Allow UN investigators probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka into India: Jayalalithaa

UN officials probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka must be given visas to visit India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said Thursday.

Victims of rights violations unite for fair polls in Bengal

Deploring Mamata Banerjee govt`s "attack on democracy" in West Bengal, several victims of human rights violations urged EC to create a conducive environment for fair Lok Sabha polls in state.

Lanka must achieve reconciliation expeditiously: India

India on Friday asked Sri Lanka to take "expeditious steps" towards genuine national reconciliation, including investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed during the last phase of the nearly three-decades long civil war with the LTTE.

Vasan expresses reservation on India not voting at UNHRC

Shipping Minister G K Vasan today joined his cabinet colleague P Chidambaram in expressing reservations over India not voting in favour of a resolution at UNHRC against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations.

Lack of accountability in India fosters rights violations: HRW

India has strong legislation to protect human rights but entrenched corruption and lack of accountability foster violations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Finnish minister to boycott Sochi opening ceremony

Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.

In 20 yrs, 124 Army men held guilty of rights violations in J&K

As many as 124 Army personnel, including 41 officers, have been found guilty of human rights violations and awarded exemplary punishments in the past 20 years in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sri Lanka will like Manmohan Singh to participate in CHOGM meet: Peiris

Sri Lanka said it would like Manmohan Singh to attend the upcoming CHOGM meeting in Colombo despite opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu.

`India must raise concerns with Lanka over rights violations`

India must raise serious concerns with Sri Lanka over human rights violations, a leading rights group said on Sunday.

UN urged to take note of human rights violations in Balochistan

Former leader of the opposition in the Balochistan Assembly Advocate Kachkol Ali has urged the United Nations secretary general to take notice of increasing number of `genocide in Baloch and violation of human rights`.

North Korea refuses to cooperate with rights probe: UN investigators

UN experts tasked with probing human rights violations in North Korea said Pyongyang has refused to cooperate with the investigation, but that they still hoped to travel to country next month.

India should demand probe into human rights violations: CPI-M

CPI(M) on Saturday said India should demand an independent, high-level and credible inquiry on human rights violations allegedly by the Sri Lankan Army in the last phase of the war against the LTTE.

Russia bans entry of US naval officer

Russia has denied a visa to a high-ranking US Navy officer suspected by Moscow of human rights violations, a minister said.

US House passes bill normalizing Russian trade

The House has voted overwhelmingly to end Soviet-era trade restrictions while approving a measure that punishes Russian officials for human rights violations.

Russia criticises US over human rights violations

Russia has accused the US of having adopted a wrong approach for human rights protection by intervening in other countries` internal affairs.

Badal tells US court summons not properly served

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal has sought additional 90 days to defend charges of human rights violations filed against him.

Human rights violations rise

Human rights violations have increased in the country by over 13,000 in the last three years, with most cases reported from Uttar Pradesh.

Rights abuses: `129 Army personnel found guilty`

As many as 129 Army personnel, including three dozen officers, were found guilty of human rights violations mostly in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media`s help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country.

`Don`t let nukes overshadow Iranian human rights`

Iran`s nuclear ambitions should not prevent world leaders from pressing the Persian nation to respect human rights and open its government to democracy.