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RRT Case No. 1011616

6 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

India: 1. Please provide information about the Hindu Sheve Sana Party, the Hindu Dharam Parchar Party. 2. Is Shiv Sena an integral part of the BJP? Is it also linked to the RSS? 3. Please provide information about the student wing of the Hindu Sheve Sana Party in Punjab. What are its policies? Is it mostly comprised of Hindu students? 4. Please provide information about the Khalistan Student Federation (KSF) in Punjab. 5. Is there a history of conflict between the KSF and the student wing in Punjab from 2005 onwards? Now? Is there any record of a hit list operated by the KSF? If so, would it keep names from several years previously? 6. Is there police protection available in respect of harassment by KSF or Khalistan people? 7. Deleted. 8. Is there any record of the KSF working underground? Are they meant to be dissolved? Are they still active? What is meant by the expression that the Sikhs do not leave revenge referring to the death of Mrs Gandhi? 9. Are the KSF or the Khalistan people active in all areas of India? 10. Please provide information about possible relocation in India. 11. Please provide any other information that you consider relevant to these issues

15 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 1010564

8 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

India: 1. Please provide information on the process of lodging police reports. What documents would be involved? 2. What information is there on the mafia in Punjab? Do they engage in land grabs? 3. Does the mafia in Punjab target Sikhs? 4. Please provide an update as to whether the Akali Dal are still the governing party in Punjab and whether the Prime Minister is still a Sikh.

21 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Deleted. 2. Please provide information on the situation for people in the Punjab who seek to enter into mixed Sikh-Hindu marriages. 3. Please provide information on procedures for checking passengers departing India by air. 4. Are there procedures for detecting people wanted by the Indian authorities on arrival at, or departure from, Indian airports?

4 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Indonesia: 1. Are there reports of corrupt extortion of payments from businesses in Bali by tax officials and by council officials? 2. If yes to the first question, are the extortions at such a level as to threaten the viability of a sole trader's business? 3. Is there evidence of such extortion being differentially targeted at Chinese businesses? 4. Is there any differential failure (according to Chinese descent or Hindu religion) by the Indonesian government (at whatever relevant level) to support those in financial difficulty? 5. Would a small trader whose business has failed in Bali be at risk of homelessness or starvation? Would this risk differ depending on Chinese background or Hindu faith? 6. Is there any other kind of discrimination or harm suffered by Chinese or Hindus in Bali? 7. If the answers to any of the questions above is yes, could a Chinese Hindu sole trader, with a wife and children, avoid discrimination by moving to another part of Indonesia? Would the cost of such a move be prohibitive? Would there be any other part of the country more supportive than Bali?

21 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What is the MIM and what is its relationship to the Muslim Youth Association and the Muslim Youth League. 2. Can it be confirmed that at any time in the 1990s, the President of either MIM or the Muslim League Association was Mr Akbaruddin Owas or that the treasurer was Mohammed Osman. Is it possible to confirm that Mohammed Osman was shot dead by police in 1997? 3. Are there any reports of violent clashes in July 2001 between the MiM and Hindu nationalist groups? 4. What is the current position in relation to conflict between Muslims and Hindus in Hyderabad? 5. Is there effective state protection for Muslims in Hyderabad? 6. Is there effective state protection for Muslims elsewhere in India? 7. Are there any laws or other known factors which would prevent a Muslim person from Hyderabad relocating to another part of India to seek state protection? 8. Deleted. 9. Please provide information on the background of the BJP and discuss the likelihood of the organisation targeting or harming political or religious opponents in Hyderabad or other parts of India?

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

India: 1. Please provide an update on how the community in Rajasthan views intermarriage (Sikh and Christian) where the parties' parents agree. 2. Please provide information on state protection or redress for Christians who may be harmed by Sikhs in that area. Are there other areas that may provide better state protection, such as Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir? 3. Deleted. 4. How long would it take to travel from Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, to Delhi (mode of transport unknown)? 5. Is there any information about brothels in Sri Ganganagar or women being forced and detained in them?

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

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 separated or divorced women (who are Punjabi Sikhs) in Punjab. In particular, please provide information about such women being driven to suicide, killed or forced to marry again in order to subsist. 2. Please provide information about domestic violence committed on Punjabi Sikh women in Punjab. 3. What government, non-government and religious services and support are there for women suffering from domestic violence in Punjab? 4. What evidence is there that women are burnt or killed by family members of ex-husbands in Punjab? 5. What information is there about Punjabi Sikh family members of divorced or separated women being shamed themselves in Punjab society? 6. What are the Punjabi laws/customs relating to wives owing debts to husbands/former husbands? 7. What are Punjabi laws that prohibit domestic violence, murder or honour killings among family members in Punjab? 8. Please provide information about the ability or willingness of police in Punjab to enforce such laws and protect women who suffer domestic violence or who might make complaints to the police that they might be murdered by their husband or husband's family members. 9. Please provide information about the ability of Punjabi Sikh women moving outside of Punjab, to live in areas other than Punjab.

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

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