SUMMARY: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) in this report states that about 55 journalists faced arrest, registration of FIRs, summons or show causes notices, physical assaults, alleged destruction of properties and threats for reportage on COVID-19 or exercising freedom of opinion and expression during the national lockdown from 25 March to 31 May […]
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.
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 […]
By – Suhas Chakma, Director, RRAG The National Register of Citizens (NRC) had provisionally identified over 4.1 million people as alleged foreigners as on 26 June 2019. As the final NRC of Assam is scheduled to be released on 31.08.2019, the most pertinent question is how serious is the influx of the foreigners in Assam, […]
1. Introduction There is no escape from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and every resident of Assam must mandatorily participate if they seek to be identified as citizens of India. The State Coordinator of the NRC, Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India has been preparing the controversial NRC […]