Geneva Convention News
50 years of 1971: Don’t just celebrate the golden generation, learn from them
Among positive operational takeaways, main ones were good planning and decisive leadership but strategic fatigue is a natural fallout of war and conflict, more so in case of democracies like India
Citizenship Amendment Bill was part of BJP manifesto; Congress insinuations an insult to collective intelligence of electorate
Amit Shah had pointed out in Lok Sabha, the Bill was a key part of BJP electoral campaign and mentioned prominently in its manifesto.
Kashmir's schools, colleges double up as bunkers for military; students forced to depend on tuitions, notes in absence of classes
The government's claims of 'normalcy' in Kashmir take a hit when the state of the educational institutions in Valley is reviewed.
Imran Khan condemns India's use of 'cluster munitions' along LoC, says Kashmiris must be allowed to exercise right to self-determination
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday condemned India's alleged use of cluster ammunition to target civilians along the Line of Control.
India-Pakistan tensions: IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan to be released tomorrow, says Imran Khan
Earlier, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the country is willing to consider returning IAF pilot Abhinandan if it leads to "de-escalation."
IAF pilot captured by Pakistan: Is he a prisoner of war, is this an armed conflict; key terms of the Geneva Conventions explained
Even thought India has not confirmed the name of the missing pilot of the MiG-21 Bison, which went down across the LoC on Wednesday, speculation is rife on the international statutes that require his return soon.
Wing Commander Abhinandan in Pakistan custody should be given Prisoner of War status; cases like pilot Nachiketa's tell us why
Going by the examples of prisoners of war released in the past and the state of affairs between India and Pakistan, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan may, indeed, be considered a POW, making it vital for Pakistan to treat him humanely as per the Geneva Conventions.
Pakistan leaks video of IAF pilot Abhinandan 'praising' his captors; India objects to 'vulgar display' of injured personnel
Soon after his capture, Pakistan Army released a video showing a man blindfolded, who identifies himself as 'Abhinandan', a flying pilot with the IAF.
Full Text: MEA issues demarche to Pakistan on act of aggression against India, objects to 'vulgar' display of injured IAF pilot
India also strongly objected to Pakistan’s vulgar display of an injured personnel of the Indian Air Force in violation of all norms of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention.
Wing Commander Abhinandan's poise in Pakistan captivity is commendable; a true officer and a gentleman
India stands by Wing Commander Abhinandan, because, in him, the IAF pilots who went and destroyed JeM camps in their Mirages now have a face India can identify with
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The convention clearly states PoWs cannot be prosecuted for taking a direct part in hostilities.
Geneva Convention applies to captured IAF pilots, so Pakistan must treat them humanely and with respect
The convention clearly states PoWs cannot be prosecuted for taking a direct part in hostilities
Civilians should be spared from ‘collective punishment’ caused by sanctions on a country, says UN rights expert Idriss Jazairy
Idriss Jazairy, the UN special rapporteur on effects of sanctions on human rights, said measures that seek to block a country's trade altogether, amount to economic warfare against civilians.
Microsoft calls for regulations to limit use of facial recognition technology
Microsoft's Brad Smith said regulation of facial recognition technology is the need of the hour.
Glasgow girl, 11, accuses teacher of 'war crime' under Geneva Conventions for punishing entire class
London: A cheeky 11-year-old girl in the United Kingdom accused her teacher of "a war crime" under the Geneva Conventions for punishing the whole class for the actions of a few in a school feedback form that has gone viral online.
Kashmir human shield row: Indian Army has done the right thing by honouring Major Leetul Gogoi
The army did the correct thing in ignoring the vapid noise and conferring Major Gogoi with the award. He richly deserves it.
Pakistan Army mutilates bodies of soldiers: Islamabad has lost control of its armed forces
It is just not done. Perhaps terrorists have no such compunctions and get their jollies by mutilating bodies but professional soldiers always show the enemy respect. A professional soldier finds nothing admirable about such heinous acts.
Army ties Kashmir youth to moving vehicle: Grey areas in conflict blur the rights and wrongs
It is the soldier on the scene who has to face the fusillade.
Mutilation of Indian jawan: Smoking peace pipe with Pakistan never paid dividends
The punishment from India should be brutal and swift because barbarians only understand the language of violence.
Chinese checkers: India must act with global community to contain China
Can China be allowed to get away by not abiding by the convention that she voluntarily signed and ratified?