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Human Rights

No Negotiations Over Tehran’s Missile Programme, Won’t Meet Biden, Says Iran’s President Elect

Jun 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

‘The U.S. is obliged to lift all oppressive sanctions against Iran,’ Iran’s president-elect and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said

First Palestine And Now Myanmar: New India Sits Out On Issues Of Human Rights At The UN

Jun 19, 2021 Seema Guha

New Delhi now has little stomach for human rights activism

Nearly 3 Million People Driven From Home Despite Covid-19 Crisis In 2020: UN Refugee Agency

In the latest Global Trends report released on Friday, UNHCR said that the cumulative total of displaced people has risen to 82.4 million

World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

May 03, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"

Clause By Clause, Taking Liberties With Human Liberty

Among all our laws, Section 43D(2) of UAPA is arguably the most violative of principles of justice—it totally eclipses procedural fairness, and permits pre-trial incarceration up to 180 days

12 April, 2021

Eminent Human Rights Activist, Magsaysay Award Winner I.A. Rehman Dies At 90

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan Peoples Party's Senator and his friend Sherry Rehman said that Rehman died due to Covid-19

01 April, 2021

India Has Several Human Rights Issues: US State Department

Outlook Web Bureau

The US report mentioned restrictions on freedom of expression and the press, including violence, threats of violence, or unjustified arrests or prosecutions against journalists.

31 March, 2021

Book Excerpt: ‘No Land's People’ By Abhishek Saha

Abhishek Saha

The book details the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Assam brought about by the National Register Of Citizens.

20 March, 2021

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin Raises Human Rights Of Minorities With Indian Ministers

Seema Guha

Aware of India’s sensitivity to criticism of its rights record, Austin said at a news conference that it was normal to have 'those kinds of discussions’ with America’s partners.

23 February, 2021

One Of The Gravest Threats To Humankind: Jaishankar On Terrorism At Human Rights Council

Outlook Web Bureau

The external affairs minister also said that India continue working together with members of the UNSC to curb terrorism in the world

16 February, 2021

Police Action Against Scribes In J&K Has Created An Atmosphere Of Fear Amongst Local Media: Report

Naseer Ganai

The Forum for Human Rights in Jammu and Kashmir recently released a report on the human rights situation in the Union territory


08 January, 2021

Amnesty Critical Of FIFA President Gianni Infantino Starring In Saudi PR Video


Infantino overlooked FIFA's own significant issues with Saudi Arabia in the meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

17 December, 2020

IOC Accused Of Ignoring Human Rights For 2022 Beijing Games As Activists Speaks Against China's 'Orwellian' State


Rights groups speaking for Tibetans, Uighurs and others representing Hong Kong have sent an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach

16 November, 2020

Note To Companies: Get Eco-Friendly, Or Prepare To Fold

Nawneet Vibhaw

Environmental, social and governance credentials of a company are key factors determining its success and growth.

13 October, 2020

BJP Leader Moves NHRC Over Security Of Sarpanches In Jammu And Kashmir


J-K BJP spokesperson Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo has sought the intervention of the commission for direction to authorities to provide security to all sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir.

09 September, 2020

Human Rights Groups Ask IOC To Move Olympics From China


Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games because of alleged human rights violations

29 April, 2020

'Biased And Tendentious': India Rejects US Panel Report On Religious Freedom


The report by a US commission on religious freedom alleged that the religious minorities were under increasing assault in India.


22 April, 2020

beIN SPORTS Urges English Premier League To Block Newcastle United Takeover By Saudi-backed Consortium: Reports

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Yousef al-Obaidly, beIN SPORTS chief executive, is said to have asked English Premier League clubs to oppose the Newcastle United takeover

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.

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

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz