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According to official details, India abstained from voting together with 13 other member nations of the grouping(Reuters File Photo)

India abstains from voting on UNHRC resolution to probe Gaza conflict

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 01:36 PM IST
The resolution was adopted as 24 countries voted in favour of it while nine opposed it at the end of an all-day special session of the 47-member UN body at its headquarters in Geneva on Thursday.
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday said that it is leading nearly 30 companies and trade organisations to oppose a lawsuit that seeks to stop thousands of spouses of foreign workers on H-1B visa from working in the United States. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne(REUTERS)
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday said that it is leading nearly 30 companies and trade organisations to oppose a lawsuit that seeks to stop thousands of spouses of foreign workers on H-1B visa from working in the United States. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Google favours preserving work permit for H1B spouses

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN's MINUSMA mission in Mali, said the attack took place on a base in Tessalit -- in the north -- which houses Malian soldiers, UN peacekeepers and French troops.(Reuters File Photo)
Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN's MINUSMA mission in Mali, said the attack took place on a base in Tessalit -- in the north -- which houses Malian soldiers, UN peacekeepers and French troops.(Reuters File Photo)

3 UN peacekeepers 'gravely wounded' in a rocket attack in Mali

AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2021 05:52 AM IST
Mali has been battling a brutal jihadist insurgency since 2012, when Islamist fighters first emerged during a rebellion by ethnic Tuareg separatists in the north.
According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, as of Wednesday, some 2,729 people have been arrested, charged or sentenced since the coup and an estimated 536 have been killed. (AP file photo)
According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, as of Wednesday, some 2,729 people have been arrested, charged or sentenced since the coup and an estimated 536 have been killed. (AP file photo)

'Deep concern': UN condemns violence against Myanmar protesters and deaths

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, United Nations
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 06:47 AM IST
The British-drafted press statement approved by all 15 council members after intense negotiations that began Wednesday expressed “deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation” in Myanmar and reiterated the council's call on the military “to exercise utmost restraint.”
The UNHCR is seeking $455 million (382 million euros) to tackle the additional problems posed in protecting refugees from the effects of the pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
The UNHCR is seeking $455 million (382 million euros) to tackle the additional problems posed in protecting refugees from the effects of the pandemic.(Reuters Photo)

UN says refugees face long 'struggle' for getting vaccinated against Covid-19

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:45 PM IST
UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, said many urban refugees were driven into a downward spiral of poverty last year by the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile the capacity for dealing with Covid-19 among refugees in rural areas was very limited.
FILE PHOTO: Security guards stand at the gates of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Huocheng County in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 3, 2018.REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Security guards stand at the gates of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Huocheng County in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 3, 2018.REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

UN rights chief decries violations in China's Xinjiang, hopes for visit

Reuters | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:12 PM IST
China hit back at the forum on Wednesday at growing criticism by Western powers of its treatment of ethnic minorities in the regions of Xinjiang and Tibet.
Referring to the 2019 decision to scrap the special status of J&K, Pujani said: “We reiterate that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral and inalienable part of India."(AP file photo)
Referring to the 2019 decision to scrap the special status of J&K, Pujani said: “We reiterate that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral and inalienable part of India."(AP file photo)

‘Patron of terror’: India hits out at Pakistan at United Nations

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:48 AM 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. She described Pakistan’s continued misuse of various platforms for “baseless and malicious propaganda against India is not new”.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

‘Covid-19 crisis has a woman’s face’: UN chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:52 PM IST
  • Antonio Guterres' speech in Geneva focused on racism, the pandemic’s impact on women and human rights, and the ongoing military coup in Myanmar.
The government has compared the violence on Republic Day to the violence and chaos seen during the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.(AP)
The government has compared the violence on Republic Day to the violence and chaos seen during the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.(AP)

