Keyword Results for   'human rights'  
NHRC takes cognizance of Kerala student's ragging in Karnataka  Jun 24, 6:50 pm
New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that a dalit student of Al Qamar College of Nursing in Gulbarga, Karnataka was forced by her seniors to drink phenyl while ragging her due to which her food pipe was burnt and internal organs were damaged.
UN Special Rapporteur asked not to use 'Rohingya' for addressing Rakhine Muslims  Jun 21, 2:14 pm
Naypyidaw, June 21 (ANI): The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar has been asked to refrain from using the word "Bengali" or "Rohingya" when refering to the Muslim community in Rakhine State.
Kashmiri writer continues Europe-wide signature campaign against CPEC near UN office in Geneva  Jun 21, 11:49 am
Geneva (Switzerland), June 21 (ANI): The Europe-wide Signature campaign protesting against Pakistani attempts to illegally annex Gilgit Baltistan, China's designs to cement its stake in Jammu and Kashmir and to raise awareness regarding the objections of the people of Gilgit Baltistan in particular, and Jammu and Kashmir in general, being organized by Junaid Qureshi, a Kashmiri writer, international Human Rights activist and Senior Leader of Srinagar-based JKDLP, was held in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva on JUne 18 and 19.
A lone book seller takes on the might of China  Jun 21, 6:52 am
Hong Kong, June 21 (ANI): At the start of June, Foreign Minister Wang Yi berated Canadian reporter Amanda Connolly when she asked about human rights in China. Fuming, Wang accused her of prejudice.
Kashmiri activist Qureshi objects to Chinese presence in Gilgit Baltistan.  Jun 18, 5:34 pm
Geneva, June 18 (ANI): Strongly objecting to the Chinese presence in Gilgit Baltistan, prominent Kashmiri writer and international human rights activist Junaid Qureshi has demanded the release of Baba Jan.
NHRC seeks report from Odisha Govt. over death of young man at health Centre  Jun 17, 6:39 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, carried on the May 15 that a day after the death of his ailing wife, a man also lost his 24-year old son due to the lack of treatment facilities at a Health Centre, Athagarh town in District Cuttack, Odisha on the May 11.
Human Rights Watch urges B'desh Govt. to halt mass arrests  Jun 17, 4:51 pm
Dhaka, June 17 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh government to stop arbitrarily arresting people without proper evidence of a crime, after authorities launched countrywide mass crackdown in the wake of rising attacks in the region.
Former Nepal PM Deuba charged with human rights violation  Jun 17, 3:31 pm
Panchthar (Nepal), June 17 (ANI): Former Nepal prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been charged with human rights violation and a complaint has been filed against him in this regard at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
SC to hear NGO's petition on 'Udta Punjab' screening  Jun 16, 12:40 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court will this afternoon hear a plea filed by Punjab-based NGO seeking stay on the screening of the controversial film 'Udta Punjab', which focuses on the drug menace in the state.
Pak urges UN rights body to look into drone attacks breaching sovereignty  Jun 16, 12:14 pm
Islamabad, June 16 (ANI): In a veiled attack on the United States, Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to respond to loss of lives, human rights violations and breach of its territorial sovereignty due to the drone attacks in the country.
Shiv Sagar restaurant incident violated Human Rights guaranteed by Constitution: Delhi Govt.  Jun 15, 10:06 pm
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): The fact finding team constituted by the Delhi Government into the incident where some street children were denied service by the Shiv Sagar restaurant in Connaught Place, submitted its report on Wednesday stating that the act violated the Human Rights and Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.
Global human rights organization urges Lanka to abide HRCSL directives  Jun 13, 3:11 pm
Colombo, June 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka has been urged by a global human rights organization to abide by the directives issued by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on arrests and detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Exiled Lankan Tamils willing to testify against human rights violations: ITJP report  Jun 12, 3:51 pm
Colombo, June 12 (ANI): The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) Sri Lanka in its report stated the exiled Tamil victims of war crimes and torture have said that they would testify via video before a special court in Sri Lanka only if international judges were involved and their identities protected.
