human rights

Audio podcast: Why the BJP government is targeting Amnesty International
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Ashraf Engineer July 24, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few days, as the media blew the lid off the Pegasus internal surveillance operation, the Bharatiya Janata Party government...
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Audio: What Father Stan Swamy’s death says about us
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Ashraf Engineer July 10, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. If you were to believe the Indian government, then an 84-year-old Jesuit priest who suffered from such advanced Parkinson’s Disease that he...
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Audio podcast: The space for dissent and freedoms is shrinking in India
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Ashraf Engineer March 31, 2021 Recently, the V-Dem Institute declared India an ‘electoral autocracy’, pointing to a sharp decline in democratic freedoms. This is in line with what we’re seeing on the ground – the space for dissent, opposition, freedom...
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Audio podcast: The barbaric practice of female genital mutilation
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Ashraf Engineer December 16, 2020 According to UNICEF data, at least 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have suffered female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting or FGC. If they were to form a country, it...
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Audio podcast: The UAPA sword hanging over our freedoms
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Ashraf Engineer September 22, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The recent arrest of Indian student activist Umar Khalid (pictured above) brings into focus yet again the controversial and draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, better...
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Police torture, custodial deaths are a ballooning human rights crisis
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aWQnvkpWGk Ashraf Engineer June 28, 2020 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT In 2019… 1,731 dead in police custody That’s 5 deaths a day Source – India: Annual Report on Torture 2019, published by National Campaign Against Torture   1,606 of the deaths in...
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