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'Lawless law': 133 arrested under the Public Safety Act in J&K in 2015
India

'Lawless law': 133 arrested under the Public Safety Act in J&K in 2015

Despite facing harsh criticism, the Jammu and Kashmir government continues to put hundreds of people in jail under Public Safety Act.

Fifa president Infantino announces body to monitor Qatar World Cup labour conditions
Sports

Fifa president Infantino announces body to monitor Qatar World Cup labour conditions

Gianni Infantino announced Friday FIFA will establish a body to monitor working conditions for labourers at Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums and insisted the tournament would stay in the Gulf.

UN reports fighters in South Sudan rape women as payment
World

UN reports fighters in South Sudan rape women as payment

A UN report describing sweeping crimes like children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world," the UN human rights chief said on Saturday.

Be consistent and firm in Kashmir policy, Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani tells Pakistan
India

Be consistent and firm in Kashmir policy, Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani tells Pakistan

Two hardliner Hurriyat Conference leaders on Monday met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in Delhi and told him that Islamabad should maintain "consistency and firmness" over its Kashmir policy.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar will have to address workers' rights issue, says Prince Ali
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar will have to address workers' rights issue, says Prince Ali

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Al Hussein on Sunday ruled out re-opening of the 2022 World Cup bid won by Qatar if he is elected for the top job unless the Gulf country fails to address the issue of alleged rights violation of workers hired to construct the stadia.

World Bank treats human rights like an infectious disease, says UN official
World

World Bank treats human rights like an infectious disease, says UN official

Philip Alston, an independent investigator appointed by UN and a distinguished law professor, has accused The World Bank of being a "human rights-free zone" which "treats human rights more like an infectious disease than universal values and obligations".

Delhi HC sets aside NHRC order holding Somnath Bharti guilty
India

Delhi HC sets aside NHRC order holding Somnath Bharti guilty

In his writ petition against the NHRC order, Bharti had sought that the Commission’s ruling be declared a “nullity” as it was passed without giving him an opportunity to lead evidence in his defence.

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting
World

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

An angry North Korea is refusing to take part in a UN Security Council meeting where its bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.

North Korea holds mass rally against UN resolution
World

North Korea holds mass rally against UN resolution

North Korea says the UN move is based on trumped-up allegations by defectors and backed by the United States

UN push on human rights moves against North Korea as envoy threatens more nuclear tests
World

UN push on human rights moves against North Korea as envoy threatens more nuclear tests

The UN's human rights committee approved a resolution that urges the UNSC to refer North Korea's human rights situation to the International Criminal Court.

BJP to raise issue of Bengal's law and order situation in Parliament
Politics

BJP to raise issue of Bengal's law and order situation in Parliament

A top BJP leader on Friday said the party would raise "human rights violations" and law and order situation in Bengal in Parliament and other forums.

Rights group slams Israel over treatment of African migrants
World

Rights group slams Israel over treatment of African migrants

The reports says that some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges at the hands of the anti-Israel Sudanese government, while returning Eritreans also risk harassment.

Sonia declines to show passport to US, says Indian govt disallowed her
Politics

Sonia declines to show passport to US, says Indian govt disallowed her

"In matters of disclosure of my travels, which are contained in the passport document, the Government of India has informed me that they would not permit such a disclosure," Gandhi wrote in a letter to her lawyer Ravi Batra.

Sonia Gandhi to seek dismissal of lawsuit in 1984 riots case
India

Sonia Gandhi to seek dismissal of lawsuit in 1984 riots case

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will move a US court here seeking dismissal of a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh advocacy group and will urge the court to prevent it from filing further cases on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in America.

Talking tough to Sri Lanka: Why India should learn from Cameron
World

Talking tough to Sri Lanka: Why India should learn from Cameron

Diplomacy isn't about ducking difficult decisions, Cameron says, calling for the world to protect values by taking action when they are at stake.

Tamils in Jaffna want army occupation to end
World

Tamils in Jaffna want army occupation to end

Four years after Sri Lanka's army crushed the Tamil Tiger guerrilla army and ended a civil war that had lasted nearly three decades, Tamils say they are blatantly repressed in Jaffna, the capital of this Indian Ocean island's northern peninsula.

Aus, NZ legislators leave Sri Lanka after detention in Colombo
World

Aus, NZ legislators leave Sri Lanka after detention in Colombo

An Australian Senator and a New Zealand MP on a fact-finding mission into reported human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, have reportedly left the country after being detained in Colombo, a media report here said

Govt should take stand on human rights violations in Sri Lanka: CPI
India

Govt should take stand on human rights violations in Sri Lanka: CPI

CPI, which has been opposing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Colombo to attend the CHOGM meet, today asked the government to take a forthright position on alleged human rights violation in Sri Lanka by condemning it and raising it at the international fora

If PM gives Commonwealth meet a miss, India will be isolated: Sri Lanka
India

If PM gives Commonwealth meet a miss, India will be isolated: Sri Lanka

India is yet again forced to walk a tight rope vis-a-vis its diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka owing to domestic pressure from the Tamil Nadu government and Tamil civil society. Colombo says India is an emerging world power and much portray itself accordingly.

Film on Kashmir human rights abuse blocked, director writes to UN
India

Film on Kashmir human rights abuse blocked, director writes to UN

Certified 'U' by censor board, govt steps in twice to stop screenings of film on Kunan-Poshpora rape and violence against women.