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

Oct 15, 2021 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.

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

Oct 14, 2021 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.


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

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.

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

Sep 30, 2021 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.


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

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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12 August, 2021

Belarus Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya Feels Safe, Looks To Future In Poland

Agencies

Tsimanouskaya said she had been apolitical before the standoff at the Tokyo Games and deliberately refrained from signing petitions challenging the authorities, fearing that would bring harm to her husband and her parents


08 August, 2021

Threat To Human Rights Highest In Police Stations, Even Privileged Not Spared: CJI

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said custodial torture and other police atrocities still prevail in India and batted for a nationwide effort for the 'sensitisation of police officers'.


30 July, 2021

UN Extends CAR Arms Embargo Despite China Appeal To Lift It

Associated Press (AP)

The council adopted the resolution, which also extends targeted sanctions on individuals and companies, by a vote of 14-0 with China abstaining


28 July, 2021

Another Russian Journalist's Home Raided Ahead of Prez Elections

Associated Press (AP)

Russian opposition supporters, independent journalists and human rights activists have faced increased government pressure ahead of September's voting


26 July, 2021

Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

Ruben Banerjee

For all its grandstanding and attempt to occupy a high moral ground, the US as we all know is not exactly a paragon of virtue. But is there a need for India to do some soul-searching?


26 July, 2021

Blinken Visit: India Reacts Strongly To Human Rights Concerns Raised By US

Outlook Web Desk

India is proud of its achievements in upholding democratic values and human rights, the government reportedly said ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to New Delhi.


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22 July, 2021

Syria Accuses Israel Of Carrying Out Second Strike In One Week

Associated Press (AP)

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in war-ravaged Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations


20 July, 2021

Israel Carries Out Airstrike In Syria's Northern Aleppo Province

Associated Press (AP)

Syrian air defences shot down most of the missiles in the attack that occurred just before midnight


17 July, 2021

Stan Swamy's Death Tarnished India's Human Rights Image : UN Expert

Outlook Web Desk

In a statement issued on Thursday, UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor said Father Swamy’s case should remind all states that human rights defenders and all those detained without sufficient legal basis, should be released.


14 July, 2021

Haiti: Leaders Race To Fill Power Vacuum Caused Due To President Moïse’s Assassination

Associated Press (AP)

Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who is ruling Haiti with the backing of lean police and military forces, has pledged to work with the opposition and allies of President Jovenel Moïse


14 July, 2021

1,146 Migrants And Refugees Died Attempting To Reach Europe By Sea This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy was the deadliest, claiming 741 lives.


11 July, 2021

UAPA And PSA Go Side By Side In Kashmir

Naseer Ganai

There are instances where even juveniles were booked under the UAPA.


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05 July, 2021

Olympics Are 'On The Wrong Side Of History' When It Comes To Free Speech

Agencies

The push for free speech is an artefact of growing athlete activism in recent years in response to racism and other human rights violations


Photo Gallery

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.

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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
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