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PRESS RELEASE: Assam Governor urged not to give asset to unconstitutional Ordinance to boost MSME investment in the State

New Delhi, 2 July 2020: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today urged the Governor of Assam Professor Jagdish Mukhi not to give assent to the Ordinance approved by the Assam State Cabinet to allow MSMEs to set up industries without any kind of permission or license for three years solely on the basis […]

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FIR Against Supriya Sharma Is Emblematic of How the Law is Abused to Throttle Press Freedom, The Wire

The Wire 22 June 2020 A bare scrutiny of the two documents used to register an FIR against the report shows that the alleged offences invoked are ex-facie not made out. The registration of an FIR against Supriya Sharma, executive editor of the Scroll by the Uttar Pradesh Police under Sections 3(1) (d) and 3(1)(r) of the Scheduled Caste […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Bihar putting all Indian and foreign Buddhist monks of Bodhgaya at risks of being infected by COVID-19, PM Modi urged to intervene to avoid diplomatic embarrassment

New Delhi, 18 May 2020: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that notification of the Government of Bihar to turn all the Buddhist monasteries at Bodhgaya already inhabited by monks, caretakers and devotees into quarantine centres for returnees of the Vande Bharat Mission from Bihar puts the […]

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RRAG IMPACT: PMO DIRECTS ARUNACHAL PRADESH TO INCLUDE CHAKMAS AND HAJONGS UNDER COVID-19 ECONOMIC PACKAGE

New Delhi: On the directions of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the complaint filed by Suhas Chakma, Director of the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG), the Ministry for Development of the North Eastern Region (DONER) directed the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to take up the exclusion of the 65,875 Chakmas and Hajongs from […]

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Arunachal Chief Minister urged to order inquiry into COVID-19 scam in the Chakmas and Hajong inhabited areas of Diyun, Changlang district

New Delhi: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today urged Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu to order a high level inquiry by the Chief Secretary into COVID-19 scam at Diyun-Bordumsa, Changlang district in light of the non-receipt of any food ration by the Chakmas and Hajongs and prevailing hunger and starvation among them, […]

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Arunachal Pradesh: Massive hunger among 65,875 Chakmas & Hajongs because of their exclusion from COVID-19 economic package & sell of rice @ Rs 29/- per kg by the State government during national lockdown

New Delhi: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh against massive hunger and starvation among 65,875 Chakmas and Hajongs, who are citizens of India, because of their exclusion from the “economic package for vulnerable sections in these difficult times of Covid-19 […]

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Stop conversion of millions of tons of rice to ethanol to alleviate impending ‘multiple famines of biblical proportions’ worldwide, PM Modi urged

The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reverse the decision announced by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on  20th April 2020 to allow “surplus rice available with Food Corporation of India (FCI) to be converted to ethanol for utilization in making alcohol-based hand-sanitizers and for blending in […]

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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 […]