State-sponsored mass killings, abuse and disappearances par for the course in Pakistan's Baluchistan  Jun 9, 12:19 pm
Strasbourg (Alsace, France), June 9 (ANI): Participants attending an event in the European Parliament in strasbourg on the topic of "Pakistan's Baluchistan: Its Human Rights Abuses" have claimed that state-sponsored mass killings, abuse and disappearances are par for the course in that region.
Nepal appoints Bed Prasad Bhattarai as NHRC Secy  May 29, 5:39 pm
Kathmandu, May 29 (ANI): The Nepal Government has appointed Bed Prasad Bhattarai as the Secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Lankan rights body issues directives on arrests, detention under PTA  May 28, 5:05 pm
Colombo ,May 28(ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued directives to be followed by designated officials arresting persons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act No 48 of 1979 (PTA).
Negligence that left Varanasi infant scarred, but only suspension for docs  May 25, 5:17 pm
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), May.25 (ANI): Negligence of any kind, and most certainly of the medical form, should in the normal course invite harsh punitive action, but not so in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where two doctors of a nursing home got away with a 'mere one-year suspension' for causing severe burn injuries to an infant hours after its birth.
Europe-wide signature campaign against illegal annexation of Gilgit Baltistan and CPEC gains support  May 24, 5:40 pm
Vienna (Austria), May 24 (ANI): The Europe-wide Signature Campaign of Junaid Qureshi, a Kashmiri writer, international human rights activist and a senior leader of the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party (JKDLP) in various European cities to create awareness regarding the Kashmir issue in general and in particular vis-a-vis the proposed annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan and the "illegal construction" of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, is gaining support from all quarters.
Human rights abuse: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not behind any other Pakistani provinces  May 22, 8:01 am
Islamabad, May 22 (ANI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa meaning the "Khyber side of the land of Pakhtuns" is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, and located in the north western region of the country. This frontier province that borders Afghanistan is divided into seven divisions - Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Hazara, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan and Peshawar (the last being its capital) and is further subdivided into 26 districts, comprising of 21 Settled Area Districts (SAD) and five Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA) Districts.
NHRC's internship programme to raise awareness on human rights to begin from May 23  May 20, 10:06 pm
New Delhi, May 20, (ANI): Aimed at raising awareness among the students about human rights, the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) much sought after month-long 'Summer Internship Programme' on human rights issues for university and college students is set to begin in the national capital on May 23.
Minorities in Pakistan Punjab battling human rights abuse  May 18, 8:09 am
Lahore, May 18 (ANI): Safeguarding of human rights in Pakistan, or more specifically in its largest Punjab province, is complex, given the nation's demographic diversity, huge population and a democracy that is an admixture of both Islamic and secular laws.
Christians, other minorities in Pakistan Punjab battling severe discrimination  May 17, 7:45 am
Lahore, May 17 (ANI): Safeguarding of human rights in Pakistan, or more specifically in its largest Punjab province, is complex, given the nation's demographic diversity, huge population and a democracy that is an admixture of both Islamic and secular laws.
Pak vows to move UN on Bangladesh executions  May 14, 5:36 pm
Islamabad, May 14(ANI): Pakistan has pledged to raise the issue of executions of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders in Bangladesh at United Nations forums, including its Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Kashmiris protest in London against alleged Pak rights abuse  May 14, 12:29 pm
London, May 14 (ANI): Several Kashmiris gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission here on Saturday to protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), especially with regard to 2013 murder of Sardar Arif Shahid in Rawalpindi.
In Pakistan's Sindh province, rights violations par for the course  May 14, 8:25 am
Karachi, May 14 (ANI): Human rights abuses in Pakistan's Sindh province, and particularly in its capital Karachi, which is widely regarded as the country's richest city, has become par for the course, because of the frequency with which such incidents take place and are reported by domestic as well as foreign media.