Keyword Results for   'human rights'  
Human rights groups ask Nepal to reject draft TRC Bill  Apr 17, 4:13 pm
New York, Apr. 17, (ANI): Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists on Thursday said that Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament on April 9 of this year.
NHRC issues notice to Delhi Chief Secretary and Police Commissioner over fire incident in Old Age Shelter Home  Apr 15, 9:39 pm
New Delhi, Apr.15 (ANI): Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that two persons were killed in a fire which broke out in an Old Age Shelter Home in Vasant Kunj, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to Delhi Government's Chief Secretary and Delhi Police Commissioner asking for a detailed report within four weeks.
NHRC sends notice to Maharashtra chief Secretary, DGP over RTI activist's suicide  Apr 15, 4:19 pm
New Delhi, Apr.15 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that an RTI activist named Vilas Dattatrey Baravakar, aged 53 years, committed suicide and who was found hanging at his residence in Chakan, Pune on March 25 of this year.
UN chief condemns 'routine' torture in Syria detention facilities   Apr 15, 1:28 pm
Geneva, Apr. 15 (ANI): The United Nation's human rights chief has condemned the 'routine' use of torture in detention facilities in Syria.
Canada suspends Commonwealth funding over S. Lanka human rights abuses   Apr 15, 1:28 pm
London, Apr. 15 (ANI): Canada is suspending funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat over alleged human rights abuses by Sri Lanka.
Syrian rebels, govt accuse each other of new poison gas attack in Hama province  Apr 13, 11:10 am
London, Apr. 13 (ANI): Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war have accused each other for a new poison gas attack that reportedly caused 'suffocation and poisoning' of residents.
HRW calls upon Pakistan to revise repressive anti-terrorism law  Apr 11, 1:11 pm
New York, Apr.11, (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday said that Pakistan's draft counterterrorism law threatens basic rights and freedoms in violation of Pakistan's international legal obligations,.
EU rules phone data collection infringes on fundamental human rights  Apr 10, 12:44 pm
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): The European Union's top court has reportedly repealed a ruling that required European telecoms companies to store their customers' phone records on file for up to two years.
Sri Lanka: HRW says asset freeze threatens peaceful dissent  Apr 8, 3:06 pm
New York, Apr. 8 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government's decision to label 16 overseas Tamil organizations as financers of terrorism is so broad that it appears aimed at restricting peaceful activism by the country's Tamil minority, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
'Malalas' on Indian side of Line of Control, want higher education facilities  Apr 6, 11:52 am
Poonch, April 6 (ANI): Malala Yousufzai, the child advocate from across the border who gained respect worldwide for her activism in the field of girls' education, was recently conferred with Pakistan's Civil Awards. This sixteen-year old human rights crusader, who now lives in Britain, was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for her outspoken views on children's education in her home region in northwest Pakistan.
Turkey's YouTube ban continues after court backtrack ruling   Apr 6, 11:16 am
Istanbul, Apr. 6 (ANI): YouTube will remain banned in Turkey after a court backtracked on an earlier ruling to grant access to the video-sharing site.
NHRC notices to Union Health Secretary and Director AIIMS, New Delhi on report of poor quality life saving drugs  Apr 4, 8:26 pm
New Delhi, 4th Apr. (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that the Head, Anaesthesiology Department, AIIMS had written a letter to the Medical Superintendent of AIIMS alleging that due to poor quality of life saving drugs her husband suffered reaction from the two drugs provided by the Institute.
Nepal repressing refugee Tibetans following enormous pressure from China, rights group finds  Apr 2, 5:17 pm
Washington, Apr. 2 (ANI): Nepal has restricted the political freedoms of Tibetan refugees living in the country after enormous pressure from China.
Human Rights Watch asks Bangladesh to find killers of labour activist Aminul Islam  Apr 2, 5:11 pm
New York, Apr.2 (ANI): Human Rights Watch has come down hard on the Bangladeshi Government, asking it to publicly explain what efforts have been made to investigate the abduction, torture, and killing of the labor rights activist Aminul Islam two years ago, including alleged links to state officials. While police have filed charges against a missing suspect, there have been no apparent efforts to investigate allegations that members of Bangladeshi security forces were part of the conspiracy to kill the labor activist.
Death toll in Syrian conflict crosses 150 000, says human rights group  Apr 2, 1:05 pm
Johannesburg, Apr. 2 (ANI): The death toll in Syria's three-year civil war has crossed 150 000, an activist group has said.
Nepal increasing restrictions on Tibetan refugees: Report  Apr 1, 6:58 pm
Kathmandu, April 1(ANI): Nepal has reportedly increased its surveillance on Tibetans living in the country as a result of strong pressure from China, according to a new report.
Congress conspiring against AAP just like BJP: Somnath Bharti  Mar 31, 1:41 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 31 (ANI): Reacting to National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) directions to Delhi police to take action against Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti , the latter on Monday said that Congress was behind the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) just like the BJP and therefore all this was a conspiracy of the party.
Somnath Bharti's behavior shameful, action taken by NHRC correct: Rita Bahuguna Joshi  Mar 31, 11:28 am
Lucknow, Mar. 31 (ANI): Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday said that action taken by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against former Delhi Law Minster Somnath Bharti was correct as the behavior showed by the minister was extremely shameful, vulgar and unparliamentarily.
UN human rights committee criticizes US for NSA spying, torture   Mar 29, 5:38 pm
Washington, March 29 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Committee has reportedly come up with a report criticizing US on its surveillance program, drone use, and torture.
South Asia director of Human Rights Watch welcomes passing of Sri Lanka resolution  Mar 28, 8:54 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 28 (ANI): South Asia director of Human Rights Watch, Meenakshi Ganguly on Friday welcomed the passing of the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. She said that victims and activists in Sri Lanka had striven courageously for accountability and justice.
DMK, CPI slam India's stand on UNHRC resolution on Lanka  Mar 28, 11:28 am
Chennai/New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday criticised the central government for abstaining from voting on a U.S.-sponsored resolution for a probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
UN council votes for Sri Lanka civil war rights abuses inquiry   Mar 28, 11:27 am
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted for a resolution paving the way for an inquiry into rights abuses at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war.
India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC, resolution passed  Mar 27, 7:52 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 27 (ANI): India abstained from voting for the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.
UN Rights Council: Crucial Vote on Sri Lanka Inquiry  Mar 27, 4:22 pm
Geneva, Mar.27 (ANI): Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should vote for a resolution calling on the UN's human rights office to investigate allegations of war crimes by all sides during the final months of Sri Lanka's civil war, said Human Rights Watch.
NHRC takes cognizance of a minor's death in an open manhole in Haryana  Mar 27, 3:56 pm
New Delhi, Mar.27 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a three-year-old girl died after she fell into an open manhole of a sewer pipeline in Saraswati Vihar, Sonepat, Haryana, on March 20, 2014.