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Form South Asian Human Rights Commission: Ganguly


December 11th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat, Dec 11 (IANS) Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly has called a South Asian Human Rights Commission.Speaking here on Human Rights Day Saturday, he said that India had the "inescapable ... Read more...

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Conversion of Pakistani Hindus condemned


November 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned the alleged forced conversion of a young Pakistani Hindu woman to Islam, stating such a "malicious campaign is ... Read more...

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South Asian human rights forum condemns Hazare arrest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) Friday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and others before they launched their agitation for an effective Lokpal ... Read more...

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Pakistani terrorists threaten Ahmadi community


June 14th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistani terrorists have issued a hit-list of prominent businessmen from the Ahmadi community, saying those who "misguide" the country would be punished with death.Terrorists have begun ... Read more...

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Over 8000 death row prisoners in Pakistan languishing in jails for decades


March 16th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): Over 8000 prisoners sentenced with death by Pakistani courts during the last two decades are still waiting to meet their fate in the country's death cells, the Asian Human ... Read more...

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Baloch Human Rights Council expresses extreme concern over Pak atrocities


February 28th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28(ANI): The Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) has strongly condemned and expressed extreme concern on the continuing human rights violations being perpetrated by Pakistan's security agencies in Balochistan.According to ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh child rights panel chief’s ouster demanded


February 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 9 (IANS) The suggestion made by Madhya Pradesh's child rights panel chief to appoint a Brahmin priest to decide whether a child needs nutrition has sparked strong resentment among the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh tops child mortality, malnutrition rates


December 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh tops the child mortality and malnutrition rates among children in the country, a central health ministry report has said.The latest report of the National Rural Health ... Read more...

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‘Madhya Pradesh tribe’s children suffer acute malnutrition’


December 6th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 6 (IANS) Children of Saharia tribe of Madhya Pradesh are severely malnourished, 23 of them dying between December 2009 to April 2010, a report said.The report by NGO Asian ... Read more...

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Assam complies with NHRC order, pays Rs.10 lakh as relief to police firing victims kin


September 20th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.20 (ANI): The Government of Assam has complied with the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to pay the families of two victims of police firing a sum ... Read more...

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Asian Human Rights Commission slams Pak for cancer like spread of custodial torture


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 2 (ANI): In what showcases the total collapse of the rule of law in Pakistan, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has come out with a report which highlights the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh presents ‘grim’ picture of public health


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lauded the "compassionate" governance of its Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at its Indore meeting last week, ... Read more...

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Lanka Supreme Court allows Fonseka to question legality of his arrest


February 12th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb.12 (ANI): A three-judge bench of Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday granted legal representatives of arrested former army chief General (retired) Sarath Fonseka permission to proceed on a case that ... Read more...

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Christian man ‘murdered’ in Pakistan prison for not paying bribe


January 8th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) An Asian rights group has accused Pakistani police of extra judicial killing of a 31-year-old man of a minority community who had refused to pay Eid "bribe" to ... Read more...

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Human rights group opposes trial of genetically modified corn


October 13th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 13 (IANS) Raising concerns over the open air trial of genetically modified corn in Jabalpur, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has asked the state government to stop it. ... Read more...

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“Save Sarabjit” movement intensifies


August 14th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah/Amritsar, Aug.14 (ANI): To give a fillip to the "Save Sarabjit" movement, eminent film maker Mahesh Bhatt on Friday said that there is a tremendous need to build a ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s village protests Pakistan’s apex court judgement


June 25th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBhikhiwind (Amritsar), June 25 (ANI): The Pakistan's Supreme Court's rejection of Indian national Sarabjit Singh's review petition seeking mercy from death penalty evoked protests on Thursday at Bhikwind village, ... Read more...

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Rights body reveals rape of Baloch woman by Pak armymen


January 26th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.26 (ANI): The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has come out with a shocking tale of the brutal rape of a Baloch woman at the hands of military ... Read more...

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Pak-American terror suspect Dr Aafias two kids removed from Bagram prison


September 6th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Sept 6 (ANI): The Afghanistan authorities have removed two of the three children of Pakistani-American neuroscientist and terror suspect Dr Aafia Siddiqui from Bagram prison, claimed the Asian Human ... Read more...

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Locals fear testifying in women burial case, as two bodies sent for DNA test


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta , Sept 3 (ANI): Even as bodies of two of the five women allegedly buried alive in Balochistan were sent for postmortem and DNA tests, the local people in Balochistan ... Read more...

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Asian HR body demands UN probe into detention of Pakistani woman at US base


July 25th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
Lahore , July 25 (ANI): The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has reportedly urged the United Nations to investigate the alleged detention of a Pakistani national Dr Afia Sadeeqi at a ... Read more...

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Backers of Indian refugee in Canada stand to lose $50,000


February 28th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by admin
Vancouver, Feb 28 (IANS) Supporters of Laibar Singh, a failed refugee claimant from India, face the possibility of losing $50,000 they deposited as bond for keeping him in Canada if he does ... Read more...

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