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Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:04

Guest workers and expatriates are increasingly the target of "xenophobic" attacks on social media, Singapore`s leading activists groups warned Wednesday.

US court reserves ruling in 1984 riots case

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 21:04

A US court has reserved its ruling on the Congress party`s plea for dismissal of a human rights violation case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh violence filed by a US-based Sikh rights group.

Hundreds detained in Russian anti-war rallies: Rights group

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 22:37

Moscow police on Sunday arrested hundreds protesting against military intervention in Ukraine, a rights group said.

Protest held over delay in passage of Disability Rights bill

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:14

Differently-abled people expressed anguish over non-passage of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill due to continuous ruckus in Parliament and demanded its clearance.

SC decision on Rajiv killing case very encouraging: Amnesty

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 23:10

Amnesty International termed as "very encouraging" the decision of the SC to commute the death sentence to life of three condemned prisoners in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Sudan, Egypt officers collude in migrant abuse: Rights group

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 18:40

Egyptian and Sudanese security officers have colluded with traffickers accused of holding Eritrean migrants for ransom and torturing them, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Spain`s new cardinal probed for `inciting anti-gay hate`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 05:31

Spanish prosecutors have opened an investigation into newly chosen Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastian Aguilar after a gay-rights group accused him of hate speech.

South Sudan atrocities need full investigation: Rights Group

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:46

Human Rights Watch demanded Thursday a full investigation into atrocities committed in war-torn South Sudan, reporting that in one town alone scores of both unburied bodies and fresh graves.

Sikh rights group wants Sonia Gandhi to depose before US court

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 14:06

A Sikh rights group wants Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi to depose before a federal court here in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her after she informed the court that she had not visited the US in September last year and was not served summons in the case.

Australia asylum policy `draconian`: Rights group

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 13:02

Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting refugee protections, including a "draconian" policy to send asylum-seekers to Pacific island camps, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

South Asian gay rights group disappointed with SC ruling

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 15:26

Describing it as a "setback", an eminent US-based South Asian gay rights group today expressed disappointment over Indian Supreme Court`s ruling that gay sex between consenting adults was a criminal offence.

US court reserves order in Parkash Singh Badal case

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 18:32

A US court has reserved its decision on whether a Sikh rights group should be given more time to serve summons to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a case accusing him of human rights violations.