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Book on Death Penalty in India      Download: http://www.nchro.org/images/ebooks/death%20penalty%20book%20for%20web.pdf

 
Vedanta resources' statement on Amnesty report is full of errors and omissions, says Amnesty PDF Print E-mail
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A tribal woman with her child near the mining site of the alumina refinery in Orissa state. Photograph: Parth Sanyal /ReutersAmnesty International today reacted to a statement from Vedanta Resources, which was distributed by a marketing agency in Delhi yesterday, regarding Amnesty’s 9 February report “Don’t Mine Us Out of Existence”. The statement does not address any of the substantive concerns raised by Amnesty International in its report.  Vedanta Resources’ statement is also full of errors and omissions.  For reasons of brevity, Amnesty International has only dealt with the main errors and omissions in the statement below.

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Seeking Justice for Joel Elliott PDF Print E-mail
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Joel Elliott, an award-winning American freelance journalist, working as a staff writer at Caravan magazine in Delhi since May this year, has charged “six to seven hours of beating and torture” by Delhi Police, for intervening while the cops were thrashing another man. Delhi Police, on its part, insists that Elliot was drunk, trying to steal a taxi, and had beaten up a couple of police men and an elderly driver. Even if we go by the Delhi Police version, what does it say about the rule of law in India’s capital city and the way its police metes out instant justice? Elliott has freelanced for New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and San Francisco Chronicle and he is a recipient of the Payne Award for courage. Following is the full text of the signed statement of Joel Elliott about the night of Oct. 5 and the morning of Oct. 6.

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NCHRO endorses UN’s Navi Pillay efforts to end Caste Discrimination PDF Print E-mail
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caste towerThe United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, has issued a strong and eloquent call on the world to end caste discrimination like it did apartheid and slavery. The organizations Human Rights Watch, the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO, India) the National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights, and the International Dalit Solidarity Network have all endorsed  Pillay’s and the UN’s initiative on the issue.

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Police Continues Illegal Detentions and Torture in Gujarat PDF Print E-mail
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A press release by relatives of victims and by human rights activists (Tuesday 29 September 2009)

Relatives of tortured in press conferenceA press conference was addressed in Delhi by the relatives of 5 men who were illegally picked up and tortured, and by Human Right Activists Shabnam Hashmi, Harsh Mander and Supreme Court lawyer Vrinda Grover. Before meeting the press the delegation met the NHRC and NCM before lunch.

Following is the text of PRESS RELEASE by Anhad

In a pattern which has become increasingly familiar in many parts of India, but particularly in Gujarat, once again in the run-up to the assembly by elections in Gujarat, a number of Muslim youth were picked up by police officials in plain clothes, illegally detained and severely tortured, before they were sent to judicial custody. The youth who were picked up by the police were:

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