In response to a call for input by the Special Rapporteur for the freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association (Special Rapporteur), Mazeltov – Innovation and Justice provides its observations on the protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests following the passing and enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Bill and the Citizenship Amendment Act in India. This input broadly covers the aforementioned categories outlined in the Questionnaire provided in the call. We are responding under theme 10 ‘Crises of systemic discrimination against particular groups‘ of the Crisis Questionnaire for the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council Report.
MIJ remains apolitical. The purpose of the submission was to highlight institutional failures and the divide in the polity. The threat to minorities anywhere is unjust, and we as an institution will always do our best to respond and highlight matters in order to champion human rights and equality.
To read our submission please click on the following document.