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RRT Case No. 1311052

27 September 2013 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Political Parties in India

March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Country Profiles

India: 1. Please provide some background information on the Brahmin Arya Samag BAS, e.g. its purpose, where it is based, and the nature of its activities. 2. Please provide information on whether the BAS is in conflict and tension with Sikhs in Ludhiana, Punjab, or vice versa. If they are in conflict, what is the basis of their disagreement? 3. Please provide information on whether there are any reports on whether Sikhs in Ludiahana have targeted or attacked BAS members in recent times.

13 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide background information on the activities of the DSS, including how widespread their activities are in India. 2. Is there any information on DSS members being attacked by Sikh 'extremist' groups? If so, are attacks limited to particular geographic locations in India? 3. Is there any evidence of government authorities in India supporting Sikh 'extremist groups' in their violence against members of the DSS?

12 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Are there recent reports of women being extorted and harmed as a result of dowry disputes in Punjab? 2. If so, what level of state protection is available to women facing this kind of violence from their husbands and their husbands' families either in the Punjab or elsewhere in India? 3. Are there any barriers to the internal relocation of women who have experienced this kind of violence? 4. Please provide a map of Punjab showing Jalandhar City, Samana/ Sumana in the Patiala District, Baba Bakala in the Amritsar District and Mani Majra in Chandigarh with an indication of the distances between these places?

17 August 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Nirmal Singh v. Canada

8 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Case Law

India: 1. Please provide link to map or basic information about the area of Ludhiana, Punjab. 2. Please provide information about the treatment by community or family for if a Sikh woman who separates or divorces in the Ludhiana, Punjab area. Is the treatment different in poorer rural areas as opposed to urban areas? Is the treatment different if the woman suffered domestic violence? 3. If a Sikh woman refused to accept an arranged marriage, how would she be treated by her family? 4. Are there other Hindi or Punjabi speaking areas in India that a female might safely live or relocate to? 5. Deleted.

6 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide information about the ability of law enforcement agencies in India and particularly in Punjab to protect citizens in matters relating to honour killings. 2. Please provide information about the ability of Sikhs to move outside of Punjab, and to live in areas other than Punjab. Is there any information that suggests that if one is educated that he/she will find it easier to resettle outside of Punjab?

26 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What would community reaction be in the Punjab to the birth of a child out of wedlock resulting from an affair between a teacher and student? 2. Would a teacher be dismissed in Punjab for having an affair with a student? 3. Would police turn a blind eye to community violence in these kinds of circumstances?

12 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide an outline of the political situation in Punjab and whether there has been conflict between Congress and BJP members in August 2009. 2. Please check if there is an MP named Harpartap Singh Ajnala, and whether he is in the State or Federal government. 3. Where is Ajnala located in relation to Amritsar? 4. Are the police inclined to target political activists involved in the conflict (if any) in August 2009, because they are controlled extensively by the BJP?

1 July 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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