Amnesty international india to launch new report on human rights violations in jammu and kashmir

Amnesty international india informed new report on lack of justice and accountability for human rights voilations by security force personnel in jammu kashmir. The report, “Denied: failure in accountability for human rights voilations by security faced in several cases of human rights violations belived to have been committed by indian security force personnel in jammu…

US report highlights ‘widespread corruption’ in India

Even as it praised India for holding “the largest democratic elections in history”, the US on Thursday highlighted “police and security force abuses” and “widespread corruption” among its “most significant human rights problems”. “India’s parliamentary contest in April 2014 was one of the largest elections in history,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in his…

YouTube launches eyewitness video ‘newswire’

YouTube announced plans on Thursday for a “newswire” of eyewitness videos and a separate project on videos related to social justice and human rights. In partnership with the social news group Storyful, the YouTube Newswire will be “a curated feed of the most newsworthy eyewitness videos of the day, which have been verified by Storyful’s…

Pay Rs 1 lakh to rape victim: NHRC to govt

The commission also sought a compliance report with a proof of payment within six weeks from the city government. A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by an employee of the city government’s LNJP Hospital on October 2, 2013. According to NHRC, the city government, in response to the commission’s show cause notice, had said “the…

Amnesty India sends submissions to land bill committee

Human rights organisation Amnesty International India has sent a submission to the joint parliamentary committee on land bill, flagging its concerns about lack of consent, social impact assessment and consultation under the amended legislation. In its seven-page submission, the organisation said that, “if passed into law in its current form, the Bill will undermine the…