Japan's decision not to send a government delegation to Beijing Winter Olympics follows a move by the United States and a few other democratic nations including Australia, Britain and Canada, which cited China's human rights violations.
As the world celebrates Human Rights Day today, here are a few films from India which have brought to the forefront issues of basic civil liberties.
International Human Rights Day: A look at five unforeseen stories which have recorded the worst Human Rights crisis in the world in recent history.
International Human Rights Day: The recent arrest of human rights defender Khurram Parvez has created fear among human rights defenders and lawyers in Kashmir.
Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be held February 4-20 over human rights concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers in the country.
A law has been rejected by the Senate in Italy which would have made homophobia a crime that is treated similarly to racism.
Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.