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Freedom of expression was guaranteed selectively, and dissent was repressed through unlawful restrictions on peaceful protests and by silencing critics. Human rights defenders, including students, academics, journalists and artists, were arbitrarily arrested, often without charge or trial. Despite...
India Business and Human Rights

Bhopal: 40 Years of Injustice

December 2024 marks 40 years since the Bhopal gas leak disaster in Madhya Pradesh state, India. This was one of the worst industrial catastrophes and corporate negligence cases in living memory. This report provides an update on the situation of Bhopal survivors since 2014, when Amnesty last...
Asia and the Pacific Human Rights Defenders and Activists

India: Immediately release Irfan Mehraj – A call from civil society on the first anniversary of his continuing arbitrary detention

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call for the immediate and unconditional release of Kashmiri journalist and human rights defender Irfan Mehraj. While on a professional assignment on 20 March 2023, Mehraj was summoned for questioning and arbitrarily detained by India’s National...