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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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UN Special Rapporteurs express concerns over discriminatory procedure of NRC updation in Assam

Four special rapporteurs of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHCR) have jointly written to Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj expressing “serious concern” over the discrimination of “members of Bengali Muslim minority in Assam” in getting “access to and enjoyment of citizenship status on the basis of their ethnic and religious minority status”.  (Read more)

BHRPC representation to JPC on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) submitted its views and suggestions on the proposed bill to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on 9 May 2018 at camp at National Institute of Technology, Silchar in Cachar, Assam. The representation supporting the object sought to be achieved by the bill argued that the language employed defeats that very object and renders the bill violative of the constitution of India as well as international human rights laws as expressed through different United Nations negotiated multinational treaties. (Read more)

Assam: How authorities failed to check rampant child trafficking in Silchar

IN THE LAST DECADE, Assam has emerged as a hub for child trafficking. According to the National Crime Record Bureau’s 2015 data, Assam recorded 1,317 cases of child trafficking that year—the highest for any state in the country. These cases accounted for 38 percent of the national figures. In November 2015, the Crime Investigation Department of Assam released a report stating “at least 4,754 children” in the state had gone missing since 2012. Of these, the report said, 2,753 were girls. The report also said that in 2014 alone, 129 girls were forced into prostitution by traffickers. (Read more)

The sufferings and satisfaction of the forgotten people of the neglected part of Assam called Barak valley

Social psychologists argue that they have two basic functions — to alter the perception of being “happy” as “satisfied” and to turn the notion of “bad” into “good”. These changes, needless to say, drive individuals and collectives towards believing that the wish is fulfilled. In the case of Assam’s Barak Valley, such is the level of satisfaction, analyses Dr Prasenjit Biswas. (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.)

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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