Meenakshi Ganguly

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Meenakshi Ganguly said : “They know that without the smart cards, people cannot get food and other assistance. So, they agreed to go, and their cards were returned to them on their way,” External link

laht Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “The Bangladeshi justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences,” External link

ipsnews Monday, May 31, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions,” External link

ipsnews Monday, May 31, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency on this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis’ right to health,” “To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries like the US, UK, and the EU to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Nepal's under-resourced public health system is strained beyond capacity," External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Nepal's healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency of this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis' right to health," "To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available" External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal’s under-resourced public health system is strained beyond capacity,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, May 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal’s healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency on this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis’ right to health,” “To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries like the US, UK, and the EU to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, May 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s under-resourced public health system is strained beyond capacity,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 10, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency on this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis’ right to health,” “To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries like the US, UK, and the EU to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 10, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being brazen in his efforts to help his family and associates evade Sri Lankan justice,” External link

colombopage Friday, April 30, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government should reject the findings of its bogus commission of inquiry and instead take seriously the UN Human Rights Council’s March resolution,” “Concerned governments should make clear that pursuing the commission’s recommendations will be a major setback for Sri Lankan government accountability” External link

colombopage Friday, April 30, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being brazen in his efforts to help his family and associates evade Sri Lankan justice,” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 30, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government should reject the findings of its bogus commission of inquiry and instead take seriously the UN Human Rights Council’s March resolution,” “Concerned governments should make clear that pursuing the commission’s recommendations will be a major setback for Sri Lankan government accountability” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 30, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being brazen in his efforts to help his family and associates evade Sri Lankan justice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 30, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government should reject the findings of its bogus commission of inquiry and instead take seriously the UN Human Rights Council’s March resolution,” “Concerned governments should make clear that pursuing the commission’s recommendations will be a major setback for Sri Lankan government accountability” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 30, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should be focusing only in its efforts on responding to people desperately in need of help and dying for lack of medical care,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should put people above politics and ensure that everyone gets the medical care they need,” “The administration has called for citizens and international governments to help, but it cannot shirk its own responsibility to protect each and every life” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should put people above politics and ensure that everyone gets the medical care they need,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should be focusing only in its efforts on responding to people desperately in need of help and dying for lack of medical care,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should put people above politics and ensure that everyone gets the medical care they need,” “The administration has called for citizens and international governments to help, but it cannot shirk its own responsibility to protect each and every life” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indians are upset and angry at the state’s failure in preventing these shortages in health care,” External link

nbcnews Monday, April 26, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indians are upset and angry at the state’s failure in preventing these shortages in health care,” External link

nbcnews Monday, April 26, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The media has operated under extremely [challenging] circumstances [in Kashmir] for decades, under pressure from state agencies, armed groups or political actors to present only their side of the story," "However, the restrictions that the media faces now, including often threats of arrest or attack, is particularly alarming" External link

voanews Friday, April 16, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “It is really disappointing that the authorities in India are not providing immediate safe shelter and support to the Burmese who are fleeing the worst kind of persecution. The responsibility to protect lives is primary,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Any plan to forcibly return Rohingya and others to Myanmar will put them back in the grip of the oppressive military junta that they fled,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, March 29, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

myanmarnews Monday, March 29, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has added a new weapon to its arsenal of abusive laws, putting religious and racial minorities at greater risk of torture and prolonged detention without trial,” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s new regulations will only make matters worse for families of victims and other government critics already facing harassment, intimidation, and surveillance,” “The UN Human Rights Council should send a message loud and clear that these abuses need to stop” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has added a new weapon to its arsenal of abusive laws, putting religious and racial minorities at greater risk of and prolonged ,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s new regulations will only make matters worse for families of victims and other government critics already facing harassment, intimidation, and surveillance,” “The UN Human Rights Council should send a message loud and clear that these abuses need to stop” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, March 14, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” External link

irinnews Friday, March 12, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar’s long-abusive military is even more lawless now that it is back in power, and the Indian government should uphold its international law obligations and protect those in need of refuge within its borders,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar’s long-abusive military is even more lawless now that it is back in power. The Indian government should uphold its international law obligations and protect those in need of refuge within its borders. The increasingly brutal repression by Myanmar military, following the coup, puts any Rohingya returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

voanews Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Any plan to forcibly return Rohingya and others to Myanmar will put them back in the grip of the oppressive military junta that they fled,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Any plan to forcibly return Rohingya and others to Myanmar will put them back in the grip of the oppressive military junta that they fled,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Rohingya have been so persecuted, and for so long, they are desperate to find a place where they can be safe and made to feel welcome. And yet, no country in the world, even those that sympathise with them, are willing,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, March 1, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government’s actions are a severe dent in Nepal’s long struggle for a rule of law-based constitution, which was finally adopted in 2015 to guarantee human rights,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, March 1, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government’s actions are a severe dent in Nepal’s long struggle for a rule of law-based constitution, which was finally adopted in 2015 to guarantee human rights,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, March 1, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Rohingya have been so persecuted, and for so long, they are desperate to find a place where they can be safe and made to feel welcome. And yet, no country in the world, even those that sympathize with them, are willing," External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 1, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Rohingya have been so persecuted, and for so long, they are desperate to find a place where they can be safe and made to feel welcome. And yet, no country in the world, even those that sympathise with them, are willing,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “Whether it is India, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh or other countries in the region, governments need to protect the Rohingya refugees instead of trying to pass the buck,” External link

arabnews Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “Whether it is India, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh or other countries in the region, governments need to protect the Rohingya refugees instead of trying to pass the buck,” External link

arabnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP’s embrace of the Hindu majority at the expense of minorities has seeped into government institutions, undermining equal protection of the law without discrimination,” External link

milligazette Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP government’s actions have stoked communal hatred, created deep fissures in society, and led to much fear and mistrust of authorities among minority communities,” “India’s standing as a secular democracy is at serious risk unless the government rolls back discriminatory laws and policies and ensures justice for abuses against minorities” External link

milligazette Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of addressing peaceful criticism of policies, or failure to uphold rights, the authorities have displayed bias, targeting critics by accusing them under draconian sedition or counterterror laws and at the same time failing to prosecute government supporters that engage in violence,” External link

nbcnews Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has not only failed to protect Muslims and other minorities from attacks but is providing political patronage and cover for bigotry,” External link

laht Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP’s embrace of the Hindu majority at the expense of minorities has seeped into government institutions, undermining equal protection of the law without discrimination,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP’s embrace of the Hindu majority at the expense of minorities has seeped into government institutions, undermining equal protection of the law without discrimination,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 19, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP government’s actions have stoked communal hatred, created deep fissures in society, and led to much fear and mistrust of authorities among minority communities,” “India’s standing as a secular democracy is at serious risk unless the government rolls back discriminatory laws and policies and ensures justice for abuses against minorities” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 19, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “While many believe that this decision is to ward off further criticism during the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council, we hope that the government will make public statements discouraging the stigmatisation of Muslims in Sri Lanka and will announce reforms to end discrimination,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses,” External link

milligazette Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers,” “By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region” External link

milligazette Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers,” “By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture and other serious abuses” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The [Indian] government’s failure to hold security personnel accountable has led to further abuses and the harassment of very poor and vulnerable populations” “The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers. By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities’ response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events,” External link

sundayobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "It's the responsibility of the state to try and come up and hear their own people, and have a conversation that they can trust," External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The one thing that the government appears to have tried very hard to do is ensure that security forces act with restraint," "But the fact that it needs this sort of barricading of borders seems a little unfortunate, in terms of what the government was trying to achieve" External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "That's still in the peaceful conversation space," "Our concern is almost always what happens if there is violence. And what happens in terms of state response, whether they are punishing dissent in any way" External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian authorities' response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities’ response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities’ response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities should be releasing activists and others already jailed or facing criminal charges in politically motivated cases, not adding to that list,” “They should use investigations to hold those genuinely responsible for violence to account, not as a means to silence outspoken critics and shut down protests” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

milligazette Monday, January 25, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

milligazette Monday, January 25, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

slmuslims Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

slmuslims Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, January 18, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, January 18, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa administration has quickly reversed human rights gains of the previous government, making minorities more insecure, victims of past abuses fearful, and critics wary of speaking out,” External link

slmuslims Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Concerned governments should do all they can to prevent Sri Lanka from returning to the ‘bad old days’ of rampant human rights violations,” “Governments need to speak out against abuses and press for a UN Human Rights Council resolution that addresses accountability and the collection and preservation of evidence” External link

slmuslims Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa administration has quickly reversed human rights gains of the previous government, making minorities more insecure, victims of past abuses fearful, and critics wary of speaking out,” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Concerned governments should do all they can to prevent Sri Lanka from returning to the ‘bad old days’ of rampant human rights violations,” “Governments need to speak out against abuses and press for a UN Human Rights Council resolution that addresses accountability and the collection and preservation of evidence” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa administration has quickly reversed human rights gains of the previous government, making minorities more insecure, victims of past abuses fearful, and critics wary of speaking out,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Concerned governments should do all they can to prevent Sri Lanka from returning to the ‘bad old days’ of rampant human rights violations,” “Governments need to speak out against abuses and press for a UN Human Rights Council resolution that addresses accountability and the collection and preservation of evidence” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seems determined to punish peaceful criticism using draconian laws, while sending a broader message that chills dissent,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Women and girls across South Asia are fed up with their governments’ failure to tackle sexual violence,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "it is unfortunate that a government which has been elected with a popular mandate to promote development and social justice is undermining its international standing with discriminatory policies" External link

haberler-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights, and undermining the rule of law,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “The government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 20, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepali officials like to use the rhetoric of human rights and the rule of law to please international audiences, but successive governments’ actions and inactions tell the true story,” “Never-ending impunity is causing great suffering to victims and their families, making ongoing abuses more likely, and preventing the country from moving forward to a better future with accountability and the rule of law” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 20, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, November 20, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepali officials like to use the rhetoric of human rights and the rule of law to please international audiences, but successive governments’ actions and inactions tell the true story,” “Never-ending impunity is causing great suffering to victims and their families, making ongoing abuses more likely, and preventing the country from moving forward to a better future with accountability and the rule of law” External link

reliefWeb Friday, November 20, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government of Nepal is protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

nepalitimes Friday, November 20, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The NHRC has taken an important step in publishing the report, which will be an essential tool for UN and foreign governments in their engagement with Nepali security forces,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Commission ) : “The National Human Rights Commission has taken an important step in publishing this information, which will be an essential tool for the UN and foreign governments in their engagement with Nepali security forces,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Commission ) : “The National Human Rights Commission has taken an important step in publishing this information, which will be an essential tool for the UN and foreign governments in their engagement with Nepali security forces,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “While impunity prevails, the rule of law and accountable governance are a pipe dream,” “Fourteen years since the conflict ended, little has changed to prevent the recurrence of abuses, while Nepal’s development is held back by a culture of impunity” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences," "Protesters are on the streets calling for change. The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions" External link

dhakatribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India faces serious security challenges, but instead of addressing the problems in a rights-respecting manner, the authorities appear determined to crush peaceful criticism and calls for accountability,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seeks to be a global leader, but instead is drawing international criticism by systematically weakening the country’s long-respected democratic institutions,” “The government should alter course by upholding democratic principles and protecting the human rights of all its citizens” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Using authoritarian tactics against outspoken critics and journalists needs to stop,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, October 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seeks to be a global leader, but instead is drawing international criticism by systematically weakening the country’s long-respected democratic institutions,” External link

geo-tv Friday, October 30, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India faces serious security challenges, but instead of addressing the problems in a rights-respecting manner, the authorities appear determined to crush peaceful criticism and calls for accountability,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 30, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seeks to be a global leader, but instead is drawing international criticism by systematically weakening the country’s long-respected democratic institutions,” “The government should alter course by upholding democratic principles and protecting the human rights of all its citizens” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 30, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The uptick in violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed,” External link

laht Friday, October 30, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences,” “Protesters are in the streets calling for change. The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences," "Protesters are in the streets calling for change. The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions" External link

myanmarnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

guardian Friday, October 23, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should stand for the rights of women, whether they are domestic workers, government scheme workers, or office workers, to work in safety and dignity,” “The government should coordinate with workers’ organizations and rights groups to address sexual harassment and violence as a key workplace issue, partner in information campaigns, and ensure that those who face abuse can get the support and remedies they deserve” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

milligazette Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should stand for the rights of women, whether they are domestic workers, government scheme workers, or office workers, to work in safety and dignity,” “The government should coordinate with workers’ organizations and rights groups to address sexual harassment and violence as a key workplace issue, partner in information campaigns, and ensure that those who face abuse can get the support and remedies they deserve” External link

milligazette Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible,” External link

thehindu Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “Even though the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration has said that it does not want to continue its support to the Human Rights Council resolution, the Sri Lankan government remains obliged to keep its pledges, including to repeal PTA, regardless of the party that might be in power,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “progressive laws to protect women from sexual abuse by bosses, colleagues, and clients,” External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "progressive laws to protect women from sexual abuse by bosses, colleagues, and clients," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible," External link

tribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible," External link

trust Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should stand for the rights of women, whether they are domestic workers, government scheme workers, or office workers, to work in safety and dignity,” “The government should coordinate with workers’ organizations and rights groups to address sexual harassment and violence as a key workplace issue, partner in information campaigns, and ensure that those who face abuse can get the support and remedies they deserve” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults,” External link

wishtv Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, October 12, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” External link

arabnews Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women," "The government should ensure that this woman, and all sexual assault survivors, are treated with dignity and have access to services, and that their right to a fair, timely, independent investigation and adequate legal remedy is respected" External link

thedailystarBD Friday, October 9, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women," External link

trust Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 9, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, October 9, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, October 9, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 9, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” “The government should ensure that this woman, and all sexual assault survivors, are treated with dignity and have access to services, and that their right to a fair, timely, independent investigation and adequate legal remedy is respected” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 9, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "By arbitrarily arresting outspoken activists, the government is not only attempting to silence dissent but also sending a message to supporters that they have free rein to commit abuses against minority communities," External link

wsau Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offences, the abuses continue to mount,” “The government uses rule of law rhetoric to appeal to foreign diplomats and donors but actually fosters a culture of impunity” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities seem increasingly determined to prosecute without basis peaceful critics of government policies for violence that, by objective reporting, is largely the handiwork of BJP supporters,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities are increasingly using authoritarian tactics to punish peaceful protests, while failing to act against violent attacks by its supporters,” “This is causing lasting harm to India’s justice system and further shielding the police from accountability for abuses” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and in the past army’s departmental investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reve-rse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offences, the abuses continue to mount,” “The government uses rule of law rhetoric to appeal to foreign diplomats and donors but actually fosters a culture of impunity” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Time and again, Indian law enforcement’s use of shotguns in Kashmir has resulted in shocking, grievous injuries of protesters and bystanders,” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian leaders who claim that their policies are improving the lives of Kashmiris cannot disregard that security forces are maiming, blinding, and killing people,” “The Indian government should cease the use of shotguns firing metal pellets and review its crowd control techniques to meet international standards” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Time and again, Indian law enforcement’s use of shotguns in Kashmir has resulted in shocking, grievous injuries of protesters and bystanders,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian leaders who claim that their policies are improving the lives of Kashmiris cannot disregard that security forces are maiming, blinding, and killing people,” “The Indian government should cease the use of shotguns firing metal pellets and review its crowd control techniques to meet international standards” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Time and again, Indian forces’ use of shotguns in Kashmir has resulted in shocking, grievous injuries of protesters and bystanders,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

laht Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal’s authorities love to speak of their commitment to human rights and good governance, but their actions are at odds with those standards,” “Diplomats and donors should insist on measurable progress on rights protections if they hope to see their financial and technical support bear meaningful results” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

nepalitimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “India’s Supreme Court has jettisoned its long history of protecting free speech by finding Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his social media posts,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 21, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Like all public figures, judges too are legitimately subject to criticism, but even if they consider it unfair, it shouldn’t be treated as an attempt to undermine the judiciary,” “Ultimately, the judiciary is strengthened by heightened scrutiny, and judges should take the lead to counter any attempt to silence critics” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 21, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “India’s Supreme Court has jettisoned its long history of protecting free speech by finding Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his social media posts,” External link

milligazette Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Like all public figures, judges too are legitimately subject to criticism, but even if they consider it unfair, it shouldn’t be treated as an attempt to undermine the judiciary,” “Ultimately, the judiciary is strengthened by heightened scrutiny, and judges should take the lead to counter any attempt to silence critics” External link

milligazette Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence,” “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

laht Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence,” “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice," External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 14, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence," "The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights" External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 14, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” External link

geo-tv Friday, August 14, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence,” “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

geo-tv Friday, August 14, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 10, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is real concern that fresh off parliamentary elections, the Rajapaksa government will feel emboldened to further disregard its international human rights obligations,” “Sri Lanka’s international partners, including donor agencies and the UN, need to rapidly adjust their policies to respond to this disturbing situation and ensure that their assistance does not benefit government agencies that are committing rights violations” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 10, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Mahinda Rajapakse ) : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Mahinda Rajapakse ) : “There is real concern that fresh off parliamentary elections, the Rajapaksa government will feel emboldened to further disregard its international human rights obligations,” “Sri Lanka’s international partners, including donor agencies and the UN, need to rapidly adjust their policies to respond to this disturbing situation and ensure that their assistance does not benefit government agencies that are committing rights violations” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

colombopage Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “There is real concern that fresh off parliamentary elections, the Rajapaksa government will feel emboldened to further disregard its international human rights obligations,” “Sri Lanka’s international partners, including donor agencies and the UN, need to rapidly adjust their policies to respond to this disturbing situation and ensure that their assistance does not benefit government agencies that are committing rights violations” External link

colombopage Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly concluded : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's constitutional status," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Whether it is international pledges or the 2015 constitution, Nepal has made big promises, but the policies that followed do not indicate a commitment to ensuring justice for conflict-era abuses or to protecting human rights going forward,” External link

nepalitimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “Even as we see global outrage over police abuses, in India there remains a culture of impunity. Security forces are rarely held to account for human rights violations including torture, excessive use of force, and death in custody,” External link

laht Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have used the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown to arrest activists, silence dissent, and deter future protests against discriminatory policies,” External link

laht Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has repeatedly said that minorities in India have nothing to fear, and the authorities should put actions to those words,” External link

laht Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of locking up people who dare to speak out against discriminatory government policies, the authorities should listen to their legitimate fears and grievances,” “The government has repeatedly said that minorities in India have nothing to fear, and the authorities should put actions to those words” External link

voanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal has laws against caste-based crimes but they are rarely applied, and often the police refuse to even register cases – such as rape – when the victim is a Dalit,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Nepali government frequently cites ‘preserving communal harmony’ as a justification for assuming draconian new powers , but it doesn’t use the laws it already has to address caste discrimination,” “These horrific crimes continue because the government has failed for too long to protect its most vulnerable citizens” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal has laws against caste-based crimes but they are rarely applied, and often the police refuse to even register cases – such as rape – when the victim is a Dalit,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Nepali government frequently cites ‘preserving communal harmony’ as a justification for assuming draconian new powers , but it doesn’t use the laws it already has to address caste discrimination,” “These horrific crimes continue because the government has failed for too long to protect its most vulnerable citizens” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Several bills that would extend the Nepal government’s ability to intercept communications without a warrant or use its powers to crack down on speech and dissent are awaiting parliamentary approval, and should be withdrawn and revised,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s elected representatives should not enact a law that gives the authorities the power to spy on citizens, without any accountability or oversight,” “Considering the other steps by the current government to roll back civil and political rights, this will place fundamental freedoms at serious risk in Nepal” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Certainly, handling a pandemic is a challenge for all states. But what is not helpful is to try and silence criticism,” External link

laht Friday, May 22, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The threat that the coronavirus poses to all Sri Lankans provides the government with an opportunity to improve communal relations in the country," "To promote public safety, it's important for the authorities to be seen as acting against discrimination, not promoting it" External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “When Nepal stood for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the government promised to uphold its human rights obligations, but three years later, as it seeks re-election, there has been nothing but impunity and evasion on transitional justice,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “When Nepal stood for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council the government promised to uphold its human rights obligations, but three years later, as it seeks re-election, there has been nothing but impunity and evasion on transitional justice,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, May 1, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “When Nepal stood for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council the government promised to uphold its human rights obligations, but three years later, as it seeks re-election, there has been nothing but impunity and evasion on transitional justice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, May 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion,” “But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs” External link

eco-business Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

trust Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly, the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to prosecute those responsible for the horrific Easter Sunday attacks last year, but the arrests should be lawful, and not used to vilify an entire community,” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 24, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The threat that the coronavirus poses to all Sri Lankans provides the government with an opportunity to improve communal relations in the country,” “To promote public safety, it’s important for the authorities to be seen as acting against discrimination, not promoting it” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 24, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to prosecute those responsible for the horrific Easter Sunday attacks last year, but the arrests should be lawful, and not used to vilify an entire community,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 24, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The threat that the coronavirus poses to all Sri Lankans provides the government with an opportunity to improve communal relations in the country,” “To promote public safety, it’s important for the authorities to be seen as acting against discrimination, not promoting it” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 24, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities are using draconian counterterrorism laws against activists simply for criticizing the government or raising their voices against injustice,” External link

milligazette Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s prime minister has appealed for a united fight against COVID-19, but has yet to call for unity in the fight against anti-Muslim violence and discrimination,” External link

laht Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities are using draconian counterterrorism laws against activists simply for criticizing the government or raising their voices against injustice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “India’s Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has appealed for a united fight against COVID-19, but has yet to call for unity in the fight against anti-Muslim violence and discrimination,” External link

laht Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has tried to delink the citizenship law from the citizenship verification processes, but it has failed to reassure minority communities because of contradictory, discriminatory, and hate-filled claims by BJP leaders,” “The government should immediately reverse policies that violate India’s international legal obligations, investigate alleged police abuses, and protect freedom of speech and assembly” External link

laht Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s prime minister has appealed for a united fight against COVID-19 , but has yet to call for unity in the fight against anti-Muslim violence and discrimination,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 10, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has tried to delink the citizenship law from the citizenship verification processes, but it has failed to reassure minority communities because of contradictory, discriminatory, and hate-filled claims by BJP leaders,” “The government should immediately reverse policies that violate India’s international legal obligations, investigate alleged police abuses, and protect freedom of speech and assembly” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 10, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly writes : “Sri Lanka’s inspector general has ordered police to arrest those who ‘criticise’ officials involved in the coronavirus response, or share ‘fake’ or ‘malicious’ messages about the pandemic,” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : "We recognise that this pandemic is posing an unprecedented test for world leaders," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, April 3, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly observed : “It should be clear that to deliver justice for victims and to deter future atrocities, an international justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka,” External link

tamilnet Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government couldn’t make it any plainer to victims and their families that it opposes any form of justice for even the worst atrocities,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government couldn’t make it any plainer to victims and their families that it opposes any form of justice for even the worst atrocities,” External link

colombopage Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government has appointed alleged perpetrators of war crimes to high office while pardoning one of the few soldiers convicted for a terrible offense,” “It should be clear that to deliver justice for victims and to deter future atrocities, an international justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka” External link

colombopage Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government couldn’t make it any plainer to victims and their families that it opposes any form of justice for even the worst atrocities,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government has appointed alleged perpetrators of war crimes to high office while pardoning one of the few soldiers convicted for a terrible offense,” “It should be clear that to deliver justice for victims and to deter future atrocities, an international justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government is facing an extraordinary challenge to protect over a billion densely packed people, but ramped-up efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in India need to include rights protections,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities in India should take all necessary steps to ensure that everyone has access to food and medical care, and that the poor and marginalized are not mistreated or stigmatized,” “The Indian government’s responsibility to protect its people from the outbreak should not come at the cost of human rights violations” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government’s actions over the past year [2019] have caused enormous suffering and rights violations…its unilateral revocation of Kashmir’s special constitutional status and the use of draconian laws to silence criticism…The Indian government has tried to shut down Kashmir, hiding the full extent of the harm caused there,” External link

pakobserver Friday, March 6, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

sundaytimes Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

lankaenews Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

lankaenews Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

adaderana Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

adaderana Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

adaderana Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace," "It's crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Supporters of the government feel enabled to commit all kinds of crimes, because they feel they have political protection," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 2, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The families of Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’ have spent years waiting for answers, but with the Rajapaksas back in power, security forces are threatening them to drop their demands for truth and accountability," External link

island Monday, February 17, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Family members of Sri Lanka’s many ‘disappeared’ have a right to know what happened to their loved ones," "The UN Human Rights Council is the one flicker of hope many families have that the fate of those disappeared will one day be known, and that justice will be done" External link

island Monday, February 17, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The families of Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’ have spent years waiting for answers, but with the Rajapaksas back in power, security forces are threatening them to drop their demands for truth and accountability,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Family members of Sri Lanka’s many ‘disappeared’ have a right to know what happened to their loved ones,” “The UN Human Rights Council is the one flicker of hope many families have that the fate of those disappeared will one day be known, and that justice will be done” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s political leaders know that a transparent process is essential to ensure justice and accountability for egregious rights violations during the conflict, but they keep trying to protect those responsible for the abuses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, January 27, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s leaders know a transparent process is essential to ensure justice and accountability for egregious rights violations during conflict, but they keep trying to protect those responsible for abuses,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s political leaders know that a transparent process is essential to ensure justice and accountability for egregious rights violations during the conflict, but they keep trying to protect those responsible for the abuses,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Nepali people struggled for decades to institutionalise a democratic constitutional order, yet they are being denied their rights by the very people they had hoped would represent those values,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is every reason to fear that any progress Sri Lanka has made in recent years in restoring basic rights and rebuilding democratic institutions will be overturned with a vengeance,” External link

