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31 May 2010

INDIA

List of Documents


1 General Information and Maps
1.1
  • United States (US). 2001. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "India." (University of Texas)
  • Punjab. N.d. Punjab Police. "Districts Map of Punjab." [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
  • Mapsofindia.com. 2001. "Punjab Road Network Map."
  • Quid.fr. N.d. Carte(s) de pays. "Inde – Politique." [In French only. Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
  • Government of Tamil Nadu. N.d. "Map of Tamil Nadu."
1.2 France. 19 May 2005. Commission des recours des réfugiés. Sommaire Inde [in French only].
1.3 The Europa World Year Book 2009. 2009. "India," pp. 2210-2269. London: Routledge. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
2 Human Rights
2.1 United States (US). 11 March 2010. Department of State. "India." Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2009.
2.2 Amnesty International (AI). 2009. "India." Amnesty International Report 2009.
2.3 Human Rights Watch. January 2010. "India." World Report 2010: Events of 2009.
2.4 United Kingdom (UK). 4 January 2010. Home Office. Country of Origin Information Report: India.
2.5 United Kingdom (UK). 17 April 2008. Home Office. Operational Guidance Note: India.
2.6 IND103452.E. 29 April 2010. Treatment of political activists and members of opposition parties in Punjab (2008 - 2010).
2.7 Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR). May 2009. India Human Rights Report 2009. "Delhi," pp. 55-60; "Jammu and Kashmir," pp. 79-89; "Maharashtra," pp. 119-126; "Punjab," pp. 163-167.
3 Identification Documents and Citizenship
3.1 India. 7 January 2004. Citizenship Amendment Act, 2003; Citizenship Rules, 1956; Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
3.2 IND100658.E. 20 December 2005. Issuance procedures and physical description of voter's cards, ration cards, birth certificates and driver's licences; whether the distribution of new driver's licences is complete; whether 16-page booklet driver's licences are still being used by the general population (January 2003 - 2005).
3.3 IND100659.E. 2 December 2005. Incidence of forged driver's licences and authentic driver's licences obtained by fraudulent means; the security measures integrated into driver's licences (2003 - 2005).
3.4 IND102031.E. 16 November 2006. 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. [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copies may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
3.5 IND102461.E. 26 April 2007. Availability and prevalence of fraudulent identity documents (2004 - 2007).
3.6 IND102462.E. 8 May 2007. Procedure to obtain an affidavit within India, including whether it needs to be certified by a notary (2005 - 2007).
3.7 IND102460.E. 10 April 2007. Passport issuance procedures within India. [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copies may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
3.8 ZZZ103357.E. 3 February 2010. Status of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India, including information on identity documents, citizenship, movement, employment, property, education, government aid, camp conditions and repatriation (2008-January 2010).
3.9 United Kingdom (UK). N.d. Home Office. "Chapter 14 Annex H - Indian Citizenship Law." The British Nationality Act 1981 - Caseworking Instructions. Volume 1. Registration and Naturalisation Under Legislation Other Than the British Nationality Act 1981. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
3.10 IND102819.E. 25 April 2008. Whether a central registry for persons exists; the introduction of national identity cards.
3.11 IND103131.E. 30 April 2009. Reports of police seizing passports of political dissidents or suspected terrorists to prevent their departure from India.
3.12 IND103449.E. 26 April 2010. Electronic passports (e-passports), including usage and availability.
3.13 ZZZ103335.E. 8 December 2009. Whether Tibetans can obtain Indian citizenship.
3.14 ZZZ100699.E. 6 February 2006. 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.
3.15 ZZZ103171.E. 7 July 2009. Residency rights of Tibetans residing in India; requirements for Tibetans to obtain and retain permanent residence in India.
4 Political Activities and Organizations
4.1 IND102547.E. 15 April 2008. 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 (separate 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 (2005 - 2008).
4.2 IND103121.E. 16 April 2009. The All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF), including its objectives and activities, and its relationship with the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) (April 2006 - March 2009).
4.3 IND102463.E. 8 May 2007. Most recent election results for the states of Punjab, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, and Jammu and Kashmir (2002 - 2007).
4.4 IND103112.E. 14 April 2009. 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 (separate 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 (2005 - March 2009).
4.5 Political Handbook of the World 2010. 2010. "India," pp. 636-654. Edited by Arthur S. Banks, Thomas C. Muller, William R. Overstreet and Judith F. Isacoff. Washington, DC: CQ Press. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
4.6 IND103258.FE. 15 October 2009. Whether the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) party issues membership cards; a detailed description of the cards. [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copies may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
4.7 Election Commission of India. 2009. "List of Winning Candidates Final for 16th May." (Parliamentary Elections May 2009) [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
4.8 Election Commission of India. 2009. "General Elections 2009. Party Wise No of Seats: All States." [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
4.9 Election Commission of India. 2009. "General Elections 2009. PC Wise Results: Sangrur." [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
5 Gender, Domestic Violence and Children
5.1 United Kingdom (UK). July 2004. Home Office. Report of the Fact Finding Mission to India: Women in India, Chapters 4-9, Annexes 5 and 6. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
