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    Stop Treating Self as Body

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that “all human beings are endowed with reason and conscience” and it asks all “to act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”. This forms the very basis of the Declaration and has been numbered as Article 1. The Preamble to the Declaration says that “the people of the United Nations have, in the Charter, re-affirmed their faith in the dignity and the worth

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    Mumbai Press Club to convene meet

    Mumbai: Reacting strongly on the simultaneous raids conducted by police on the premises of prominent human rights and civil liberties activists and intellectuals, Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj (National Secretary, PUCL) in Faridabad, Father Stan Swamy in Jharkhand, Senior Writer and Poet Varavara Rao, his two daughters – Anala and Pavana, ‘The Hindu’ journalist KV Kumaranath, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Professor Satyanarayana, ‘Namaste Telangana’ journalist Kranthi Tekula – all in Hyderabad, Anand

  • China holding 1 mn Uighurs in mass detention camps: UN

    Geneva : A United Nations human rights panel expressed grave concerns that there were credible reports that China is holding a million Uighur Muslims in mass detention camps in Xinjiang province.

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    Suicide car bomb kills 8 fighters in south Syria: Monitor

    Beirut: A suspected jihadist suicide car bomb attack in southern Syria today killed at least eight fighters, including government and rebel forces, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Raising a question as to whether fidayeens, who are willing to die and willing to kill, should be dealt with through ‘Satyagraha’, Jaitley said that “a terrorist who refuses to surrender and refuses a ceasefire offer has to be dealt with as anybody taking law in his own hand. This

  • US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council, condemns shameless hypocrisy

    Washington: The US withdrew today from the UN Human Rights Council and condemned its “shameless hypocrisy” in absolving wrongdoers through silence and falsely condemning those committing no offence, saying America will not take lectures from hypocritical institutions.

  • Jihadi raids kill eleven civilians in NW Syria

    Beirut : Eleven Syrian civilians were killed on Sunday in regime strikes in the country’s northwest, a monitor said, in apparent retaliation for a jihadist attack on two besieged government-held villages.

  • US asks China to respect human rights, religious freedom of Tibetan people

    Washington: The United States today urged China to respect the human rights and religious freedom of the people of Tibet. A resolution in this regard was passed by the US Senate, which among other issues, addresses the right of the Tibetan Buddhists to determine their own leadership, including the future 15th Dalai Lama, without any interference from the Chinese government.

  • Strike on Syria airbase kills 14

    Beirut : An early-morning strike on a Syrian government air base in the country’s centre killed 14 fighters, including Iranian forces allied to the regime, a monitoring group said on Monday.

  • LGBT activists slam Kolkata school for accusing students of lesbianism

    Kolkata: LGBT members and activists have slammed the actions of a school here, terming it “human rights violation and desensitisation of societal institutions”, after the all-girl institute allegedly forced 10 of its students to write confessional statements about their “lesbian acts” in its premises.

  • Bilaspur: Minor girls booked for physically assaulting class 3 girl student

    Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh): In a gross violation of human rights, three minor girls were booked for physical assault and inserting a log of wood into the vaginal area of a class 3 girl student here in Pendra. The incident came to light when the seven-year-old victim complained of severe pain and discomfort to her mother, who then took her to the hospital for treatment and also reported the matter to the police.

  • Bhopal: Ajay Gupta appointed AICC legal cell chief

    Bhopal: Advocate Ajay Gupta has been appointed as a state chairman of the legal, Human Rights and RTI, on Sunday. On the recommendations of the state Congress president Arun Yadav, MP and chairman of AICC legal, Human Rights and RTI department Vivek Tankha, a 50-member legal cell was appointed.

  • Myanmar burned Rohingya homes despite refugee deal HRW

    Yangon : Myanmar’s army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere “public relations stunt”, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

  • Myanmar situation example of ethnic cleansing, says UN

    United Nations : The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein has said, urging the country to end the “cruel military operation” in its Rakhine state.

  • 57 dead in US-led raid on Syria jail

    BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes on a jail run by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least 57 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.