Allow right to peaceful protests in Varanasi, Amnesty urges PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath
The global human rights body also sought an independent probe into all cases of police brutality and prosecution of those responsible for violence against protestors.
JNU violence: Amnesty International criticises Delhi Police for failing to protect students
The Delhi Police remained "shameful bystanders to...
Trump warns Iran against 'another massacre of peaceful protesters'
US President Donald Trump warned Iran against cracking down on protests th...
Modi government faces unprecedented criticism over attacks on JNU students by masked goons
Demands for holding Delhi Police Chief Amulya Patnaik accountable for keeping police as "bystanders" during the attacks, and the removal of JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar for failing to "protect" the dignity of the institute grew louder.
Death penalty debate rages on as court considers plea of Nirbhaya convict
There are over 50 countries that still allow capital punishment and gruesome crimes such as the Nirbhaya gang rape-and-murder case serve as a reminder that the issue of doing away with death penalty is not a settled one. The US-based Death Penalty Information Center states that there are 146 countries that have totally abolished death penalty.
Amnesty International India seeks review of existing legislative regime governing nationality determination
Amnesty argued that the Foreigners Tribunals places the burden of proving one’s Indian citizenship on the person suspected of doubtful nationality. It does not have an appellate body. None of its procedures lay down any guidance on how a reference can be made against a person to the Tribunal.
Right to information practised by govt: Chidambaram's dig over economic data 'suppression'
The former finance minister's remarks come after a media report cited the latest consumption expenditure survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) to claim that consumer spending fell for the first time in more than four decades in 2017-18, primarily driven by slackening rural demand.
CBI raids offices of Amnesty India in New Delhi and Bengaluru
The Central Bureau of Investigation has raided offices of Amnesty International India in Bnagalore and New Delhi over alleged irregularities in foreign funding in connection with violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. A year ago, the ED had raided two of its premises over alleged violation of India’s foreign exchange laws.
CBI raids Amnesty India offices in Bengaluru and New Delhi
"The CBI on Friday conducted searches at the offices of Amnesty International India Private Limited and Indians for Amnesty International Trust in Bengaluru and New Delhi," said Amnesty India in a statement.
CBI raids Amnesty India's offices in Bengaluru over alleged FCRA violations
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team conducted a raid at Amnesty International Group’s office in Bengaluru on November 15. Raid wa...
ED issues show-cause notice to Amnesty International for 'violating' foreign exchange law
ED said the notice was issued, after completion of the probe, under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
Assam is on the brink of a crisis: Aakar Patel, Amnesty India
Amnesty International India strongly urged the Assam Government to ensure that the Foreigners Tribunals function with utmost transparency.
Anti-trafficking bill 'overboard and disproportionate': Amnesty International
The Lok Sabha passed yesterday the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, which provides for confidentiality of victims, witnesses and complainants, time-bound trials and repatriation of the victims.
Indian courts gave 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty International
The number of death sentences imposed last year were 27 fewer than the 136 in 2016, the human rights organisation said in its report, "Death Sentences and Executions 2017".
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