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International Criminal Court authorises probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Myanmar launched a military crackdown in 2017 that forced 740,000 Rohingya to flee over the border into sprawling camps in Bangladesh, in violence that United Nations investigators say amounts to “genocide”.
The court said a panel of judges on Thursday “authorised the commencement of the investigation in relation to any crime, including any future crime” committed against the Rohingyas.(AP photo)
The court said a panel of judges on Thursday “authorised the commencement of the investigation in relation to any crime, including any future crime” committed against the Rohingyas.(AP photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 08:19 PM IST
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‘Don’t worry, will sort it out son’: Gautam Gambhir reminds Shahid Afridi about PoK

Article 370 of the Constitution had given Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution and decision-making rights for all matters except for defence, communications and foreign affairs.
File image of former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.(AFP/Getty Images)
File image of former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByANI

‘She could have been rescued if cops acted swiftly’ says father of Tappal girl

On May 30, the child went missing, but the police registered a case of kidnapping on May 31. Her body was found in a garbage dump near her house in Tappal town, near Aligarh, two days later.
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 08, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | ByHT Correspondent

‘She was eager to join school after summer break’, says UP girl’s father

“She was so brilliant that she could identify all the letters on her own. She had a beautiful smile and being our only child, she was the world for me,” said Sharma, a daily wage labourer.
Relatives mourn the death of a 3-year-old girl in Aligarh, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Relatives mourn the death of a 3-year-old girl in Aligarh, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 07:23 AM IST
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Agra | ByHT Correspondent

SC dismisses plea seeking framing of laws against fake news

The plea, filed by advocate Anuja Kapoor, said there should be accountability, liability and responsibility of the authorities and departments concerned to prevent spread of such news.
The plea had also sought framing the necessary guidelines, appropriate laws and bye-laws and appropriate punishment for its violation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The plea had also sought framing the necessary guidelines, appropriate laws and bye-laws and appropriate punishment for its violation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

1984 anti-Sikh riots: CBI opposes Sajjan Kumar’s plea, says he tried to derail trial and influence witnesses

In response to Kumar’s application seeking suspension of sentence and grant of bail, the CBI has said that he is capable of “influencing/terrorising witnesses” and fair trial would not be possible in the case pending against him, if he is granted bail.
Sajjan Kumar has challenged in the top court the Delhi High Court’s December 17, 2018, verdict sentencing him to life term in a case related to killing of five Sikhs(HT File)
Sajjan Kumar has challenged in the top court the Delhi High Court’s December 17, 2018, verdict sentencing him to life term in a case related to killing of five Sikhs(HT File)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The high court verdict on 1984 riots is historic

In India, neither crimes against humanity nor the crime of genocide are detailed within the domestic criminal law. This loophole must be addressed urgently.
Sajjan Kumar has been convicted in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi High Court found that the crimes committed against Sikhs should be considered crimes against humanity.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Sajjan Kumar has been convicted in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi High Court found that the crimes committed against Sikhs should be considered crimes against humanity.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 09:00 AM IST
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‘Nobody thought Congress leaders will get convicted,’ says PM Modi on 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Modi’s remarks came a day after senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was convicted and sentenced to life term for “remainder of his natural life” in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by the Delhi High Court which said the riots were a “crime against humanity” perpetrated by those who enjoyed “political patronage”.
Highlighting the delay in justice for victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said nobody would have imagined that Congress leaders will get convicted in the case.(REUTERS)
Highlighting the delay in justice for victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said nobody would have imagined that Congress leaders will get convicted in the case.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 01:36 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Indian Muslims deserve credit for resisting radicalisation: Rajnath Singh

The home minister said the situation in Kashmir will improve, but expressed dismay that Pakistan was still indulging in cross-border terror.
Speaking at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Rajnath Singh called terrorism a “crime against humanity” and said it was not linked to any religion or caste.(HT Photo)
Speaking at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Rajnath Singh called terrorism a “crime against humanity” and said it was not linked to any religion or caste.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 11:30 PM IST
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ICC ruling on Rohingyas can impact India as well

The decision of the court changes the landscape in relation to international accountability through the ICC. It is a legitimate cause for concern for any state that is not a party to the Rome Statute, and that borders a state party. The court has now set a precedent, which would be wise to heed.
Rashida Begum, a Rohingya refugee woman at the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 24, 2018(REUTERS)
Rashida Begum, a Rohingya refugee woman at the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 24, 2018(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 12:39 PM IST
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US immigration row: Indian-origin senator alleges Trump administration committed ‘crime against humanity’

Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris, who visited a federal detention centre in California and met with mothers separated from their children, has alleged that the Trump administration has committed “crime against humanity”.
Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris (pictured) demanded immediate reunification of separated families, raising concern over their detention in a “typical prison setting”.(AFP/File Photo)
Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris (pictured) demanded immediate reunification of separated families, raising concern over their detention in a “typical prison setting”.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Washington | ByPress Trust of India

‘He’s not a cartoon character’, South Koreans smitten by Kim Jong-un, wife Ri Sol Ju

Kim Jong-un’s public appearance at the summit, beamed live to millions in the south, was for many the first prolonged exposure to an authoritarian figure revered in his secretive nation but shrouded in mystery
South Korean President Moon Jae-in toasts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in toasts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

Myanmar says it would like to see ‘clear evidence’ of Rohingya genocide

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine into neighbouring Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown in August, joining 200,000 refugees from a previous exodus.
In this January 24, 2018, file photo, Muslim Rohingya refugees who were staying in no-man's land at Bandarban between Myanmar and Bangladesh border carry their belongings to new locations after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(AP)
In this January 24, 2018, file photo, Muslim Rohingya refugees who were staying in no-man's land at Bandarban between Myanmar and Bangladesh border carry their belongings to new locations after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(AP)
Updated on Mar 09, 2018 01:08 PM IST
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