PRESS RELEASE

Voters of Silchar prepare their own manifesto

Voters of Silchar constituency gathered today at Madhya Sahar Sanskritik Samiti Hall and prepared their own manifesto for upcoming parliamentary election. For this purpose a civil society consultation was organized by Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) in collaboration with Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, a national forum of about 3000 civil society groups. Through the day-long discussion that started at about 11 am a list of 40 demands were prepared as people’s manifesto. (Read more)

Government must heed Manipur panel’s findings and end impunity for fake encounters

An independent panel set up by India’s Supreme Court to investigate six alleged extrajudicial executions in the northeastern state of Manipur has found damning evidence of impunity and abuse of special powers by security forces, resulting in widespread human rights violations. (Read more)

Poor state of juvenile justice in Assam: ACHR

“Assam’s negligence of juvenile justice is astounding. It failed to set up seven new Open Shelters during 2011 despite availability of funds under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development,” ACHR director Suhas Chakma said over phone from New Delhi. (Read more)

Rights group asks panel to remove prior-permission requirement clause

In its submission to the Justice Verma Committee set up in the wake of the gruesome rape on December 16th in New Delhi,Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that at least 45 custodial rapes took place between 2002 and 2010 as per the complaints registered by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The NHRC registered two cases during 2009-2010, four cases during 2008-2009, 18 cases during 2007-2008, 10 cases during 2006-2007, five cases during 2005-2006, four cases during 2004-05, nil in 2003-04 and two cases during 2002-2003. (Read more)

Assam: Consultation held on human rights situation in Barak valley

NHRC asks for Assam’s response on its findings of violence-victims’ plight (Read more)

India: Proposed reform in criminal justice administration takes away basic human rights and freedom (Read more )

NHRC moved over custodial death and communal clash in Assam (Read more)

NHRC moved over harassment of activists in Assam (Read more)

NHRC seeks report on extra-judicial killings in Manipur (Read more)

UN recommends repeal of AFSPA (Read more)

India dodged recommendation for repeal of AFSPA: WGHR (Read more)

NHRC pulls up Assam over hunger deaths and rights violations (Read more)

NHRC to hear starvation deaths and rights violation cases in North East India (Read more)

Assam police charge a government doctor of raping his patient (Read more)

Inquiry ordered into death of a new born baby for alleged negligence of doctors (Read more)

Another death in starving tea garden of Assam (Read more)

Other civil society groups corroborate hunger deaths in Assam tea garden

Mega Dams In North-East India: Are They Necessary?

‘Assam police yet to achieve its legitimacy and lawfulness’, reports police body

The Assam government’s eviction drive in Karimganj violates human rights (Read more)

Indian reserve battalion soldiers assault a physician in Assam (Read more)

UN envoy asks India to repeal AFSPA and other draconian laws (Read his statement)

NHRC takes up Assam land-grabbing and destruction of forest case (Read more)

BHRPC submits cases of extra-judicial executions in Barak valley to the Special Rapporteur (Read the press release or read the full submission)

Two more deaths again in Assam tea garden (Read more)

Assam government’s actions in starvation deaths are inadequate and misleading (Read more)

Two more people died in Assam tea garden (Read more)

Situation of hunger deteriorates in Assam tea garden (Read more)

Rights group seeks probe into starvation deaths (Read more)

Swami Agnivesh writes to Assam CM on starvation deaths in Bhuvan valley (Read more)

Rights groups concerned over hunger situation in Bhuvan valley (Read more)

‘NAPM condemns arrest and harassment of anti-dam protesters in Assam’ (Read more)

People fast for repeal of AFSPA at Silchar, Assam. (Read more)

BHRPC to observe fasting and demonstration for repeal of AFSPA  (Read more)

BHRPC condemns attack on anti-AFSPA campaigners  (Read more)

BHRPC to continue its fight for human rights (Read more)

Rights groups demand release of Akhil Gogoi (Read more)

BHRPC to hold demonstration on Akhil Gogoi (Read more)

BHRPC denounces firing on deomnstration in Guwahati (Read more)

People fast for Jan Lokpal at Silchar, Assam (Read more)

BHRPC to fast to denounce crackdown on anti corruption protest (Read more)

ASCW issues notice to SP, Cachar concerning a case of domestic violence (Read more)

People of Barak valley march against corruption, demand Jan Lokpal Bill  (Read more) and (Read the invitation here)

BHRPC hails Supreme Court order granting bail to Dr. Binayak Sen

BHRPC files case at NHRC in the matter of assault on reporters at Assam University

BHRPC Statement Demanding Release of Dr. Binayak Sen and of Repeal Repressive Laws

BHRPC Statement on PM’s Zero-tolerance Policy on Human Rights Violations

Statement of Human Rights Groups on the Situation in Manipur

Statement of BHRPC Regarding False Charge, Illegal Detention and Torture of a Boy in Cachar, Assam by Army


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