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Citizenship and Country Documents
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Citizenship and Nationality – Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104841.E - Status of the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) and the Multi-purpose National Identity Cards (MNICs) - May 2014
    • IND104530.E - Citizenship recognition for Indian-born children of Tibetan refugees in the context of the 22 December 2010 Delhi High Court Ruling; whether it has become procedural or if it requires legal action (2011-August 2013) - Aug. 2013
    • IND103725.E - Identity documents required to obtain employment and housing in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh; whether individuals must present themselves at police stations to obtain identity documents; issuance procedures for ration cards, birth certificates, driver's licenses, and voter cards: - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103736.E - The unique identification number (IUD) known as Aadhaar; its features and enrolment process; access to data in database - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103724.E - The 22 December 2010 Delhi High Court ruling that Namgyal Dolkar, a Tibetan woman born in India, is entitled to claim Indian citizenship by birth, as per the Citizenship Act - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103701.E - Countries that do not require Indian citizens to obtain an entry visa; of these countries, which are signatories to the United Nations' 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and have a refugee determination system - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND102466.E - Procedure to register a transport company; whether permits are required to transport goods between different states, particularly Jammu and Kashmir; procedure for clearance at checkpoints of state borders; whether the driver must travel with an assistant and whether both require licences; whether income tax registration is mandatory - May 2007 (PDF)
    • IND102462.E - Procedure to obtain an affidavit within India, including whether it needs to be certified by a notary - May 2007 (PDF)
    • IND102467.E - Requirements for residence registration - May 2007 (PDF)
    • IND102478.E - Whether a person who previously held Indian citizenship and is now a citizen of another country is elligible to re-acquire Indian citizenship, or is elligible to be registered as an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI); whether a foreign citizen charged with military desertion can re-acquire Indian citizenship or be registered as an OCI and enjoy the rights associated with this status - Apr. 2007 (PDF)
    • IND102031.E - The Permanent Account Number (PAN) card; procedure to obtain a PAN; whether a PAN can be obtained by an individual outside of India and procedure for doing so; whether the applicant can submit his/her own photograph and requirements of the photograph submitted by an applicant - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND101964.E - Whether an application for a Canadian visa made at one of Canada's missions in India needs to be completed prior to submission or whether an official at the mission can provide assistance in completing the application; in the case of the former, whether the completed application would be verified by mission staff upon submission - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
    • ZZZ100699.E - Whether a Tibetan whose birth in India between 1950 and 1987 was not registered with the authorities would be recognized as a citizen; whether the Indian government accepts birth certificates issued by the Tibetan government-in-exile; whether the Indian government issues birth certificates to Tibetans born in India - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100662.E - Treatment by Indian authorities of Indian citizens who are deported to India from other countries, return to India without a valid passport and who are suspected of having requested refugee status while abroad - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100658.E - Issuance procedures and physical description of voter's cards, ration cards, birth certificates and driver's licenses; whether the distribution of new driver's licenses is complete; whether 16-page booklet driver's licences are still being used by the general population - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND100886.E - Visa issuance procedures at the Canadian High Commission in India, including whether a third party can secure a visa for an applicant and whether the High Commission conducts security checks on applicants before issuing a visa - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND100307.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent of, the second parent; whether the rules and procedures are the same in respect of mothers and fathers - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
 
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National Identity Cards
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104841.E - Status of the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) and the Multi-purpose National Identity Cards (MNICs) - May 2014
    • IND102819.E - Whether a central registry for persons exists; the introduction of national identity cards - Apr. 2008 (PDF)
 
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Passports
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104840.E - Issuance procedures for passports, both within the country and abroad - May 2014
    • IND103449.E - Electronic passports (e-passports), including usage and availability Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa - Apr.2010 (PDF)
    • IND103131.E - Reports of police seizing passports of political dissidents or suspected terrorists to prevent their departure from India - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
    • IND102460.E - Passport issuance procedures within India - Apr. 2007 (PDF)
 
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Fradulent Documents
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104839.E - Availability and prevalence of fraudulent identity documents, including membership cards of political parties (2011-April 2014) - May 2014
    • IND102461.E - Availability and prevalence of fraudulent identity documents - Apr. 2007 (PDF)
    • IND100659.E - Incidence of forged driver's licences and authentic driver's licences obtained by fraudulent means; the security measures integrated into driver's licences - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
 