slmuslims Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is every reason to fear that any progress Sri Lanka has made in recent years in restoring basic rights and rebuilding democratic institutions will be overturned with a vengeance," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The EU, which offers Sri Lanka preferential trading terms in return for human rights guarantees, should demand the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act,” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For decades, Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act provided a legal fig leaf for grotesque human rights abuses and the suppression of peaceful dissent,” “The new Rajapaksa government’s embrace of this abusive law is just one of many signs that the rights of Sri Lankans are at grave risk” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and senior appointees linked to wartime abuses are wasting no time dismantling the human rights gains of recent years," External link

srilankasource Friday, January 10, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "For decades, Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act provided a legal fig leaf for grotesque human rights abuses and the suppression of peaceful dissent," "The new Rajapaksa government's embrace of this abusive law is just one of many signs that the rights of Sri Lankans are at grave risk" External link

srilankasource Friday, January 10, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and senior appointees linked to wartime abuses are wasting no time dismantling the human rights gains of recent years,” External link

slmuslims Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “For decades, Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act provided a legal fig leaf for grotesque human rights abuses and the suppression of peaceful dissent,” “The new Rajapaksa government’s embrace of this abusive law is just one of many signs that the rights of Sri Lankans are at grave risk” External link

slmuslims Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has an obligation to ensure that the police act in an impartial manner according to law,” “Unchecked partisan behavior by the police will only end up making the force more political, communal, and unaccountable” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Jawaharlal Nehru ) : “Students and teachers begged the police to intervene during the attack at Jawaharlal Nehru University, but the police simply stood and watched the attackers walk away,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has an obligation to ensure that the police act in an impartial manner according to law,” “Unchecked partisan behavior by the police will only end up making the force more political, communal, and unaccountable” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Mass protests have often been a reflection of citizens unhappy with governance that denies them rights,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 31, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly noted : “While it is true that minority groups in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have faced abuses, by adopting this new law, India too is blatantly discriminating based on religion,” External link

laht Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police, in many areas, have been cracking down on anti-citizenship law protests with force, including unnecessary deadly force,” External link

milligazette Tuesday, December 24, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should address the legitimate concerns over the citizenship law and national register of citizens that will be used to target marginalized groups,” “The often violent repression of those critical of government undermines any claims that the authorities are responding to the situation in an impartial manner” External link

milligazette Tuesday, December 24, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

iran-daily Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force," External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force," External link

wsau Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police, in many areas, have been cracking down on anti-citizenship law protests with force, including unnecessary deadly force,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police, in many areas, have been cracking down on anti-citizenship law protests with force, including unnecessary deadly force,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should address the legitimate concerns over the citizenship law and national register of citizens that will be used to target marginalized groups,” “The often violent repression of those critical of government undermines any claims that the authorities are responding to the situation in an impartial manner” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The bill uses the language of refuge and sanctuary, but discriminates on religious grounds in violation of international law,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The bill uses the language of refuge and sanctuary, but discriminates on religious grounds in violation of international law," External link

wptv Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should address the concerns raised about the citizenship law instead of trying to shut down the protests with excessive force,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 16, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government failed to grasp the extent of public opposition over erosion of basic rights evident in these protests,” “The government’s strongest response to the protests would be to repeal the citizenship law and withdraw its plan for citizenship verification that threatens marginalized communities” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 16, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The bill uses the language of refuge and sanctuary, but discriminates on religious grounds in violation of international law," External link

wkbw Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s claim that the citizenship law aims to protect religious minorities rings hollow by excluding Ahmadiyya from Pakistan and Rohingya from Myanmar,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government is creating legal grounds to strip millions of Muslims of the fundamental right of equal access to citizenship,” “The government should demonstrate its expressed commitment to protecting refugees by passing a law that protects them irrespective of their religion” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “After initial pledges to ensure truth, justice, and reparations for conflict victims, it appears that the government is once again determined to protect those responsible for the crimes,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “After initial pledges to ensure truth, justice, and reparations for conflict victims, it appears that the government is once again determined to protect those responsible for the crimes,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nongovernmental organisations need to be independent so that they can hold the government accountable, criticise policies, propose alternative ideas, and represent different points of view,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, November 15, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nongovernmental organizations need to be independent so that they can hold the government accountable, criticize policies, propose alternative ideas, and represent different points of view,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government should not be interfering with or constraining which issues organizations can work on, and should listen to activists, including critics, instead of treating them as a threat,” “In the past, Nepali political parties, including the one currently in office, received the support of groups that backed democracy and human rights, and all members of parliament should ensure that any new regulation is bolstering these groups instead of undermining them” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations," External link

colombopage Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's next government will have its work cut out to meet the country's human rights obligations," "No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings" External link

colombopage Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations," External link

island Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka’s next Government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations," "No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings" External link

island Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s next government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations,” “No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings” External link

adaderana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations," External link

srilankasource Monday, November 11, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's next government will have its work cut out to meet the country's human rights obligations," "No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings" External link

srilankasource Monday, November 11, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations,” External link

tamilguardian Monday, November 11, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s next government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations,” “No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings” External link

tamilguardian Monday, November 11, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, November 11, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s next government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations,” “No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, November 11, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Her family should also get legal counseling and witness protection," External link

dw-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Her family should also get legal counseling and witness protection,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Her family should also get legal counseling and witness protection," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 4, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "Victims and their families placed their faith in government commitments to an independent investigation, and there can be no possible justification for keeping the findings under wraps," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : "The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings of human rights violations seriously," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "Victims and their families placed their faith in government commitments to an independent investigation, and there can be no possible justification for keeping the findings under wraps," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings of human rights violations seriously," "The Nepal police's international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld" External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Selective leaks in the media are causing confusion about the findings. The government should instead release the full report and explain how it will respond to the recommendations,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings about human rights violations seriously,” “The Nepal police’s international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Selective leaks in the media are causing confusion about the findings. The government should instead release the full report and explain how it will respond to the recommendations,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings about human rights violations seriously,” “The Nepal police’s international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Selective leaks in the media are causing confusion about the findings. The government should instead release the full report and explain how it will respond to the recommendations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings about human rights violations seriously,” “The Nepal police’s international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” “The government’s heavy-handed measures are only making a bad situation worse” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Anyone who has been detained in Kashmir without evidence of a crime should be immediately and unconditionally released,” External link

milligazette Monday, September 16, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” “The government’s heavy-handed measures are only making a bad situation worse” External link

milligazette Monday, September 16, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Anyone who has been detained in Kashmir without evidence of a crime should be immediately and unconditionally released,” External link

yubanet Monday, September 16, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” “The government’s heavy-handed measures are only making a bad situation worse” External link

yubanet Monday, September 16, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, September 16, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” “The government’s heavy-handed measures are only making a bad situation worse” External link

tribune Monday, September 16, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” External link

aa-en Monday, September 16, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Anyone who has been detained in Kashmir without evidence of a crime should be immediately and unconditionally released,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, September 16, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” “The government’s heavy-handed measures are only making a bad situation worse” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, September 16, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian government's indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately," External link

opednews Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and the foundation of a democratic society...The Nepali government should protect free speech and ensure that any legal restrictions are proportionate, narrowly defined, and consistent with Nepal's obligations under international law," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal has a proud tradition of public activism, but if these laws are passed in their current form, they will undermine the freedoms that Nepalis fought so hard to achieve,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and the foundation of a democratic society,” “The Nepali government should protect free speech and ensure that any legal restrictions are proportionate, narrowly defined, and consistent with Nepal’s obligations under international law” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The concern is really that the process has been quite arbitrary. The second concern is that this does appear to be targeting more Muslims than anybody else,” External link

laht Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “BJP leaders say Muslims have more children and are altering the demographic makeup of India,” External link

time Friday, August 30, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “We have requested the government to make sure the process is not arbitrary, not discriminatory,” External link

time Friday, August 30, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly tells : “We are very worried about something like the Rohingya crisis playing out again,” External link

time Friday, August 30, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “Even if there are people who are Muslims who have been living in Assam since the 1970s, that’s three generations of people,” External link

time Friday, August 30, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately,” External link

aa-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly explained : “The restrictions are provoking anger, causing economic harm, and fueling rumors that are making a bad human rights situation even worse,” External link

aa-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian government's indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately," External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly explained : "The restrictions are provoking anger, causing economic harm, and fueling rumors that are making a bad human rights situation even worse," External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately,” External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly explained : “The restrictions are provoking anger, causing economic harm, and fueling rumors that are making a bad human rights situation even worse,” External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately,” External link

milligazette Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “International law permits restrictions on speech, including the internet, but they must be narrowly construed for a legitimate aim which the current restrictions fail to do,” “The Indian government needs to address people’s concerns, not cut them off from being able to communicate properly and freely” External link

milligazette Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “International law permits restrictions on speech, including the internet, but they must be narrowly construed for a legitimate aim – which the current restrictions fail to do,” “The Indian government needs to address people’s concerns, not cut them off from being able to communicate properly and freely” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “International law permits restrictions on speech, including the internet, but they must be narrowly construed for a legitimate aim – which the current restrictions fail to do,” “The Indian government needs to address people’s concerns, not cut them off from being able to communicate properly and freely” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence against the Rohingya, so refugees have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,” External link

iran-daily Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Many Rohingya have said that they would like to return to Myanmar so long as they don't suffer the same abuse, indignities, and atrocities they have endured in the past," "Bangladesh should not join this dangerous rush to send refugees back to conditions that they may be forced to flee again" External link

irishsun Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence against the Rohingya, so refugees have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Many Rohingya have said that they would like to return to Myanmar so long as they don’t suffer the same abuse, indignities, and atrocities they have endured in the past,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence against the Rohingya, so refugees have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,” External link

milligazette Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Many Rohingya have said that they would like to return to Myanmar so long as they don’t suffer the same abuse, indignities, and atrocities they have endured in the past,” “Bangladesh should not join this dangerous rush to send refugees back to conditions that they may be forced to flee again” External link

milligazette Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence against the Rohingya, so refugees have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Many Rohingya have said that they would like to return to Myanmar so long as they don’t suffer the same abuse, indignities, and atrocities they have endured in the past,” “Bangladesh should not join this dangerous rush to send refugees back to conditions that they may be forced to flee again” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government can’t just claim to be lifting restrictions in Kashmir, but needs to ensure that everyone’s rights are respected,” External link

milligazette Monday, August 19, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of denying human rights violations, Indian authorities should draw lessons from past mistakes, ensure accountability, and act to prevent further abuses,” “Concerned governments and the United Nations should press India to implement the High Commissioner’s recommendations and to protect the human rights of all in Kashmir” External link

milligazette Monday, August 19, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government can’t just claim to be lifting restrictions in Kashmir, but needs to ensure that everyone’s rights are respected,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 19, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of denying human rights violations, Indian authorities should draw lessons from past mistakes, ensure accountability, and act to prevent further abuses,” “Concerned governments and the United Nations should press India to implement the High Commissioner’s recommendations and to protect the human rights of all in Kashmir” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 19, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It is now one week since the Indian parliament voted to revoke the special autonomous status provided to Jammu and Kashmir under India’s constitution, and to split the province into two separate federally governed territories. Kashmiris remain mostly under lockdown, their leaders under arrest. Phones, even land lines, are still severed. The internet is shut down. Their main mosques remained closed to Muslim Kashmiris during Eid today," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There are unconfirmed reports of numerous ongoing arrests, including of activists," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly concluded : "While international law does allow governments to temporarily suspend some rights in exceptional circumstances, this cannot be allowed to become the new ‘normal.’ Unless it wants to inflame tensions in Kashmir for another generation, the Indian government needs to step back, and fast," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly wrote : “While international law does allow governments to temporarily suspend some rights in exceptional circumstances, this cannot be allowed to become the new ‘normal,’” External link

washtimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It is now one week since the Indian parliament voted to revoke the special autonomous status provided to Jammu and Kashmir under India’s constitution, and to split the province into two separate federally governed territories. Kashmiris remain mostly under lockdown, their leaders under arrest. Phones, even land lines, are still severed. The internet is shut down. Their main mosques remained closed to Muslim Kashmiris during Eid today," External link

aa-en Monday, August 12, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There are unconfirmed reports of numerous ongoing arrests, including of activists," External link

aa-en Monday, August 12, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly concluded : "While international law does allow governments to temporarily suspend some rights in exceptional circumstances, this cannot be allowed to become the new ‘normal.’ Unless it wants to inflame tensions in Kashmir for another generation, the Indian government needs to step back, and fast," External link

aa-en Monday, August 12, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Kashmiris have endured decades of violence and human rights violations, and are yet to be assured of justice,” “The government should ensure accountability for past abuses and address grievances instead of silencing opposition voices” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Considering previous violations by troops, including excessive use of force against protesters, and the lack of accountability despite allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings, we hope that the government will ask security forces to be rights-respecting,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, August 7, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters," External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters,” External link

