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Jun 18, 2018
UN human rights chief calls US migration policy 'unconscionable', urges Washington to stop separating children from parentsThe UN human rights chief on Monday urged Washington to stop separating migrant children from their parents at the US border, describing the policy as "unconscionable".
May 11, 2018
Sri Lanka Army to set up directorate to counter war crime charges levied on it during final phase of conflict with LTTEThe Sri Lankan Army has set up a special international directorate tasked with countering allegations of war crimes, Army Chief Mahesh Senanayake has said
Jan 18, 2018
Indian govt failed to stop attacks on minorities which killed 10 in 2017, says Human Rights Watch reportHuman Rights Watch on Thursday said the Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities in 2017 which killed 10 people.
Dec 13, 2017
Rohingya women face 'sweeping and methodical' assault by Myanmar forces; Why India can't afford to turn a blind eyeThe hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing from the country of Myanmar because of atrocities and discrimination have been in the media spotlight since late August. The UN has called it “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” and, “the most persecuted minority on earth.”
Nov 17, 2017
Jaffna HC summons Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake over disappearance of 24 Tamils in 1996A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996
Nov 11, 2017
UN expert says 'Swachh Bharat' mission lacks human rights approach, draws Centre's ireNarendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat' mission came in for sharp criticism by a top UN expert on sanitation who said it lacked a holistic human rights approach
Sep 27, 2017
Deporting Rohingya could have huge implications on India and tarnish global image, says lawyer Colin GonsalvesRohingya have asked for protection and the right to not be returned to the place where they are being persecuted under Article 21, says lawyer Colin Gonsalves.
Sep 23, 2017
Campaigners against female genital mutilation call upon UNHRC to address issueA group of campaigners against the female genital mutilation has called for stopping the practice in India and urged the UNHRC to address the issue
Sep 18, 2017
Rohingya crisis: Doctor Without Borders urges Myanmar to grant global aid agencies access to Rakhine stateThe Doctors Without Borders appeal comes amid an ongoing military offensive in Rakhine in Myanmar that was launched on 25 August
Sep 14, 2017
Rohingya are illegal migrants, can't trust them, says Union minister Hansraj Gangaram AhirIndia cannot trust Rohingyas as they are "illegal migrants" and not Indian nationals, Union minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Thursday.