Weekly News Roundup – November 20, 2019

  Assam NRC a tool to render Muslims stateless: US panel on religious freedom A federal US commission on international religious freedom has alleged that National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is a tool to “target religious minorities and to render Muslims stateless”. Observing that the final NRC list, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of Assam, has excluded 19 …

Weekly News Roundup – November 6, 2019

  US Govt Condemns Citizenship Bill and NRC: ‘Bald Attempt to Split Society’ The United States House of Representatives held a public hearing on October 22 on human rights in south Asia, whose first part saw congresspersons question their government on its position and policies in the region.… In response to tough questioning about the discriminatory character of the National …

Weekly News Roundup – September 30, 2019

  Thousands Protested Outside UNGA in New York During Narendra Modi’s Speech Thousands of South Asians and concerned North Americans staged a rally in front of the UN headquarters as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday. Those who gathered said they had come to oppose what they described as an undeclared …

Weekly News Roundup – September 29, 2019

  India Prime Minister Modi faces Houston federal lawsuit for alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir   A pair of Kashmiri citizens sued the prime minister of India in federal court Thursday ahead of his much-anticipated arrival in Houston.…  The group behind the lawsuit says the annexation violated international law.… The 73-page lawsuit alleges Modi; his minister of home affairs, Amit Shah; and …