Articles by: Asian Human Rights Commission

India: Fake rumours and spate of mob lynchings destroying the rule of law

India: Fake rumours and spate of mob lynchings destroying the rule of law

For several months now, rumours of traveling child snatchers have been floating around the country, spreading fear through Whatsapp messages and Facebook posts.Recently, the consequences of these rumours was the lynching and killing of two men from Guwahati who ventured into the tribal region of Karbi Anglong in Assam, and, of a group of five people in Dhule district in[Read More…]

July 4, 2018 Human Rights
Do Not Endanger The Life Of Chandrashekhar Ravan, Revoke NSA And Release Him NOW

Do Not Endanger The Life Of Chandrashekhar Ravan, Revoke NSA And Release Him NOW

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) expresses its deep concern over the inhuman and degrading treatment being meted out to Dalit rights activist Chandrashekhar Ravan by the government of Uttar Pradesh. Last reported, Mr. Ravan, was rushed to the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College from Saharanpur on Nov 8, 2017 for ‘stomach infection’. Mr. Ravan, completely healthy at the[Read More…]

November 9, 2017 Annihilate Caste, Human Rights
Dalit Girl Paraded As ‘Thief’ In Nepal

Dalit Girl Paraded As ‘Thief’ In Nepal

Dalit girl paraded as ‘thief’ and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 192Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with Nepal, where a distressing case of caste discrimination saw a 14-year-old Dalit girl paraded in Belbari Municipality-2 of Morang district with shoes around her neck, soot smeared on her face, and the tag of ‘thief’ stuck on[Read More…]

October 13, 2017 Human Rights
Boat capsize kills 60 Rohingya

Boat capsize kills 60 Rohingya

Boat capsize kills 60 Rohingya and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 191Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with the death of 60 Rohingya in a boat capsize off Bangladesh on September 28, as they were fleeing violence in Burma. A UN spokesman said 23 people were confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed[Read More…]

October 6, 2017 Human Rights
Two Shocking Indian Rape Judgments

Two Shocking Indian Rape Judgments

Two shocking Indian rape judgments and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 190Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with two shocking judgments in India, in two different cases of sexual assault. In the first, the Punjab and Haryana High Court suspended the sentences of three law students convicted of raping and blackmailing their female classmate, on[Read More…]

September 29, 2017 Human Rights
Rohingya Injured By Landmines As They Flee Violence

Rohingya Injured By Landmines As They Flee Violence

Rohingya injured by landmines as they flee violence and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 188Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where many Rohingya are suffering horrific injuries and loss of limbs by landmines along the Burma-Bangladesh border in their attempt to flee the violence. After the militant Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) attacked[Read More…]

September 15, 2017 Human Rights
Rohingya Exodus Continues As Satellite Images Reveal Burning Villages

Rohingya Exodus Continues As Satellite Images Reveal Burning Villages

Rohingya exodus continues as satellite images reveal burning villages – JUST ASIA, Ep 187Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where Rohingya refugees continue streaming to Bangladesh after violence erupted in Rakhine state just over a week ago. Although the Bangladesh government has a zero-tolerance refugee policy, it seems that security officials are ignoring government[Read More…]

September 9, 2017 Human Rights
AHRC TV: Protests in Hong Kong Over Sentencing of Democracy Activists

AHRC TV: Protests in Hong Kong Over Sentencing of Democracy Activists

Protests in Hong Kong over sentencing of democracy activists & other stories in JUST ASIA, Ep 185Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where there is much protest and outrage against the jailing of three democracy activists for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Hong Kong’s High Court sentenced Joshua Wong, Nathan Law[Read More…]

August 26, 2017 Human Rights
JUST ASIA BULLETIN: Thai student activist Pai Dao Din sentenced

JUST ASIA BULLETIN: Thai student activist Pai Dao Din sentenced

Thai student activist Pai Dao Din sentenced and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 184Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with Thailand, where student activist Pai Dao Din has been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for sharing a BBC biography of King Vajiralongkorn. Despite more than 2,000 people sharing the controversial BBC article[Read More…]

August 19, 2017 Human Rights
AHRC TV: Pakistan Supreme Court Disqualifies Nawaz Sharif And Other Stories 

AHRC TV: Pakistan Supreme Court Disqualifies Nawaz Sharif And Other Stories 

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 182Watch this video on YouTube This week, Just Asia begins with the resignation of Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. The country’s Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif on July 28, and called for criminal charges to be filed against Sharif and his family. Under the constitution of Pakistan,[Read More…]

August 5, 2017 Human Rights
Bangladesh Rights Defender Detained By Malaysian Authorities 

Bangladesh Rights Defender Detained By Malaysian Authorities 

Bangladesh rights defender detained by Malaysian authorities & other stories in JUST ASIA, Ep 181Watch this video on YouTube This week Just Asia begins with the case of Bangladeshi lawyer and human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan, who was detained by Malaysian immigration authorities for more than 12 hours at Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Without giving any reasons for[Read More…]

July 29, 2017 Human Rights
AHRC TV: Supreme Court orders probe into Manipur killings

AHRC TV: Supreme Court orders probe into Manipur killings

This week Just Asia begins with India, where the Supreme Court passed a historic judgment last Friday, ordering the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe into the allegations of ‘fake encounters’ by uniformed personnel in the conflict ridden state of Manipur. To ensure an impartial investigation, the Court ordered that no member of the Manipur police will be a part[Read More…]

July 21, 2017 Human Rights, Video
Police Sniffing In Kitchens While Rapists Roam The Streets

Police Sniffing In Kitchens While Rapists Roam The Streets

The latest statistics put out by the National Crime Record Bureau gives the Haryana state of India a dubious distinction. It stands second in the number of complaints lodged with the police, second only to Uttar Pradesh. That the population, in general, views police as the last resort in cases of injustice, puts the statistics in perspective. Haryana, the state[Read More…]

September 14, 2016 Communal Harmony