5.2 IND103450.E. 13 May 2010. Domestic violence, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services for victims.
5.3 Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCWRI) / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). 2009. Staying Alive: Third Monitoring & Evaluation Report 2009 on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, title page, chapters 1, 5-10.
5.4 India. 2005. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
6 Sexual Orientation
6.1 IND103130.E. 29 April 2009. Situation of homosexuals; availability of support groups and state protection (June 2004 - April 2009).
6.2 Amnesty International (AI). 3 July 2009. "India's Ruling Against 'Sodomy' Laws is First Step to Equality."
7 Criminality and Corruption
7.1 Human Rights Watch. August 2009. "Human Rights Violations by Police." Broken System: Dysfunction, Abuse, and Impunity in the Indian Police, Chapter III.
7.2 IND102465.E. 30 April 2007. Prevalence of bribery; redress available to those who are the subject of bribery (2005 - 2007).
8 Military Service Issues - (No items in this section)
9 Judiciary, Legal and Penal Systems
9.1 IND43421.E. 31 March 2005. Information on the court system in Punjab; whether court hearings/proceedings are held in camera; which members of the public can find out about cases being heard by the court on any given day; whether police officers have access to this information (2003 - March 2005).
9.2 IND100660.E. 12 January 2006. Information on arrest warrants, particularly the relevant sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure and whether there have been amendments since August 2001; the manner in which these sections are translated in practice, including prevalence of arrests without warrant in Punjab; whether Punjab state police departments notify other state police departments of wanted individuals (2002 - 2005).
9.3 IND102236.E. 18 January 2007. 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.
9.4 IND102791.E. 17 April 2008. 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.
9.5 Ensaaf. October 2007. "High Court Upholds Convictions of Five Officers, Awards Life Sentences in Khalra Murder Case."
9.6 IND102855.E. 9 June 2008. Accountability of police including any mechanisms to allow complaints against police.
9.7 IND103122.E. 23 April 2009. Independence of and corruption within the judicial system (2007 - April 2009).
9.8 IND40813.E. 27 March 2003. Anticipatory bail, or bail before arrest; the authority in law for someone to be granted anticipatory bail; the process, procedure and requirements for someone to secure anticipatory bail; and the prevalence of anticipatory bail (1999 - 2003). [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copies may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
10 Police and Security Forces
10.1 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). N.d. "Representation of SCs/STs and Muslims in Police Force During 2005."
10.2 Frontline. 2-15 December, 2006. Volume 23, Issue 24. Praveen Swami. "Bias and the Police." [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
10.3 Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). 2002. Police Organisation in India.
11 Media Freedoms - (No items in this section)
12 Religion
12.1 United States (US). 26 October 2009. Department of State. "India." International Religious Freedom Report 2009.
12.2 India. 1 December 2005. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner. "Census and You: Religion."
13 Nationality, Ethnicity and Race
13.1 IND100661.EX. 9 January 2006. The situation of couples in inter-caste and inter-religious marriages, including societal attitudes, treatment by government authorities and the situation of children resulting from such marriages (2000 - 2005).
13.2 IND100898.E. 13 December 2005. 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 (2003 - December 2005). [Electronic version of attachment(s) not available. Hard copies may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
13.3 IND102546.E. 11 July 2007. Treatment of Sikhs in Punjab within a contemporary historical context (2005 - 2007).
14 Exit/Entry and Freedom of Movement
14.1 IND100307.E. 4 August 2005. 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.
14.2 IND100662.E. 9 January 2006. 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 (2000 - 2005).
14.3 IND103451.E. 29 April 2010. Treatment of Sikhs travelling between the state of Punjab and the state of Jammu and Kashmir; existence of checkpoints (2008-2010).
14.4 IND100771.EX. 18 January 2006. Ability of Sikhs to relocate within India; issues to be considered when relocating; safety concerns; treatment by authorities (March 2005 - December 2005).
14.5 IND100885.E. 23 December 2005. 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 (2003 - 2005).
14.6 IND100886.E. 19 December 2005. 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 (2005).
14.7 IND102466.E. 8 May 2007. 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 (2005 - 2007).
14.8 IND102467.E. 9 May 2007. Requirements for residence registration (2005 - 2007).
14.9 India. 1 December 2005. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner. "Census and You: Migration."
14.10 IND102975.E. 24 March 2009. 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.
14.11 IND103120.E. 14 April 2009. Airport security screening for passengers departing on international flights.
14.12 IND103131.E. 30 April 2009. Reports of police seizing passports of political dissidents or suspected terrorists to prevent their departure from India.
15 Labour, Employment and Unions - (No items in this section)
16 Other - (No items in this section)

The following change(s) have been made to the previous package dated 17 March 2010:

Updated

  • 1.3) The Europa World Year Book 2008. 2008. "India," pp. 2183-2241. London: Routledge. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
  • 2.2) Amnesty International (AI). 2008. "India." Amnesty International Report 2008.
  • 2.3) Human Rights Watch (HRW). January 2009. "India." World Report 2009.
  • 2.4) United Kingdom (UK). 12 May 2009. Home Office. UK Border Agency. Country of Origin Information Report: India.
  • 12.1) United States (US). 19 September 2008. Department of State. "India." International Religious Freedom Report 2008.

