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Mixed Marriage in India

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

India: 1. Do the Nai Sikh, Rai Sikh, and Jatt Sikh castes exist? If so, please provide general information on each, including whether Nai Sikh and Rai Sikh are ever described as being Backward Classes or Other Backward Classes? 2. Is there such a document as Punjab Government's letter No.1/88/93 RC-1/1016 dated 2.2.94? 3. Are people targeted in Faridkot, Punjab, for marrying outside their caste? Please provide current information. 4. Could an educated couple in an inter-caste marriage relocate from the Punjab to another part of India? 5. Are there systems in place that would enable a policeman from the Punjab to be able to trace family members anywhere in India?

4 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please advise on the treatment by authorities of those accused of terrorist activities in India, in particular those who are accused of collaborating with Pakistani terrorists. 2. Please advise on the treatment of those accused of terrorist activities by authorities in Haryana in particular.

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. What are the societal attitudes towards single mothers and children born out of wedlock in India/Andhra Pradesh? 2. Are there any reported instances of honour killings in recent years around Hyderabad? 3. What assistance (financial, social, accommodation, education, etc) would be available to single mothers and children born out of wedlock without fathers, particularly in Andhra Pradesh? 4. What legal protection against violence would be available to women and children in such circumstances? Is there anything to suggest that they would not be protected by the police and authorities?

2 December 2011 | 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

India: 1. Please provide background information on Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim singh or any movement linked to him/it. 2. Please provide any information about a 2007 riot in Punjab related to this movement with particular focus on the Moga area. 3. From 2008 to the present, are there any reports of conflicts involving followers of Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh? 4. Is there any information on how followers of Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh are treated by police?

11 July 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide brief background information on the Godhra train burning and subsequent violence against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002. 2. Please provide brief background information on the RSS and BJP. Is there any information to suggest police are 'stooges' of these groups? Do either of these groups target individuals for harm? 3. Please provide background information on Chhatra Parishad and Akhil Bharati, particularly the level of influence one may have over the other, and whether either group targets individuals for harm. 4. Would state protection be available to a Muslim in Gujarat against threats made by Hindu extremists or by the BJP? 5. Would a person be able to re-locate elsewhere in India if he was unable to obtain state protection in Gujarat? 6. Please provide information on the following elections, including the dates and who was running for which party: Gujarat assembly in 2007; Lok Sabha in 2009; and Surat in 2010

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

India: 1. Are there reports that those who, since 2006, called for investigations into the violence against Sikhs - which occurred in the period from the early 1980s to 1993 - have been targeted by Indian authorities? 2. Are supporters of the Akali Dal party targeted by Indian authorities? 3. Please provide an update (preferably within the last six months) on the treatment of Sikhs by authorities in India and in Punjab in particular

13 April 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

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