From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (April 2018)
3 May 2018 2:25 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for April 2018.

MASUM made 26 complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions; especially National Human Rights Commission during the month of April 2018, during the period 12 replies and 2 updates have been made to National Human Rights Commission. A statement on Capital Punishment also being released in April 2018, after the promulgation of an ordinance for sanctioning death penalty for rape on a minor bellow 12 years. Out of 26 complaints; one about enforced disappearance of a person from BSF custody, one about illegal detention, six about torture by Border Security Force, one about unsafe migration and death at workplace, five about illegal roping and handcuffing of accused during production before the court, two about illegal arrest and detention of Bangladeshi women, one about violence against woman and subsequent police acquiescence, two about illegal restriction of movements by BSF, five about marginalization of enclave dwellers and two about imminent threat of forcible land acquisition for Bharatmala road construction. Total numbers of victims in regular complaints were 15; out of that 12 were Muslims, 3 belong to Schedule Castes community. 8 were male and 5 women and 2 were minor. In complaints regarding marginalisation of bordering populace, marginalization of enclave dwellers, illegal roping and handcuffing and  forcible land acquisition; the numbers of affected was in numbers and not calculated as number of victim.

For a PDF version of the report, click here.