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US: Curbs on religious freedom, graft significant rights problems in India
The United States identified instances of restrictions on foreign-funded NGOs and religious freedom along with corruption and police and security force abuses as the most significant human rights problems in India.
The annual 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the first under the Trump administration — said other human rights problems in India last year included disappearances, hazardous prison condition and delay in justice due to court backlogs.
"The most significant human rights problems involved instances of police and security force abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture, and rape; corruption, which remained widespread and contributed to ineffective responses to crimes, including those against women, children, and members of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes; and societal violence based on gender, religious affiliation, and caste or tribe," the report said.
"Other human rights problems included disappearances, hazardous prison conditions, arbitrary arrest and detention, and lengthy pretrial detention. Court backlogs delayed or denied justice, including through lengthy pretrial detention and denial of due process," it said.
It also criticised Indian government's restrictions on foreign-funded NGOs.
"The Government placed restrictions on foreign funding of non-governmental organisations, including some whose views the government believed were not in the 'national or public interest,' curtailing the work of civil society," it said.
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27 Jun 2017 | MUKESH RANJANA | Ranchi
Baffled with regular incidents of chain, wallet and mobile snatching in the State Capital, Ranchi police will now work on a multi-pronged strategy after conducting thorough mapping of the areas, targets, timing, modus operandi etc. of the incidents taking place in the recent days and ensure that the culprits are caught immediately after committing the crime...