Free Press Journal
  • Myanmar rejects UN charges of genocide

    Naypyidaw : Myanmar on Wednesday rejected a UN report that said there was evidence of genocide in the military operation carried out by the Myanmar government against the Muslim Rohingya minority.

  • Separatist leaders seek UN probe into J&K situation

    New Delhi : Three top separatist leaders of Kashmir are jointly collecting signatures of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on a petition for setting up an inquiry commission by the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in the state.

  • 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.

  • Kashmiri activist raises Pakistan’s conspiracy of injecting communalism in Kashmir

    Geneva : Intervening the debate at the ongoing 36th session of Human Rights Council, Junaid Qureshi, Director European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) based in Amsterdam, on Friday raised the issue of well-hatched conspiracy by Pakistan of injecting communalism in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Rohingyas a personal challenge for Suu Kyi

    India had good reason to try and block the United Nations human rights council from sending a mission to Myanmar to examine the Rohingya situation against the wishes of the State Counsellor and leader of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi. Perhaps the reasons were as much personal as political for

  • Indian appointed UN adviser on human rights and businesses

    United Nations: An India-born academician has been named by the UN Human Rights Council as an adviser to one of its working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

  • 12 Western countries: Human rights ‘deteriorating’ in China

    Geneva: The United States and 11 other Western countries are criticising China’s “deteriorating human rights record,” saying its “extraterritorial actions are unacceptable.” The call at the Human Rights Council follows recent disappearances of five Hong Kong residents associated with a publisher of books banned in China. They include a Swedish national who disappeared from his holiday home in Thailand and later made a tearful appearance on Chinese state TV to say he surrendered over a 12-year-old fatal drunk driving case.

  • Pakistan loses UN election    

    United Nations: Pakistan failed to win a re-election to the top UN human rights body, garnering just 105 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. The General Assembly on Wednesday elected 18 members of the UN Human Rights Council through a secret ballot. Pakistan’s current term at the council is set to expire on December 31 and it was seeking re-election to the 47-member Human Rights Council. Sources said the loss came as a

  • India refuses to vote against Israel at UNHRC

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reached out to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and urged him to abstain during the UNHRC voting (more…)