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 …

Weekly News Roundup – September 2, 2019

  Uncertain destiny for millions post NRC in Assam: Amnesty International expresses deep concern Human rights body Amnesty International expressed deep concern on Saturday after the final list of the National Register of Citizens was published in Assam on Saturday. It said the destiny of over 19 lakh people is uncertain after the publication of the final list.… “Amnesty International India …

Weekly News Roundup – August 26, 2019

  Out on bail, Bulandshahr violence accused welcomed with garlands, chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ The seven accused who were granted bail in the December 3 Bulandshahr violence and arson case were welcomed with cheers and slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, and ‘Vande Mataram’ after they stepped out of the district jail on Saturday evening. In videos …

Weekly News Roundup – August 19, 2019

  Pehlu Khan case: Alwar court finds ‘serious lacunas’ in police probe The sessions court in Alwar, which acquitted six persons accused of beating Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan to death, has pointed out “serious lacunas” in the police investigation which created doubts about the involvement of the accused in the alleged crime, making the prosecution’s theory unreliable. The court …