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Two Indians who were lodged in Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore in Pakistan released and repatriated back.

Dilbagh Singh and Sunil Masih, both Indians who were lodged in Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore in Pakistan were repatriated back to India with the help of NGO Lawyers For Human Rights International and a Pakistani human rights lawyer  friend Zulfiqar Jehangir. The orgnisation has also filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh for securing the release of thease two Indians in which the High court already issued notices to the External Affairs Ministry of India etc.
 

Human Rights bodies demands general amnesty for Sikh political prisioners in Indian jails.

TO DISPELL THE RUMOUR MONGERINGS, OUR ORG JOINTLY WITH OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS BODIES & POLITICAL PARTIES RELEASED THE  FIGURES OF SIKH POLITICAL PRISONERS WHO ARE DEATINED THROUGH OUT INDIA. TODAY ON 10TH DECEMBER 2013, BEING WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, WE DEMAND GENERAL AMNESTY FOR ALL OF THEM AND ALSO DEMANDTHEIR REHABILITATION.

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THE TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE IS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD BY LFHRI

PRESS RELEASE

The rejection of the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar by the Hon’ble President of India and recent dismissal of the petition by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has thrown many important issues open to the public domain.

The decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 22.3.2002, when one out of the Hon’ble three judges who  upheld the death sentence of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, namely Justice M.B. Shah acquitted Bhullar of his offences was an serious error of law. Moreover the conviction being based on a confessional statement made by Bhullar while in police custody, which he had recanted later on in the court on the allegations of the same being outcome of coercion and torture, is also a matter of great criticism in the legal circles.

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Notice issued to External Affair Ministry regading two Punjab residents in Pakistan Jail.

In a Public Interest Litigation filed filed by Lawyers For Human Rights International alleging  that two Punjab residents (Indians) are languishing in a Pakistani jail even after completing their sentenses, the Punjab and Haryana high Court issued a notice to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Punjab Government. The respondents have been directed to provide replies within a month.

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LFHRI gives sugessions for reviewing the existing laws in sexual assualt cases.

Lawyers for Human Rights International has sent its suggestions to Hon'ble Retd. Justice J.S. Verma who is heading the three member committee constituted by Government of India to give recommendations on amending laws to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in sexual assualt cases. The committee was constituted after public protests erupted over Delhi gang rape case. The committee headed by former Chief Justice of India JS Verma sought comments from the public in general, particularly eminent jurists, legal professionals, NGOs, women's groups and civil society members on reviewing the existing laws in a bid to provide quicker justice and stringent punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault, an official statement said.

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LFHRI asked Punjab Govt. to identify dead bodies of victims of violence throughout Punjab.

The Lawyers For Human Rights International sent a representation to the Chief Minister of Punjab,India seeking identification of the unclaimed dead bodies which were cremated in whole of State of Punjab from 1984 to 1994 on the lines of NHRC  recent judgment and seeking payment of compensation to the victim families who have till today not been able to perform the last rites of their near ones and have been killed / missing at the hands of Punjab police officials or para-military security forces in districts other than Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Majitha.

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Orders of High Court denying the stay in execution of Death Warrants Challenged in Supreme Court.

LFHRI has challenged in Supreme Court Of India,the order passed by High Court, denying stay in executing of Death Warrants of Balwant Singh Rajoana, during the pendency of proceedings in the SC,where in the judgment vide which death Sentence of Balwant singh has been upheld and conversion of life imprisonment of Jagtar Singh has been challenged by the CBI. The case will be listed tomorrow or day after tomorrow.
 

LFHRI seeks intervention of President of India in stopping the execution of Balwant Singh.

The Lawyers For Human Rights International (LFHRI) seeks intervention of President of India in stopping the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana detained in Patiala Jail. In a letter written to the President of India, Navkiran Singh General Secretary of NGO, LFHRI said that the judgement vide which the death sentence of Balwant Singh has been confirmed is under appeal before the Supreme Court of India. He also said that in India no one has been executed since 2004 and the India though one of the retentionist country’s uses Death Penalty only in rarest of rare cases and can join the line of 140 Nations which have done away with the death Penalty in Law or Practice.