milligazette Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Kashmiris have endured decades of violence and human rights violations, and are yet to be assured of justice,” “The government should ensure accountability for past abuses and address grievances instead of silencing opposition voices” External link

milligazette Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Kashmiris have endured decades of violence and human rights violations, and are yet to be assured of justice,” “The government should ensure accountability for past abuses and address grievances instead of silencing opposition voices” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "They did not even use the term Rohingya," External link

myanmarnews Monday, August 5, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The failure of the government to deliver on its commitment to ensure truth, justice, and reparations for the victims of conflict-era abuses shows a dismaying disregard for the protection of human rights,” External link

nepalitimes Friday, August 2, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "They did not even use the term Rohingya," External link

haberler-en Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The failure of the government to deliver on its commitment to ensure truth, justice and reparations for victims of conflict-era abuses shows a dismaying disregard for the protection of human rights,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Transgender Persons Bill should be a remarkable achievement for a long-persecuted community, but the current draft fails on the fundamental right to self-identify,” External link

newnownext Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Transgender Persons Bill should be a remarkable achievement for a long-persecuted community, but the current draft fails on the fundamental right to self-identify,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting coverup despite the considerable evidence available,” External link

lankaenews Monday, July 15, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn’t be punishing the Muslim community for this crime,” External link

lankaenews Monday, July 15, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims,” “The Sri Lankan government needs to take a stand against discrimination and intolerance, use the law to punish those responsible for abuses and protect, rather than target, vulnerable people” External link

lankaenews Monday, July 15, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India and Pakistan blame each other for human rights violations in Kashmir while ignoring their own responsibility for abuses,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dirk Burger ) : “The Indian government’s rejection of the latest UN report on human rights in Kashmir shows that it’s unwilling to confront its own human rights failures,” “Both India and Pakistan should accept the findings of the report and invite an independent investigation to help end serious abuses in Kashmir” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting coverup despite the considerable evidence available,” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting cover-up despite the considerable evidence available,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting cover-up despite the considerable evidence available," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting cover-up despite the considerable evidence available,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting coverup despite the considerable evidence available,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting cover-up despite the considerable evidence available," External link

slmuslims Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people and the resulting cover-up despite the considerable evidence available," External link

colombopage Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn’t be punishing the Muslim community for this crime,” External link

srilankasource Friday, July 5, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims,” “The Sri Lankan government needs to take a stand against discrimination and intolerance, use the law to punish those responsible for abuses and protect, rather than target, vulnerable people” External link

srilankasource Friday, July 5, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn't be punishing the Muslim community for this crime," External link

haberler-en Friday, July 5, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims," "The Sri Lankan government needs to take a stand against discrimination and intolerance, use the law to punish those responsible for abuses and protect, rather than target, vulnerable people" External link

haberler-en Friday, July 5, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims,” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn’t be punishing the Muslim community for this crime,” “It’s crucial for the authorities to act swiftly to stop mob violence, threats, and discrimination against Muslims” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn’t be punishing the Muslim community for this crime,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims,” “The Sri Lankan government needs to take a stand against discrimination and intolerance, use the law to punish those responsible for abuses and protect, rather than target, vulnerable people” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn’t be punishing the Muslim community for this crime,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims,” “The Sri Lankan government needs to take a stand against discrimination and intolerance, use the law to punish those responsible for abuses and protect, rather than target, vulnerable people” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government has a duty to protect its citizens and prosecute those responsible for the terrible Easter Sunday bombings, but it shouldn't be punishing the Muslim community for this crime," External link

srilankasource Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The ethnic violence and human rights violations that many Sri Lankans have suffered are now being directed against Muslims," "The Sri Lankan government needs to take a stand against discrimination and intolerance, use the law to punish those responsible for abuses and protect, rather than target, vulnerable people" External link

srilankasource Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “This is lazy governance and an effort to convince people that the political leadership is in charge,” External link

equaltimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “Communities are often upset that the wide availability of illegal recreational drugs has led to addiction problems and they want the state to take action,” External link

equaltimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government talks about inclusive development and commitment to basic rights and yet is targeting lawyers and activists who seek to protect the rights of the most vulnerable,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “The authorities in Burma are yet to provide assurances that citizenship rights of the Rohingya will be protections, that there will [be] accountability for crimes against humanity by the Myanmar military, and that there will be proper rehabilitation and reparations,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, June 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “People feel entitled to impose their voices, and to do so violently, and there is no assurance the state will step in and protect them,” External link

jpost Monday, May 27, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “More than riots, Muslims fear the pinpricks,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “They have responded to terror threats in the past in a way that has not been rights-respecting,” External link

srilankasource Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The end of Sri Lanka's long civil war in May 2009 provided an opportunity not only to rebuild shattered lives and society, but also to restore respect for rights and the rule of law," External link

colombopage Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "On the tenth anniversary of the end of the war and in the aftermath of the Easter bombings, the Sri Lankan government should recommit itself to defending the human rights of everyone in Sri Lanka," "For that to happen, the government needs to live up to its commitments to provide justice, compensate those harmed, and reform laws and practices to uphold human rights standards" External link

colombopage Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The end of Sri Lanka’s long civil war in May 2009 provided an opportunity not only to rebuild shattered lives and society, but also to restore respect for rights and the rule of law,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “On the tenth anniversary of the end of the war and in the aftermath of the Easter bombings, the Sri Lankan government should recommit itself to defending the human rights of everyone in Sri Lanka,” “For that to happen, the government needs to live up to its commitments to provide justice, compensate those harmed, and reform laws and practices to uphold human rights standards” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities not only have a responsibility to apprehend those responsible for the heinous East Sunday attacks but also to protect all those now at heightened risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities not only have a responsibility to apprehend those responsible for the heinous East Sunday attacks but also to protect all those now at heightened risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankan authorities not only have a responsibility to apprehend those responsible for the heinous Easter Sunday attacks, but also to protect all those now at heightened risk," External link

colombopage Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankan authorities not only have a responsibility to apprehend those responsible for the heinous Easter Sunday attacks, but also to protect all those now at heightened risk," External link

slmuslims Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities not only have a responsibility to apprehend those responsible for the heinous Easter Sunday attacks, but also to protect all those now at heightened risk,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the Easter Sunday attacks and prevent further extremist violence,” “But as Sri Lanka’s civil war history makes clear, doing so without ensuring basic rights will be counterproductive. Fostering cooperation by all of the country’s religious and ethnic groups is crucial for the safety of all” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities not only have a responsibility to apprehend those responsible for the heinous Easter Sunday attacks, but also to protect all those now at heightened risk,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the Easter Sunday attacks and prevent further extremist violence,” “But as Sri Lanka’s civil war history makes clear, doing so without ensuring basic rights will be counterproductive. Fostering cooperation by all of the country’s religious and ethnic groups is crucial for the safety of all” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Already the Muslim community is feeling under enormous pressure," External link

nzherald Monday, April 29, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka cannot once again fall into a state where it violates human rights," External link

nzherald Monday, April 29, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Already the Muslim community is feeling under enormous pressure,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, April 29, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka cannot once again fall into a state where it violates human rights,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, April 29, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s Supreme Court has a rich history of supporting the principles of equality and nondiscrimination,” External link

milligazette Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Supreme Court is one of India’s most powerful institutions and a place of last resort for justice,” “Whether it upholds the principles of fairness and equality will send a strong message to women who come forward with complaints of workplace sexual harassment in India and beyond” External link

milligazette Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka has faced a brutal attack and should arrest and prosecute those responsible … [but] it is crucial that promoting security does not come at the cost of compromising on civil liberties," External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 27, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Emergency regulations were in place near continuously from 1971 to 2011 … [and] granted sweeping powers to search, arrest and detain, which led to serious human rights violations," External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 27, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka has faced a brutal attack and should arrest and prosecute those responsible … [but] it is crucial that promoting security does not come at the cost of compromising on civil liberties," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Emergency regulations were in place near continuously from 1971 to 2011 … [and] granted sweeping powers to search, arrest and detain, which led to serious human rights violations," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s Supreme Court has a rich history of supporting the principles of equality and nondiscrimination,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Supreme Court is one of India’s most powerful institutions and a place of last resort for justice,” “Whether it upholds the principles of fairness and equality will send a strong message to women who come forward with complaints of workplace sexual harassment in India and beyond” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “They have responded to terror threats in the past in a way that has not been rights-respecting,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Our hearts go out to all those harmed by these horrific attacks, which only adds to the suffering long endured by so many in Sri Lanka," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "These horrific attacks make it vital for the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure victims get the help they need, act to prevent further violence, and bring those responsible to justice according to human right standards," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Our hearts go out to all those harmed by these horrific attacks, which only adds to the suffering long endured by so many in Sri Lanka,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “These horrific attacks make it vital for the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure victims get the help they need, act to prevent further violence, and bring those responsible to justice according to human right standards,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” External link

therepublic Saturday, April 20, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh Government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

abc-au Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

miamiherald Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly afirma : "A terrível morte de uma mulher corajosa que lutou por justiça mostra até que ponto o governo do Bangladesh não cumpre suas obrigações em relação às vítimas de agressões sexuais" External link

uol Friday, April 19, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

CBSnews Friday, April 19, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

theage Friday, April 19, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Nusrat Jehan ) : "Nusrat Jahan Rafi's cruel death is a sobering reminder of the pervasive risk of sexual violence that is faced by Bangladeshi women and girls," "The government should ensure justice for her family, urgently put legal protections in place to prevent sexual assault, and provide effective protections to survivors" External link

theage Friday, April 19, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 19, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

startribune Friday, April 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, April 19, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

seattlepi Friday, April 19, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

news9 Friday, April 19, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, April 19, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

wftv Friday, April 19, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepalis have fought hard for their democratic rights so it’s especially troubling that a government elected on a promise to uphold constitutional freedoms is intimidating and restricting Nepal’s vibrant public discourse,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 19, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Attacks on free expression have increased in Nepal over the past year, and proposed laws and policies provide further grounds for alarm,” “Nepal’s political leaders should reject any efforts that undermine the rights of Nepalis to peacefully express their views” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 19, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Nusrat Jehan ) : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the government has failed victims of sexual assault," "Nusrat Jahan Rafi's death highlights the need for the Bangladesh government to take survivors of sexual assault seriously and ensure that they can safely seek a legal remedy and be protected from retaliation" External link

Stuff Friday, April 19, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

heart Friday, April 19, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

skynews Friday, April 19, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Nusrat Jehan ) : “Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s cruel death is a sobering reminder of the pervasive risk of sexual violence that is faced by Bangladeshi women and girls,” “The government should ensure justice for her family, urgently put legal protections in place to prevent sexual assault, and provide effective protections to survivors” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly déclaré : "Le meurtre horrible d'une jeune femme courageuse qui demandait la justice reflète la faiblesse du soutien apporté par le gouvernement bangladais aux victimes d'agressions sexuelles" External link

lindependant Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Nusrat Jehan ) : “Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s cruel death is a sobering reminder of the pervasive risk of sexual violence that is faced by Bangladeshi women and girls,” “The government should ensure justice for her family, urgently put legal protections in place to prevent sexual assault and provide effective protections to survivors” External link

itv Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault," External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Nusrat Jehan ) : "Nusrat Jahan Rafi's cruel death is a sobering reminder of the pervasive risk of sexual violence that is faced by Bangladeshi women and girls," "The government should ensure justice for her family, urgently put legal protections in place to prevent sexual assault, and provide effective protections to survivors" External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commissions will fail again unless Nepal ensures that the law provides for proper justice for serious violations during the conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Another attempt at whitewashing egregious crimes to dodge universal jurisdiction would be a serious injustice to conflict victims,” “Nepal should take immediate steps to uphold its legal obligations with a transitional justice system that meets international standards” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium,” External link

srilankasource Thursday, April 4, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice,” “Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses” External link

srilankasource Thursday, April 4, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Maithripala Sirisena ) : “President Sirisena’s decision to restore the death penalty because he was inspired by the Philippines’ murderous ‘drug war’ may be the worst possible justification and would violate international law,” External link

cknw Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice,” “Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offences” External link

cknw Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium,” External link

srilankasource Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice,” “Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses” External link

srilankasource Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium," External link

slmuslims Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice," "Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses" External link

slmuslims Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium," External link

colombopage Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice," "Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses" External link

colombopage Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium," External link

island Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice," "Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses" External link

island Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice,” “Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice,” “Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses” External link

adaderana Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, April 2, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice," "Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses" External link

srilankasource Tuesday, April 2, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 2, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice," "Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses" External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 2, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is no reason to bring the death penalty back to Sri Lanka after a four-decade moratorium,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government should publicly recommit to its moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view to permanently abolishing the practice,” “Executions, whether imposed by a judge or carried out unlawfully by the police, are not the way to address drug offenses” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “She was able to connect with families in an extraordinary way,” External link