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Children
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor – Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor – 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Children - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND100307.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent of, the second parent; whether the rules and procedures are the same in respect of mothers and fathers - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • They Say We're Dirty - Denying an Education to Inda's Marginalized - April 2014 (PDF)
 
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Corruption
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND102465.E - Prevalence of bribery; redress available to those who are the subject of bribery - Apr. 2007 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND37679 - Country Advise - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Does the information indicate that a man subjected to serious harm by his wife’s family would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system?
      2. Does country information indicate that a man who has had a false dowry case brought against him would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system?
      3. Is there information available that people would not be able to obtain police protection if they are poor and cannot bribe police?
 
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Disabilities
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS)
    • Rights of People With Disabilities - June 2003 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Disability - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
 
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Elections
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS)
    • India's New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests - Aug 2014
    • India's 2004 National Elections - July 2004 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – General Election of April - May 2009 - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND102463.E - Most recent election results for the states of Punjab, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, and Jammu and Kashmir - May 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Ethnic Groups /Race / Castes
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - 'Scheduled' Castes and Tribes - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - India Overview (PDF)
 
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Caste
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - 'Scheduled' Castes and Tribes - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND39884 - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief description of the Khamma and Reddy castes or ethnicities. Please provide any recent evidence of members of the Khamma caste being harmed or attacked by members of the Reddy caste or members of the Congress Party in India and in Andhra Pradesh in particular.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND100661.EX - Inter-caste couples - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100898.E - Castes for Tamils living in the State of Tamil Nadu; whether Tamils belong to a specific caste; whether they are related to the untouchables (Harijans or Dalits); whether they face any problems with other castes or with the authorities because they belong to a particular caste - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND43499.E - Current situation of scheduled castes; internal flight alternative; documentation - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profile - Cleaning Human Waste: “Manual Scavenging,” Caste, and Discrimination in India - Aug 2014 (PDF)
 
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Adivasis
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Tribal peoples (Adivasi) - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Andaman Islanders
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Dalits
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - Dalits - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - The Caste System: ‘Dalits’ - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104063.E - Treatment of Dalits by society and government authorities, including the state response to mistreatment - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND104061.E - Situation of inter-caste couples, particularly those involving Dalits, from both urban and rural locations, including societal attitudes, treatment by government authorities and the treatment of their children - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND100898.E - Castes for Tamils living in the State of Tamil Nadu; whether Tamils belong to a specific caste; whether they are related to the untouchables (Harijans or Dalits); whether they face any problems with other castes or with the authorities because they belong to a particular caste - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Hakka
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND100300.E - Follow up to IND43552.E of 6 June 2005 on the situation of the Hakka in India, including treatment by the government - June 2005 (PDF)
    • IND43552.E - The situation of the Hakka in India, including treatment by the government - June 2005 (PDF)
 
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Nagas
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Gender
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND37679 - Country Advise - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the definition of domestic violence in Indian law?
      2. Can men, by definition, be subjected to domestic violence, and therefore claim protection though the legal system from domestic violence?
      3. What does country information indicate about the prevalence of domestic violence against men in India?
      4. Is there information that raises the issue of discrimination against Indian men who have brought shame upon their wives’ families?
      5. What country information is available concerning false dowry cases being brought against husbands or men in India?
      6. Does the information provide the motivation behind such cases: e.g. revenge, retribution, an illegal means of making money?
      7. Does the information indicate that a man subjected to serious harm by his wife’s family would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system?
      8. Does country information indicate that a man who has had a false dowry case brought against him would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system?
      9. Is there information available that people would not be able to obtain police protection if they are poor and cannot bribe police?
    • IND34638 - Mar. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation in regard to Indian women who are subjected to domestic violence?
      2. How effective is The Domestic Violence Act passed in October 2006?
      3. Anything else of relevance?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104430.E - Whether women who head their own households without male support can obtain housing and employment in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh; government support services available to female-headed households in these cities; violence against women in these cities (2008-2011) - May 2013
    • IND104059.E - Rates of women lodging complaints with police for violent crimes; police response to female victims of violence - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103726.E - Whether women who head their own households without male support can obtain housing and employment in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh; government support services available to female-headed households in these cities; violence against women in these cities - May 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103724.E - The 22 December 2010 Delhi High Court ruling that Namgyal Dolkar, a Tibetan woman born in India, is entitled to claim Indian citizenship by birth, as per the Citizenship Act - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103450.E - Domestic violence, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services for victims - May 2010 (PDF)
    • IND102464.E - Domestic violence - May 2007 (PDF)
    • IND100071.E - Victims of domestic violence - June 2005 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Human Rights Briefs Women in India - Oct. 1995 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Rape for Profit: Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's Brothels - Oct. 2000 (PDF)
 
