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July 22nd, 2018

India: Human Rights Law Network needs your support!

type:Donation, NGO, Volunteering
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

A 2016 report on caste-based discrimination by the UN special rapporteur on minority issues noted that caste-affected groups continue to suffer exclusion and dehumanization. Such is the case in India, especially in the Assam region close to the border of neighbouring Bangladesh.

Limits on free speech and attacks on religious minorities, often led by vigilante groups that claim to be supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are an increasing concern in India. Often muslims or Dalit people are targets of violence, exclusion and other severe forms of discrimination.

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status.

HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns.

Support this important network of human rights activists and lawyers in India by donating, volunteering or spreading their contents through your channels!

Credits:Amnesty Report India 2017/2018; Human Rights Watch India Report 2016

Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

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