Keyword Results for   'human rights'  
IS recruited at least 400 child soldiers in Syria in last three months, says monitoring group  Mar 25, 11:08 am
Karachi, March 25 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) militants have recruited at least 400 child soldiers in the past three months and given them military training and hardline indoctrination in Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
NHRC asks Chennai Police to submit report about attack on Tamil news channel  Mar 19, 4:24 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 19 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that the office of a Tamil news channel, 'Purthiya Thalaimurai' was attacked by protestors against the channel's decision to telecast a controversial show debating the relevance of wearing the "thaali" or "mangalsutra" by women who were either tortured or abandoned by their husbands.
UN High Commissioner terms ex-Maldives' President Nasheed's trial 'flawed'  Mar 19, 12:33 pm
Karachi, March 19 (ANI): The United Nations High Commissioner for human rights has gone on record to say that the trial that resulted in the jailing of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for 13 years last week was marked by "flagrant irregularities."
Nun gang-rape case: BJP, Congress welcome NHRC notice to Mamata Govt.  Mar 18, 2:02 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress on Wednesday were united in welcoming the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notice to the West Bengal Government over the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun inside a convent in Nadia district.
Nun gang rape case: NHRC issues notice to West Bengal Govt.  Mar 18, 1:52 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 18 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to the West Bengal government, taking suo motu cognisance of reports that a 71-year-old nun was gang raped inside a Convent in the state's Nadia district.
Church vandalism case: NHRC issues notice to Haryana Govt.   Mar 18, 1:38 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 18 (ANI): Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that an under construction church was attacked in Hissar district on March 15, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Haryana Government and sought a reply within two weeks.
Human rights activists worried about self-immolation and torture of political prisoners in Tibet  Mar 17, 12:07 pm
Geneva, Mar.17 (ANI):The worsening human rights situation in the Tibetan autonomous region was raised at a side event during the 28th session of the Human Rights Council at Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Exiled leaders from PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan blame Pak for human rights violations  Mar 15, 5:29 pm
Geneva, Mar. 14 (ANI): The leaders from Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan raised human rights issues at a side event in the United Nations during the 28th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.
World Sindhi Congress protests against rights violations in Pakistan  Mar 14, 11:16 am
Geneva, Mar.14 (ANI): The World Sindhi Congress has staged a protest here against human rights violations, especially against Hindus in Pakistan.
Amity organises interactive session on 'Acid attacks on women'  Mar 13, 12:02 am
Noida, Mar 12 (ANI): As part of human values celebrations, Amity Institute of Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Management (AICISM) organized an interactive session on "Acid attacks on women" with Ms Salina Wilson- Human Rights Activist and Researcher.
People living in PoK deprived of fundamental human rights: Political analyst  Mar 13, 12:02 am
Geneva, Mar. 12 (ANI): Political analyst and Institute of Kashmir Affairs director Dr Shabir Choudhry, speaking in a seminar during 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council, on Thursday said that people living in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) are deprived of fundamental human rights.
Man charged with Nemtsov's murder was tortured into confessing, says Russian Human Rights Council  Mar 11, 4:10 pm
London, March 11 (ANI): A member of Russia's Human Rights Council has said that one of the two suspects charged with the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov confessed under pressure as he saw "numerous wounds" on his body that suggest he was tortured.
Expert says 'key challenge' being faced by IS 'more internal than external'  Mar 9, 3:04 pm
Washington, March 09 (ANI): Embroiled in dissent, defections and setbacks on the battlefield, the Islamic State (IS) is beset with internal crisis, an expert has said.
Amal Clooney to teach Human Rights at Columbia Law school in NYC  Mar 7, 3:45 pm
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Amal Clooney will be teaching human rights litigation strategies to the students of Columbia Law school in New York City this spring.
Include women, girls with disabilities in anti-violence efforts: HRW  Mar 6, 11:33 am
New York, Mar.6 (ANI): All governments should ensure that women and girls with disabilities are included in gender-based violence prevention and response programs, Human Rights Watch said today.
NHRC serves notice to Kerala Govt. over labelling activists as 'Maoists'  Mar 4, 7:41 am
New Delhi, Mar. 4 (ANI): The National Human Rights Council has served a notice to the Kerala government after media reports stated that human rights activists in the state were being labelled as 'Maoist sympathisers'.
IS frees 19 of 220 Assyrian Christians abducted in north-east Syria  Mar 2, 10:35 am
London, March 02 (ANI): The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly freed 19 of the 220 Assyrian Christians captured by it in north-eastern Syria, activists said.
Human trafficking: NHRC seeks report about placement agencies  Feb 26, 1:52 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to respond within two weeks about placement agencies which provide domestic help in the national capital.
Iranian woman receives human rights award in Geneva for hijab campaign  Feb 25, 4:55 pm
London, Feb 25 (ANI): An Iranian journalist who started an online hijab campaign, encouraging women to come out in the open without their headscarves, has been awarded a human rights award in Geneva.
HRW urges Pak to halt forceful return of Afghan refugees in wake of Peshawar school attack  Feb 23, 4:27 pm
Islamabad, Feb 23 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Pakistan to halt forced return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan in the wake of the recent Peshawar school attack.
Former Maldives President arrested on 'terror charges'  Feb 23, 10:15 am
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Former President of Maldives and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been arrested by the police on terror charges, a report said.
100,000 North Koreans reportedly working abroad as slaves to fund Kim Jong-un's luxurious lifestyle  Feb 21, 3:04 pm
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Human rights activists say that nearly 100,000 North Koreans are being forced to work abroad as slaves abroad to fund Kim-Jong-un and his administration's luxurious lifestyle.
NHRC workshop for creating conducive environment for Human Rights Defenders  Feb 19, 7:51 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): A day-long 'National Workshop on Human Rights Defenders' organized by the National Human Rights Commission concluded here today by emphasizing that the governments need to evolve an environment in their functioning to attach importance to the work of Human Rights Defenders.
NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra Govt. over Pansare attack  Feb 19, 9:45 am
New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports that 80-year-old social activist Govind Pansare and his wife were shot at by some unidentified persons in Kolhapur, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices t
NHRC notice to DoT over delay in payment of retirement dues  Feb 17, 2:48 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 17 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to look into the matter of the delay in disbursement of retirement benefits of a BSNL employee and fix the responsibility of delinquent officials.