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Summary This is what I have to say about the wounds on the body of the said accused. Since he was a hard core criminal, he refused to give any information. It was essential to get that information from him, that’s why [the police] used the “truth…
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  Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (“the Committee”) for its Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities. Human Rights Watch…
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The Peace Prize for Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai was well deserved. But their work is just a beginning. And the problem of forced child labor is enormous. More than a decade ago, I accompanied Kailash Satyarthi on one of his rescues. It was dusk…
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Armed Groups Target Schools

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…
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Over 40 percent of India’s children drop out of school before finishing 8th grade, despite a recent law designed to provide free and compulsory elementary education for all. Most students who quit school are from the lowest rungs of Indian society. A new…
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Use Monitoring, Redress Mechanisms to Keep Pupils in School

(New Delhi) – School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Four years after an ambitious education law went…
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 “They

 Say We’re Dirty”
 
 
 Denying

 an Education to India’s Marginalized 
 
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Maoists, Government Forces Should Spare Schools from Fighting

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…
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Governments Should Outlaw Attacks on, and Military Use of, Education Sites

(New York) - Governments should improve protections for students and teachers during wartime by explicitly outlawing attacks on schools and curtailing their use by the military, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
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(New York) - Maoist militants and Indian authorities should protect both schools and children's access to education during the upcoming Bihar state elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The use of schools by government police and paramilitary forces…
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In early July 2010, India's education ministry, the Ministry of Resource Development, wrote to the chief secretaries of the eight states affected by Maoist militants known as Naxalites, and demanded that security forces occupying government schools…
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 Naxalite Attacks and Police Occupationof Schools in India's Bihar and Jharkhand States
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 Attacks on schools
 by Naxalites
 Occupation
 of schools by security forces
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World Leaders Must Fulfill Millennium Target for Primary Education

(New York) - Children around the world face systematic barriers to schooling that are undermining global progress towards universal primary education, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released ahead of the U.N. World Summit. Human Rights Watch…
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 Future Forsaken
 Abuses Against Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in India
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(Geneva) – The United Nations should appoint a high-level expert to monitor the impact of counter-terrorist measures on human rights, Human Rights Watch urged today. In a new report released at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch…