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India is witnessing an unprecedented right-wing authoritarian shift

  • Help push against the systematic dismantling of democracy in India.
  • Raise awareness about the deteriorating political situation and human rights violations.
  • Call for the release of all political prisoners held by the Indian government.
  • Build pressure on the German government to make human rights non-negotiable.
Report Release

In the Name of Development

Indigenous Rights Violations and Shrinking Space in Chhattisgarh

Today in India, the “world’s largest democracy,” Adivasis’ (indigenous peoples of India) rights to self-determination and land are systematically violated. The Universal Periodic Review of India’s human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in November 2022 presents an opportunity to reflect on the situation of Adivasi rights in India. 

The report presents insights into the ongoing assault by the Indian state and powerful corporations on the indigenous peoples of the country through a case study of Chhattisgarh. In particular, the report  highlights the legal and institutional means through which powerful state, military and
corporate actors appropriate land and shrink space for Adivasi
rights and resistance in Chhattisgarh. 

For the full report, click here.

# FREE BK 16

The “Bhima Koregaon case” (BK16) is one of the most blatant instances of repression on democratic rights defenders in the country. Sixteen activists, academics, advocates, authors and cultural artists have been imprisoned since 2018 for defending the rights of those repressed by the government. Their imprisonment was justified on the basis of fabricated evidence. The 84 year old Father Stan Swamy was the first one of the 16 to pay with his life. The Adivasi rights activist died in jail due to medical negligence in July 2021.

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We are a network of citizens like you. We are not willing to look away. 

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