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Notice Issued To Punjab On Wire Mesh Barricades in canals

On a petition filed by Lawyers For human Rights International, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a notice to State of Punjab regarding installation of wire mesh bariicates at various places in canals of Punjab so that the dead bodies of humans can be fished out so that the relatives of the deseased can perform last rites.

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LFHRI EFFORTS: EVE TEASING WILL BE NOW DEALT STERNLY IN PUNJAB, HARYANA & CHANDIGARH FROM NOW ON.

LFHRI EFFORTS: EVE TEASING WILL BE NOW DEALT STERNLY IN PUNJAB, HARYANA & CHANDIGARH FROM NOW ON.

September 30, 2013 at 7:12pm

In a PIL filed by lawyers For Human Rights International the 1st division bench of Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana High Court has directed Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to place before it on 6th Nov 2013, the action plan for implementing the suggestion formulated by all the 3 states and the counsel of the petitioner. Navkiran Singh General secretary of the organisation as well as counsel in the case was able to get this historical decision. The agreed suggestions are as under :-

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Hanging of Dharampal Singh stayed by the High Court

In an urgent petition filed by Dharampal Singh of Haryana State through a renouned human rights lawyer Navkiran Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the hanging of Dharampal Singh untill April,10. The Mercy petition of Dharampal Singh was rejected recently by the President of India. He was to be hanged on April, 15 as per the newspaper reports. He was shifted from Rohtak Jail to Ambala Jail in a government vehicle under tight security yesterday as there is no hanging facility in Rohtak Jail.

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Thrashing of victim of sexual harassment by Punjab Police condemmed.

Lawyers For Human Rights International in a meeting held at Chandigarh condemned the incident of thrashing a victim of sexual harasshment and her father by Punjab Police at Tarn Taran, Punjab and passed  resolution demanding strict action and registring of F.I.R. against the policemen involved in the incident under Indian Penal Code. In a shocking case of police brutality,policemen thrashed a victim and her father instead of helping them.

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Notice issued to State of Punjab,CBI etc. on an PIL filed by LFHRI seeking CBI inquiry into killing.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notice to Punjab Govt., CBI, SSP Gurdaspur and others on a public Interest Litigation filed by Lawyers For Human Rights International (LFHRI) seeking CBI inquiry into incident of police firing at Gurdaspur in which a youth Jaspal Singh was killed and another youth Ranjit Singh was seriously  injured.

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LFHRI has withdrawn its petitions in the Supreme Court as the hanging has already been stayed.

Lawyers For Human Rights International has withdrawn today its petitions in the Supreme Court of India through which it had sought relief for Balwant Singh Rajoana, as the Home Ministry has already stayed the execution during the pendency of the appeals pending in the Supreme Court of India and the Mercy petitions filed by SGPC and DSGPC before the President of India. Another  petition  related to the same matter has been dismissed today by the Supreme Court of India. The petitions have been filed by the LFHRI through its District president Chandigarh, Tejinder Singh Sudan, Advocate on Monday as the convict Balwant Singh Rajoana has to be executed on 31st of March, 2012.
 

LFHRI approaches The High Commissioner for Human Rights of U.N. in Balwant Singh hanging case.

Lawyers For human Rights International approaches Honourable Ms Navanthem Pillay The High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)......seeking help for saving the life of Balwant Singh Rajoala who is to be hanged on 31st March, 2012.
 

High Court dismissed the petition filed by LFHRI for stay of Rajoana hanging.

A Public Interest Litigation filed by NGO Lawyers For Human Rights International seeking stay on execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana was dismissed by Punjab and Haryana High Court on the ground that the petitioner had no 'locas standi' to file the petition. The division bench said Rajoana had already refused to appear before the high court in 'murder reference' and also declined assistance of a counsel to defend himself on government expenses...
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In a petition filed by LFHRI, High court had given deadline to arrest Ex. DSP of Punjab police.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday had given a deadline till September 22 to Punjab Police to arrest Gurjit Singh. The directions were passed on a petition filed by the Lawyers for Human Rights International (LFHRI) through its General Secretary, Advocate Navkiran Singh.

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