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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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PRESS RELEASE: 55 journalists targeted during lockdown – India is the riskiest place for the journalists in the world

The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) in its report, “India: Media’s Crackdown During COVID-19 Lockdown” stated that at least 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 […]

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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: 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 monks and others at […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Citizenship Amendment Act – Islamic State attacks on Sikhs in Afghanistan expose shortsightedness of the BJP led Government

“The murder of 25 Sikhs by a member of the Islamic State on 25 March 2020 at a Gurdwara in the heart of Kabul and another blast targeting those attending the funeral the next day on 26 March expose specific targeting and absolute vulnerability of the Sikh minorities, inability of the Afghanistan government to provide […]

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Assam’s Khilonjiya Muslims – Terming mainstream communities as “indigenous” is perversion of the term “indigenous peoples”, says Suhas Chakma

New Delhi: On the eve of the meeting being convened by the State Government of Assam regarding a socio-economic census of indigenous Muslims of Assam today i.e. 11 February 2020, Mr Suhas Chakma, Director of the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) stated that every original inhabitant or Bhumiputra (sons of the soil) cannot be […]

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Telangana vet’s rape and murder case: RRAG calls for judicial inquiry into custodial death of the accused and handing over of the investigation to the CBI from Telangana Police

New Delhi: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) demanded a judicial inquiry into custodial death of the four accused in an alleged encounter this morning and handing over of the investigation into veterinarian’s rape and murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). All four accused in Telangana veterinarian’s rape and murder i.e. Mohammed (26), […]