UN human rights agency calls for 'maximum restraint' by farmers and authorities

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 07:37 AM IST
  • Earlier, the US called for dialogue to address the farmers’ protest and backed peaceful demonstrations and freedom of expression. Washington also offered support for reforms that improve and open up India’s markets to attract private investments.
In this Tuesday, Jan.26, 2021, file photo, Indian policemen beat farmers driving a tractor towards the heart of the city as a sign of protest against new farm laws, during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India. (AP)
In this Tuesday, Jan.26, 2021, file photo, Indian policemen beat farmers driving a tractor towards the heart of the city as a sign of protest against new farm laws, during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India. (AP)

UN human rights agency urges farmers and authorities to show restraint

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 03:32 AM IST
The UN office of the high commissioner for human rights joined lawmakers, organisations and governments from around the world that have weighed in on the farmers’ protest that began last November against three farm laws.
There have been important methodological obstacles to the systematic study of foreign policy, notably the difficulty to access primary data(Hindustan Times)
There have been important methodological obstacles to the systematic study of foreign policy, notably the difficulty to access primary data(Hindustan Times)

Delhi must make foreign policymaking transparent

By Nicolas Blarel and Avinash Paliwal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Scholars need to examine the international, domestic, organisational and ideational factors that shape decisions
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India had effectively responded to Pakistan’s “lies” at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva earlier this week.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India had effectively responded to Pakistan’s “lies” at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva earlier this week.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

‘Repeating a lie doesn’t turn it into truth’: India ticks off Pakistan over Kashmir

Hindustan Times, New DElhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 01:00 AM IST
India described Pakistan’s pretence to speak on behalf of global community on human rights as “quite audacious’.

Worldview | Decoding India-Pakistan face-off at UNHRC over J&K-Article 370

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.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi adopted a maximalist position and raised the possibility of a war(AFP)
Shah Mahmood Qureshi adopted a maximalist position and raised the possibility of a war(AFP)

Kashmir: The diplomatic battle

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
Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Geneva on Sept 10, 2019. (ANI photo)
Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Geneva on Sept 10, 2019. (ANI photo)

‘Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir’: Pak foreign minister in Geneva

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.”
DMK Chief Stalin has been vocal about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after scrapping of Article 370(PTI Photo)
DMK Chief Stalin has been vocal about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after scrapping of Article 370(PTI Photo)

DMK’s Stalin heads to UN’s Human Rights body, we tell you what’s his agenda

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 02:14 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin’s participation in United Nations Human Rights Council session has been confirmed by the international watchdog. Stalin had raised the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils and their rights at the UNHRC in 2017
On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling over South African athlete, Caster Semenya, made for poignant reading(REUTERS)
On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling over South African athlete, Caster Semenya, made for poignant reading(REUTERS)

We must question the CAS ruling on Semenya

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 09:19 PM IST
Female athletes should not be given a limit on what their bodies produce naturally
MDMK Chief Vaiko condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
MDMK Chief Vaiko condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi held in Bengaluru

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2018 10:07 PM IST
Thirumurugan Gandhi was arrested upon his arrival from Geneva, where he attended a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting recently and raised the issue of Anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin district and subsequent police firing that left 13 dead.
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat meets the family members of late rifleman Aurangzeb at his village Salani in Poonch district of Jammu on June 18, 2018. Aurangzeb was abducted and later killed by militants in Gusoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on June 14.(PTI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat meets the family members of late rifleman Aurangzeb at his village Salani in Poonch district of Jammu on June 18, 2018. Aurangzeb was abducted and later killed by militants in Gusoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on June 14.(PTI Photo)

Army chief dubs UN report on rights violations in Kashmir as motivated

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Gen. Bipin Rawat says the human rights record of the Indian Army is well known to the people of Kashmir and to the international community.
All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch general secretary Asha Kotwal (right) at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.(HT Photo)
All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch general secretary Asha Kotwal (right) at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.(HT Photo)

Dalit women’s group bats for rights at United Nations forum

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:32 AM IST
The All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM), a collective of Dalit women and girls, which works as an advocacy forum, released a report —Voices Against Caste Impunity: Narratives of Dalit Women — and showed a short documentary, #DalitWomenFight.
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