Human rights

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa discusses reconciliation with UN chief Guterres

In March, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka's rights record, giving it a mandate to collect evidence of crimes committed during the country's civil war against LTTE.

published on : 20th September 2021

Rights panel directs Manipur govt to protect lives of RTI activists threatened by insurgent group

Earlier, the National Human Rights Commission transferred three petitions to the Manipur Human Rights Commission for disposal in connection with the case.

published on : 19th September 2021

Egypt's security tactics ''destroy'' lives of activists: Amnesty International

The Amnesty International report was the latest rebuke to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi-led government, which faces increasing pressure from the US to improve its human rights record.

published on : 16th September 2021

Amend volunteer system in agency areas of Andhra Pradesh: Human Rights Forum

Human Rights Forum (HRF) and Samalochana have sought rationalisation of the village volunteer system in agency areas of the State.  

published on : 16th September 2021

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

UN releases new report that examines how AI systems that affect people’s lives and livelihoods are being rushed to be used without setting up proper safeguards to prevent discrimination.

published on : 15th September 2021

Opposed to UNHRC initiatives: Sri Lanka

Lankan Foreign Minister was responding to the oral update on Sri Lanka's human rights situation presented United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

published on : 14th September 2021

UN human rights chief criticises India for 'frequent' communication blackouts in Jammu and Kashmir

India, on multiple occasions, in the past strongly rejected the UN human rights chief's criticisms relating to Jammu and Kashmir.

published on : 14th September 2021

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet slams Taliban over reprisal killings

Bachelet cites “multiple” allegations of Taliban house-to-house searches looking for officials from the previous government and “people who cooperated with U.S. security forces and companies.”

published on : 13th September 2021

Taliban must stop targeting peaceful protesters, journalists: UN human rights office

UN human rights office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that armed fighters had been using live ammunition and whips to disperse crowds, killing at least four people since mid-August.

published on : 10th September 2021

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Winter Olympics

An open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others said the broadcasters risk "being complicit" in "worsening human rights abuses" in China.

published on : 8th September 2021

I want to live in my country and not be stoned for loving a man: Afghan queer rights activist Nemat Sadat

On the day that the Taliban took over, Ahmadullah, a young gay Afghan, risked meeting his boyfriend. Later that day, his boyfriend was beheaded, Nemat narrates. 

published on : 8th September 2021

SCO Summit: PM to raise terror, Afghanistan issues in presence of Imran

According to sources, while highlighting India’s stand against terrorism, Modi will also speak about Islamabad with regards to the situation in Afghanistan.

published on : 7th September 2021

Concern over Uranium Corporation pond overflow in Andhra's Thummalapalli

These ponds hold hazardous radioactive matter that is highly toxic in nature and is a constant menace to the health of people, groundwater, local water bodies, agriculture and livestock in the area.

published on : 5th September 2021

Foreign Secretary Shringla meets top US diplomats; discusses bilateral ties and Afghanistan

The two diplomats agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership, Price said in a readout of the meeting.

published on : 3rd September 2021

NHRC writes to UP, Delhi Police, seeks report on sexual assault of woman

The woman had set herself on fire allegedly along with a man outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on August 16, 2021. Subsequently, both died while undergoing treatment in RML Hospital.

published on : 1st September 2021
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