 6:52 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

A group of 14 persons mostly women, arrived in Kathmandu from the Nepalgunj District. They walked all the way which is almost over 500 kilometres. The group started their long march for justice on 14 September 2021. After being denied justice by the local ... More >>

INDIA: Annual Mystery fever returns to kill dozens

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 3:38 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Mystery fevers are no strangers to many states in India. They keep returning, almost annually, leaving a death toll behind. They make news with their onset, media follows the trails, deaths subside and then the trails go cold. Other than this almost orchestrated ... More >>

WORLD: Measuring the impact of advocacy programmes

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 3:27 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

BY Basil Fernando “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The word advocacy is used for various purposes and in each case, there is a different connotation attached to it. Commercial advertisements advocate the ... More >>

SRI LANKA: How Can Unscrupulous Lawyers Manipulate Delays In The Law?

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 7:01 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

By Basil Fernando This article is about the manner in which unscrupulous lawyers could manipulate delays in the law to their personal advantage. This type of behavior is now a permanent feature in Sri Lanka’s legal system. Analysis of the methods ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Activist languishing in jail

Friday, 29 November 2019, 4:48 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

One month since Professor Muhammad Ismail was arbitrarily detained, he is still languishing in prison on trumped-up charges of ‘hate speech’, ‘spreading false information’ and ‘cyberterrorism’. CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance ... More >>

INDIA: Fighting Supremacist Majoritarianism a must

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:24 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The world is celebrating the 53rd International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today, on March 21. Sadly, the day marks an ironic, melancholic moment in India. Often referred to as the largest democracy in the world, India is now witnessing ... More >>

Sympathies to the victims of the massacre in New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:06 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) extends its deepest sympathies to the victims of the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. We urge all the governments and the people of the world to support New Zealand’s efforts to deal with the situation ... More >>

INDIA: Flawed and divisive Citizenship Bill

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 5:19 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

With reports of violence over the passage of the flawed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha across all seven states in the region, India’s North East is on the boil. The Bill, notwithstanding its confusing use of the word immigrants for ... More >>

NEPAL: Government’s only policy is to control NGOs

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:46 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

NEPAL: Government’s only policy is to control NGOs and restrict press freedom More >>

INDIA: reduction in poverty laudable but not enough

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 2:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The United Nations Development Programme’s recently released 2018 Multi- dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) lauds India for a massive reduction in multi-dimensional poverty in the country. The MPI goes beyond looking merely at income to understand how people ... More >>

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

NEPAL: Government finally agrees to medical reforms after 27 days of Dr. Govinda K.C.’s hunger strike More >>

INDIA: Public official’s escorts assault High Court lawyer

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:23 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission has taken note of the aggressive treatment meted out to Mr. Sevananda Laimayum by a Government official and his escorts. Mr. Sevananda Laimayum is an advocate, serving as the treasurer in the High Court of Manipur’s ... More >>

Situation in Jammu & Kashmir

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:49 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) welcome today’s important report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva. This is the first report by the ... More >>

INDONESIA: Terrorist attacks need immediate evaluation

Monday, 14 May 2018, 7:55 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the terrorist attacks and suicide bombings which occurred in several churches in Surabaya, East Java Province. We note that the attacks resulted in at least 11 people killed and 41 injured. When ... More >>

INDIA: Inclusion and the right to dignity

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:13 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

On the morning of April 3, the front pages of newspapers told us of violent protests by Dalits in northern India the day before. They had opposed the dilution by the Supreme Court, in its order of March 20, 2018, of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled ... More >>

Indonesian Death Row and Problems of Unfair Trial

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:35 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

In the last two years, under the government of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla, the execution of death row inmates in Indonesia has occurred frequently. The government has said the executions are conducted due to the state of emergency ... More >>

Acquittal is a shocking travesty of justice

Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:06 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On March 13 2018, the Third Judicial Magistrate at the First Class Court in Mangalore acquitted Pramod Muthalik , and 25 other members of the Sri Rama Sene of the 2009 assault of several women in a Amnesia, a Mangalore pub. The Sri Ram Sene is a right-wing ... More >>

NEPAL: Withdraw the case filed against AHRC and others

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:18 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

NEPAL: Withdraw the case filed with malicious intention against the Asian Human Rights Commission and other individuals More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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