In August, Amnesty India launched its first major campaign in India. In just a day, more than 50,000 people from all over India called or sent an SMS to us to show their support and solidarity for the victims of injustice in Sri Lanka. Tomorrow, 1 November, marks the start of Sri Lanka’s review before the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, as it conducts its Universal Periodic Review. Today, the campaign has more than 1 million supporters. Our first campaign: “Demand Justice in Sri Lanka,” has raised more activism than we could have anticipated, showing that human rights is indeed a boiling issue in India. And this is just the start.
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