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Demolishing Homes Of Poor And Minority Bulldozes Human Rights

Demolishing Homes Of Poor And Minority Bulldozes Human Rights

When the Constitution and every law in it insists on due process, even for a murderer, can bulldozers and excavators be used to teach a lesson to someone the ruler deems an offender?

13 May 2022
US Flags India's Human Rights Record At 2+2 Dialogue, Monitors Development

US Flags India's Human Rights Record At 2+2 Dialogue, Monitors Development

The Democratic party had always emphasised human rights unlike the Republicans, particularly former President Donald Trump.

12 April 2022

US Monitoring Some Recent 'Concerning Developments' On Human Rights Abuses In India: Antony Blinken

Blinken made these remarks at a joint news conference with Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and their Indian counterparts after the conclusion of the 2+2...

UN General Assembly Suspends Russia From UN Human Rights Council

UN General Assembly Suspends Russia From UN Human Rights Council

Russia is the second country to have its membership rights stripped at the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006.In 2011, the assembly suspended...

07 April 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Organisers Admit Workers Were Exploited

FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar provided no details of the abuses that involved subcontractors working on the Club World Cup and Arab Cup.

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08 April 2022
In Search Of Home In Pandit Houses

In Search Of Home In Pandit Houses

Preserving memories of a vintage Kashmir in photographs, one house at a time


26 March 2022
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Formula 1 Shifts From Racing To Human Rights

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Formula 1 Shifts From Racing To Human Rights

When F1 terminated its contract with the Russian GP after that country's invasion of Ukraine, drivers agreed it was the right thing to do.


17 March 2022
Chronicle Of A Forgotten 'Encounter' In Naxal-Hit Bastar

Chronicle Of A Forgotten 'Encounter' In Naxal-Hit Bastar

Nine years after eight Adivasis were shot dead by CRPF in an anti-Naxal encounter in Bastar, six months after the judicial probe report--confirming that the...


16 March 2022
Adivasi Women Activists Still Stuck In Cycle Of Rape And Persecution In Maoist-hit Areas

Adivasi Women Activists Still Stuck In Cycle Of Rape And Persecution In Maoist-hit Areas

Activist Soni Sori was recently acquitted by the special NIA court but Adivasi women continue to brave arrests, vilification, torture, and even death from both...


13 February 2022
Experts Divided On If State Govt Enact Uniform Civil Code

Experts Divided On If State Govt Enact Uniform Civil Code

Article 44 of the Constitution provides that the State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.


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03 February 2022
Marital Rape Exception Takes Away Married Woman's Right To Say No: Delhi HC Told

Marital Rape Exception Takes Away Married Woman's Right To Say No: Delhi HC Told

“Deeming non-consensual sex within the marriage to be legal and the consequent harm is in no way proportional to the interest if any,” she said.


31 January 2022
More Than 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Aides Killed Since Taliban Takeover: UN

More Than 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Aides Killed Since Taliban Takeover: UN

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, despite Taliban assurances, the UN political mission received credible allegations of 'enforced...


28 January 2022
UN Human Rights Chief Is Welcome To Visit Xinjiang, But Not For Probe: China

UN Human Rights Chief Is Welcome To Visit Xinjiang, But Not For Probe: China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said ‘China welcomes Madam Bachelet to visit China, including Xinjiang. Our position is consistent and clear....


28 January 2022
Track Record Of Organizers As Well Known As Political Interests Of Participants: MEA On IAMC Event

Track Record Of Organizers As Well Known As Political Interests Of Participants: MEA On IAMC Event

The claim that others need to protect our constitution is "presumptuous and preposterous", he said.


27 January 2022
2022 Beijing Olympics: China Less Worried About Global Scrutiny Ahead Of Winter Games

2022 Beijing Olympics: China Less Worried About Global Scrutiny Ahead Of Winter Games

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics starts on February 4 and will go on till February 20. Beijing had hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics too.


27 January 2022
US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Human Rights Situation In India

US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Human Rights Situation In India

In recent years, we have seen an uptick in online hate speeches and acts of hate, including vandalised mosques, torched churches, and communal violence in...


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26 January 2022
India Ranks 85 On Corruption Perceptions Index For 2021

India Ranks 85 On Corruption Perceptions Index For 2021

Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), 2021 cites India's case as "particularly worrying".


19 January 2022
UN: Situation ‘Vastly Worse’ For Women Rights Defenders Post Covid-19

UN: Situation ‘Vastly Worse’ For Women Rights Defenders Post Covid-19

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said the situation now facing women human rights defenders and prospects for women's real participation in peace...


26 December 2021
Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Looking Back At The Life Of South Africa's Noble Peace Prize-Winning Activist

Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Looking Back At The Life Of South Africa's Noble Peace Prize-Winning Activist

A staunch advocate of Black human rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, died on Sunday at the age of 90.


24 December 2021
Beijing Winter Olympics: Japan Has 'No Plans To Send A Government Delegation'

Beijing Winter Olympics: Japan Has 'No Plans To Send A Government Delegation'

Japan's decision not to send a government delegation to Beijing Winter Olympics follows a move by the United States and a few other democratic nations...


23 December 2021
UN Experts Ask India Again To Release Kashmir's Human Rights Activist Khurram Parvez

UN Experts Ask India Again To Release Kashmir's Human Rights Activist Khurram Parvez

The United Nations experts have sought the release of Kashmir's human rights activist Khurram Parvez and asked the government to ensure his rights to liberty...


13 December 2021
Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila

Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila

Nagaland firing incident resulted into the killing of 14 civilians and a soldier. The botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence on December 4...


10 December 2021
Human Rights Day: Films That Talk About The Basic Civil Liberties

Human Rights Day: Films That Talk About The Basic Civil Liberties

As the world celebrates Human Rights Day today, here are a few films from India which have brought to the forefront issues of basic civil liberties.


10 December 2021
International Human Rights Day | Five Worst Human Rights Crises In The World

International Human Rights Day | Five Worst Human Rights Crises In The World

International Human Rights Day: A look at five unforeseen stories which have recorded the worst Human Rights crisis in the world in recent history.


10 December 2021
Silence In The Valley: Human Rights Day A No Show In Kashmir

Silence In The Valley: Human Rights Day A No Show In Kashmir

International Human Rights Day: The recent arrest of human rights defender Khurram Parvez has created fear among human rights defenders and lawyers in Kashmir.


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