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Murders of Religious Minorities in India Go Unpunished, Report Finds
The New York Times, Feb 18, 2019
The Indian authorities have delayed investigating a wave of vigilante-style murders of religious minorities, with many instead working to justify the attacks or file charges against some of the victims’ families, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. »
Ambassadors join the fight to end caste discrimination
press release IDSN, Feb 5, 2019
A brand new IDSN Ambassadors Group is launched today. The group is made up of several highly distinguished human rights advocates, who will use their knowledge and skills to ensure that caste discrimination never falls off the global human rights agenda. »
Report finds entrenched caste discrimination in India’s criminal justice system
IDSN, Jan 18, 2019
Criminal Justice in the Shadow of Caste is a pioneering report looking at the administration of criminal justice in India through a caste lens. The findings reveal discrimination at all levels, including within prisons. »
‘Statelessness’ of Dalit communities raised at UN Forum on Minority Issues
IDSN, Dec 18, 2018
IDSN participated in the 11th Session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, under the theme “Statelessness: A Minority Issue”. IDSN members from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan outlined how Dalits often suffer statelessness due to extreme marginalization and lack of access to rights. »
New IDSN strategy presented at the General Assembly 2018
IDSN, Dec 17, 2018
IDSN members and associates from across the globe met in Geneva in November for the IDSN General Assembly. The assembly spread over two days brimming with energy, new ideas, and determination to strengthen the fight for human rights, justice and equality for all, irrespective of caste. »
European Parliament calls on the EU to step up action at the UN and delegation levels to eliminate caste-based discrimination
press release IDSN, Dec 12, 2018
IDSN welcomes today’s adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2017 and the European Union’s policy on the matter. »
20 years of Dalit Human Rights
Asia Dalit Rights Forum, Dec 2018
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) is celebrating their 20 years of championing Dalit rights in India. Prior to 1998, Dalit rights was considered as social evil and discriminatory practices, while not given due recognition from the human rights perspective. »
We have a dream
IDSN, Dec 10, 2018
Today, as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the struggle to open the doors of the minds of people across the world to accept that all humans are of equal value and deserve equal rights remains one of the key challenges facing our societies. »
UN Special Rapporteur asks Nepal to act on violence against Dalit women
IDSN, Dec 3, 2018
The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Dubravka Šimonovic made a preliminary assessment on violence against women in Nepal, after her official visit to the country, which took place from the 19 to the 29 November. »
‘Tell Everyone We Scalped You!’ How Caste Still Rules in India
The New York Times, Nov 17, 2018
Dalits are not just considered lower caste, but technically outcaste. Bound at the bottom of India’s Hindu society for centuries, the Dalit population, now estimated at more than 300 million, has been abused for as long as anyone can remember. And now, according to crime statistics, the violence against them is rising. »
UN women’s committee makes recommendations to Nepal to address discrimination against Dalit women
IDSN, Nov 14, 2018
The CEDAW Committee has released its Concluding Observations, after the periodic review of Nepal. The Committee took note of a number of concerns regarding Dalit women and made relevant recommendations. »
UN CEDAW committee voices concern over difficulties faced by Dalit women in Nepal
IDSN, Nov 5, 2018
UN experts on gender discrimination voiced concerns over the difficulties elected Dalit women face in Nepal, the need for proportional inclusion of Dalit women in the Judiciary, and extreme poverty faced by many Dalit women. »
Republic Of Fear: ‘India is hostile to its weakest and poor, there is no justice for them’
The Polis Project, Oct 15, 2018
India has always been a profoundly violent country. The routinized violence experienced by the country's marginalized - Dalits, Muslims, Adivasi, poor, women - is not only denied but also hidden behind a language of neutrality. »
Activists’ arrest: It's a more serious situation in country than Emergency, says Arundhati Roy
The Hindu, Aug 28, 2018
Following the arrests of civil rights activists and lawyers on Tuesday, writer Arundhati Roy said the situation in the country could become “more serious” than it was at the time of the Emergency in the mid-1970s. »

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