sundayobserver Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “She was able to connect with families in an extraordinary way,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is the world’s largest democracy, but there is more to a democracy than simply participating in elections,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “It is important for voters in India to have the choice to elect leaders who will genuinely uphold human rights protections,” “That means every candidate should promote the principles of equality, freedom and justice” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "They have been victims of torture, threats, extortion, arrests, and killings," "International community should now insist on reform to address the decades of repression in Kashmir" External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : "Unfortunately what we're finding too often is that the police are complicit," External link

bbc Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : "Unfortunately what we're finding too often is that the police are complicit," External link

bbc Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police investigations into mob attacks are almost as likely to accuse the minority victims of a crime as they are to pursue vigilantes with government connections,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities should stop egging on or justifying these attacks, blaming victims, or protecting the culprits,” External link

laht Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members,” External link

milligazette Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police investigations into mob attacks are almost as likely to accuse the minority victims of a crime as they are to pursue vigilantes with government connections,” “State and national officials should be following the Supreme Court’s directives against mob killings instead of disregarding their human rights obligations” External link

milligazette Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members,” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities should stop egging on or justifying these attacks, blaming victims, or protecting the culprits,” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members," External link

dailysabah Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian authorities should stop egging on or justifying these attacks, blaming victims, or protecting the culprits," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian authorities should stop egging on or justifying these attacks, blaming victims, or protecting the culprits," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police investigations into mob attacks are almost as likely to accuse the minority victims of a crime as they are to pursue vigilantes with government connections,” “State and national officials should be following the Supreme Court’s directives against mob killings instead of disregarding their human rights obligations” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Calls for cow protection may have started out as a way to attract Hindu votes, but it has transformed into a free pass for mobs to violently attack and kill minority group members,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police investigations into mob attacks are almost as likely to accuse the minority victims of a crime as they are to pursue vigilantes with government connections,” “State and national officials should be following the Supreme Court’s directives against mob killings instead of disregarding their human rights obligations” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police investigations into mob attacks are almost as likely to accuse the minority victims of a crime as they are to pursue vigilantes with government connections,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There has been a worrying crackdown on free speech and dissent in India, whether slogans, social media commentary against ruling leaders, or arrests of journalists and activists who criticise the government,” External link

scmp Monday, January 28, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "India's approach to the Rohingya situation has been shockingly callous," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : "The world is aware of the UN conclusions that Myanmar military is responsible for crimes against humanity against the Rohingya people," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The many victims of Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war have seen their diminishing hopes for justice further delayed by presidential politics,” External link

srilankasource Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s past pledges to provide justice to conflict victims and to initiate reforms have fallen by the wayside amid political turmoil,” “Sri Lanka’s friends need to press the government to meet its commitments to people who have suffered for so long” External link

srilankasource Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The many victims of Sri Lanka's three-decade long civil war have seen their diminishing hopes for justice further delayed by presidential politics," External link

colombopage Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's past pledges to provide justice to conflict victims and to initiate reforms have fallen by the wayside amid political turmoil," "Sri Lanka's friends need to press the government to meet its commitments to people who have suffered for so long" External link

colombopage Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The many victims of Sri Lanka's three-decade long civil war have seen their diminishing hopes for justice further delayed by presidential politics," External link

slmuslims Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's past pledges to provide justice to conflict victims and to initiate reforms have fallen by the wayside amid political turmoil," "Sri Lanka's friends need to press the government to meet its commitments to people who have suffered for so long" External link

slmuslims Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The many victims of Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war have seen their diminishing hopes for justice further delayed by presidential politics,” External link

dailymirror Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s past pledges to provide justice to conflict victims and to initiate reforms have fallen by the wayside amid political turmoil,” “Sri Lanka’s friends need to press the government to meet its commitments to people who have suffered for so long” External link

dailymirror Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The many victims of Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war have seen their diminishing hopes for justice further delayed by presidential politics,” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “tragedy highlights the failure of the Sirisena government to take swift, meaningful steps toward accountability,” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “Sri Lanka’s past pledges to provide justice to conflict victims and to initiate reforms have fallen by the wayside amid political turmoil,” “Sri Lanka’s friends need to press the government to meet its commitments to people who have suffered for so long” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The many victims of Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war have seen their diminishing hopes for justice further delayed by presidential politics,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s past pledges to provide justice to conflict victims and to initiate reforms have fallen by the wayside amid political turmoil,” “Sri Lanka’s friends need to press the government to meet its commitments to people who have suffered for so long” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The room for dissent in India is getting ever smaller, and anyone who criticizes government actions can become a target,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Sheikh Hasina’s government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state,” External link

weeklyblitz Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons,” External link

weeklyblitz Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism,” External link

weeklyblitz Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

newson6 Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

newson6 Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

newson6 Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Sheikh Hasina’s government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Sheikh Hasina’s government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

wftv Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

wftv Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

wftv Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

kansascity Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

kansascity Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

kansascity Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

news9 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

news9 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

news9 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Sheikh Hasina's government during its previous term displayed an increasingly authoritarian streak, deeming all legitimate criticism to be anti-state," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "It was particularly unfortunate that senior officials refused to address concerns of victims, including families of disappeared persons," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We remain concerned that a government that has allowed impunity for serious violations like extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances will persist with little tolerance for dissent and constructive criticism," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities have proven themselves unwilling to protect minority religious communities and other vulnerable groups from frequent attack,” External link

tribune Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:01:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "Security forces are aware that villagers gather, protest during gunfights with Kashmir militants and have responsibility to ensure civilians are not at risk," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:24:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "While the intention had been right, the implementation is still lacking," "There are still a number of areas where the criminal justice system is not yet responding to victims' needs. The systems are not working as the government would have hoped" External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:14:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The dangers faced by thousands of Rohingyas fleeing atrocities in Burma [Myanmar] are deadly enough without adding landmines to the mix,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “In the face of countless attacks on free speech and threats to marginalized communities, the Indian government has chosen to be in denial,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, September 25, 2017 7:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s claims of respect for the UPR process mean nothing if it simply brushes aside important recommendations at a time when the country’s long cherished freedoms and its poor and vulnerable are at great risk,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, September 25, 2017 7:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The dangers faced by thousands of Rohingyas fleeing atrocities in Burma [Myanmar] are deadly enough without adding landmines to the mix,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:46:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The dangers faced by thousands of Rohingya fleeing atrocities in Burma are deadly enough without adding landmines to the mix," External link

ahram-EN Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The dangers faced by thousands of Rohingya fleeing atrocities in [Myanmar] are deadly enough without adding landmines to the mix,” External link

scmp Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The dangers faced by thousands of Rohingya fleeing atrocities in Burma are deadly enough without adding landmines to the mix," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Governments at the Human Rights Council should be clear with Sri Lanka that setting up various reconciliation offices and talking of progress is not the same as implementing the 2015 resolution," External link

island Friday, September 15, 2017 12:23:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The special rapporteur has been engaged in transitional justice issues in Sri Lanka for a long time, and it is crucial for him to use his first official trip to call out Sri Lanka on its hesitant steps toward justice for victims," "Sri Lankan officials need to show that they can do more than just talk the language of human rights and instead put those words into action" External link

island Friday, September 15, 2017 12:23:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Governments at the Human Rights Council should be clear with Sri Lanka that setting up various reconciliation offices and talking of progress is not the same as implementing the 2015 resolution," External link

refworld Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The special rapporteur has been engaged in transitional justice issues in Sri Lanka for a long time, and it is crucial for him to use his first official trip to call out Sri Lanka on its hesitant steps toward justice for victims," "Sri Lankan officials need to show that they can do more than just talk the language of human rights and instead put those words into action" External link

refworld Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Governments at the Human Rights Council should be clear with Sri Lanka that setting up various reconciliation offices and talking of progress is not the same as implementing the 2015 resolution,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The special rapporteur has been engaged in transitional justice issues in Sri Lanka for a long time, and it is crucial for him to use his first official trip to call out Sri Lanka on its hesitant steps toward justice for victims,” “Sri Lankan officials need to show that they can do more than just talk the language of human rights and instead put those words into action” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Rohingya refugees have harrowing accounts of fleeing Burmese army attacks and watching their villages be destroyed,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 8, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is no indication that the horrors we and others are uncovering in Rakhine State are letting up,” “The United Nations and concerned governments need to press Burma right now to end these horrific abuses against the Rohingya as a first step toward restoring Rohingya to their homes” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 8, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “By international law, the Indian government cannot send them back because they are at risk of abuse,” External link

laht Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:38:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian authorities should abide by India's international legal obligations and not forcibly return any Rohingya to Burma without first fairly evaluating their claims as refugees," External link

iafrica Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian authorities should abide by India's international legal obligations and not forcibly return any Rohingya to Burma without first fairly evaluating their claims as refugees," External link

economictimes Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:34:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India has a long record of helping vulnerable populations fleeing from neighbouring countries, including Sri Lankans, Afghans, and Tibetans,” External link

bdnews24 Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kate Chadwick ) : “Without the willingness or capacity to evaluate refugee claims, the Indian government should put an end to any plans to deport the Rohingya, and instead register them so that they can get an education and health care and find work,” “Most of the Rohingya were forced to flee egregious abuse, and India should show leadership by protecting the beleaguered community and calling on the Burmese government to end the repression and atrocities causing these people to leave” External link

bdnews24 Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly agrees : “These outright denials by the government is just shocking considering there has been no credible investigation into the allegations of serious human rights abuses” External link

dvb Thursday, December 29, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “People came out in droves to vote, let democracy win,” “A key test for this government is to show that it will not bend to a military that has long undermined and disrespected human rights laws” External link

dvb Thursday, December 29, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, December 20, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Commission ) : "The Supreme Court has had several important rulings. The National Human Rights Commission has set up regulations, the government has put in policy, and yet we find that repeatedly the police just bypass these procedures," "They [police] are not held to account when they do so, and when these abuses happen, then it's worse, because when there is torture, when there is death in custody, then unfortunately the entire police force colludes to protect their colleagues," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, December 19, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "If police follow the rules designed to deter torture and mistreatment, deaths in custody could be prevented," External link

reuters-in Monday, December 19, 2016 7:34:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture," External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, December 19, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "If police follow the rules designed to deter torture and mistreatment, deaths in custody could be prevented," External link

reuters-in Monday, December 19, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture,” External link

iran-daily Monday, December 19, 2016 4:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture," External link

ekantipur Monday, December 19, 2016 11:14:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture" External link

voanews Monday, December 19, 2016 10:05:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "If police follow the rules designed to deter torture and mistreatment, deaths in custody could be prevented," "India can only boast of rule of law when those charged with enforcing it are held accountable" External link

voanews Monday, December 19, 2016 10:05:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture," External link

bbc Monday, December 19, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Unfortunately, the government believes that activists who speak for land rights or defend tribal communities are obstructing development," External link

voanews Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Unfortunately, the government believes that activists who speak for land rights or defend tribal communities are obstructing development," External link

reuters Monday, December 5, 2016 8:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly explique : "Le Bangladesh a souvent dit qu'il ne pouvait pas nourrir plus de réfugiés et, en fait, il a refusé d'accorder une aide humanitaire aux Rohingyas parce que cela pourrait être un facteur d'attraction" External link

afp-fr Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "While India is actively encouraging foreign investment in key industries, it is trying to deny funding for efforts to assist the most vulnerable and marginalized," External link

reuters Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "While India is actively encouraging foreign investment in key industries, it is trying to deny funding for efforts to assist the most vulnerable and marginalized," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Arresting escaped prisoners is difficult and dangerous work, but the police don't have a license to kill," External link

refworld Monday, November 7, 2016 9:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Policing in India needs urgent reforms that have been pending for decades," "Creating a responsive, properly trained, rights-respecting police force is the best way to improve police morale – not by sweeping abuses under the rug" External link

refworld Monday, November 7, 2016 9:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The government has a responsibility to address violence during protests, but indefinitely detaining people without charge only adds to the lawlessness," External link

refworld Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Khurram Parvez should be released if he hasn't been charged because preventing open discussion of these issues, whether in India or Geneva, sends a message to Kashmiris that the government has no interest in addressing their concerns," External link

refworld Monday, September 19, 2016 1:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Those responsible for violations should know that they will be held to account, not protected from prosecution after internal inquiries that are considered neither transparent nor fair,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, August 28, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We know that when labour-sending countries try to protect their citizens through such bans, unscrupulous recruiters just use unregulated channels," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "We know that when labour-sending countries try to protect their citizens through such bans, unscrupulous recruiters just use unregulated channels," External link

reuters-in Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Rock-throwing at demonstrations is serious but does not provide police a free pass to use force against protesters," External link

refworld Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "A major grievance of those protesting in Kashmir is the failure of authorities to respect basic human rights," "Ensuring that rights are protected and prosecuting those responsible for abuses would be an important first step" External link

refworld Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Rock-throwing at demonstrations is serious but does not provide police a free pass to use force against protesters," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Religious minorities, particularly Christians and Muslims, are feeling increasingly vulnerable,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "India's abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy," External link