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Human Rights
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104064.E - Treatment of Dera Sacha Sauda practitioners by political parties, society and government authorities - May 2012 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Report on Fact-Finding Mission to Punjab, India - 2000 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Out of Control: Mining, Regulatory Failure, and Human Rights in India - June 2012 (PDF)
    • The "Anti-Nationals:" Arbitrary Detention and Torture of Terrorism Suspects in India - Feb. 2011 (PDF
 
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Justice System
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country Reports - Country Information and Guidance - India: Prison conditions – Sept 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104065.E - Communication between police offices across the country; whether police across India can locate an individual, particularly as a result of registration requirements for employment, housing and education, security checks, and technological surveillance - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103685.E - The Police Communication Network (POLNET); whether immigration authorities consult POLNET; conditions under which someone's name is placed in POLNET; whether the names of individuals who have been detained without charge are placed in POLNET; whether those persons whose names are placed in POLNET face restrictions when changing their residence - Mar. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103687.E - First Information Reports (FIRs), including procedures and time frames followed by police to inform complainants that an investigation will not be conducted - Mar. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103450.E - Domestic violence, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services for victims - May 2010 (PDF)
    • IND103120.E - Airport security screening for passengers departing on international flights - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
    • IND103122.E - Whether reports of harassment/arrests of Akali Dal members - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
    • IND102975.E - The conditions under which people have their names placed in the Police Communication Network (POLNET); whether those arrested and then released without any charge have their names placed in the POLNET; whether those persons whose names are placed in the POLNET face restrictions when changing their residence; whether this information is different for persons in Punjab - Mar. 2009 (PDF)
    • IND102855.E - Accountability of police - June 2008 (PDF)
    • IND102791.E - Role and importance of a sarpanch; information on how this position is filled and what kind of authority a sarpanch has in relation to the law, including his or her relationship with police; information on how easily a sarpanch can be contacted from outside the country; whether the police consult a sarpanch before arrests are made or any other major action is taken within the sarpanch's community; whether a sarpanch can issue documents and his or her role in doing so - Apr, 2008 (PDF)
    • IND100660.E - Arrest warrants - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100769.EX - Incidence of corruption in the police service, judiciary, civil service, immigration authorities; government response to corruption in these areas - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND43421.E - Information re court system - Mar. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND34468.EX - Current situation in Punjab; reports of militant activity; police procedures; supervision of the police and avenues of redress for persons alleging police misconduct - June 2000 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Dignity on Trial: India’s Need for Sound Standards for Conducting and Interpreting Forensic Examinations of Rape Survivors - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
    • Broken System: Dysfunction, Abuse, and Impunity in the Indian Police - 2009 (PDF)
    • Protecting the Killers: A Policy of Impunity in Punjab, India - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
 
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Law
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Constitution - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND37679 - Country Advise - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the definition of domestic violence in Indian law?
Non-Governmental Organizations Reports
 
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Maps
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Map – Mar. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Medical Availability
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND103688.E - Admission policies and procedures at private and public medical institutions, including whether individuals seeking medical treatment are required to submit a police report or First Information Report that explains how the injuries were sustained before receiving treatment; whether medical authorities are required to report any suspicious injury to the police - Mar. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND102236.E - Admission policies and procedures at private and public medical institutions, including whether individuals seeking medical treatment are required to submit a police report or First Information Report (FIR) that explains how the injuries were sustained before the individual can be admitted and treated; whether medical authorities are required to report any suspicious injury to the police authorities - Jan. 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Future Forsaken: Abuses Against Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in India - 2004 (PDF)
    • Epidemic of Abuse: Police Harassment of HIV/AIDS Outreach Workers in India - July 2002 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the Indian health care system - October 2012 (PDF)
 
