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  • India regrets Kashmir issue being raised at UNHRC

    United Nations: India has expressed regret that the Kashmir issue is being raised at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) after mentions of it by Michelle Bachelet, the new UN Human Rights High Commissioner, and by Pakistan at its current session.

  • Facing criticism by UN over Kashmir

    India’s human rights record in Kashmir is under the scanner of the UN Human Rights Council. It is not that India has not been criticised for its action in Kashmir earlier but never by the UN. What is more, the report called for an independent UN investigation on abuses in the valley. This happens only in case of major violations as in on going civil war in Syria, brutalties on Rohingyas in

  • 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.

  • ‘HR Council will decide on a course of action in Kashmir’ UN 

    United Nations : Members of the UN Human Rights Council will decide on the future course of action on the human rights chief’s call for a high-level independent international probe into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir and PoK, a spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres has said.

  • BBC appeals to UN over Iran harassing Persian staff

    London: The BBC on Monday said it will make an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Tehran. The news corporation has said that Iran has stepped up a campaign of intimidation, including threats, arrests of relatives and travel bans.

  • International Women’s Day 2018: 5 safety tips for women

    The last decade has seen a tremendous rise in the number of crimes against women, inspite of the formation of various effective rules and regulations by the Indian government to handle and control such crimes. The number of crimes like rape, female foeticide, kidnapping, molestation, etc, is disrupting the progression of the Indian society. According to a report released by the UN Human Rights Council, India witnessed one of the highest female infanticide

  • Syria rebels must ‘act’ to make truce work: Russia Minister

    Geneva : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta were responsible for ensuring that a “humanitarian pause” in the area brings relief for devastated civilians.

  • Possible ‘elements of genocide’ in Myanmar: UN

    Geneva : The UN rights chief on Tuesday  for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar’s abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible “elements of genocide”.

  • Rohingya crisis and Suu Kyi’s baffling silence

    In an address to the UN human rights council in Geneva two weeks ago, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the top UN human rights official, said that Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim minority appears to be a ‘textbook example’ of ethnic cleansing.  Denouncing the brutal security operation in Rakhine state against the Rohingya, Hussein added that it was ‘clearly disproportionate’ to insurgent attacks by militants last month. More than three lakh people have

  • India denounces Pakistan’s bid to raise Kashmir at UN

    United Nations: India has rejected Pakistan’s attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, by denouncing Islamabad as the global “epicentre” of terrorism and accused it of trying to destabilise the state.

  • More than 700 doctors killed in Syria war: UN

    Geneva: Attacks on hospitals since Syria’s war broke out five years ago have left more than 700 doctors and medical workers dead, many of them in air strikes, UN
    investigators said today. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria also condemned horrific violations by jihadists and voiced concern that Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants may have recruited hundreds of children into their ranks.

  • China protests Dalai Lama presence at UN conference

    Beijing: China has lodged a protest with the UN for inviting the Dalai Lama to its conference in Geneva saying that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a separatist and not entitled to talk about human rights. China voiced “strong unsatisfaction” and lodged solemn representations after the Dalai Lama was invited to attend an activity on the sidelines of the ongoing UN human rights meeting.

  • Syria-refugees

    2,000 fleeing Syrians drowned in Mediterranean

    Geneva: More than 2,000 Syrians have drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe since 2011, a UN panel reported today, saying there’s no end in sight to Syria’s civil war. In its 10th such report since the war began 4-1/2 years ago, the UN Human Rights Council urges the international community to help Syrian civilians.

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