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UN rights chief tells India to safeguard rights of NGOs; MEA says law violations can't be condoned
India

UN rights chief tells India to safeguard rights of NGOs; MEA says law violations can't be condoned

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet specifically cited as "worrying" the use of FCRA, which prohibits the receipt of foreign funds "for any activities prejudicial to the public interest."

Congress' Ahmed Patel terms UN's plea in SC on CAA as interference but says Centre responsible for 'mess'
Politics

Congress' Ahmed Patel terms UN's plea in SC on CAA as interference but says Centre responsible for 'mess'

Congress leader Ahmed Patel attacked the Centre over the UNHCHR filing an application in the Supreme Court over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it is "unwarranted interference" but it is the Modi dispensation that is to be blamed for the "mess"

'Thank you Trump': Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to welcome US president signing pro-democracy legislation
World

'Thank you Trump': Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to welcome US president signing pro-democracy legislation

After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting 'revolution of our time' and 'liberate Hong Kong'

Hong Kong protests: Michelle Bachelet asks Carrie Lam to probe into reports of excessive use of police force; China accuses UNHRC chief of fanning 'violence'
World

Hong Kong protests: Michelle Bachelet asks Carrie Lam to probe into reports of excessive use of police force; China accuses UNHRC chief of fanning 'violence'

China accused the UN high commissioner for human rights of emboldening “radical violence” in Hong Kong by suggesting the city’s leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use of force by police

MEA's Vijay Thakur Singh meets UN rights chief in Geneva, expresses India's concerns on Pakistan-backed cross-border terrorism
India

MEA's Vijay Thakur Singh meets UN rights chief in Geneva, expresses India's concerns on Pakistan-backed cross-border terrorism

A senior Indian diplomat on Thursday met UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet here and conveyed India's concerns on cross border terrorism from Pakistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi asks UN to launch probe into situation in Kashmir, says threat of 'genocide' looming over state
World

Shah Mahmood Qureshi asks UN to launch probe into situation in Kashmir, says threat of 'genocide' looming over state

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that the top UN rights body should not be embarrassed on the world stage by its inaction over the Kashmir issue.

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns climate change is a global threat to human rights, says 'Amazon fires are burning up our future'
World

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns climate change is a global threat to human rights, says 'Amazon fires are burning up our future'

UN human right chief Michelle Bachelet said that climate change is a rapidly growing and a global threat to human rights and said that incidents like fires raging in the Amazon are 'burning up our future'.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accuses UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in country's internal affairs
World

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accuses UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in country's internal affairs

Jair Bolsonaro waded into another international row over sovereignty, this time accusing UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's internal affairs after she raised concerns over a spike in killings by police officers.

Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'
World

Sri Lanka rejects criticism over new army chief accused of war crimes, calls it 'sovereign decision'

Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected the mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation's army chief.

UN rights body criticises US sanctions against Venezuela govt, says 'deeply worried' about impact on human rights
World

UN rights body criticises US sanctions against Venezuela govt, says 'deeply worried' about impact on human rights

The UN rights chief intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as 'extremely broad' with the potential to exacerbate suffering among an already vulnerable population.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges countries to repatriate families of Islamic State fighters
World

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges countries to repatriate families of Islamic State fighters

The United Nations rights chief called on countries to repatriate family members, including some 29,000 children, of suspected foreign fighters in Syria.

UN rights experts condemn Julian Assange's arrest, warns of 'grave consequences' in case of extradition to US
World

UN rights experts condemn Julian Assange's arrest, warns of 'grave consequences' in case of extradition to US

British police, acting on behalf of Washington, arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London after Quito terminated the diplomatic protection he had held for nearly seven years

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes
Sports

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes

Double Olympic champion Semenya, who has dominated the women's 800 metres over the last decade, has filed a challenge against the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Venezuela expels German ambassador for backing Juan Guaido, accuses him of 'interfering' in internal affairs
World

Venezuela expels German ambassador for backing Juan Guaido, accuses him of 'interfering' in internal affairs

The foreign ministry said Daniel Martin Kreiner had 48 hours to leave for "interference" in Venezuela's internal affairs. He had greeted Guaido at Caracas airport on his return to the country on Monday.

UN human rights chief says US sanctions have worsened Venezuela crisis, criticises Maduro for violating civil and political rights
World

UN human rights chief says US sanctions have worsened Venezuela crisis, criticises Maduro for violating civil and political rights

Sanctions have "exacerbated" the crisis in Venezuela, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said after the United States warned it may expand the measures it has imposed targeting President Nicolas Maduro's government.

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims
India

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims

Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis were being targeted.

UN human rights chief strongly condemns Pulwama terror attack, 'calls on authorities to bring those responsible to justice'
India

UN human rights chief strongly condemns Pulwama terror attack, 'calls on authorities to bring those responsible to justice'

The top United Nations human rights official has strongly condemned last week's suicide bomb attack against Indian security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir calling on authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz calls on Donald Trump to 'help reveal the truth and ensure justice is served'
World

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz calls on Donald Trump to 'help reveal the truth and ensure justice is served'

Speaking at a memorial in London, Hatice Cengiz expressed disappointment in the leadership of many countries and told the memorial that she wishes she had entered the consulate instead of Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi's family denies issuing statement calling for inquiry, rejects attempts to use its name to attack Saudi Arabia
World

Jamal Khashoggi's family denies issuing statement calling for inquiry, rejects attempts to use its name to attack Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who lived in the United States, vanished on 2 October after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance: Mike Pompeo meets Turkey's Erdogan after Saudi Arabia promises 'nobody exempt' from inquiry
World

Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance: Mike Pompeo meets Turkey's Erdogan after Saudi Arabia promises 'nobody exempt' from inquiry

Mike Pompeo after his visit to Riyadh had said that Saudi Arabia promised to ensure a thorough probe and accountability over a missing Saudi journalist but stood by denials that the kingdom killed him.