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Press Release: Supreme Court urged to initiate contempt proceedings against disclosure of draft NRC data by Assam Govt

New Delhi: Director of the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RAAG) Mr Suhas Chakma today stated that the release of the district-wise draft National Register of Citizens(NRC) data by the Government of Assam yesterday before the State Assembly constitutes contempt of court as the Supreme Court had specifically directed Shri Prateek Hajela, the SC appointed […]

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Arunachal Pradesh: Deoris, Kacharis, Morans & Misings not outsiders

The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) in a press statement today urged the State government of Arunachal Pradesh to end the treatment of people from the erstwhile Lakhimpur Frontier Tract as second class citizens under the garb of Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC). In the last three days, Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed violent protest over […]

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India Needs A Refugee Law, Not Proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill of 2016

Table of contents 1. India needs a refugee law 2. Proposed Amendment of the Citizenship Act 2.1 Proposed amendment of the Citizenship Act 3. The reality of persecution of non-Muslim minorities in South Asia 3.1 Bangladesh: The ever decreasing Hindu populations 3.2 Pakistan 3.3. Afghanistan 4. Opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 4.1 Opposition […]

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Press Release: 2,955 police encounter deaths registered during 1998-2018, RRAG calls for national commission of inquiry into encounter deaths

New Delhi:  In the wake of fake encounter death of 38-year-old Vivek Tiwari, Apple area manager in early in the morning of 29 September 2018 in Lucknow’s posh Gomti Nagar area, the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) in press release today stated in the last two decades i.e. from 1 April 1998 to 31 […]

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National Register of Citizens – the biggest disenfranchisement exercise in human history

NEW DELHI: About 40 lakh people have been left out from the Final List of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published today i.e. 30.07.2018 by the Government of Assam to identify the alleged illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. While the legal status of those excluded remains in limbo, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that neither any reference case will […]

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Israel’s Palestinian Massacre: The implications for national security and counter-terror in Asia

On 14 May, the international media broadcast astonishing split screen images from Palestine and Israel. In one half of the screen were celebratory images of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump opening the American Jerusalem embassy and posing for selfies, in the other were the images of Israel Defence Forces (IDF) massacring Palestinian protesters. At least […]