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Political Figures and Parties
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND39884 - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief description of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), including its political aims. Please provide an update since IND31339 on whether members of the TDP have recently been attacked in India, and in Andhra Pradesh in particular, and, if so, whether they have been attacked by members of the Congress Party or of the Reddy caste or ethnicity. Please provide a brief description of the Khamma and Reddy castes or ethnicities. Please provide any recent evidence of members of the Khamma caste being harmed or attacked by members of the Reddy caste or members of the Congress Party in India and in Andhra Pradesh in particular.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104839.E - Availability and prevalence of fraudulent identity documents, including membership cards of political parties (2011-April 2014) - May 2014
    • IND104063.E - Treatment of Dalits by society and government authorities, including the state response to mistreatment - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND104064.E - Treatment of Dera Sacha Sauda practitioners by political parties, society and government authorities - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND104058.E - Treatment of members and supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar/Mann) party, particularly those who speak publicly about the treatment of Sikhs by the Indian authorities or those who call for the creation of Khalistan (a Sep.arate homeland for Sikhs); whether members are monitored by the police for signs of links with terrorism - Apr. 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103727.E - The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) political party in India, including differences between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), led by Simranjit Singh Mann, and the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Parkash Singh Badal - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103728.E - The Shiv Sena, including the group's activities and areas of operation within India; whether the Shiv Sena is involved in criminal activity; if so, the nature of these activities - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND103452.E - Treatment of Political Activists and Members of Opposition Parties in Punjab (2008-2010) - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • IND103258.FE - Whether the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) party issues membership cards; a detailed description of the cards - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
    • IND102547.E - Whether members of the Akali Dal (Mann) / Akali Dal (Amritsar) party are harassed and arrested for participating in party gatherings, for publicly complaining about the treatment of Sikhs by Indian authorities or for calling for the creation of Khalistan (Sep.arate homeland for Sikhs); whether police regard members of the Akali Dal (Mann) party with suspicion and monitor them for signs of any links with terrorism - Apr. 2008 (PDF)
    • IND102572.E - The Kuki National Front (KNF); its principal activities and whether it operates outside of Manipur state; government efforts to combat the KNF and availability of state protection for those targeted by the group - July 2007 (PDF)
    • IND101112.E - The All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF), including its objectives and activities, and its relationship with the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) - Mar. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100770.E - The situation of members, supporters and activists of Akali Dal (Mann), including their activities and treatment - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
 
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Refugees / IDPs
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ103665.E - Whether Tamils living in India are repatriating to Sri Lanka, including the procedure to repatriate and support services available to those wishing to repatriate - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • IND101397.E - Treatment and status of Sri Lankan Tamils who flee to India; whether they are granted any type of status; procedures to be followed if status is revoked and/or authorities wish to remove the person from India and recourse available; whether they receive assistance or are allowed to work; whether they are monitored by authorities - June 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100663.E - Treatment of Sikhs travelling between the state of Punjab and the state of Jammu and Kashmir; existence of roadblocks, checkpoints in this region - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100662.E - Treatment by Indian authorities of Indian citizens who are deported to India from other countries, return to India without a valid passport and who are suspected of having requested refugee status while abroad - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100885.E - Whether POLNET is in operation; if so, whether immigration authorities consult POLNET when processing Indian citizens leaving India and whether a citizen would be refused exit if listed on POLNET; circumstances under which a "no emigration check required" notice would appear on a passport - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND33125.EX - Situation of Tibetan refugees and those not recognized as refugees; including legal rights and living conditions - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
    • INDIA: National and state authorities failing to protect IDPs - A profile of the internal displacement situation - September 2010
 
