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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. What is the definition of domestic violence in Indian law? 2. Can men, by definition, be subjected to domestic violence, and therefore claim protection though the legal system from domestic violence? 3. What does country information indicate about the prevalence of domestic violence against men in India? 4. Is there information that raises the issue of discrimination against Indian men who have brought shame upon their wives' families? 5. What country information is available concerning false dowry cases being brought against husbands or men in India? 6. Does the information provide the motivation behind such cases: e.g. revenge, retribution, an illegal means of making money? 7. Does the information indicate that a man subjected to serious harm by his wife's family would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system? 8. Does country information indicate that a man who has had a false dowry case brought against him would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system? 9. Is there information available that people would not be able to obtain police protection if they are poor and cannot bribe police?

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

India: 1. Please give me relevant information about Dera Sacha Sauda and practices followed by its adherents. Please also give me any information about its founder. 2. Is there any information about incidents of social unrest involving Dera Sacha Sauda in May 2007, particularly in the town of Jalandhar? 3. Is there information about clashes between Dera Sacha Sauda and the Sikh Youth Federation? 4. Is there information about the authorities in Punjab failing to protect adherents of Dera Sacha Sauda from attacks or about those authorities taking volunteers of the organisation into custody and torturing them?

28 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Are Rors considered to be Dalits? 2. Please provide information in relation to an incident in Chur Majra on 27 November 2008 when a person was killed in a land dispute

28 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Formation, history, leadership, ideology, affiliations, activities, structure and membership of Akali Dal (Mann) / Akali Dal (Amritsar); 2. Treatment of leaders, activists, ordinary members and supporters by the authorities and/or opposition parties; and 3. Feasibility of internal relocation for members of the party

22 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide information on the history, aims and structure of the Samajwadi Party. 2. Please provide any relevant information on the Labra Khuna terrorist group (Maowadi group) and the scope of its activities. Does the group operate in Punjab State, Haryana, or states with Sikh communities? 3. Please provide information on the level of police or military protection available to persons threatened by extremist groups in Uttar Pradesh

9 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide background on the general relationship between Muslim and Christian communities in Kerala state. Is there any information which would suggest that communal clashes are frequent, or are relations between the two communities generally amicable? 2. Please provide information which would suggest that the ruling CPI-M government favours Kerala's Muslim population over its Christian population. Please also provide information on the relationship between the CPI-M and Kerala's Muslim and Christian communities

3 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide brief information on the nature of the CPI-M and the BJP as political parties and the relationship between the two in Kerala state. 2. Are there any reports of Muslim communities attacking Hindu communities in Kerala in the months which followed the 1992 demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya? If so, do the reports mention whether the CPI-M supported or failed to prevent these Muslim attacks? Do any such reports specifically mention incidents in Kannur, Kerala? 3. With a view to addressing relocation issues: are there areas of India where the BJP hold power and where the CPI-M is relatively marginal? 4. Please provide any sources that substantiate the claim that fraudulent medical documents are readily available in India

25 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Are there any legal restrictions which would prevent Sikh residents of Jammu and Kashmir relocating to the large Sikh communities which reside in India's Punjab state? 2. Does it remain the case that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) govern Punjab state as coalition partners? 3. What information is available on the level of security in Punjab state for Sikhs who support the BJP? 4. Please provide a brief background on the political situation of resident Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Jammu and Kashmir. 5. Please provide a brief background on Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and reports of any recent LeT attacks in Jammu (noting especially any attacks against Sikh communities and/or BJP supporters). 6. Is there any information to indicate that Sikhs face discrimination in terms of employment in Jammu and Kashmir? 7. Please provide a brief background on the National Conference Party (NC) and the Democratic Party (PDP); have either of these parties supported the activities of militant Muslim separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir? 8. Please provide a brief background on the result of the recent Jammu and Kashmir state elections and the new Jammu and Kashmir state government. 9. Are there any reports of an incident where the state government transferred ownership of a tract of land owned by the Amar Nath Hindu temple to Muslims, with protests by Sikhs and Hindus resulting in the decision being reversed?

25 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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