संयुक्त राष्ट्र संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार के तीन विशेषज्ञों ने भारत से अनुरोध किया है कि वह गैर सरकारी संगठनों को मिलने वाली जरूरी विदेशी सहायता को नियंत्रित करने वाले कानून को वापस ले ले। उनका कहना है कि कानून के प्रावधानों का प्रयोग ऐसे समूहों को ‘चुप’ कराने के लिए किया जा रहा है जो…

One of the world’s most important human rights law firms is now under attack from a government whose leader has, to put it mildly, a mixed record on human rights.  The firm is the Lawyer’s Collective, which has done some of the most important work within India on HIV, LGBT and gender issues.  The firm’s…

We, the undersigned, unequivocally condemn the efforts of the Ministry of Home Affairs to persecute the Lawyers Collective (LC), Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in order to obstruct the legal and human rights work being carried out by them. We condemn the suspension of the FCRA registration of LC, as well as the mala fide…

TO: INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MR HONOURABLE NARENDRA MODI On the occasion of your visit to South Africa on 8 July 2016, we the below signatories from South Africa join the global call for you to: – Immediately lift the suspension order against the Lawyers Collective. – We strongly urge you to reverse its decision and…

New foreign funding restrictions imposed on Lawyers Collective, a prominent human rights organization, violate constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International India said today. On 1 June, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs suspended for 180 days Lawyers Collective’s license to receive foreign funding. The Ministry stated that the NGO had…

With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a state visit to South Africa, local civil society organisations are urging him to respect their equivalents in India. We write to you to express our deep concern about recent measures taken that have the effect of undermining civil society in India, particularly Lawyers Collective. Lawyers Collective is…

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