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US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Human Rights Situation In India

US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Human Rights Situation In India

27 January 2022

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 India, US Senator Ed Markey said.

India Ranks 85 On Corruption Perceptions Index For 2021

India Ranks 85 On Corruption Perceptions Index For 2021

25 January 2022

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


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...

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

12 January 2022

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


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...

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12 January 2022
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 January 2022
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...


13 January 2022
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.


13 January 2022
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.


13 January 2022
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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13 January 2022
Human Rights Day 2021: A Brief History

Human Rights Day 2021: A Brief History

International Human Rights Day 2021: What is Human Rights Day and why is it celebrated on December 10, every year?


13 January 2022
Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be...


13 January 2022
Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging...


13 January 2022
Afghanistan: Taliban Takes Vengeance Against Former Security Officials

Afghanistan: Taliban Takes Vengeance Against Former Security Officials

Afghanistan: Taliban has been accused by Human Rights Watch of killing or disapperaing more than 100 former Afghan security personnel,since they came to power...


13 January 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022: Norwegian Team Launches Jersey To Highlight Abuses In Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Norwegian Team Launches Jersey To Highlight Abuses In Qatar

Tromso, a team from northern Norway, has described itself as the first professional club worldwide to speak out against what it calls 'inhumane conditions' in...


13 January 2022
Hyderpora Encounter: Arrest Of Khurram Parvez Brings Focus Back On Human Rights In Kashmir

Hyderpora Encounter: Arrest Of Khurram Parvez Brings Focus Back On Human Rights In Kashmir

Alleging abuse of anti-terror laws, the United Nations and international human rights bodies seek release of rights activist Khurram Parvez and inquiry into...


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13 January 2022
Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

The Union Ministry of External Affairs in its reaction to the report on Kashmir said it ‘… betrays a complete lack of understanding on the part of the...


13 January 2022
UN Seeks Release Of Kashmiri Activist Khurram Parvez, Amendment In UAPA

UN Seeks Release Of Kashmiri Activist Khurram Parvez, Amendment In UAPA

The UN has sought probe into civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hyderpora and called on the security forces and armed groups to exercise restraint


13 January 2022
Peng Shuai: European Union Wants 'Verifiable Proof' Chinese Tennis Player Is Safe

Peng Shuai: European Union Wants 'Verifiable Proof' Chinese Tennis Player Is Safe

Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after accusing a former Communist Party official of sexual...


26 November 2021
Peng Shuai Saga: Beijing's Grip On Power And Stifling Of China's #MeToo Movement

Peng Shuai Saga: Beijing's Grip On Power And Stifling Of China's #MeToo Movement

Peng Shuai, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, had been out of the public eye since November 2, 2021 when she penned a since-deleted social...


22 November 2021
Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored...


19 November 2021
Beijing Winter Olympics: China Slams US President Joe Biden For 'Considering' Games Boycott

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Slams US President Joe Biden For 'Considering' Games Boycott

Joe Biden’s comment comes days after a virtual summit with Chinese counterpart XI Jinping, during which the two leaders said they should respect each other...


19 November 2021
Lewis Hamilton Pleads F1 To Raise Human Rights Issues Ahead Of Qatar Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Pleads F1 To Raise Human Rights Issues Ahead Of Qatar Grand Prix

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been accused of 'sportswashing' their human rights records by using high-profile sporting events. Qatar hosts football World Cup...


18 January 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022: Denmark To Wear 'Human Rights Messages' In Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Denmark To Wear 'Human Rights Messages' In Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers in the country.


18 January 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022: Denmark To Wear 'Human Rights Messages' In Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Denmark To Wear 'Human Rights Messages' In Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers in the country.


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Opinion

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 India, US Senator Ed Markey said.

27 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".

25 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 efforts is ‘vastly worse’ and ‘harms all of us’ because women's participation is essential to promote peace.

19 January 2022
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.

12 January 2022
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