ifex Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sedition and criminal defamation laws are routinely used to shield the powerful from criticism, and send a message that dissent carries a high price," External link

ifex Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "India's courts have largely been protective of freedom of expression but as long as you have bad laws on the books, free speech will remain under threat," "It is an enormous irony that India projects itself worldwide as a government embracing technology and innovation, yet is relying on century-old laws to clamp down on critics. India has an opportunity and the responsibility to launch reforms immediately, which could set a positive example to other countries in the region similarly bogged down by antiquated laws" External link

ifex Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "India's abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy," External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India's abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "India's abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly estime : "Les lois inappropriées de l'Inde sont la marque d'une société répressive, non d'une démocratie dynamique" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s courts have largely been protective of freedom of expression but as long as you have bad laws on the books, free speech will remain under threat,” “It is an enormous irony that India projects itself worldwide as a government embracing technology and innovation, yet is relying on century-old laws to clamp down on critics. India has an opportunity and the responsibility to launch reforms immediately, which could set a positive example to other countries in the region similarly bogged down by antiquated laws” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly estime : "Les lois inappropriées de l'Inde sont la marque d'une société répressive, non d'une démocratie dynamique" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "India's abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society, not a vibrant democracy," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gujarat High ) : “The activists have agreed to cooperate though they believe the allegations are politically motivated, but Gujarat authorities shouldn’t be using these laws to sweep away serious human rights concerns,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gujarat High ) : “Justice for India’s terrible tragedies, whether the 2002 Gujarat riots or the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, won’t happen so long as the authorities place roadblocks in the way,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gujarat High ) : “The activists have agreed to cooperate though they believe the allegations are politically motivated, but Gujarat authorities shouldn’t be using these laws to sweep away serious human rights concerns,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gujarat High ) : “Justice for India’s terrible tragedies, whether the 2002 Gujarat riots or the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, won’t happen so long as the authorities place roadblocks in the way,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s Supreme Court last year finally recognized the rights of transgender people to vote, to get an education, or to find a job,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 6, 2015 2:59:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of waiting for the courts, the government should propose that parliament repeal section 377,” “These colonial-era laws have no place in India today” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 6, 2015 2:59:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Transgender communities in India have long suffered abuse, ridicule, and a denial of basic rights,” “The government should scrap laws that discriminate against transgender people, prosecute those who commit abuses against them, and sensitize its police and other officials” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 6, 2015 2:59:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s law that protects soldiers from being prosecuted for even the most egregious abuses has no place in a democracy,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Modi is seeking to be more engaged with finding solutions to global challenges and yet his government has shown no signs of breaking from India’s disappointing legacy on human rights concerns abroad,” “As an emerging power, India should promote, not ignore, the rights of those that are suffering under repressive regimes” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT



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Meenakshi Ganguly said : “They know that without the smart cards, people cannot get food and other assistance. So, they agreed to go, and their cards were returned to them on their way,” External link

laht Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : “The Bangladeshi justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences,” External link

ipsnews Monday, May 31, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions,” External link

ipsnews Monday, May 31, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency on this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis’ right to health,” “To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries like the US, UK, and the EU to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Nepal's under-resourced public health system is strained beyond capacity," External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Nepal's healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency of this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis' right to health," "To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available" External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal’s under-resourced public health system is strained beyond capacity,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, May 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal’s healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency on this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis’ right to health,” “To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries like the US, UK, and the EU to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, May 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s under-resourced public health system is strained beyond capacity,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 10, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s healthcare system was in no condition to confront an emergency on this scale, and the government needs to act to protect all Nepalis’ right to health,” “To avert a terrible disaster it is critical for the Nepali government and donor countries like the US, UK, and the EU to urgently make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 10, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being brazen in his efforts to help his family and associates evade Sri Lankan justice,” External link

colombopage Friday, April 30, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government should reject the findings of its bogus commission of inquiry and instead take seriously the UN Human Rights Council’s March resolution,” “Concerned governments should make clear that pursuing the commission’s recommendations will be a major setback for Sri Lankan government accountability” External link

colombopage Friday, April 30, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being brazen in his efforts to help his family and associates evade Sri Lankan justice,” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 30, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government should reject the findings of its bogus commission of inquiry and instead take seriously the UN Human Rights Council’s March resolution,” “Concerned governments should make clear that pursuing the commission’s recommendations will be a major setback for Sri Lankan government accountability” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 30, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being brazen in his efforts to help his family and associates evade Sri Lankan justice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 30, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government should reject the findings of its bogus commission of inquiry and instead take seriously the UN Human Rights Council’s March resolution,” “Concerned governments should make clear that pursuing the commission’s recommendations will be a major setback for Sri Lankan government accountability” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 30, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should be focusing only in its efforts on responding to people desperately in need of help and dying for lack of medical care,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should put people above politics and ensure that everyone gets the medical care they need,” “The administration has called for citizens and international governments to help, but it cannot shirk its own responsibility to protect each and every life” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should put people above politics and ensure that everyone gets the medical care they need,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should be focusing only in its efforts on responding to people desperately in need of help and dying for lack of medical care,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should put people above politics and ensure that everyone gets the medical care they need,” “The administration has called for citizens and international governments to help, but it cannot shirk its own responsibility to protect each and every life” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indians are upset and angry at the state’s failure in preventing these shortages in health care,” External link

nbcnews Monday, April 26, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indians are upset and angry at the state’s failure in preventing these shortages in health care,” External link

nbcnews Monday, April 26, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The media has operated under extremely [challenging] circumstances [in Kashmir] for decades, under pressure from state agencies, armed groups or political actors to present only their side of the story," "However, the restrictions that the media faces now, including often threats of arrest or attack, is particularly alarming" External link

voanews Friday, April 16, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “It is really disappointing that the authorities in India are not providing immediate safe shelter and support to the Burmese who are fleeing the worst kind of persecution. The responsibility to protect lives is primary,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Any plan to forcibly return Rohingya and others to Myanmar will put them back in the grip of the oppressive military junta that they fled,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, March 29, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

myanmarnews Monday, March 29, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has added a new weapon to its arsenal of abusive laws, putting religious and racial minorities at greater risk of torture and prolonged detention without trial,” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s new regulations will only make matters worse for families of victims and other government critics already facing harassment, intimidation, and surveillance,” “The UN Human Rights Council should send a message loud and clear that these abuses need to stop” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Sri Lankan government has added a new weapon to its arsenal of abusive laws, putting religious and racial minorities at greater risk of and prolonged ,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s new regulations will only make matters worse for families of victims and other government critics already facing harassment, intimidation, and surveillance,” “The UN Human Rights Council should send a message loud and clear that these abuses need to stop” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, March 14, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” External link

irinnews Friday, March 12, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar’s long-abusive military is even more lawless now that it is back in power, and the Indian government should uphold its international law obligations and protect those in need of refuge within its borders,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Myanmar’s long-abusive military is even more lawless now that it is back in power. The Indian government should uphold its international law obligations and protect those in need of refuge within its borders. The increasingly brutal repression by Myanmar military, following the coup, puts any Rohingya returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

voanews Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Any plan to forcibly return Rohingya and others to Myanmar will put them back in the grip of the oppressive military junta that they fled,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Any plan to forcibly return Rohingya and others to Myanmar will put them back in the grip of the oppressive military junta that they fled,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Myanmar military’s increasingly brutal repression following the coup puts any returnees at serious risk of abuse,” “Instead of putting more lives in harm’s way, India should join other governments in pressing the military junta to restore democratic rule” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Rohingya have been so persecuted, and for so long, they are desperate to find a place where they can be safe and made to feel welcome. And yet, no country in the world, even those that sympathise with them, are willing,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, March 1, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government’s actions are a severe dent in Nepal’s long struggle for a rule of law-based constitution, which was finally adopted in 2015 to guarantee human rights,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, March 1, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government’s actions are a severe dent in Nepal’s long struggle for a rule of law-based constitution, which was finally adopted in 2015 to guarantee human rights,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, March 1, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Rohingya have been so persecuted, and for so long, they are desperate to find a place where they can be safe and made to feel welcome. And yet, no country in the world, even those that sympathize with them, are willing," External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 1, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Rohingya have been so persecuted, and for so long, they are desperate to find a place where they can be safe and made to feel welcome. And yet, no country in the world, even those that sympathise with them, are willing,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “Whether it is India, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh or other countries in the region, governments need to protect the Rohingya refugees instead of trying to pass the buck,” External link

arabnews Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “Whether it is India, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh or other countries in the region, governments need to protect the Rohingya refugees instead of trying to pass the buck,” External link

arabnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP’s embrace of the Hindu majority at the expense of minorities has seeped into government institutions, undermining equal protection of the law without discrimination,” External link

milligazette Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP government’s actions have stoked communal hatred, created deep fissures in society, and led to much fear and mistrust of authorities among minority communities,” “India’s standing as a secular democracy is at serious risk unless the government rolls back discriminatory laws and policies and ensures justice for abuses against minorities” External link

milligazette Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of addressing peaceful criticism of policies, or failure to uphold rights, the authorities have displayed bias, targeting critics by accusing them under draconian sedition or counterterror laws and at the same time failing to prosecute government supporters that engage in violence,” External link

nbcnews Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has not only failed to protect Muslims and other minorities from attacks but is providing political patronage and cover for bigotry,” External link

laht Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP’s embrace of the Hindu majority at the expense of minorities has seeped into government institutions, undermining equal protection of the law without discrimination,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP’s embrace of the Hindu majority at the expense of minorities has seeped into government institutions, undermining equal protection of the law without discrimination,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 19, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The BJP government’s actions have stoked communal hatred, created deep fissures in society, and led to much fear and mistrust of authorities among minority communities,” “India’s standing as a secular democracy is at serious risk unless the government rolls back discriminatory laws and policies and ensures justice for abuses against minorities” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 19, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “While many believe that this decision is to ward off further criticism during the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council, we hope that the government will make public statements discouraging the stigmatisation of Muslims in Sri Lanka and will announce reforms to end discrimination,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses,” External link

milligazette Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers,” “By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region” External link

milligazette Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers,” “By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture and other serious abuses” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The [Indian] government’s failure to hold security personnel accountable has led to further abuses and the harassment of very poor and vulnerable populations” “The Indian government should demonstrate its promised zero tolerance for abuses at the Bangladesh border by ending the culture of impunity for its border soldiers. By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian government orders to border forces to exercise restraint and limit the use of live ammunition have not prevented new killings, torture, and other serious abuses," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "By prosecuting security personnel responsible for crimes, India can show its commitment to the rule of law in the region," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities’ response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events,” External link

sundayobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "It's the responsibility of the state to try and come up and hear their own people, and have a conversation that they can trust," External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The one thing that the government appears to have tried very hard to do is ensure that security forces act with restraint," "But the fact that it needs this sort of barricading of borders seems a little unfortunate, in terms of what the government was trying to achieve" External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "That's still in the peaceful conversation space," "Our concern is almost always what happens if there is violence. And what happens in terms of state response, whether they are punishing dissent in any way" External link

CBC Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian authorities' response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities’ response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities’ response to protests has focused on discrediting peaceful protesters, harassing critics of the government, and prosecuting those reporting on the events,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities should be releasing activists and others already jailed or facing criminal charges in politically motivated cases, not adding to that list,” “They should use investigations to hold those genuinely responsible for violence to account, not as a means to silence outspoken critics and shut down protests” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

milligazette Monday, January 25, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

milligazette Monday, January 25, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

slmuslims Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

slmuslims Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For families already grieving the loss of a loved one, the Rajapaksa government’s forced disposal of remains in a manner contrary to their beliefs is an outrageous and offensive assault on religious rights and basic dignity,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, January 18, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Denying Sri Lankan Muslims the right to bury their dead is causing intense distress, stoking communal hatred, and is without any scientific basis,” “Foreign governments need to recognize Sri Lanka’s dangerous downturn and act before the situation deteriorates further” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, January 18, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa administration has quickly reversed human rights gains of the previous government, making minorities more insecure, victims of past abuses fearful, and critics wary of speaking out,” External link

slmuslims Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Concerned governments should do all they can to prevent Sri Lanka from returning to the ‘bad old days’ of rampant human rights violations,” “Governments need to speak out against abuses and press for a UN Human Rights Council resolution that addresses accountability and the collection and preservation of evidence” External link

slmuslims Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa administration has quickly reversed human rights gains of the previous government, making minorities more insecure, victims of past abuses fearful, and critics wary of speaking out,” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Concerned governments should do all they can to prevent Sri Lanka from returning to the ‘bad old days’ of rampant human rights violations,” “Governments need to speak out against abuses and press for a UN Human Rights Council resolution that addresses accountability and the collection and preservation of evidence” External link

