Jammu and Kashmir
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sri Lanka to apprise Canada of human rights progress
Sri Lanka on Monday said it will apprise Canada of the progress in the human rights situation on the...
Rights, liberties threatened in Sri Lanka: HRW
Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the governm...
US court dismisses HR violation case against Badal
A US court has dismissed a case filed by a Sikh rights group accusing Punjab Chief Minister Parkash ...
NHRC summons Odisha chief secretary
The National Human Rights Commission has summoned the Odisha chief secretary for failing to submit a...
NHRC notice to Haryana over girls` harassment
Media reports suggest that panchayats of six villages have decided against sending girls to school o...
Torture evidence found in Syrian prisons
Rights activists have found torture devices and other evidence of abuse in government prisons in Raq...
India urged to protect Bangladesh war crimes witness
Authorities in India and Bangladesh should take all necessary steps to protect Shukhoranjan Bali, Hu...
Amnesty calls on Sharif to probe human rights abuses in Pak
Amnesty International has called on Nawaz Sharif to investigate all human rights abuses as soon as h...
Chinese projects in Myanmar spark protests, arrests
Authorities in Myanmar should drop charges against ethnic Arakanese activists who took part in peace...
Rights body seeks probe into deaths during Bangladesh protest rally
Bangladesh should set up an independent commission to probe the large numbers of deaths and injuries...
Rights body flays Kabul for protest break up
The abuses appear intended to silence public dissent against the government.
Cartoon controversy: WB govt rejects compensation for Prof Ambikesh Mahapatra
West Bengal govt rejected compensation to Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra arrested ...
Sarabjit`s security was compromised: Pak rights watchdog
Sarabjit could not have been fatally attacked within the prison "without the knowledge of prison gua...
Satellite images suggest destruction in Nigerian town
US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released satellite images that suggest Nigerian troops carried...
Europe court rules Tymoshenko jailing `unlawful`
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Ukraine`s detention of former prime ministe...
US has double standards on human rights: Iran
Iran has accused the US of having a "politicised and double-standard approach" over the issue of hum...
Pakistan urged to end Taliban attacks
Pakistan’s government should take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of candidates and politic...
Sexual abuse at work commonplace for Afghan policewomen: HRW
A rights group revealed that Afghanistan`s policewomen suffer sexual assault by male colleagues, oft...
Magnetic bomb kills Syria ministry official: Reports
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the official`s death and said two people in the ca...
Bangladesh backs Sri Lanka on human rights issue
Bangladesh on Tuesday said it will back Sri Lanka on the human rights issue, the Sri Lankan Presiden...
NHRC seeks report from centre on Pakistani Hindu refugees
The NHRC on Monday sought reports from the home ministry, external affairs ministry and Delhi govern...
Major human rights problems in Sri Lanka: US
US said Sri Lanka`s rights record in 2012 was tainted by "human rights problems" including "involunt...
Rapes expose police failure: Human Rights Watch
The brutal rape of a five-year-old girl here "has again exposed the failure of police training and r...
`336 percent jump in child rapes in a decade`
A report by rights group Asian Centre for Human Rights shows there has been an increase of 336 perce...
Human rights in Bengal worse than during emergency: Biman
CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose on Tuesday said that the current condition of human rights in West...
Magnitsky list: Tom Donilon to feel the heat
US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will become the first senior US official who will feel the ...
Russia hits 18 US officials with tit-for-tat entry ban
The list released by the US Treasury names 16 Russians allegedly linked to the death of jailed lawye...
At least 50 Syrian soldiers join rebels
A colonel was among the deserters who joined the rebels near the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria...
US stands ready to partner with Sri Lanka: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry greeted the Sri Lankans on the occasion of their New Year.
US concerned at reports Chinese activist`s family
Reports say that a nephew of blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has been mistreated...
Syria air raids on civilians kill thousands: HRW
The United Nations estimates more than 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Syria that ...
UAE urged not to deport Tamil refugees
Human Rights Watch has urged the UAE not to deport 19 Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka because they would...
Ignoring BJP`s opposition, govt appoints Sinha as NHRC member
Setting aside BJP`s objection, the government has appointed NIA chief Sharad C Sinha as a member of ...
NHRC asks authorities to ensure release of bonded labourers
NHRC asked district authorities in Karnataka`s Belgaum to take immediate steps for release and rehab...
463 complaints of rights abuse in J&K during 2011-12
J&K Human Rights Commission has received 463 complaints of rights abuse including 2011-12 in the st...
US carried out 48 drone strikes in 2012: Pak rights body
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said Thursday that the United States carried out 48 drone...
Avoid Bangladeshi tanneries: Human Rights Watch
Buyers at an international leather fair in Italy should only buy goods from tanneries that comply wi...
NHRC summons Bihar Police chief in missing girl case
The National Human Rights Commission has summoned the Bihar Police chief to appear before it for fai...
Politics and sports should not be mixed: Lankan envoy
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam expressed anxiety and concern over a pleth...
What does `red equal sign` all over Facebook stand for?
Wondering what are those red equal-sign on Facebook and Twitter all about? This is a symbol being sp...
Hold Pervez Musharraf accountable for abuses: HRW
The Pakistani government should hold the country`s former president Pervez Musharraf accountable for...
US tells Lanka to implement plan on human rights
The US on Friday asked Sri Lanka to listen to the international community and implement the plan on ...
Pak nationals march on Parliament in South Africa after 4 killed
To protest against the killing of four Pakistani nationals, people from Pakistan and South Africa ma...
Protests outside US Embassy in Sri Lanka
A demonstration was held outside the US Embassy in Sri Lanka Thursday against the US sponsored resol...
Hope India seeks amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka
HRW`s South Asia Director, said: Over the past year the Sri Lankan government has alternated between...
Sri Lanka says no cancellation of defence dialogue with India
Sri Lanka dismissed media reports about cancellation of its annual bilateral defence talks with Indi...
India calls off defence talks with Lanka
Amidst severe attack by Tamil parties over engagement with Sri Lanka, Government has called off the ...
Lanka resolution: India to take call on after studying final draft resolution
Amid pressure to vote against Sri Lanka at UN, government said "call" will be taken after studying f...
Lankan Tamils issue: DMK threatens to walk out of UPA
Hardening its stand, key UPA ally DMK on Sunday slammed the Centre for its "lukewarm" response on th...
Sri Lanka claims victory ahead of crucial UN rights vote
Sri Lanka has described the adoption of its periodic review of human rights at Geneva`s UNHRC sessio...
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