Russia's decision came a day after the UNHRC announced that it will hold a special session on Thursday "to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression".
The atrocities the world has witnessed appear to be further evidence of war crimes, which serves as another indication that Russia has no place in a body whose primary purpose is to promote respect for human rights, he added.
The UNHCR has asked neighbouring countries to keep their borders open to Afghan refugees.
New Delhi: India on Tuesday exposed Pakistan for hosting the largest number of terrorists proscribed by the United Nations and providing them pensions out of state funds. The first secretary of Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Pawan Kumar Badhe said this in India’s right of reply to statements made by Pakistan and the […]
New Delhi/Islamabad: In an unprecedented move, the UN Watch took a scathing dig at Prime Minister Imran Khan for his intolerant views and Pakistan’s inclusion in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Pakistan was recently re-elected to the UNHRC even as the country’s human rights record is one among the worst in the world. Two […]
New Delhi/Washington: While rebuking the UN Human Rights Council over the election of China, Russia and Cuba as its members, the US on Wednesday said its stand to withdraw from the council two years ago, has been vindicated. “The election of China, Russia, and Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council validates the US’ decision […]
New Delhi: India slammed Pakistan at the UNHRC in Geneva, terming it “a failed state” with no regard for values and culture of democracy. India in its right to reply pointed out that Pakistan’s charade of running with the hare and hunting with the hound was hard to miss. Exercising India’s Right of Reply in […]
Geneva: In another setback in its attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the global level, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting here. Thursday afternoon (1 p.m. local time) was the deadline for filing resolutions at the UNHRC’s 42nd meeting, which began on September […]
New Delhi: India on Thursday slammed Pakistan’s attempt to polarise and politicise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council, saying it was “full of lies and deceit”, and the global community has rejected it as it is aware of Islamabad’s role in aiding and abetting terrorism. Two days after India gave a strong […]
New Delhi: The Indian team, led by Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs Vijay Thakur Singh, gave a strong and yet dignified rebuttal to Pakistan’s wild allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council. Flanked by former Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria, who was expelled by […]
Geneva: India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan, saying it had presented “false” and “concocted” narrative about Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Commission and asserted that New Delhi will accept no foreign interference on the issue which is its internal matter. A top Indian diplomat, speaking at the UNHRC hours after Pakistan Foreign Minister […]
Geneva: India and Pakistan are set to battle it out over Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) on Tuesday, with Islamabad desperately trying to internationalise the abolition of special status of the state. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is expected to make a statement on Jammu and Kashmir, after which […]
New Delhi: When UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet spoke on Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, she ignored the human rights violations being carried out by Pakistani forces in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan for decades. People in these regions, which were part of the undivided Jammu and Kashmir before their forcible annexation by […]
New Delhi: Raising the bogey of alleged human rights violations in Kashmir will expose Pakistans phoney concerns for the cause, said Harish Salve, former Solicitor General of India, who successfully pleaded the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice recently. “The safety and security of its people is the responsibility of every […]
New Delhi: After failing to garner support on Jammu and Kashmir from countries individually, Pakistan is now preparing to rake up the issue at the forum of United Nations, mainly with the agenda of internationalizing the matter. Pakistan, which has become desperate ever since the government of India abolished the special status of Jammu and […]
New Delhi: Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict. But India yesterday stated that “there is no change in New Delhi’s long-standing position on support to the Palestinian […]