Removed

  • 1.2) Canada. May 2007. Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). Country Fact Sheet: India.
  • 2.6) IND100772.E. 23 January 2006. The security situation in Punjab, including patterns of violence, the groups involved, and the government's response (2002 - 2005).
  • 2.7) Denmark. September 2000. Danish Immigration Service. Report on Fact-Finding Mission to Punjab, India: 21 March to 5 April 2000.
  • 3.8) National Post. 18 October 2007. Peter O'neil. "'Nannies' Exploit Visa Office."
  • 4.5) British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 2 April 2009. "Delhi's Turn in Indian Election: Election Map."
  • 4.6) British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 24 April 2009. "Arrests Over Kashmir Boycott Call."
  • 4.10) British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 18 May 2009. "India PM Prepares for New Cabinet."
  • 5.2) IND100071.E. 1 June 2005. Domestic violence; effectiveness of the existing laws, including the penal code, in protecting women who are victims of domestic violence; access to women's shelters in major cities; organizations that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence (January 2003 - May 2005). [Attachment(s)]
  • 5.3) IND102464.E. 10 May 2007. Domestic violence, including the Domestic Violence Act that was implemented in October 2006 (2005 - 2007).
  • 5.4) India. N.d. Ministry of Women and Child Development. "Chapter 2: Programmes for Women." Annual Report 2007-08.
  • 7.1) IND100769.EX. 14 December 2005. Incidence of corruption in the police service, judiciary, civil service, immigration authorities; government response to corruption in these areas (January 2003 - 2005).
  • 14.3) IND100663.E. 9 January 2006. Treatment of Sikhs travelling between the state of Punjab and the state of Jammu and Kashmir; existence of roadblocks, checkpoints in this region (2002 - 2005).

Added

  • 2.6) IND103452.E. 29 April 2010. Treatment of political activists and members of opposition parties in Punjab (2008 - 2010).
  • 2.7) Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR). May 2009. India Human Rights Report 2009. "Delhi," pp. 55-60; "Jammu and Kashmir," pp. 79-89; "Maharashtra," pp. 119-126; "Punjab," pp. 163-167.
  • 3.8) ZZZ103357.E. 3 February 2010. Status of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India, including information on identity documents, citizenship, movement, employment, property, education, government aid, camp conditions and repatriation (2008-January 2010).
  • 3.12) IND103449.E. 26 April 2010. Electronic passports (e-passports), including usage and availability.
  • 3.13) ZZZ103335.E. 8 December 2009. Whether Tibetans can obtain Indian citizenship.
  • 3.14) ZZZ100699.E. 6 February 2006. 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.
  • 3.15) ZZZ103171.E. 7 July 2009. Residency rights of Tibetans residing in India; requirements for Tibetans to obtain and retain permanent residence in India.
  • 4.5) Political Handbook of the World 2010. 2010. "India," pp. 654-667. Edited by Arthur S. Banks, Thomas C. Muller, William R. Overstreet and Judith F. Isacoff. Washington, DC: CQ Press. [Electronic version not available. Hard copy may be viewed in IRB Regional Documentation Centres.]
  • 4.6) IND103258.FE. 15 October 2009. Whether the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) party issues membership cards; a detailed description of the cards. [Attachment(s)]
  • 5.2) IND103450.E. 13 May 2010. Domestic violence, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services for victims.
  • 5.3) Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCWRI) / International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). 2009. Staying Alive: Third Monitoring & Evaluation Report 2009 on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, title page, chapters 1, 5-10.
  • 5.4) India. 2005. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
  • 6.2) Amnesty International (AI). 3 July 2009. "India's Ruling against 'Sodomy' Laws is First Step to Equality."
  • 7.1) Human Rights Watch. August 2009. "Human Rights Violations by Police." Broken System: Dysfunction, Abuse, and Impunity in the Indian Police, Chapter III.
  • 14.3) IND103451.E. 29 April 2010. Treatment of Sikhs travelling between the state of Punjab and the state of Jammu and Kashmir; existence of checkpoints (2008-2010).
  • 14.12) IND103131.E. 30 April 2009. Reports of police seizing passports of political dissidents or suspected terrorists to prevent their departure from India.
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