Keyword Results for   'human rights'  
Pak activist Sabeen killed for campaigning against Lal Masjid cleric  May 22, 5:02 pm
Karachi, May 22 (ANI): Investigators have said that the four terrorists, who were responsible for gunning down 45 Ismailis in a bus attack near Safoora Goth last week, have revealed that they were also involved in the murder of human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud because of her campaign against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz.
IS takes over last Syria-Iraq border crossing  May 22, 10:58 am
London, May 22 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) has reportedly seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, the Al Tanf crossing in Homs, as government troops retreated from the region, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Tibetans flay China for denying passports to people living in Tibet Autonomous Region  May 20, 7:22 pm
Dharamsala, (Himachal Pradesh), May 20 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile in India called upon the international community to put pressure on China to protect their human rights.
NHRC seeks action against encroachments near Red Hills Lake in Tamil Nadu  May 15, 5:56 pm
Tiruvallur (Tamil Nadu), May 15 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought action for removal of encroachments and constructions in the catchment area of Red Hills Lake in Ponneri Taluk of Tami Nadu's Tiruvallur district
NHRC issues show cause notice to UP govt. over police atrocity in Kasganj  May 15, 3:04 pm
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a show cause notice to the Uttar Pradesh government asking why suitable amount of interim relief may not be recommended to be paid to each of the four persons who became victim of police atrocity in district Kasganj.
IS advance towards ancient Syrian city of Palmyra raises fears of destruction  May 15, 12:02 pm
London, May 15 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) fighters have reportedly advanced closer to the ancient city of Palmyra, raising fears that the Syrian world heritage could face the same destruction which was unleashed by the terror group on other architectural sites in Iraq.
Rights groups urge Indonesia to stop virginity tests for female military recruits  May 15, 11:44 am
London, May 15 (ANI): Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Indonesia to stop requiring female military recruits to undergo virginity tests.
UN says secular bloggers' killing in Bangladesh signifies 'alarming' deterioration in free speech  May 14, 9:40 am
Dhaka, May 14 (ANI): While condemning the recent killing of bloggers in Bangladesh, UN human rights experts have cautioned that the incidents were "an alarming signal" of deterioration of the space for freedom of expression.
HRW says killing of another 'secular' blogger blow to free speech in Bangladesh  May 13, 2:33 pm
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The killing of secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Sylhet district on May 12, 2015, is part of an alarming trend of violent intolerance toward freedom of religion and speech in Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said today. This was the third fatal attack on bloggers in the past three months.
Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as interim NHRC head  May 12, 1:39 pm
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has authorized Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as the interim chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) until the appointment of a new chairperson.
Justice Balakrishnan completes his tenure as longest serving NHRC Chairperson  May 11, 10:41 pm
New Delhi, May 11(ANI): Justice (retired) K.G. Balakrishnan on Monday completed his tenure as the sixth and longest serving chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Lawyer confident US court will grant chimps 'personhood'  May 11, 9:59 am
London, May 11 (ANI): The lawyer who is leading a legal fight on behalf of two chimps in a US court has said that chimpanzees will be given special legal rights recognizing them as "autonomous and self-determining" beings.
IS forced woman to restore virginity every time she was married to 20 fighters  May 10, 11:59 am
London, May 10 (ANI): A United Nations official has revealed that Islamic State (IS) forced a sex slave to undergo surgery to restore her virginity every time she was married to 20 fighters.
NHRC hears 41 cases in Puducherry, recommends Rs. 9.5 lakh as relief  May 1, 2:05 pm
Puducherry/New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) during its three-day sitting campaign that concluded yesterday heard 41 cases of human rights violations concerning the Union Territory Puducherry and recommended Rs. Rs.9.5 lakh as relief.
Ahmed Patel urges Govt. to safeguard human rights of workers at Alang shipbreaking yards  Apr 30, 9:42 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 30 (ANI): Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Thursday called for the government to take measures to safeguard the human rights of the workers in the shipbreaking yards in Alang, Gujarat.
NHRC sends notice to Maharashtra govt. over death of workers in well  Apr 29, 6:27 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday sent a notice to the Maharashtra government after the death of five workers, who inhaled poisonous gas while cleaning a well in the Yavatmal district of the state.
Pakistan's leading human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud is silenced  Apr 28, 2:39 pm
Islamabad, Apr.28 (ANI): The voice of Sabeen Mahmud, a prominent member of civil society in Pakistan and a champion of rights of the missing persons in the restive province of Balochistan has been silenced forever. Mahmud was killed by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen on April 24 soon after hosting a seminar titled 'Unsilencing Balochistan' (Take 2)' at her The Second Floor (T2F) cafe in Karachi.
Islamist rebels capture Jisr al-Shughur in Syria  Apr 26, 11:02 am
London, April 26 (ANI): Islamist rebels have captured the key north-western town of Jisr al-Shughur in Syria, activists said.
Pak rights activist shot dead outside Karachi restaurant  Apr 25, 7:55 am
Karachi, Apr.25 (ANI): A human rights activist was shot dead here late on Friday night after hosting a talk on politics in Balochistan province.
Chittoor encounter: NHRC decides to send own team for investigation  Apr 23, 6:11 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission, on Thursday, on the second day of its camp sitting at Hyderabad, took up the matter pertaining to the death of 20 red sanders during the course of police action in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on April 7.
HRW says Bangladesh Govt. denying Rana Plaza workers their rights  Apr 22, 11:49 am
Dhaka, Apr.22 (ANI): Garment workers in Bangladesh face poor working conditions and anti-union tactics by employers, including assaults on union organizers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today.
New York judge clarifies did not intend to give human rights to chimps  Apr 22, 11:09 am
Washington, Apr. 22 (ANI): The New York Judge who issued a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists on behalf of two chimpanzees, has said that she did not intend to give the animals human rights.
60 girls commit suicide every month after being sexually abused by IS jihadists  Apr 21, 2:39 pm
London, April 21 (ANI): At least 60 girls commit suicide every month after being sexually tortured by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an aid worker based in Iraq has said.
NHRC asks Delhi Govt. to pay monetary relief to student victim of corporal punishment   Apr 21, 12:46 pm
New Delhi, Apr.21 (ANI):Setting aside the contention of the Delhi Government, the National Human Rights Commission has recommended that it pay Rs.25 thousand as monetary relief to the boy, who was a victim of corporal punishment.
Boko Haram using IS' strategy of religious cleansing in Nigeria   Apr 20, 12:09 pm
Washington, Apr. 20 (ANI): The Islamic militant group Boko Haram is adopting IS' religious cleansing strategy by putting Nigeri's 70 million Christians in danger for their lives, said human rights advocates.