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Religion
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Religious Freedom - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND35189 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the attitude of the Indian government towards marriages between Muslims (particularly Shi’a and Ismaili Muslims) and Hindus?
      2. Are there any restrictions on the ability of couples to enter into mixed marriages (for example, having to be a particular age or requiring family consent)?
      3. Is there any evidence which would suggest that Indian authorities (in Mumbai in particular) are unable or unwilling to protect parties to mixed marriages against harm at the hands of disgruntled family members?
      4. Are there any statistics about the incidence of Hindu-Muslim marriages in India? Are there any particular areas with a higher than average incidence of such marriages?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requsts (RIRs)
    • IND104062.E - Situation of inter-religious couples from both urban and rural locations, including societal attitudes, treatment by government authorities and the treatment of their children - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103982.E - Treatment of Christians who have converted from Hinduism; whether there are instances of forced conversion from Christianity to Hinduism; information on state protection for those who are mistreated for being Christian or converting to Christianity - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103125.FE - Dera Sacha Sauda, a religious institution; whether their spiritual leader is facing charges for sexual assault and murder in India; how the public and the authorities perceive and treat members - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)
 
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Buddhists and Jains
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Buddhists and Jains - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Christians
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Christians - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
 
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Muslims
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Muslims - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Muslims (PDF)
 
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Sikhs
US Government Reports
  • Library of Congress
    • FEASIBILITY OF RELOCATION FOR SIKHS AND MANN PARTY MEMBERS. - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
    • PERSECUTION OF THE SHIROMANI AKALI (MANN) PARTY. - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Sikhs - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104369.E - Situation of Sikhs outside the state of Punjab, including treatment by authorities; ability of Sikhs to relocate within India, including challenges they may encounter (2009-April 2013) - May 2013
    • IND103968.E - Treatment of Sikhs in Punjab (2007-February 2012) - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND104058.E - Treatment of members and supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar/Mann) party, particularly those who speak publicly about the treatment of Sikhs by the Indian authorities or those who call for the creation of Khalistan (a Sep.arate homeland for Sikhs); whether members are monitored by the police for signs of links with terrorism - Apr. 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103451.E - Treatment of Sikhs travelling between the state of Punjab and the state of Jammu and Kashmir; existence of checkpoints - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • IND102546.E - Treatment of Sikhs in Punjab - July 2007 (PDF)
    • IND100771.EX - Ability of Sikhs to relocate within India; issues to be considered when relocating; safety concerns; treatment by authorities - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND100612.E - Whether Sikh priests or Sikh musicians from India are detained and/or tortured by police on return to India - Oct. 2005 (PDF)
    • IND100612.E - Whether Sikh priests or Sikh musicians from India are detained and/or tortured by police on return to India - Oct. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on a group called Babar Khalsh: their history, aims, objectives and whether the group is political, religious, or criminal. Treatment of Babar Khalsh members by the government or society - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Sikhs (PDF)
 
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Sexual Orientation
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Mar. 2012 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • UK Country Reports - Country Information and Guidance - India: Sexual orientation and gender identity – July 2014 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND39685 - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
      1. Please provide up-to-date information about general aspects of treatment of homosexuals in India and Sikhs/homosexuality/relocation of homosexual Sikhs.
    • IND35677 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the treatment of homosexuals within Kerala.
      2. Please provide information on the attitude of the Latin Catholic Church in India and in particular the Kerala Catholic Students League and the Indian Catholic Youth Movement towards homosexuals.
    • IND35548 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide updated information on the situation for gay men in Gujarat.
    • IND35367 - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the situation for gay men in New Delhi, with particular reference to the recent High Court decision on discrimination against homosexuals.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104060.E - Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103130.E - Situation of Homosexuals - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
 
