Articles by Shreerupa Mitra
Jun 15, 2017
India tells Pakistan to stop acting as 'epicentre' of terrorism, raking up Kashmir issuePakistan’s "blatant" abuse of human rights in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, including the persecution of minorities, is creating a "cauldron of tumult" in the entire region, India told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday
Jun 14, 2017
US-led air strikes on Raqqa displaced 1,60,000 people: UN war crime investigatorsThe United States-led coalition air strikes on Raqqa has resulted in a “staggering loss” of civilian lives with as many as 1,60,000 people being internally displaced, United Nations war crime investigators said on Wednesday.
Jun 13, 2017
Kashmir protests: 'Concrete evidence' on cross-border support given to Pakistan, India tells UNHRCIndia has handed over “concrete evidence” to Pakistan that the protests in Kashmir are supported from across the border and that designated terrorist organisations continue to operate “freely” in Pakistan, India told the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Tuesday in response to a Pakistani statement.
Jun 08, 2017
India says its not the only victim of Pakistan-sponsored terror, urges swift end to 'terror factories'India is not the only victim of Pakistan's "nurturing" of terrorism, it told the United Nations HRC on Wednesday, saying the effects of this are felt in south Asia and beyond
Jun 07, 2017
New Delhi objects to 'India-administered Kashmir' term, decries UN's 'naming and shaming' countriesThe entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an "integral part of India" and therefore the neutrality of the term "India-administered Kashmir" is artificial, New Delhi told the UN human rights council
Jun 06, 2017
Kashmir issue: UN human rights chief says denial of 'unconditional access' to troubled regions will lead to remote monitoringThe UN human rights chief reiterated his request for “unconditional access” of his office to the troubled regions of “India-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir” warning that the denial of access will eventually lead to “various forms of remote monitoring” by his office and making the reports public.
Jun 06, 2017
Zika virus cases detected in India: Thorough investigation, educating masses is need of the hourThe Zika virus, a public heath emergency that continues to grow, has the potential to cause widespread harm to the health of people in India.
May 23, 2017
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the new WHO chief, the first African to get top jobTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, has been chosen to head the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is the first African to do so since the creation of the United Nations agency in 1948.
May 20, 2017
India's health budget among the smallest globally; maternal mortality rate one of the highest in South Asia: WHOIndia grapples with one of the highest Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR) in South East Asia, has one of the highest incidences of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) but has one of the smallest health budgets globally, a new WHO report shows.
May 11, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Ban on social media, internet services impinges on 'fundamental rights', say UN expertsUN human rights experts have called on India to “immediately” lift its ban on social media and mobile internet services arguing that the move is a “collective punishment” and impinges on the “fundamental rights of everyone in Kashmir”.