India Committee of the Netherlands
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HUMAN RIGHTS - DOSSIER PRESS RELEASES
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May 24, 2016:
India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals (PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Watch):
The Indian authorities routinely use vaguely worded, overly broad laws as political tools to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The government should repeal or amend laws that are used to criminalize peaceful expression.
Oct 12, 2015:
Over 3200 held in administrative detention, ‘lawless laws’ must be scrapped in India (PRESS RELEASE Amnesty International India):
The continuing use of administrative detention laws in India to lock up persons without charge or trial violates the rights of both suspects and victims of human rights abuses. An interactive online map published by Amnesty International India today shows how several states continue to retain these laws to detain people on executive orders without charge or trial.
2012
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May 24, 2012:
Dalit rights activists enraged at the failure of Indian delegations to address questions raised at the UN (PRESS RELEASE NCDHR):
Dalit rights activists gathered in Geneva are disappointed at the Indian delegation's immediate response to the real challenges that Dalits face, when India was reviewed at the UN Universal Periodic Review of India on 24 May.
May 14, 2012:
"India: UN Members Should Act to End Caste Discrimination says Human Rights Watch and IDSN" (PRESS RELEASE HRW/IDSN):
United Nations member states should make ending caste-based discrimination a priority when they review India’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council in late May, 2012, Human Rights Watch and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) said today. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India at the Human Rights Council is scheduled for May 24.
2010
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Apr 13, 2010:
Bhubaneswar (PRESS RELEASE CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag):
Ute Granold from the Christian Democratic Union and Pascal Kober from the Free Democratic Party, members of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundes-tag) visited India from 6th to 13th April 2010. They belong to the Human Rights Committee in the Federal Parliament. The Members of Parliament were informed about the situation of minorities in both the states of Gujarat and Orissa. Both sta-tes have been experienced incidents of communal violence.
2008
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Mar 20, 2008:
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Concludes Visit to India (PRESS RELEASE UN):
Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief of the United Nations Human Rights Council, made the following statement on 20 March 2008 in Delhi at the end of her visit to India: .....



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