lankaenews Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa administration has quickly reversed human rights gains of the previous government, making minorities more insecure, victims of past abuses fearful, and critics wary of speaking out,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Concerned governments should do all they can to prevent Sri Lanka from returning to the ‘bad old days’ of rampant human rights violations,” “Governments need to speak out against abuses and press for a UN Human Rights Council resolution that addresses accountability and the collection and preservation of evidence” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seems determined to punish peaceful criticism using draconian laws, while sending a broader message that chills dissent,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Women and girls across South Asia are fed up with their governments’ failure to tackle sexual violence,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "it is unfortunate that a government which has been elected with a popular mandate to promote development and social justice is undermining its international standing with discriminatory policies" External link

haberler-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights, and undermining the rule of law,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “The government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 20, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepali officials like to use the rhetoric of human rights and the rule of law to please international audiences, but successive governments’ actions and inactions tell the true story,” “Never-ending impunity is causing great suffering to victims and their families, making ongoing abuses more likely, and preventing the country from moving forward to a better future with accountability and the rule of law” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 20, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government of Nepal has maintained a robust commitment to impunity, protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, November 20, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepali officials like to use the rhetoric of human rights and the rule of law to please international audiences, but successive governments’ actions and inactions tell the true story,” “Never-ending impunity is causing great suffering to victims and their families, making ongoing abuses more likely, and preventing the country from moving forward to a better future with accountability and the rule of law” External link

reliefWeb Friday, November 20, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government of Nepal is protecting alleged abusers at the expense of victims’ rights and undermining the rule of law,” External link

nepalitimes Friday, November 20, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The NHRC has taken an important step in publishing the report, which will be an essential tool for UN and foreign governments in their engagement with Nepali security forces,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Commission ) : “The National Human Rights Commission has taken an important step in publishing this information, which will be an essential tool for the UN and foreign governments in their engagement with Nepali security forces,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Commission ) : “The National Human Rights Commission has taken an important step in publishing this information, which will be an essential tool for the UN and foreign governments in their engagement with Nepali security forces,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “While impunity prevails, the rule of law and accountable governance are a pipe dream,” “Fourteen years since the conflict ended, little has changed to prevent the recurrence of abuses, while Nepal’s development is held back by a culture of impunity” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences," "Protesters are on the streets calling for change. The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions" External link

dhakatribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India faces serious security challenges, but instead of addressing the problems in a rights-respecting manner, the authorities appear determined to crush peaceful criticism and calls for accountability,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seeks to be a global leader, but instead is drawing international criticism by systematically weakening the country’s long-respected democratic institutions,” “The government should alter course by upholding democratic principles and protecting the human rights of all its citizens” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Using authoritarian tactics against outspoken critics and journalists needs to stop,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, October 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seeks to be a global leader, but instead is drawing international criticism by systematically weakening the country’s long-respected democratic institutions,” External link

geo-tv Friday, October 30, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India faces serious security challenges, but instead of addressing the problems in a rights-respecting manner, the authorities appear determined to crush peaceful criticism and calls for accountability,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 30, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government seeks to be a global leader, but instead is drawing international criticism by systematically weakening the country’s long-respected democratic institutions,” “The government should alter course by upholding democratic principles and protecting the human rights of all its citizens” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 30, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The uptick in violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed,” External link

laht Friday, October 30, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences,” “Protesters are in the streets calling for change. The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences," "Protesters are in the streets calling for change. The government should seize this pivotal moment to implement real reform that could save lives and promote the equal society it envisions" External link

myanmarnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The uptick in violence against women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as recent protests against sexual violence, are a bellwether to the Bangladesh government that urgent structural reform is needed," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh justice system is failing women and girls with devastating consequences," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

guardian Friday, October 23, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should stand for the rights of women, whether they are domestic workers, government scheme workers, or office workers, to work in safety and dignity,” “The government should coordinate with workers’ organizations and rights groups to address sexual harassment and violence as a key workplace issue, partner in information campaigns, and ensure that those who face abuse can get the support and remedies they deserve” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

milligazette Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should stand for the rights of women, whether they are domestic workers, government scheme workers, or office workers, to work in safety and dignity,” “The government should coordinate with workers’ organizations and rights groups to address sexual harassment and violence as a key workplace issue, partner in information campaigns, and ensure that those who face abuse can get the support and remedies they deserve” External link

milligazette Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible,” External link

thehindu Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “Even though the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration has said that it does not want to continue its support to the Human Rights Council resolution, the Sri Lankan government remains obliged to keep its pledges, including to repeal PTA, regardless of the party that might be in power,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “progressive laws to protect women from sexual abuse by bosses, colleagues, and clients,” External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "progressive laws to protect women from sexual abuse by bosses, colleagues, and clients," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible," External link

tribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible," External link

trust Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India's informal sector remain invisible," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The #MeToo movement helped to shine a light on violence and harassment at work, but the experiences of millions of women in India’s informal sector remain invisible,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should stand for the rights of women, whether they are domestic workers, government scheme workers, or office workers, to work in safety and dignity,” “The government should coordinate with workers’ organizations and rights groups to address sexual harassment and violence as a key workplace issue, partner in information campaigns, and ensure that those who face abuse can get the support and remedies they deserve” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults,” External link

wishtv Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, October 12, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” External link

arabnews Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women," "The government should ensure that this woman, and all sexual assault survivors, are treated with dignity and have access to services, and that their right to a fair, timely, independent investigation and adequate legal remedy is respected" External link

thedailystarBD Friday, October 9, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women," External link

trust Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 9, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, October 9, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, October 9, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 9, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “The Bangladesh government needs to listen to women,” “The government should ensure that this woman, and all sexual assault survivors, are treated with dignity and have access to services, and that their right to a fair, timely, independent investigation and adequate legal remedy is respected” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, October 9, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "By arbitrarily arresting outspoken activists, the government is not only attempting to silence dissent but also sending a message to supporters that they have free rein to commit abuses against minority communities," External link

wsau Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offences, the abuses continue to mount,” “The government uses rule of law rhetoric to appeal to foreign diplomats and donors but actually fosters a culture of impunity” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities seem increasingly determined to prosecute without basis peaceful critics of government policies for violence that, by objective reporting, is largely the handiwork of BJP supporters,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities are increasingly using authoritarian tactics to punish peaceful protests, while failing to act against violent attacks by its supporters,” “This is causing lasting harm to India’s justice system and further shielding the police from accountability for abuses” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and in the past army’s departmental investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reve-rse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offences, the abuses continue to mount,” “The government uses rule of law rhetoric to appeal to foreign diplomats and donors but actually fosters a culture of impunity” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Time and again, Indian law enforcement’s use of shotguns in Kashmir has resulted in shocking, grievous injuries of protesters and bystanders,” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian leaders who claim that their policies are improving the lives of Kashmiris cannot disregard that security forces are maiming, blinding, and killing people,” “The Indian government should cease the use of shotguns firing metal pellets and review its crowd control techniques to meet international standards” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Time and again, Indian law enforcement’s use of shotguns in Kashmir has resulted in shocking, grievous injuries of protesters and bystanders,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian leaders who claim that their policies are improving the lives of Kashmiris cannot disregard that security forces are maiming, blinding, and killing people,” “The Indian government should cease the use of shotguns firing metal pellets and review its crowd control techniques to meet international standards” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Time and again, Indian forces’ use of shotguns in Kashmir has resulted in shocking, grievous injuries of protesters and bystanders,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

laht Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal’s authorities love to speak of their commitment to human rights and good governance, but their actions are at odds with those standards,” “Diplomats and donors should insist on measurable progress on rights protections if they hope to see their financial and technical support bear meaningful results” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping its promise of reforms and pledges against repeat offenses, the abuses continue to mount,” External link

nepalitimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “India’s Supreme Court has jettisoned its long history of protecting free speech by finding Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his social media posts,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 21, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Like all public figures, judges too are legitimately subject to criticism, but even if they consider it unfair, it shouldn’t be treated as an attempt to undermine the judiciary,” “Ultimately, the judiciary is strengthened by heightened scrutiny, and judges should take the lead to counter any attempt to silence critics” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 21, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “India’s Supreme Court has jettisoned its long history of protecting free speech by finding Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his social media posts,” External link

milligazette Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Like all public figures, judges too are legitimately subject to criticism, but even if they consider it unfair, it shouldn’t be treated as an attempt to undermine the judiciary,” “Ultimately, the judiciary is strengthened by heightened scrutiny, and judges should take the lead to counter any attempt to silence critics” External link

milligazette Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence,” “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

laht Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence,” “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice," External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 14, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence," "The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights" External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 14, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” External link

geo-tv Friday, August 14, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have failed the Kashmiri people and have long denied them justice for decades of abuses by security forces, leading to a cycle of unending violence,” “The government should repeal AFSPA, ensure a civilian and independent investigation into the latest killings, and reverse its ongoing restrains on basic rights” External link

geo-tv Friday, August 14, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 10, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is real concern that fresh off parliamentary elections, the Rajapaksa government will feel emboldened to further disregard its international human rights obligations,” “Sri Lanka’s international partners, including donor agencies and the UN, need to rapidly adjust their policies to respond to this disturbing situation and ensure that their assistance does not benefit government agencies that are committing rights violations” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 10, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Mahinda Rajapakse ) : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Mahinda Rajapakse ) : “There is real concern that fresh off parliamentary elections, the Rajapaksa government will feel emboldened to further disregard its international human rights obligations,” “Sri Lanka’s international partners, including donor agencies and the UN, need to rapidly adjust their policies to respond to this disturbing situation and ensure that their assistance does not benefit government agencies that are committing rights violations” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Rajapaksa is rapidly turning the clock back to the repression that prevailed during the previous Rajapaksa administration,” External link

colombopage Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “There is real concern that fresh off parliamentary elections, the Rajapaksa government will feel emboldened to further disregard its international human rights obligations,” “Sri Lanka’s international partners, including donor agencies and the UN, need to rapidly adjust their policies to respond to this disturbing situation and ensure that their assistance does not benefit government agencies that are committing rights violations” External link

colombopage Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly concluded : “Even as the pandemic is forcing the world to address discrimination and inequality, the Indian government is persisting with its repression of Kashmiri Muslims,” “The government should reverse its abusive policies and provide remedies for those whose rights were violated” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's constitutional status," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian government claims that it was determined to improve Kashmiri lives ring hollow one year after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Whether it is international pledges or the 2015 constitution, Nepal has made big promises, but the policies that followed do not indicate a commitment to ensuring justice for conflict-era abuses or to protecting human rights going forward,” External link

nepalitimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly told : “Even as we see global outrage over police abuses, in India there remains a culture of impunity. Security forces are rarely held to account for human rights violations including torture, excessive use of force, and death in custody,” External link

laht Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian authorities have used the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown to arrest activists, silence dissent, and deter future protests against discriminatory policies,” External link

laht Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government has repeatedly said that minorities in India have nothing to fear, and the authorities should put actions to those words,” External link

laht Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Instead of locking up people who dare to speak out against discriminatory government policies, the authorities should listen to their legitimate fears and grievances,” “The government has repeatedly said that minorities in India have nothing to fear, and the authorities should put actions to those words” External link

voanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal has laws against caste-based crimes but they are rarely applied, and often the police refuse to even register cases – such as rape – when the victim is a Dalit,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Nepali government frequently cites ‘preserving communal harmony’ as a justification for assuming draconian new powers , but it doesn’t use the laws it already has to address caste discrimination,” “These horrific crimes continue because the government has failed for too long to protect its most vulnerable citizens” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “Nepal has laws against caste-based crimes but they are rarely applied, and often the police refuse to even register cases – such as rape – when the victim is a Dalit,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Nepali government frequently cites ‘preserving communal harmony’ as a justification for assuming draconian new powers , but it doesn’t use the laws it already has to address caste discrimination,” “These horrific crimes continue because the government has failed for too long to protect its most vulnerable citizens” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Several bills that would extend the Nepal government’s ability to intercept communications without a warrant or use its powers to crack down on speech and dissent are awaiting parliamentary approval, and should be withdrawn and revised,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s elected representatives should not enact a law that gives the authorities the power to spy on citizens, without any accountability or oversight,” “Considering the other steps by the current government to roll back civil and political rights, this will place fundamental freedoms at serious risk in Nepal” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Certainly, handling a pandemic is a challenge for all states. But what is not helpful is to try and silence criticism,” External link

laht Friday, May 22, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The threat that the coronavirus poses to all Sri Lankans provides the government with an opportunity to improve communal relations in the country," "To promote public safety, it's important for the authorities to be seen as acting against discrimination, not promoting it" External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “When Nepal stood for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the government promised to uphold its human rights obligations, but three years later, as it seeks re-election, there has been nothing but impunity and evasion on transitional justice,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “When Nepal stood for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council the government promised to uphold its human rights obligations, but three years later, as it seeks re-election, there has been nothing but impunity and evasion on transitional justice,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, May 1, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “When Nepal stood for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council the government promised to uphold its human rights obligations, but three years later, as it seeks re-election, there has been nothing but impunity and evasion on transitional justice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, May 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion,” “But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs” External link

