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Press Release: World Heritage Committee Session in New Delhi – UNESCO slammed for silence on indigenous peoples rights violations in natural heritage sites

New Delhi, 22 July 2024: UNESCO was today slammed for its silence on violations of the rights of indigenous peoples in its certified World Heritage Sites in protected areas on the eve of its 46th session of the World Heritage Committee being held in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated the 46th session […]

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India: Over 10,000 sought refuge in India during 2022

New Delhi, 21.02.2023: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today stated that over 10,000 persons sought refuge in India while at least 203 asylum seekers were arrested across the country as Mizoram became the epicenter of refugee influx during the year. By the end of 2022, India had about 4,05,000 refugees i.e. 2,13,578 refugees […]

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RRAG calls for CBI inquiry into the killing of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew in Meghalaya

The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today called for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the killing of Mr Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, former leader of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) during a police raid at his home in Shillong on 13th August 2021. Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui resigned yesterday […]


India Press Freedom Report 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Press Freedom – at least 228 journalists targeted including 13 killed with highest attacks in Uttar Pradesh in 2023 NEW DELHI, 30 July 2021: “During 2020, at least 228 journalists (including two cases against media houses) were targeted. These included 12 female journalists who had faced physical violence, online harassment/threats and cases including […]

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Press Release: India urged to process asylum applications of 40 Chin Myanmarese families in Mizoram

New Delhi, 11 February 2021: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) urged the Government of India to process the asylum applications of the members of 40 Chin refugee families of Myanmar who approached the Government of India for asylum through the Village Council President of Farkawn village under Champhai district administration of Mizoram. “India […]

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COVID-19 lockdown: The impact of Singapore Syndrome in India’s dormitories

Singapore Syndrome’ is all about faster spread of COVID-19 cases during lockdown in situations where maintaining social distancing is impossible like the cramped dormitories housing the foreign migrant workers in Singapore. Places like Dharavi slum in Mumbai are all but big dormitories far worse than the dormitories of Singapore. India’s lockdown has caused the largest internal displacement ever recorded in history and it exposed the migrants to colossal humanitarian crisis not only because of the failure of the government but the Supreme Court to ensure the right to life and liberty, the right to freedom of movement with safety and dignity as guaranteed under Articles 14, 19(1) and 21 of the Constitution and enforce Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. India must take course corrective measures to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: India’s Mongoloid looking people face upsurge of racism

Contents 1. Upsurge of racism against India’s Mongoloid looking people 2. Emblematic cases of racism against India’s Mongoloid looking people during COVID-19 pandemic 3. The way forward: India must enact an anti-racism law 1. Upsurge of racism against India’s Mongoloid looking people Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the entire world and people whose physical features resemble […]