By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 09:10 AM IST
A total of 22 countries voted for the resolution that was very critical of Sri Lanka’s failure to address human rights violations that occurred during the civil war.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Guruswamy sought time to file a reply on applications filed by the NHRC and the CBI.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:10 PM IST
- The UN high commissioner for human rights was also critical of action taken by Indian authorities against journalists covering the protests and efforts to curb freedom of expression on social media.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:46 PM IST
- India’s “right of reply” to the Pakistani minister’s speech was delivered by Seema Pujani, second secretary in the permanent mission to the UN.
AP | , Kuala Lumpur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:27 PM IST
- Malaysia's immigration chief, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, said in a statement late Monday that the detainees will be deported Feb. 23 on Myanmar navy ships. He said the 1,200 were held for offenses including not having valid travel documents, overstaying and violating their social visit passes.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:42 PM IST
The UN also voiced concern over sanctions being imposed following the February 1 coup, stressing they needed to be "carefully targeted" to avoid harming vulnerable people.
China rebuked at UNHRC for restricting culture-religion, forced labour, forced birth control in Xinjiang and Hong Kong
Geneva [Switzerland] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:23 AM IST
‘Culture and religion are severely restricted and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control’: Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 06:07 PM IST
To groom young minds and sharpen their analytical skills in the times of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kothari International School (KIS), Noida, held the Model United Nation (MUN), 2020, virtually in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Drawing the attention of the council to “unabated torture”, “systematic persecution” of religious minorities in Pakistan, New Delhi said it is highly irresponsible on Islamabad’s part to raise the issue of Kashmir.
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Conferences, webinars, discussions, tutorials and competitions held in the digital mode were part of co-curricular activities organised in most schools during the Covid-19 lockdown. The efforts received an enthusiastic response.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Jaishankar criticised the UNHRC for its criticism on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, saying its director had been wrong previously too and one should look at the UN body’s past record on handling the Kashmir issue.
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 04:43 PM IST
India has already said the citizenship act is an internal matter of India and that no foreign party has a locus standi on issues related to the country’s sovereignty.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Last week, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet had expressed serious concern at the CAA and Delhi riots and called on India’s leadership to prevent further violence.
‘Epicentre of global terror shouldn’t lecture on human rights in J-K’: India’s response to Pakistan at UN
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Delivering India’s national statement at the meeting, Swarup also called for “decisive action against those who direct, control, fund, abet or shelter terrorists”.
Geneva | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which is being held here in Switzerland from February 24 to March 20, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), the Ministry of External Affairs, described Pakistan as the epicentre of global terrorism.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Mazari, who has previously accused the EU of adopting discriminatory approach by not mentioning human rights violations by India in Kashmir and against its minorities, is expected to obliquely raise CAA by talking about religious persecution.
Geneva (Switzerland) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Exercising India’s right to reply in response to the statement delivered by Pakistan at the 12th session of Forum of Minority Issues, Indian diplomat Vimarsh Aryan noted that the religious, ethnic, sectarian and linguistic minorities in Pakistan have suffered an immense infringement of their fundamental human rights due to the so-called blasphemy laws.
Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Though dubbed as the “war hero”, the role of Rajapaksa in ending the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) with the death of its supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran in 2009 is quite divisive as he stands accused of violating human rights, a charge he vehemently denies.
New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 11:32 PM IST
A review cycle lasts four-and-half years, during which records of member states are reviewed.
Islamabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 10:24 PM IST
During a talk show on Pakistan TV channel Express News, Qureshi was asked the question as he had repeatedly endorsed Khan’s statement that 58 countries had supported Islamabad on the Kashmir issue, reported Sputnik news agency.
New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Diplomats based in Geneva and New York said, barring China, other countries in the 47-member UNHRC haven’t expressed a demand for a debate on Kashmir while European nations have maintained radio silence on the issue.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Within a short time several people started pointing out the error and poking fun at Pakistan PM Imran Khan.
By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Sharat Sabharwal, explains what to expect at the United Nations General Assembly.
Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 04:43 PM IST
The text of the statement was posted on the website of the Foreign Office after it was delivered to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, but Pakistan did not identify the nations purportedly supporting it.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Pakistan failed at the UNHRC. The next battle is in New York
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 01:00 AM IST
India and Pakistan had clashed at the UNHRC in Geneva on Tuesday over New Delhi revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status last month.
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Without naming Pakistan, India maintained that it had suffered from the activities of “practitioners of state sponsored terrorism” and time has come for firm action against terror groups and their abettors.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 02:53 AM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is leading his country’s delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)session in Geneva, questioned why New Delhi was not allowing international media into the “Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 02:29 AM IST
As the world body on human rights gets down to business, the Indian assessment is that Qureshi and Pakistan might have to lower the bar on what they can sell to its domestic audience as a victory.