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  1. Action for Community Organisation, Rehabilitation and Development (ACCORD) – https://www.accordweb.in
  2. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) – www.atree.org
  3. Freedom United – www.freedomunited.org
  4. Government of India (all websites ending on “.gov.in”)
  5. Shodhganga (a reservoir of Indian theses) – https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in
  6. Survival International – www.survivalinternational.org
  7. Unesco – https://en.unesco.org
  8. Unicef – www.unicef.org
  9. United Nations – www.un.org/en
  10. Video Volunteers – www.videovolunteers.org

Tip: research this topic with the help of Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses >>

  • The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) describes “crimes like rape, molestation, torture, fake encounter in police custody as manifestations of a systemic failure to protect human rights”;
  • It reports that “rights of the people were violated or negligence was shown by a public servant in the prevention of such violations”; NHRC concludes:
  • “Atrocities against vulnerable sections of society – women, children, disabled and the elderly – are often compounded when they belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes”; and therefore demands:
  • India must ratify the International Convention against Torture.

India’s human rights commission has stepped in after the plight of a jailed 80-year-old poet who contracted Covid-19 in prison prompted outrage. […]

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) order, which follows outrage both at home and globally, also said expenses relating to Mr Rao’s treatment would be borne by the state as he was an under trial prisoner and therefore its responsibility. […]

Despite several attempts by his lawyers, he has been consistently denied bail. And though he’s been in jail for two years, the case he is charged in has not been brought to the courts. […]

Earlier, a consortium of more than 100 global intellectuals, including Noam Chomsky and Homi K Bhabha, had called for his release. Several international organisations have also expressed concern at his plight. […]

In May [2020], the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah saying it was alarmed by the ‘intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders’ by the authorities.

Source: “Outrage as jailed Indian poet contracts Covid” by Analysis by Soutik Biswas (BBC News, 17 July 2020)
URL: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53441846
Date visited: 7 May 2021

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