Pellet Guns in J&K: Queries on manufacture, sale, efficacy, not in public interest says government: A CHRI report
By Venkatesh Nayak Readers will remember my despatch from September this year, describing my efforts to find out details about the sale and the efficacy of anti-riot weapons- particularly pellet guns which have caused severe injuries to hundreds of youth in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery : CHRI calls for an end to modern Slavery
On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery we are launching an online petition, in partnership with Walk Free, to support Commonwealth action against Modern Slavery. This is vital because Modern Slavery is a Commonwealth issue. Across our 52 countries the Global Slavery Index estimates 24.9 million men, women, and children are living in slavery.
A CHRI Examination: Demonitisation 1978 vs 2016
By Venkatesh Nayak Readers will remember, on 8th November, 2016, the Government of India announced its decision to pull high value currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denomination out of circulation, with immediate effect.
Union Ministers with cash in Hand? A CHRI enquiry
By Venkatesh Nayak With the exception of the Vice President of the Indian National Congress (INC) who queued up before a bank branch in Delhi to exchange a small sum of the demonetised notes for new ones, people did not see any other political leader from any other political party queueing up before banks like them with money in hand and worries in their minds about the uncertain future.
Compliance with Supreme Court Directives on Police Reforms: An Overview
This note provides information on the status of compliance by states and union territories with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms, as of November 2016.
CHRI's JAIL MAIL: The year that was: Taking stock on Legal Services Day
For the past 22 years India has observed the Legal Services Day on November 9. Following our jail mail marking this event last year, we bring you an update on the latest developments in legal aid.
Looking into the Haze: A Study on Prison Monitoring in India 2016
Looking into the Haze: A Study on Prison Monitoring in India is a must read for human rights activists and civil society organisations who care about a prisoner’s rights. The penal system in India is a closed institution that discourages independent monitoring leading to widespread abuse of legal and human rights among the jailed.