eco-business Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

trust Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly, the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Certainly the coronavirus itself does not distinguish between prince or pauper, race or religion," "But how it impacts individuals differs vastly depending on their access to food, shelter, health and other basic needs" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to prosecute those responsible for the horrific Easter Sunday attacks last year, but the arrests should be lawful, and not used to vilify an entire community,” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 24, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The threat that the coronavirus poses to all Sri Lankans provides the government with an opportunity to improve communal relations in the country,” “To promote public safety, it’s important for the authorities to be seen as acting against discrimination, not promoting it” External link

slmuslims Friday, April 24, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankan authorities have a responsibility to prosecute those responsible for the horrific Easter Sunday attacks last year, but the arrests should be lawful, and not used to vilify an entire community,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 24, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The threat that the coronavirus poses to all Sri Lankans provides the government with an opportunity to improve communal relations in the country,” “To promote public safety, it’s important for the authorities to be seen as acting against discrimination, not promoting it” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 24, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities are using draconian counterterrorism laws against activists simply for criticizing the government or raising their voices against injustice,” External link

milligazette Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s prime minister has appealed for a united fight against COVID-19, but has yet to call for unity in the fight against anti-Muslim violence and discrimination,” External link

laht Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian authorities are using draconian counterterrorism laws against activists simply for criticizing the government or raising their voices against injustice,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “India’s Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has appealed for a united fight against COVID-19, but has yet to call for unity in the fight against anti-Muslim violence and discrimination,” External link

laht Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has tried to delink the citizenship law from the citizenship verification processes, but it has failed to reassure minority communities because of contradictory, discriminatory, and hate-filled claims by BJP leaders,” “The government should immediately reverse policies that violate India’s international legal obligations, investigate alleged police abuses, and protect freedom of speech and assembly” External link

laht Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India’s prime minister has appealed for a united fight against COVID-19 , but has yet to call for unity in the fight against anti-Muslim violence and discrimination,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 10, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has tried to delink the citizenship law from the citizenship verification processes, but it has failed to reassure minority communities because of contradictory, discriminatory, and hate-filled claims by BJP leaders,” “The government should immediately reverse policies that violate India’s international legal obligations, investigate alleged police abuses, and protect freedom of speech and assembly” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, April 10, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly writes : “Sri Lanka’s inspector general has ordered police to arrest those who ‘criticise’ officials involved in the coronavirus response, or share ‘fake’ or ‘malicious’ messages about the pandemic,” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly says : "We recognise that this pandemic is posing an unprecedented test for world leaders," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, April 3, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly observed : “It should be clear that to deliver justice for victims and to deter future atrocities, an international justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka,” External link

tamilnet Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government couldn’t make it any plainer to victims and their families that it opposes any form of justice for even the worst atrocities,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government couldn’t make it any plainer to victims and their families that it opposes any form of justice for even the worst atrocities,” External link

colombopage Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government has appointed alleged perpetrators of war crimes to high office while pardoning one of the few soldiers convicted for a terrible offense,” “It should be clear that to deliver justice for victims and to deter future atrocities, an international justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka” External link

colombopage Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government couldn’t make it any plainer to victims and their families that it opposes any form of justice for even the worst atrocities,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “The Rajapaksa government has appointed alleged perpetrators of war crimes to high office while pardoning one of the few soldiers convicted for a terrible offense,” “It should be clear that to deliver justice for victims and to deter future atrocities, an international justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government is facing an extraordinary challenge to protect over a billion densely packed people, but ramped-up efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in India need to include rights protections,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities in India should take all necessary steps to ensure that everyone has access to food and medical care, and that the poor and marginalized are not mistreated or stigmatized,” “The Indian government’s responsibility to protect its people from the outbreak should not come at the cost of human rights violations” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government’s actions over the past year [2019] have caused enormous suffering and rights violations…its unilateral revocation of Kashmir’s special constitutional status and the use of draconian laws to silence criticism…The Indian government has tried to shut down Kashmir, hiding the full extent of the harm caused there,” External link

pakobserver Friday, March 6, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

tamilguardian Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

sundaytimes Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

lankaenews Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

lankaenews Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

adaderana Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

adaderana Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

adaderana Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace," "It's crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Since the return of the Rajapaksas to power, a state of fear is being re-established in Sri Lanka,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lankans are seeing their civil and political rights being stripped away and replaced by authoritarian structures at a rapid pace,” “It’s crucial for the UN Human Rights Council to remember the past, respond to the warning signs, and resolutely insist on fundamental human rights principles, including delivering justice to victims” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Supporters of the government feel enabled to commit all kinds of crimes, because they feel they have political protection," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 2, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The families of Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’ have spent years waiting for answers, but with the Rajapaksas back in power, security forces are threatening them to drop their demands for truth and accountability," External link

island Monday, February 17, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Family members of Sri Lanka’s many ‘disappeared’ have a right to know what happened to their loved ones," "The UN Human Rights Council is the one flicker of hope many families have that the fate of those disappeared will one day be known, and that justice will be done" External link

island Monday, February 17, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The families of Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’ have spent years waiting for answers, but with the Rajapaksas back in power, security forces are threatening them to drop their demands for truth and accountability,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Family members of Sri Lanka’s many ‘disappeared’ have a right to know what happened to their loved ones,” “The UN Human Rights Council is the one flicker of hope many families have that the fate of those disappeared will one day be known, and that justice will be done” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s political leaders know that a transparent process is essential to ensure justice and accountability for egregious rights violations during the conflict, but they keep trying to protect those responsible for the abuses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, January 27, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s leaders know a transparent process is essential to ensure justice and accountability for egregious rights violations during conflict, but they keep trying to protect those responsible for abuses,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nepal’s political leaders know that a transparent process is essential to ensure justice and accountability for egregious rights violations during the conflict, but they keep trying to protect those responsible for the abuses,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Nepali people struggled for decades to institutionalise a democratic constitutional order, yet they are being denied their rights by the very people they had hoped would represent those values,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “There is every reason to fear that any progress Sri Lanka has made in recent years in restoring basic rights and rebuilding democratic institutions will be overturned with a vengeance,” External link

slmuslims Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "There is every reason to fear that any progress Sri Lanka has made in recent years in restoring basic rights and rebuilding democratic institutions will be overturned with a vengeance," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The EU, which offers Sri Lanka preferential trading terms in return for human rights guarantees, should demand the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act,” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “For decades, Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act provided a legal fig leaf for grotesque human rights abuses and the suppression of peaceful dissent,” “The new Rajapaksa government’s embrace of this abusive law is just one of many signs that the rights of Sri Lankans are at grave risk” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and senior appointees linked to wartime abuses are wasting no time dismantling the human rights gains of recent years," External link

srilankasource Friday, January 10, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "For decades, Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act provided a legal fig leaf for grotesque human rights abuses and the suppression of peaceful dissent," "The new Rajapaksa government's embrace of this abusive law is just one of many signs that the rights of Sri Lankans are at grave risk" External link

srilankasource Friday, January 10, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and senior appointees linked to wartime abuses are wasting no time dismantling the human rights gains of recent years,” External link

slmuslims Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “For decades, Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act provided a legal fig leaf for grotesque human rights abuses and the suppression of peaceful dissent,” “The new Rajapaksa government’s embrace of this abusive law is just one of many signs that the rights of Sri Lankans are at grave risk” External link

slmuslims Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has an obligation to ensure that the police act in an impartial manner according to law,” “Unchecked partisan behavior by the police will only end up making the force more political, communal, and unaccountable” External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Jawaharlal Nehru ) : “Students and teachers begged the police to intervene during the attack at Jawaharlal Nehru University, but the police simply stood and watched the attackers walk away,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government has an obligation to ensure that the police act in an impartial manner according to law,” “Unchecked partisan behavior by the police will only end up making the force more political, communal, and unaccountable” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Mass protests have often been a reflection of citizens unhappy with governance that denies them rights,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 31, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly noted : “While it is true that minority groups in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have faced abuses, by adopting this new law, India too is blatantly discriminating based on religion,” External link

laht Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police, in many areas, have been cracking down on anti-citizenship law protests with force, including unnecessary deadly force,” External link

milligazette Tuesday, December 24, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should address the legitimate concerns over the citizenship law and national register of citizens that will be used to target marginalized groups,” “The often violent repression of those critical of government undermines any claims that the authorities are responding to the situation in an impartial manner” External link

milligazette Tuesday, December 24, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

iran-daily Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force," External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force," External link

wsau Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The authorities should prosecute violent protesters, but they also need to hold police officers to account for using excessive force,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police, in many areas, have been cracking down on anti-citizenship law protests with force, including unnecessary deadly force,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Indian police, in many areas, have been cracking down on anti-citizenship law protests with force, including unnecessary deadly force,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should address the legitimate concerns over the citizenship law and national register of citizens that will be used to target marginalized groups,” “The often violent repression of those critical of government undermines any claims that the authorities are responding to the situation in an impartial manner” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The bill uses the language of refuge and sanctuary, but discriminates on religious grounds in violation of international law,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, December 20, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The bill uses the language of refuge and sanctuary, but discriminates on religious grounds in violation of international law," External link

wptv Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government should address the concerns raised about the citizenship law instead of trying to shut down the protests with excessive force,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 16, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government failed to grasp the extent of public opposition over erosion of basic rights evident in these protests,” “The government’s strongest response to the protests would be to repeal the citizenship law and withdraw its plan for citizenship verification that threatens marginalized communities” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 16, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The bill uses the language of refuge and sanctuary, but discriminates on religious grounds in violation of international law," External link

wkbw Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government’s claim that the citizenship law aims to protect religious minorities rings hollow by excluding Ahmadiyya from Pakistan and Rohingya from Myanmar,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The Indian government is creating legal grounds to strip millions of Muslims of the fundamental right of equal access to citizenship,” “The government should demonstrate its expressed commitment to protecting refugees by passing a law that protects them irrespective of their religion” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “After initial pledges to ensure truth, justice, and reparations for conflict victims, it appears that the government is once again determined to protect those responsible for the crimes,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “After initial pledges to ensure truth, justice, and reparations for conflict victims, it appears that the government is once again determined to protect those responsible for the crimes,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nongovernmental organisations need to be independent so that they can hold the government accountable, criticise policies, propose alternative ideas, and represent different points of view,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, November 15, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Nongovernmental organizations need to be independent so that they can hold the government accountable, criticize policies, propose alternative ideas, and represent different points of view,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The government should not be interfering with or constraining which issues organizations can work on, and should listen to activists, including critics, instead of treating them as a threat,” “In the past, Nepali political parties, including the one currently in office, received the support of groups that backed democracy and human rights, and all members of parliament should ensure that any new regulation is bolstering these groups instead of undermining them” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations," External link

colombopage Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's next government will have its work cut out to meet the country's human rights obligations," "No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings" External link

colombopage Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations," External link

island Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka’s next Government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations," "No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings" External link

island Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s next government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations,” “No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings” External link

adaderana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations," External link

srilankasource Monday, November 11, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Sri Lanka's next government will have its work cut out to meet the country's human rights obligations," "No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings" External link

srilankasource Monday, November 11, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations,” External link

tamilguardian Monday, November 11, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s next government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations,” “No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings” External link

tamilguardian Monday, November 11, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s presidential election is certain to have important implications for human rights in the country, including justice for wartime violations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, November 11, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Sri Lanka’s next government will have its work cut out to meet the country’s human rights obligations,” “No Sri Lankan should again have to live in fear of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killings” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, November 11, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Her family should also get legal counseling and witness protection," External link

dw-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Her family should also get legal counseling and witness protection,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "Her family should also get legal counseling and witness protection," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 4, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "Victims and their families placed their faith in government commitments to an independent investigation, and there can be no possible justification for keeping the findings under wraps," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : "The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings of human rights violations seriously," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : "Victims and their families placed their faith in government commitments to an independent investigation, and there can be no possible justification for keeping the findings under wraps," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : "The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings of human rights violations seriously," "The Nepal police's international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld" External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Selective leaks in the media are causing confusion about the findings. The government should instead release the full report and explain how it will respond to the recommendations,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings about human rights violations seriously,” “The Nepal police’s international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Selective leaks in the media are causing confusion about the findings. The government should instead release the full report and explain how it will respond to the recommendations,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings about human rights violations seriously,” “The Nepal police’s international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Selective leaks in the media are causing confusion about the findings. The government should instead release the full report and explain how it will respond to the recommendations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “The commission, composed of highly respected senior officials, struggled to produce independent findings despite a lack of cooperation from state authorities, and Nepal needs to show that it takes the findings about human rights violations seriously,” “The Nepal police’s international partners should also review the findings and satisfy themselves that basic human rights commitments are being upheld” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly added : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “India is making a mockery of its human rights commitments by denying Kashmiris a voice in their future, jailing political leaders, and suspending basic freedoms,” “The government’s heavy-handed measures are only making a bad situation worse” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said : “Anyone who has been detained in Kashmir without evidence of a crime should be immediately and unconditionally released,” External link

milligazette Monday, September 16, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Meenakshi Ganguly said :