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Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated for the first time outside India as UN organises special event

Apr 15, 2016

Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated for the first time outside India as UN organises special event

The Permanent Mission of India to the UN in Geneva on Thursday celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. #World #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Human Rights #BR Ambedkar #Geneva #WIPO
Human rights abuses by police, security forces most significant problem in India: US

Apr 14, 2016

Human rights abuses by police, security forces most significant problem in India: US

The US administration claimed that abuses by police and security forces are a significant human rights problem in India. #India #Gujarat #US #NewsTracker #Police #Human Rights #2002 riots #Maya Kodnani #security-forces
Ban verbal, unilateral and triple talaq and polygamy, suggests Central govt panel

Mar 31, 2016

Ban verbal, unilateral and triple talaq and polygamy, suggests Central govt panel

A Centre-appointed committee has called for a ban on the practice of verbal, unilateral, triple talaq and polygamy #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Gender equality #Human Rights #Dowry #Muslim personal law #Polygamy #triple talaq
Qatar World Cup: Amnesty report alleges labour abuse; rights groups raise 'serious concerns'

Mar 31, 2016

Qatar World Cup: Amnesty report alleges labour abuse; rights groups raise 'serious concerns'

Migrant laborers faced abuse that in some cases amounted to forced labor while working on a stadium that will host soccer matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a new report released by Amnesty International alleged Thursday #Amnesty #FIFA #Qatar #Amnesty International #Human Rights #Qatar World Cup #Qatar World Cup 2022 #Forced labour #Khalifa stadium
Like Gandhi like Sharmila: Parallels with the Mahatma help Irom Sharmila secure acquittal in attempted suicide charge

Mar 30, 2016

Like Gandhi like Sharmila: Parallels with the Mahatma help Irom Sharmila secure acquittal in attempted suicide charge

Irom Sharmila was today acquitted by a Delhi court in a 2006 case of attempt to suicide when she was undertaking a fast until death at Jantar Mantar #NewsTracker #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Delhi court #Human Rights #suicide charge
SC approves Centre's guidelines to protect good samaritans from unnecessary harassment

Mar 30, 2016

SC approves Centre's guidelines to protect good samaritans from unnecessary harassment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the Centre's guidelines to protect Good Samaritans, who help road accident victims. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Police #Human Rights #Centre #good samaritans
Peaceful protest an essential enabler but shouldn't be used to paralyse society: India

Mar 27, 2016

Peaceful protest an essential enabler but shouldn't be used to paralyse society: India

The right to peaceful protests cannot be taken away from people but any protest or demonstration should also not be allowed to paralyse the life of civilised society, India has told the UN human rights body. #World #India #United Nations #UN #TheySaidIt #Protests #Human Rights #Ajit Kumar
After historic Cuba visit, Barack Obama makes first visit by US president to Argentina in 19 years

Mar 23, 2016

After historic Cuba visit, Barack Obama makes first visit by US president to Argentina in 19 years

President Barack Obama has arrived in Argentina for the first state visit by a US president since 1997. Obama landed on Air Force One after midnight on Wednesday in Buenos Aires #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Buenos Aires #Human Rights #Mauricio Macri #US-Argentina relations #1976 Argentine military coup
Ambedkar worked for social equality in the country: PM Modi assures Dalits that BJP govt will not scrap quotas

Mar 21, 2016

Ambedkar worked for social equality in the country: PM Modi assures Dalits that BJP govt will not scrap quotas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed BR Ambedkar at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the BR Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi. #India #Congress #TheySaidIt #Dalits #Human Rights #BR Ambedkar #Ambedkar #Ambedkar Memorial #Martin Luther King #PM Narendra Modi