• Oct 29, 2014
    Press release
    Successive Indian governments’ failure to prosecute those most responsible for killings and other abuses during the 1984 anti-Sikh violence highlights India’s weak efforts to combat communal violence.
  • Sep 23, 2014
    Press release
    Authorities in India should stop using sedition and other laws against activists and protesters who have peacefully opposed a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu state, Human Rights Watch said today. In the latest incident, immigration officials on September 16, 2014, prevented the environmental activist S.P. Udayakumar from traveling out of the country because of various cases filed against him for leading protests at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant.
  • Aug 25, 2014
    Press release
    The Indian government should end “manual scavenging” – the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low-caste – by ensuring that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
  • Jul 24, 2014
    Press release
    The rape of a 6-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has refocused attention on sexual abuse of children in India.
  • Jul 1, 2014
    Press release
    All parties implicated in a new United Nations’ report about abuses of children during armed conflict should call an immediate halt to these crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. The UN secretary-general’s annual report on children in armed conflict was released on July 1, 2014.
  • Jun 20, 2014
    Press release
    India should carry out the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to improve protection for children affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. The Child Rights Committee made its recommendations to India public on June 19, 2014, in Geneva.
  • Jun 17, 2014
    Press release
    Senior UN human rights officials at a United Nations Human Rights Council side-event on June 17, 2014, called for immediate efforts to end caste-based rape and violence against women.
  • Apr 22, 2014
    Press release
    School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education.
  • Mar 25, 2014
    Press release
    Maoist insurgents and government security forces in India should respect children’s safety and right to education by keeping schools off-limits in the weeks before the April and May 2014 national elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The Maoists, also known as “Naxalites,” should cease all attacks on schools. Government security forces should not occupy schools as barracks or bases, which puts children at risk.
  • Feb 21, 2014
    Press release
    Millions of Indians suffering chronic pain will get better access to pain medicines following changes in India’s drug law, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Jan 24, 2014
    Press release
    An Indian army court of inquiry’s dismissal of all charges against five officers for the high-profile killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir state demonstrates the military’s continuing impunity for serious abuses.
  • Jan 21, 2014
    Press release
    The Indian government’s inability to protect women and children from rape and sexual violence undermines its commitment to uphold the rights of all Indians.
  • Jan 17, 2014
    Press release
    Indian authorities in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh should immediately stop evicting people from camps who fled communal violence in September 2013.