Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Human rights

Activists behind anti-CAA campaigns in Europe form human rights group

A coalition of human rights defenders in India and Europe formed the Collective Against the Violation and Abuse of Civil and Human Rights - (CAVACH), aiming to highlight state sponsored atrocities by the Indian Government.

‘Stop criminalising human rights defenders’, EU human rights body writes to Amit Shah

European Union Committee for Human rights writes a letter to Indian Home minister Amit Shah 'expressing serious concern' about the recent arrests of students...

Sri Lanka arrests Muslims under draconian act. Rights groups raise concerns for safety of community

“Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to prosecute those responsible for the horrific Easter Sunday attacks last year, but the arrests should be lawful, and not used to vilify an entire community,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director. “The recent arrests of well-known Muslims, combined with biased government actions and rising anti-Muslim hate speech, raise concerns for the broader safety of the Muslim community.”

‘Virus is threat, not people,’ UN chief against targeting communities and hate speech

The coronavirus pandemic is not only a critical public health danger, it is also a human, economic and social emergency that is “fast becoming a human rights crisis”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy brief on shaping an effective, inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human Rights Watch condemns arrests of Teltumbde, Navlakha

"The government should immediately drop all charges under a counterterrorism law against Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha for allegedly inciting caste-based violence along with other activists during a demonstration in Maharashtra state in 2017," HRW said.

Uighurs and global brands – an entanglement of economic interests and human rights

Thousands of Muslims from China's Uighur minority group are working under coercive conditions at factories that supply some of the world's biggest brands. The so-called labor transfer scheme is the latest on the attacks on the community by the government.