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North East Chief Ministers urged to request External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to raise the issue of eviction of 7,000 Garos and 10,000 Mro people and proper implementation of the CHTs Accord with Bangladesh

New Delhi, 23 February 2021: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today requested all the Chief Ministers of the North East to urge External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to raise the issue of forcible eviction of about 7,000 Garos and 10,000 Mro people and implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) Accord with […]

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One year later, New Delhi continues to drag its heels on controversial citizenship law, Arab News

Arab News 17 December 2020 By Sanjay Kumar Government spokesman says CAA will be implemented ‘sooner or later’ and people of Assam are in favor of it but experts disagree NEW DELHI: Dec. 11 marked the first anniversary of the passing of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India. However, the ruling Bharatiya Janata […]

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Press Council of India urged to issue notices to 19 other States and UTs, not only Odisha, on targeting of journalists during COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi, 16 December 2020: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today urged the Press Council of India (PCI) to postpone the hearing on 18th December 2020 regarding “suo motu cognisance with regard to alleged targeting of journalists for reporting during COVID-19 lockdown period in Odisha” and urged to issue notices to 19 other […]

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‘Govt Committed To Press Freedom, Opposes Those Who Throttle It’, Amit Shah On National Press Day, The Logical Indian

The Logical Indian 16 November 2020 By Navya Singh (Trending News Editor) While the Supreme Court says that it will protect the ‘personal liberty of all citizens’, many journalists are put behind bars, not permitted to meet their lawyers, families and charged under stringent laws without any evidence. India commemorates National Press Day today, November […]

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Stop harassment of journalists, drop sedition cases against them, global press bodies tell Modi, Scroll

Scroll 22 October 2020 The International Press Institute and Belgium-based International Federation of Journalists accused the BJP of using pandemic as an excuse to stifle criticism. The International Press Institute and Belgium-based International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drop all charges against journalists, including those under the draconian sedition laws, that […]

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IPI, IFJ urge Modi to prevent increasing use of sedition laws against journalists, Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald 22 October 2020 Two international media organisations have shot o a joint letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take urgent action to “prevent the increasing use” of sedition laws and other legal sanctions against journalists and ensure that they “can work without harassment and fear of reprisal”. Two international media organisations have […]

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‘Harassment’ of journalists: Global press bodies write to PM Modi, The Indian Express

The Indian Express 22 October 2020 “As many as 55 journalists were targeted for covering the pandemic in India between 25 March, when lockdown was first imposed, and 31 May, a report by Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) has shown,” they stated. Two international press associations have written a joint letter to Prime Minister Narendra […]