Balochistan Issue

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Baloch Human Rights Council Requests UN Intervention Over Human Rights Violation In Pakistan

Speaking at the Human Rights Council, Balochistan human rights group requested for UN intervention over human rights violations in Pakistan. The speaker said that the Balochs are being “dehumanised” in Pakistan, and that they are deprived of education, health and other social amenities. He further stated that the aforementioned human rights violations are resulting in “extreme poverty” among the Balochs.

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Pakistan, Balochistan, Human Rights, UN, islamabad

Courtesy: ANI

Uyghur, Jingpin


UN Human Rights Office Accuses China Of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

The United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) office has accused China of violating international human rights rules, by committing “crimes against humanity”. China has reportedly come to such a conclusion after “rigorous review of documented material”. This has come following China’s arbitrary detention of people from the Uyghur community in Xinjiang. China on the other hand, contended that those were counter-terrorism efforts, and were not… read-more

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 08:01 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Uyghur, China, UN, Human Rights, Xinjiang

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Poonch Open Fire

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Police Open Fire At 'Peaceful' Protestors In PoK's Poonch: Pakistan

In the Poonch area of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), police opened fire at peaceful protestors, on July 21. Several protestors were injured, and the death toll has not been revealed. As per sources, at least 65 arrested have been made, and 30 people have been booked under anti-terror laws. The protest broke out to revolt against high inflation and denial of basic human rights by Pakistan authorities, reported ANI

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 - 12:43 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Human Rights, Open fire, Pakistan, Poonch, PoK

Courtesy: ANI

Truck Drivers

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NHRC Issues Advisory For Protection Of Human Rights Of Commercial Truck Drivers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued an advisory to the centre, states and union territories for the protection of human rights of commercial truck drivers. The commission observed the situation of truck drivers, taking into consideration social security, life insurance, provident fund, etc. The four key areas focused in the advisory include protection from exploitation, provison of amenities, provison of socio economic security… read-more

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 - 08:20 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Truck Drivers, Human Rights, NHRC, Rights Of Truck Drivers, Advisory

Courtesy: ANI

Afghanistan Woman

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Security Council Briefs About Taliban's Ban On Girls Education

The Security Council discussed the repressive practices of the Taliban, especially ban on education of Taliban girls. On June 23, the council noted that women and girls in Afghanistan are being denied their most fundamental human rights, including employment and education, amidst the country's deteriorating humanitarian and economic conditions. During a briefing via video-conference, security council said, it has been 279 days, that girls are… read-more

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - 08:03 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Taliban, Human Rights, Women, Education(1522), UN Security Council


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Taliban Receives Backlash For Dissolving Human Rights Commission

The Taliban government has dissolved the Human Rights Commission amid growing concerns over the grave human rights situation in Afghanistan. Rights activists condemned the decision saying that this institution abolished by the Taliban was not perfect, but it mattered enormously to have a place to demand justice. The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions had 120 member countries in April, but they will have to remove… read-more

Wed, 18 May 2022 - 09:07 AM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: Afghanistan, Human Rights, award human rights activist, Taliban, Afghanistan Human Rights

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EAM S. Jaishankar

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EAM Jaishankar Hits Back After 'Human Rights Abuses' Rebuke

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, reacted to the remark on 'human rights abuses' in India made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He said that India also has views about the human rights situation in other countries, including the United States. He also warned that India would not be reticent when it comes to human rights issues in the US, especially with regard to the Indian community.

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 01:20 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: External Affairs Minister, US-India, EAM S Jaishankar, Human Rights, human rights violation


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Taliban To Interchange Interim Cabinet; Hunt For International Recognition Continues

To get international recognition, Taliban has decided to reshuffle their interim cabinet. According to a source, a 15-member team led by their leader Mullah Hebtullah Akhundzada is under discussion to reshuffle their cabinet to the Kandahar province, reported by The Khaama Press. Women and human rights are the main conditions to make them recognisable internationally. The ministry said that the 15-member team… read-more

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 - 07:47 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Taliban, taliban leader, Cabinet, International, Human Rights

Courtesy: ANI

United Nations Meeting

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India Re-elected To UNHRC For 6th Term With A Majority

India was re-elected for the sixth term (2022-2024) to the United Nations Human Resource Council (UNHRC) with a great majority on October 14. The nation vowed to continue working for the promotion and protection of human rights through "Samman, Samvad and Sahyog." The council is aimed to promote and protect human rights globally, while addressing violations and making various solutions and recommendations in such cases. 

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 10:39 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: UNHRC, India, Human Rights, United Nations

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

IPC Member Board

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Tokyo Paralympics: Disability Rights Campaign Launched By IPC

A worldwide campaign was launched ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics directed by Paralympic chiefs and various international organizations on August 18. The campaign focuses on 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are subjected to discrimination. The campaign termed "WeThe15" could be "the biggest ever human rights movement". It represents nearly 15% of the world's population. The campaign is backed by different corporate sectors, celebrities… read-more

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 06:54 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee, Human Rights

Courtesy: NDTV Sports