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Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Dec 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former top Communist Party official.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Norwegian Team Launches Jersey To Highlight Abuses In Qatar

Dec 06, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Tromso, a team from northern Norway, has described itself as the first professional club worldwide to speak out against what it calls 'inhumane conditions' in Qatar, the host of FIFA World Cup 2022.


Hyderpora Encounter: Arrest Of Khurram Parvez Brings Focus Back On Human Rights In Kashmir

Alleging abuse of anti-terror laws, the United Nations and international human rights bodies seek release of rights activist Khurram Parvez and inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter killings in Srinagar.

Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

Dec 02, 2021 Seema Guha

The Union Ministry of External Affairs in its reaction to the report on Kashmir said it ‘… betrays a complete lack of understanding on the part of the OHCHR of the security challenges faced by India from cross-border terrorism’.


UN Seeks Release Of Kashmiri Activist Khurram Parvez, Amendment In UAPA

The UN has sought probe into civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hyderpora and called on the security forces and armed groups to exercise restraint

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30 November, 2021

Peng Shuai: European Union Wants 'Verifiable Proof' Chinese Tennis Player Is Safe

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after accusing a former Communist Party official of sexual assault.


26 November, 2021

Peng Shuai Saga: Beijing's Grip On Power And Stifling Of China's #MeToo Movement

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, had been out of the public eye since November 2, 2021 when she penned a since-deleted social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.


22 November, 2021

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.


19 November, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Slams US President Joe Biden For 'Considering' Games Boycott

PTI

Joe Biden’s comment comes days after a virtual summit with Chinese counterpart XI Jinping, during which the two leaders said they should respect each other and co-exist in peace.


19 November, 2021

Lewis Hamilton Pleads F1 To Raise Human Rights Issues Ahead Of Qatar Grand Prix

Associated Press (AP)

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been accused of 'sportswashing' their human rights records by using high-profile sporting events. Qatar hosts football World Cup next year.


18 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Denmark To Wear 'Human Rights Messages' In Qatar

Associated Press (AP)

FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers in the country.


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28 October, 2021

Italian Lawmakers Reject Anti-Homophobia Law

Associated Press (AP)

A law has been rejected by the Senate in Italy which would have made homophobia a crime that is treated similarly to racism.


19 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.


15 October, 2021

India Re-Elected To UN Human Rights Council With Overwhelming Majority

Outlook Web Desk

India got 184 votes in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly for her election to the Human Rights Council, while the required majority was 97.


14 October, 2021

Chinese Human Rights Not A Concern Before 2022 Winter Olympic Games: John Coates

Associated Press (AP)

There has been widespread criticism of Beijing's treatment of Uyghur Muslims, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.


12 October, 2021

Some Dent Country's Image In The Name Of Human Rights Violations: PM Modi On NHRC Foundation Day

Outlook Web Desk

PM Narendra Modi was speaking at the foundation day of the National Human Right Commission where dignitaries like Home Minister Amit Shah and retired justice Arun Mishra were also present. PM highlighted governments efforts towards ensuring human rights.


30 September, 2021

'Extermination Site' Found Near Mexico's North Border: Officials

Associated Press (AP)

Searchers found burned human remains on the ground, multiple possible clandestine graves and a clandestine crematorium outside Mexico's north border city Nuevo Laredo.


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15 September, 2021

India Terms UNHRC Chief’s Remarks On Kashmir As 'Unwarranted', Says They 'Do Not Reflect Ground Reality'

Outlook Web Desk

India said any shortcomings in upholding human rights must be addressed in an impartial manner and anchored in non-interference in a country’s internal affairs.


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Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan and TMC MP Sushmita Dev as they join the suspended Rajya Sabha MPs' protest demanding revocation of their suspension, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

People try to contain the fire after an army helicopter carrying India's Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Bangalore New Photos via AP

Smoke rises from fire after an army helicopter carrying India's Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Bangalore New Photos via AP

AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releases 'Women's Manifesto' for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in Lucknow.

PTI Photo

NCP MP Supriya Sule serves lunch to suspended Rajya Sabha MP's, who have been staging a protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue demanding revocation of their suspension, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New...

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