Human Rights Forum

‘State surveillance a threat to democracy’, says The Wire's Siddharth Varadharajan at Human Rights Forum

Describing the current situation as an undeclared state of emergency, Varadarajan cautioned that this new form of surveillance is more insidious and dangerous.

published on : 11th October 2021

Amend volunteer system in agency areas of Andhra Pradesh: Human Rights Forum

Human Rights Forum (HRF) and Samalochana have sought rationalisation of the village volunteer system in agency areas of the State.  

published on : 16th September 2021

Concern over Uranium Corporation pond overflow in Andhra's Thummalapalli

These ponds hold hazardous radioactive matter that is highly toxic in nature and is a constant menace to the health of people, groundwater, local water bodies, agriculture and livestock in the area.

published on : 5th September 2021

Andhra activists demand probe into Father Stan Swamy’s death, blame Centre

When a number of hardcore criminals were granted bail during the Covid pandemic, Stan Swamy was imprisoned because he fought against attacks on tribals and exploitation of forest wealth, they said.

published on : 7th July 2021

HRF flays Andhra PCB for public hearings during curfew

Even though the partial curfew restrictions were in force across the state, the PCB authorities are conducting meetings, violating norms and causing severe threat to the public lives. 

published on : 23rd May 2021

HRF, CPI condemn TS for banning 16 outfits

The CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy said that it was a breach of the Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech.

published on : 25th April 2021

Drop fabricated charges against activists, says HRF

They said personnel of the NIA along with local police conducted a raid on the residence of VS Krishna in Visakhapatnam last week.

published on : 7th April 2021

NREGA wage revision a mere eyewash, says HRF

They said HRF and Samalochana also took exception to the recent decision of the Union Government to disallow coffee plantation works under the MGNREGA in the tribal areas of AP.

published on : 19th March 2021