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Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) is a human rights organisation of the nature as contemplated under section 12(i) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 and registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 vide No. RS/CA/243/B/61 of 2002-03 dated 1st October 2002.

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The price of tea from death valley

In seven months last year, 34 people died of starvation or malnutrition-linked diseases on a single tea estate, Bhuvan Valley in southern Barak Valley, when owners temporarily shut operations and stopped paying workers for demanding better conditions and eight months of owed wages. Writes Amanda Hodge in The Australian. (Read more)

Assam: Heal thy injuries in/ of Bodoland

In the fragmented imagination of a homeland in ethnic territories of Assam, comparatively later migrants are perceived and portrayed as a demographic threat. The issue is whether a majoritarian ethnic ownership over land and territory need to portray the presence of migrants as necessarily illegal. The issue keeps the ethnic pots boiling much after there is a cut-off criterion is drawn out in Assam Accord, 1985 as well as in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Accord, 2003.  (Read more)

Custodial death of Ajijur Rahman in the aftermath of communal clash in Assam

An aged person named Mr Ajijur Rahman was picked up from his residence at Kalain under the Katigorah police station in the district of Cachar (Assam) by a raiding police team led by Mr Y T Gyatsu, a probationary Indian Police Service (IPS) officer posted as Additional Superintendent of Police at the Cachar police headquarters at Silchar in the night between 6 and 7 July 2012 and was tortured to death in the lock-up of Kalain police patrol post. (Read more)

Reports on hunger deaths in Assam

Residents of a tea garden in India are dying reportedly of hunger. Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has so far learnt about 15 recent deaths, prima facie, caused by starvation, malnutrition and lack of proper medical care in the Bhuvan Valley Tea Estate, a tea garden owned by a private company based in Kolkata, in the district of Cachar in North-East Indian state of Assam. (Read more here, or read the first reportupdate iupdate iiupdate iiiupdate ivupdate vupdate viupdate vii, update viii.) (Please Sign petition here supporting campaign to save the labourers.)

Forest dwellers deprived of their livelihood and facing forcible eviction due to land-grab in Assam

Around 300 families of traditional forest dwellers in and around Patharia forest reserve in Karimganj district of the North Eastern state of Assam have forcibly been deprived of their sources of livelihood and now living under severe threat of imminent eviction from their dwelling houses by some businessmen who reportedly grabbed lands measuring approximately 130 hectares (330 acres) reportedly for rubber plantation in a village where the families of the forest dwellers have been living for generations depending on the forest produces for livelihood. The forest dwellers were asked to leave the areas soon and threatened with murders, rape and jail. (Read more and view photos) (Read update 1)

AFSPA: A blotch on democracy in India

The Asian Human Rights Commission, REDRESS Trust UK, and Human Rights Alert, Manipur, India jointly authored and published a report on the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 titled: The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 in Manipur and other States of the Northeast of India: Sanctioning repression in violation of India’s human rights obligations on 18 August, 2011. (Read more)

Submission of BHRPC to the UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions (Read the full submission or read the press release)

Submission of BHRPC to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs in Barak Valley (Read more)

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BARAK HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION COMMITTEE,
Rongpur Part-iv (Near Uco Bank),
Silchar-788009, Assam, India.
Email: bhrpc.ne@gmail.com

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