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Christmas for some, just another day at work for others. Laborers at Matia in Assam are working through the holiday period to get India’s largest #detention camp ready by the end of January 2020. These videos were shot by @Suyash_Esoteric #NRC_CAA_Protests
The Prime Minister may deny this place exists, but everyone here - the labourers and the many people we stopped to ask for directions know exactly what it is. “Bangladeshi aur foreigner ka jail,” one labourer said. When it’s ready, it will house 3000 “illegal foreigners.”
According to official records, there were 1043 “foreigners” in six detention camps, housed in several district jails, in Assam. 28 of them are now dead, including a 45 day old baby. Those who remain have little recourse to legal or medical aid.
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#Thread| Though #detention in Assam predates Modi era, now’s a good time to recall violation of human rights that happen within them. I’ve followed the human cost of detention for the past 1.5 yrs.Never made it inside one but the stories from the periphery are equally telling👇🏻
In Aug 2018, I followed a family torn apart by detention. Mother in one, father in one, daughters free but living under cover. Fortunately because of the SC ruling in May, they are now out. (This sketch is the exact replica of what I saw) indianexpress.com/article/north-…
In Dec 2018, I met Bimal Baidya — a carpenter from Bongaigaon. He was wrongfully in for one year. When he got out, he realised he had lost everything — including his wife who died of an illness. He never knew...indianexpress.com/article/expres…
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Just returned from an almost week in family #detention with my team at the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (CIRC) @PSLCt4ImmRights @PennStateLaw There is so much I could say but at the same time what can I say? 1/
Phones are disallowed in jail so all of these pictures were truly moments...minutes we came together at sunrise or long after sunset. Some takeaways. moments...minutes we came together at sunrise or long after sunset. Some takeaways. 2/
1. I am so proud of the CIRC team who learned what it means to be a lawyer in all its messiness. 2. I am grateful to ALDEA - The People's Justice Center for their work everyday in family detention. 3. Watching kids cry, smile, and wail is very normal at home but not in jail. 3/
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A thread on some quotes from @gautambhatia88’s “The transformative constitution “In equality jurisprudence, the approach of focusing on the disproportionately exclusionary impact if politics rather than their formal character or motive is known as disparate impact”
“It is based on the premise that inequality and discrimination result not (only) from individual hostile acts, but from structures and institutions.” @gautambhatia88 Only in brackets important & added by me.
An test for entry may be “neutral” but yet exclude by aligning with exclusionary institutions; if an physical entrance test for firefighter includes activities not necessary for fulfilling duties and unintentionally poses #gender-barriers, deserves to be struck down. #NoteToSelf
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Whenever confronted about human rights violations in #Kashmir the standard #RightWing Apologists' response is either,
a) whatabout the #KashmiriPandits plight;
b) Look at Pakistani civil rights abuses against Hindus.
Both are wrong, irrelevant and damage #India's #democracy
1. The violence and eviction of the #KashmiriPandits deserved action by the State at the time and now. The perpetrators were armed insurgents. Punishing today's #Kashmir #citizens does nothing to punish those insurgents and even less to create the conditions for the #KPs' return
If anything the Delhi Govt's actions in #Kashmir seem to make cynical use of the #KashmiriPandits' plight as merely a piece of history that justifies the atrocities the State in now inflicting on the people of #Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits should refuse to be used as pawns.
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Some utter nonsense is peddled wrt #assamnrc. Illegal immigrants r determined by the IMDT Act 1983, which was introduced by Indira Gandhi in 1983 midway during assam agitation (1979-85). 1/n
#assamnrc between 1983 & 2019 NRC update, 1.17 lakh people r declared "illegal immigrants". Another 2 lakh cases under IMDT Act r pending taking total to 3 lakh. Over 1 lakh already lost voting rights as per 1997 HC order. 2/n
It means, there were 3 lakh declared/suspected illegal immigrants till #assamnrc was published. Over 1 lakh lost voting rights since 1997. And Guwahati HC denied citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. 3/n
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In response to @AOC’s #idiotic assertion that #US operated #detention facilities are #concentrationcamps, @Liz_Wheller posted a comment that @PPFA abortion businesses are the #concentration #camps we have to worry about.
@EmmaBella212 took exception to her observation. I replied, observing that #blastocysts, #embryos, and #fetuses are #human #beings.
@EricBrown1982 takes exception to my assertion that #science defines the offspring of #human #parents as #human and/or my assertion that #science confirms that the #blastocyst, the #embryo, and the #fetus are all #living #beings.
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1/Children & young people with autism and learning disabilities who could be living in the community with specialist support are languishing for years in Assessment & Treatment Units, some of them locked up 24/7 in isolation rooms, bec of severe financial pressure on Local Auths
2/ At the same time, private providers running these ATUs are raking in profits, being paid £452m per yr in what has become a market driven provision where autistic and LD people are little more than commodities
3/ This in spite of the fact that caring for them in the community would be far less expensive not to mention far better for the individuals concerned, their quality of life, their security and safety and their wellbeing
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Here’s the official statement by the Attorney General of #Dubai, regarding the case involving a Swedish national with her daughter at Dubai International Airport @DubaiAirports
tinyurl.com/ya333p9m via @DXBMediaOffice
Here is the full story by @TheNationalUAE Ellie #Holman, 44, arrived in #Dubai on an @Emirates flight from #London Gatwick on July 13 but immigration desk officials found her #Swedish passport expired on June 10. news.ae/2nC3T0x
#Dubai Attorney General Essam Al Humaidan said she then produced an #Iranian passport and was told she qualified for a temporary visa that allowed for a 96-hour stay, shorter than she had planned.
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Accessible introductory information (as it sticks closely to the #PrimarySource, the #Senate's #CIA #TortureReport):
bostonglobe.com/news/nation/20…
" Read the Senate’s executive summary of the CIA torture report
The report found that the methods used by the CIA were more brutal than the agency acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. "
bostonglobe.com/news/nation/20…
"the CIA itself determined from its own experience with coercive interrogations,that such techniques'do not produce intelligence,"will probably result in false answers,'& had historically proven to be ineffective…[🤔]#futurepresident #withthestrokeofapen" assets.documentcloud.org/documents/1377…
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