Tag: Human Rights

Govt recommends names of OHRC chairperson, members to Governor

Bhubaneswar: The State government has recommended names for selection of Chairperson and members of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to Governor Ganeshi Lal. The OHRC chairperson post has been lying vacant after the completion of tenure of Justice Bira Kishore Mishra on August 15 earlier this year. At present, the three-member panel has no […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
UN chief calls for elimination of racial discrimination

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. The UN chief made the remarks in a speech to the General Assembly […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Turkish border guards fire at Syrian refugees: Rights group

Ankara: Turkish border guards are firing at the Syrians who attempt to flee the violence and seek refuge in Turkey, an official of the Human Rights Watch said. “Syrian asylum seekers leaving the brutality of Idlib province in northwest Syria are being forced back with bullets and abuse,” CNN quoted Lama Fakih, Deputy Director Human […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Britain must apologize for Balfour declaration: Palestinian PM

Ramallha: Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday called on Britain to apologize for the Balfour declaration that has aided the establishment of Israel on the lands of Palestine, instead of celebrating it. Hamdallah said that Britain “should undertake its responsibility and apologize for the historic injustice that it has caused for the Palestinian people […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Iran denies using Afghan children to fight in Syria

Tehran: The Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan denied a recent report released by US-based Human Rights Watch on using Afghan children in the Syrian conflict, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday. “Iran has recruited no Afghan children (for fighting in Syria),” said the statement, adding that the country is committed to following international regulations. Iran is […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Saudi Prince has gone 'full gangster', says US Senator

Washington: US Senator Marco Rubio has accused Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of going “full gangster” and urged President Donald Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to Riyadh to hold the country accountable for human rights abuses. “He’s gone full gangster,” Politico news quoted Rubio as saying on Wednesday. The Florida Senator added that the […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
US-led coalition 'killed 1,300 civilians in Syria, Iraq'

Washington: The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group said on Friday that it has unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in Iraq and Syria since 2014. In a statement, the coalition said it had carried out 34,502 strikes since its air campaign against the IS began there nearly five years ago after the […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
India slams UN rights report on Kashmir as 'false and motivated narrative'

New Delhi: After a UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir said the number of civilian casualties in the state since May 2018 could be the highest in over a decade, the Indian government on Monday trashed it as “a continuation of the earlier false and motivated narrative” on Kashmir. Responding to the Update […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Parliament passes Protection of Human Rights Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill to expedite the process of appointment of chairperson and members of NHRC and states rights bodies, with Home Minister Amit Shah allaying fears of the opposition that the government may influence the appointment to the panels. Intervening in the debate in Rajya Sabha, Shah said that the […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
10 civilians killed in Syria bombings

Damascus: At least 10 people, including three children, died in bombings by the Syrian Army on Saturday after a bloody week that has seen 100 civilians killed, a UK-based war monitor has said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Damascus planes had carried out almost 40 bombings in various parts of Idlib […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
UN Human Rights Chief Concerned Over Citizenship Law

United Nations: The UN Human Rights head has expressed concern over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said that “the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome.” “While the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome, this should be done through a robust national asylum system that is premised on the principle of equality and […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Situation In Kashmir Violates Human Rights: US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Washington: The situation in Kashmir violates human rights, a US Congresswoman has said, as she joined as cosponsors to a resolution urging India to end restrictions on communications and mass detentions in the newly-created Union Territory. The resolution No 745 that was introduced in the House of Representatives last year by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Column: Human Rights Is Not Absolute

By Sandeep Sahu The impending hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case has got the human rights lobby back in business. Calls for sparing the four convicts the death sentence, though muted at the moment, is beginning to gather momentum – as they typically do when anyone is about to be executed. Senior […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Data Privacy Must Be Seen As A Human Right: Satya Nadella

Davos: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday said data privacy must be seen as a human right that needs to be protected and have full transparency. Speaking here at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Summit 2020, Nadella said it also needs to be ensured that the huge data being used with consent is for […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Column: Human Rights In Corona-induced ‘Suspended Animation’!

By Sandeep Sahu A youth is asked to do sit-ups – and asked to keep counting as he does so. At another end of the state, two youths and their bikes are caned by lath-wielding cops. Elsewhere, four youths are asked to sit on their hunches, move their hands between their legs, hold the back […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021