Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'
Pompeo, justifying the US' 2018 decision to leave the UNHRC, said that the election of the three countries was an indication of why we were right to leave that body
Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar slams UNHRC for criticising CAA, says show me one country that welcomes all
No country in the world says everybody is welcome, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday, hitting out at those criticising India over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act
UNHRC moves SC on CAA: Easy to mock UN body's hypocrisy, but what's the impulse that motivates western campaign against India?
To argue that such legislative action is mala fide and needs corrective action is to express the patronising attitude of the West that perceives formerly colonised societies as inferior, incompetent and exotic.
UNHRC chief files intervention application on CAA in Supreme Court; MEA says ‘no foreign party has locus standi’ on contentious law
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an intervention in the Supreme Court on CAA and informed India's Permanent Mission in Geneva about it
Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon
Over the years, despite no national framework, India has followed a relatively generous, though ad-hoc, approach to incoming refugees. Considering this strong historical record, the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) building on the 2015 amendments to the Foreigner Act Rules, appears particularly arbitrary.
Mamata Banerjee calls for 'impartial' committee on CAA; pained at demand for 'referendum', says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Amid an intensified political battle over the Citizenship Amendment Act, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of demanding a 'referendum' on the contentious law, generating fresh controversy
'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'
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
India slams UK's Labour Party for demanding international intervention on Kashmir; MEA says move attempts to ‘pander to vote-bank interests’
India maintains that the Kashmir issue is a bilateral one and no third party has any role in it
Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator
UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against the country's Rohingya minority
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.
Pakistan has spent billions of rupees on terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa, admits Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah
Pakistan has spent billions of rupees on proscribed terror outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), admitted the country's interior minister on national television
‘Occupier’ Pakistan’s support to Kashmiris is synthetic, superficial, says Gilgit-Baltistan activist Senge H Sering
Calling Pakistan a hypocrite, a Gilgit-Baltistan activist on Thursday said that Islamabad is an 'occupier' whose support to people of Kashmir is 'synthetic and superficial' as they have been committing atrocities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) from last 70 years
Pakistan committing ‘systematic genocide’ of minorities, alleges Balochistan's human rights council chief Samad Baloch
Calling Pakistan a 'breeding ground' for terrorism, secretary-general of Baloch Human Rights Council, Samad Baloch, on Wednesday said Pakistan is committing 'systematic genocide' of the minorities
Rahul Gandhi must take leaf out of Arvind Kejriwal's book to stay relevant; constant anti-Modi tirades counterproductive for Congress
The vertical split in his party notwithstanding, Rahul Gandhi continues to demonise Modi all the time.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: India at UNHRC, Assam NRC, Brexit's 31 October deadline; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: India and Pakistan's stands on the Kashmir issue at UNHRC, Assam NRC, Brexit's 31 October deadline, plunge in auto sales; today's must-read stories
Pakistan committing genocide in Balochistan yet approaching international community over Kashmir, says Baloch leader Mehran Marri
As Pakistan continues to cry foul over Kashmir, Baloch leader Mehran Marri has exposed its hypocritical nature, saying Islamabad is committing "genocide and human rights violation" in Balochistan and yet they go to the international community with a "facade of caring about human rights in Kashmir"
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.
Highlights of India's statement at UNHRC: MEA reiterates that scrapping Article 370 within constitutional framework
In an address before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh strongly defended the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir