Archive for the ‘India’ Category
(New Delhi) – India should eliminate coercive female sterilization practices as it implements plans for the expanded contraceptive services it announced at an international conference in London, Human Rights Watch and two reproductive health rights networks, the Coalition Against Two Child Norm and Coercive Population Policiesa
(Mumbai) – Indian officials need to immediately open transparent and impartial criminal investigations into recent cases where police have assaulted women, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on the government of India to overhaul its policies and response to women, children, and transgender people who experience violence.
(Delhi) – Indian authorities should drop sedition cases against peaceful protesters opposed to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu state. At least 3,500 people are facing police investigations into allegations of sedition and “waging war” against the state for protesting against the plant in Kudankulam, according to a recent report by local activists.
(New Delhi) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should make human rights a central part of his discussions with government officials during his visit to India, Human Rights Watch said today. Ban is scheduled to visit India from April 25 to 27, 2012, and is scheduled to discuss regional and global issues with the country's senior leaders.
(New York) – The Indian government should halt the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who has been on death row since August 2007 for the assassination of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 27, 2012, a court in Chandigarh refused a request for a stay of execution and ordered that the hanging proceed on March 31.
(New York) – Authorities in India’s Gujarat state are subverting justice, protecting perpetrators, and intimidating those promoting accountability 10 years after the anti-Muslim riots that killed nearly 2,000 people, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Brussels) – The presidents of the European Counciland the European Commission should make human rights a central part of their discussions with Indian officials at the EU-India summit on strategic partnership on February 10, 2012, in New Delhi, Human Rights Watch said today.