BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party

CEDAW Committee: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CERD: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CHR: Commission on Human Rights

CHRGJ: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

FIR: First Information Report

ICERD: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

NCDHR: National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights

NGO: Non-governmental organization

NHRC: National Human Rights Commission

POTA: Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002   

UN: United Nations

VHP: Vishwa Hindu Prashad (World Hindu Council)