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Syria bombardment kills 77 civilians in Eastern Ghouta as regime forces prepare for ground assault
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Syria bombardment kills 77 civilians in Eastern Ghouta as regime forces prepare for ground assault

Heavy Syrian bombardment killed at least 77 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault.

Pakistan links Kashmir issue to Palestinian crisis at UNSC, says Kashmiris suffer 'horrific' human rights violations
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Pakistan links Kashmir issue to Palestinian crisis at UNSC, says Kashmiris suffer 'horrific' human rights violations

Pakistan has raked up the Kashmir issue again at the UN Security Council, linking it to the Palestinian crisis

Sri Lanka faces fresh charges of human rights violations eight years after civil war came to an end
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Sri Lanka faces fresh charges of human rights violations eight years after civil war came to an end

Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure on Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year.

Justice for Gauri Lankesh, repeal of AFSPA amongst 15 demands passed at human rights conference in Delhi
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Justice for Gauri Lankesh, repeal of AFSPA amongst 15 demands passed at human rights conference in Delhi

Justice for slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, release of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, probe into alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir were among 15 demands

US Congressman slams Pakistan government over failure to stop human rights violations in Sindh
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US Congressman slams Pakistan government over failure to stop human rights violations in Sindh

An influential US lawmaker has expressed concern over human rights violations and forced conversions in Pakistan's Sindh province, saying elements of the government or military "see an opportunity" in making their opponents disappear.

Pakistan PM hands over dossier on Kashmir to UN chief, accuses India of human rights violation
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Pakistan PM hands over dossier on Kashmir to UN chief, accuses India of human rights violation

Pakistan has handed over a dossier to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir

Rohingya crisis: Nikki Haley urges countries to curb military supplies to Myanmar amid concerns over violence
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Rohingya crisis: Nikki Haley urges countries to curb military supplies to Myanmar amid concerns over violence

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place.

Narendra Modi visits Myanmar amid raging crisis over Rohingyas
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Narendra Modi visits Myanmar amid raging crisis over Rohingyas

Narendra Modi arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Myanmar amid a raging crisis involving Rohingyas in the country's Rakhine state.

Rohingya crisis: Over 1 lakh refugees from Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh
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Rohingya crisis: Over 1 lakh refugees from Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh

At least 1,23,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a UN official said.

State-sponsored torture of Tamils 'routine and endemic' in Sri Lanka, reveals UN fact-finding mission
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State-sponsored torture of Tamils 'routine and endemic' in Sri Lanka, reveals UN fact-finding mission

Torture is "routine and endemic" in Sri Lanka and the Tamil community in the country has taken the brunt of it, a UN expert has concluded at the end of a fact-finding mission to the island-nation.

Human rights advocates criticise Myanmar over visa rejection to UN Rohingya probe
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Human rights advocates criticise Myanmar over visa rejection to UN Rohingya probe

Myanmar risks getting bracketed with "pariah states" like North Korea and Syria over its refusal to grant visas to a UN team investigating the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

Narendra Modi in Washington, DC: Amnesty urges PM to raise issues of human rights violation
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Narendra Modi in Washington, DC: Amnesty urges PM to raise issues of human rights violation

Ahead of his meeting with US President Donald Trump, Amnesty International has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raising concern over human rights violations in the US.

Iraq probes allegations of human rights violations in Mosul operation
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Iraq probes allegations of human rights violations in Mosul operation

Iraq is investigating a report that members of a special forces unit carried out torture, summary killings and rapes during the operation to retake Mosul.

Kashmiri writer Malik Sajad's graphic novel 'Munnu' retells horrors of Kashmir insurgency
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Kashmiri writer Malik Sajad's graphic novel 'Munnu' retells horrors of Kashmir insurgency

Through sombre black and white drawings, graphic novelist Malik Sajad tells the brutal story of his native Kashmir in the 1990s, as an armed insurgency against Indian rule reached its bloody peak.

UN reviews human rights in India: Excessive use of force in Kashmir, violence against minorities among key issues
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UN reviews human rights in India: Excessive use of force in Kashmir, violence against minorities among key issues

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has flagged a number of issues, including excessive use of force in Jammu and Kashmir, caste-based violence and violence against minorities and criminalisation of same-sex relations

Syria chemical attack: Russian officials claim air strike hit 'terrorist warehouse' containing 'toxic substances'
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Syria chemical attack: Russian officials claim air strike hit 'terrorist warehouse' containing 'toxic substances'

A Syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", Moscow said on Wednesday, a day after a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwest Syria that killed scores of civilians.

India, Pakistan spar at UNHRC over Kashmir as New Delhi calls Islamabad 'world's terrorism factory'
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India, Pakistan spar at UNHRC over Kashmir as New Delhi calls Islamabad 'world's terrorism factory'

Minorities have held positions at the highest levels in India, including becoming presidents and vice-presidents, while Pakistan only has blasphemy laws for their minorities, India retorted at the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Bastar IG SRP Kalluri to go on leave, Chhattisgarh govt appoints new DIG
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Bastar IG SRP Kalluri to go on leave, Chhattisgarh govt appoints new DIG

The Chhattisgarh government has asked Bastar IG SRP Kalluri to go on leave citing ill-health as the reason behind the decision. According to ANI, Kalluri has been on leave for a month after undergoing a heart blockage surgery.

Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti govt rules out judicial probe, admits to excesses by security forces
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Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti govt rules out judicial probe, admits to excesses by security forces

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti may have ruled out setting up of an inquiry commission to probe into the civilian deaths that were reported in the last six months of unrest in Kashmir, but the state government has admitted that the security forces had resorted to excesses while dealing with protests

UNHRC seeks access to Kashmir to probe allegations of human rights violations
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UNHRC seeks access to Kashmir to probe allegations of human rights violations

Voicing concern over alleged human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Wednesday appealed to both India and Pakistan to grant his team access to Jammu and Kashmir as well as PoK.