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Specific Country Issues - Jammu and Kashmir
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
    • Internal Security Situation - Jammu and Kashmir - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
    • Non-government armed groups - Jammu and Kashmir - Mar.2012 (PDF)
    • Jammu and Kashmir: Security Legislation - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
    • Freedom of religion - Jammu and Kashmir - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IND35774 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on tension between the DSS and other groups in the state of Jammu & Kashmir from 2007 to date.
      2. Please advise if there is any reporting of tensions for DSS followers in the applicant’s village of RS Pura, Jammu, from 2007 to date.
      3. If so, was any police or government protection given to DSS followers in Jammu & Kashmir?
      4. Please advise (since the last RRT research of December 2008) whether the situation for DSS followers has calmed or escalated in Jammu & Kashmir and other major states in India where the DSS is active.
      5. Please advise whether the police and government forces have been involved in the protection of DSS followers since December 2008?
    • IND35619 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please locate Simble Camp.
      2. Do reports indicate that Simble Camp residents are subject to militant attacks and/or recruitment from militants?
      3. Please provide links to information on the Khalistant Zindabad Force.
      4. Do November 2005 and August 2008 coincide with any marked improvements with the security outlook in Jammu & Kashmir or the region generally?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • Issue Paper - Human Rights in Jammu and Kashmire - Mar. 1995 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House - 2014
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "Everyone Lives in Fear": Patterns of Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Steps Towards Peace: Putting Kashmiris First - June 2010 (PDF)
  • Project Ploughshares
    • Armed Conflicts Report: Kashmir - Jan. 2009 Update
 
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Maoists (Naxalites)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Between Two Sets of Guns” - Attacks on Civil Society Activists in India’s Maoist Conflict - July 2012 (PDF)
    • "Being Neutral Is Our Biggest Crime": Government, Vigilante, and Naxalite Abuses in Chhattisgarh State - July 2008 (PDF)
  • Project Ploughshares
    • Armed Conflict Report - Maoist Insurgency - Jan. 2009 Update
 
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Punjab
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office - Militant organizations in Punjab - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal
    • Shiromani Akali Dal - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is Shiromani Akali (A) Party?
      2. Is it the same as the Akali Dal party?
      3. What is the Khalistan movement?
      4. Is it currently an underground movement?
      5. What was the operation carried out by the army on the Golden Temple? When did it take place?
      6. Is it possible to find out whether membership cards are issued by the Shiromani Akali (A) Party?
      7. Does the party seek an independent state for Sikhs? If so, when did that aim become part of its manifesto?
      8. Is there information of harassment of party members in 2008 or 2009?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104369.E - Situation of Sikhs outside the state of Punjab, including treatment by authorities; ability of Sikhs to relocate within India, including challenges they may encounter (2009-April 2013) - May 2013
    • IND103968.E - Treatment of Sikhs in Punjab (2007-February 2012) - May 2012 (PDF)
    • IND103451.E - Treatment of Sikhs travelling between the state of Punjab and the state of Jammu and Kashmir; existence of checkpoints - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • IND103112.E - Akali Dal/Mann Party - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
    • IND103121.E - AISSF - Apr.2009 (PDF)
    • IND102546.E - Treatment of Sikhs in Punjab - July 2007 (PDF)
    • IND100772.E - Security Situation in the Punjab - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND34468.EX - Current situation in Punjab; reports of militant activity; police procedures; supervision of the police and avenues of redress for persons alleging police misconduct - June 2000 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Sikhs in Punjab - Feb. 1996 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Report on Fact-Finding Mission to Punjab, India - 2000 (PDF)
 
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Tibetans
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IND104530.E - Citizenship recognition for Indian-born children of Tibetan refugees in the context of the 22 December 2010 Delhi High Court Ruling; whether it has become procedural or if it requires legal action (2011-August 2013) - Aug. 2013
    • ZZZ100699.E - Whether a Tibetan whose birth in India between 1950 and 1987 was not registered with the authorities would be recognized as a citizen; whether the Indian government accepts birth certificates issued by the Tibetan government-in-exile; whether the Indian government issues birth certificates to Tibetans born in India - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • IND33125.EX - Situation of Tibetan refugees and those not recognized as refugees; including legal rights and living conditions - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
 
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Speech / Press / Internet
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House - 2014 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Freedom of the Press - 2013 (PDF)
    • Freedom of the Net - 2013 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
 
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Timeline
US Government Report
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS)
    • Chronology of Recent Events - Apr. 2006 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • Issue Paper - Chronology of Events February 1991 - November 1994 - Mar. 1995 (PDF)
Media
 
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Trafficking
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - India - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Tracking - Dec. 2011 (PDF), Sept. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organizations Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Rape for Profit: Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's Brothels - Oct. 2000 (PDF)
 
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Terrorism
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2013
 
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