Human Rights Watch 2020 Report Slams Indian Govt Over ‘Harassment’ Of Dissenters; Read The Report Here

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Human Rights Watch Slams Indian Govt Over ‘Harassm
Human Rights Watch in its 2020 report has come down heavily on the BJP-led Indian government over rights violations of activists, journalists, students, and others critical of the Modi government.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government increasingly harassed, arrested, and prosecuted rights defenders, activists, journalists, students, academics, and others critical of the government or its policies,” the NY-based human rights watchdog said in its scathing report. 

“The government continued to impose harsh and discriminatory restrictions on Muslim-majority areas in Jammu and Kashmir since revoking the state’s constitutional status in August 2019 and splitting it into two federally governed territories.” 

“Attacks continued against minorities, especially Muslims, even as authorities failed to take action against BJP leaders who vilified Muslims and BJP supporters who engaged in violence,” it added.

“The Covid-19 lockdown disproportionately hurt marginalized communities due to loss of livelihoods and lack of food, shelter, health care, and other basic needs,” the report further stated.

Click here to read the full report.

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