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Pakistan's support to cross-border terrorism challenge to human rights of those in J&K: India

Voicing concern for its citizens and the violation of their human rights in Jammu-Kashmir, India reiterated at the UN that one of the challenges it faced was Pakistan’s covert support to cross-border terrorism. Watch this video to know more.

Mar 13, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

Morning Breaking: In UNHRC, India slams Pakistan for supporting terror

India slammed Pakistan at the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its support to terrorism, raking up Kashmir and situation of minorities in the country. Watch this video to know more.

Mar 13, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

India's UNHRC win reflection of country's standing in international comity: Syed Akbaruddin

Akbaruddin assured that India will strive to continue its balance and moderate approach towards the promotion and protection of human rights globally.

Oct 13, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

US pulls out from UN human rights body, citing bias against Israel

UN officials said the United States would be the first member to withdraw from the council.

Jun 20, 2018, 06:35 AM IST

US to pull out of United Nations Human Rights Council: Source

When the Human Rights Council was created in 2006, the then US president George W Bush's administration shunned the body. 

Jun 19, 2018, 23:09 PM IST

World Muhajir Congress holds rally in front of White House, demands declaring Pakistan ''terrorist state''

Muhajir are the Muslim immigrants of multi-ethnic origin, who are descendants of those who migrated from India after partition.

Sep 18, 2017, 13:04 PM IST

Lanka's missing persons office lacked consultations: HRW

On May 24, Sri Lanka's cabinet approved the new Office of Missing Persons without talking with the families.

May 27, 2016, 16:46 PM IST

Pakistan will use F16s against us: Baloch envoy to UNHRC

Baloch representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union Mehran Marri on Sunday condemned the move by the United States Government to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying that Islamabad would use them against the Baloch population.

Mar 13, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

Sri Lanka accountability process would be purely domestic: FM

The process to fix accountability as mandated by the latest UNHRC resolution for the alleged rights abuses during the conflict with the LTTE will be completely domestic, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said rejecting claims that it was a hybrid mechanism.

Oct 24, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Tamil Nadu against any move to allow Sri Lanka internal probe on 'war crimes'

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday opposed any move to allow Sri Lanka hold an internal probe into alleged human rights violations and war crimes during hostilities in 2009 and urged the Modi government to take the lead at the UN and press for an international investigation on it.

Sep 16, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

US to move pro-Sri Lanka resolution at UNHRC

In a U-turn, the US on Wednesday said it will move a pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UNHRC ahead of a crucial report on alleged war crimes during the country's three-decade long civil war with the LTTE.

Aug 26, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

US admits must `do better` on police practices

 The United States acknowledged Monday more needed to be done to uphold its civil rights laws following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police.

May 11, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country`s civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body.

Apr 08, 2014, 18:44 PM IST

India must ask Sri Lanka to work with UN: HRW

Human Rights Watch has urged India to encourage Sri Lanka to cooperate after the UN voted to investigate allegations of war crimes in the island nation.

Mar 28, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

Elated by India`s response at UN, Sri Lanka releases fishermen

Elated after India`s abstention at the UN Human Rights Council vote on Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody for poaching.

Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

UNHRC to hold urgent debate on Syria

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate on Syria on Wednesday as requested by Turkey, Qatar and the US.

May 28, 2013, 09:11 AM IST

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.

Apr 12, 2013, 09:31 AM IST

`Sri Lankan govt not serious about resolving Tamil issue`

India has voted for resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC.

Mar 22, 2013, 15:42 PM IST

UN human rights rapporteur took US bribes: Iran

An Iranian official has accused the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran of taking bribes from the United States.

Mar 08, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

`99% LLRC recommendations implemented`

Sri Lanka to face a US-backed resolution on Lankan Tamils at the UN Human Rights Council.

Mar 07, 2013, 15:50 PM IST