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Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Aug 03, 2015

Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. #Politics #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #Human Rights #Women's rights #Constitution
Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Aug 01, 2015

Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Friday raised questions over the kind of play given by some sections of media to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, and expressed concern over it. #Media #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Press #Death Penalty #Human Rights #Yakub Memon #BJP MP Anurag thakur
Texas releases Sandra Bland jail video footage

Jul 31, 2015

Texas releases Sandra Bland jail video footage

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors that she was dead before arriving there. #World #US #NewsTracker #Human Rights #jail #Sandra Bland
Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Jul 31, 2015

Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents. #World #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Human Rights #prisoners #Government reform
Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Jul 31, 2015

Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic on Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said. #World #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Human Rights #Gay Rights #homophobia #Gay pride parade
Israel Prime Minister approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Jul 30, 2015

Israel Prime Minister approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved on Wednesday the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups. #NewsTracker #Israel #Human Rights #West Bank #settlement
US boy scouts group ends its ban on gay leaders

Jul 28, 2015

US boy scouts group ends its ban on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. #US #NewsTracker #Human Rights #Gay Rights #conservative #Boy Scouts
Install CCTVs in prisons, SC tells centre, states

Jul 24, 2015

Install CCTVs in prisons, SC tells centre, states

SC directed the central government and all the states to install CCTV cameras in all prisons across the country and take a call on installing them in police lock-ups, if there are incidents. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Public Interest Litigation #State Human Rights Commission #Indian prisons
UN official resigns amid scandal over sex abuse report

Jul 23, 2015

UN official resigns amid scandal over sex abuse report

A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said on Wednesday. #World #NewsTracker #UN #Journalism #Sex scandal #sex abuse #Human Rights Commission #Flavia Pansieri