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UN to review Sri Lanka rights situation


June 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) A UN review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will take place in October-November, officials said Sunday.The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of some countries, ... Read more...

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China publicises human rights action plan


June 11th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) China Monday publicized an action plan to protect human rights.The plan, published by the information office of the State Council, is for the period 2012-2015. The ... Read more...

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China issues report on human rights in US


May 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China, which termed a US report on human rights as "full of overly critical remarks" and "distortions" on China, has hit back with a report on ... Read more...

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NHRC to hear complaints of Gujarat’s scheduled castes


May 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team will hear on May 14-15 complaints about atrocities against scheduled castes in Gujarat. The team, headed by NHRC ... Read more...

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Former US speaker urges China for dialogue on Tibet


February 9th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 9 (IANS) Former US speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there is a need for the Chinese government to change its repressive policies regarding Tibet, a statement said Thursday."In ... Read more...

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Human rights condition improving in Myanmar: UN envoy


February 6th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 6 (IANS) The human rights situation was improving in Myanmar but serious challenges still remained and needed to be addressed, UN special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana has said.Quintana, ... Read more...

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Respect human rights, Tibetan exiles ask China


December 10th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile here Saturday asked China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people, stop repressive policies and resolve the Tibetan issue through ... Read more...

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Situation in Tibet very worrying, says Switzerland


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 22 (IANS) The Swiss government has expressed its concern over the self-immolations in Tibet, saying the desperation these incidents express is "very worrying", the Tibetan government-in-exile said here ... Read more...

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Decision to hold next CHOGM in Sri Lanka criticised


October 30th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The decision to go ahead with the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in 2013 is "contrary to the association's fundamental values ... Read more...

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Child labour a serious issue: NHRC


October 17th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission Chairperson K.G. Balakrishnan Monday said that despite having a good record in the implementation of international covenants, India has many problems ... Read more...

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New law threatens Nepal as gay rights haven


June 10th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Almost three years after Nepal became the first country in South Asia where the apex court recognised same sex marriages, the nascent republic's strong gay rights ... Read more...

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UN urges Syria to stop violent crackdowns against protesters


June 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday condemned the ongoing violent crackdown against peaceful protesters by Syrian authorities and called on the Government to respond to the repeated ... Read more...

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Denmark asks China to resume dialogue with exiled Tibetans


May 31st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 31 (IANS) Denmark has called upon the Chinese government to resume dialogue with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's envoys and protect the Tibetan people's unique cultural and ... Read more...

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Russia views Amnesty International report as ‘biased’


May 14th, 2011 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry Friday condemned the annual human rights report of Amnesty International (AI) as politically biased, Xinhua reported."The part of the report concerning ... Read more...

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Russian human rights activist detained in Minsk


April 29th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian Law enforcement officers detained a Russian human rights activist, Ivan Kondratenko, in Minsk Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Committee for International ... Read more...

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UN help sought over repression in Tibet


April 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 15 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile based in this Himachal Pradesh town has sought the UN's intervention over the ongoing repression in northeastern Tibet, an official statement said here ... Read more...

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US drones killed 957 Pakistani civilians in 2010


April 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) A total of 957 Pakistani civilians were killed in American drone attacks in the country 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in its annual ... Read more...

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Iran deplores U.S.-sponsored human rights resolution


March 26th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Friday deplored the U.S.-sponsored human rights resolution and labeled it as 'unfair' and 'biased', the semi-official Fars news agency reported.On Thursday, the United Nations Human ... Read more...

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Arab world unrest: pitched battles in Libya continue (Roundup)


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Tunis, March 2 (IANS) Fierce battles were fought in Libya Wednesday as people, who have risen in protest against the 41-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi, braved armed attacks to hold ... Read more...

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European Parliament says transition in Egypt could take at least a year


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday said that the transition to democracy in Egypt could take at least a year and not six months as planned by the transitional ... Read more...

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Interlocutors begin fifth visit to Kashmir


February 21st, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) The three government-appointed interlocutors on Kashmir arrived in Jammu Monday and held discussions with the governor and chief minister as they appeared to be exploring the gaps that ... Read more...

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Rights groups cry foul as Nepal denies torture at UN


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) As Nepal underwent the first periodic review of its human rights situation at the UN in Geneva, rights groups have said that security forces continue to ... Read more...

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Rights panel concerned over farmers’ suicides in Orissa (Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday expressed concern over the increasing cases of starvation deaths and farmers' suicides in Orissa and gave a list of recommendations ... Read more...

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UN rights official visits Srinagar


January 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights, Margaret Sekaggya, arrived here Wednesday on a two-day visit "to assess the human rights situation in Kashmir valley," according to ... Read more...

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Orissa asked to improve human rights situation


January 19th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After taking up all the pending cases in a two-day sitting in Orissa Jan 18-19, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given a list of recommendations ... Read more...

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Human rights situation worsening in Tibet, says NGO


January 13th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 13 (IANS) The human rights situation has worsened in Tibet, with the Chinese government cracking down on singers, writers and environmentalists, an NGO of Tibetan exiles said here Thursday."The Chinese ... Read more...

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China’s rights ‘action plan’ falls short of fulfilling promises: HR watchdog


January 12th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 12 (ANI): China's National Human Rights Action Plan of the past two years has led to 'a series of unfulfilled promises,' Human Rights Watch has said.The Christian Science Monitor ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks vindicates our stand on torture: Kashmir separatists


December 18th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders Saturday said the WikiLeaks cable disclosures on torture of detainees in Kashmir vindicated their stand on rights violations, while the mainstream political parties continued their ... Read more...

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Custodial violations a betrayal of Kashmiris: Activists


December 17th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Custodial violations in Kashmir are a betrayal of the hopes and sentiments of the people of Kashmir and the guilty should be punished, rights activists said Friday ... Read more...

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US says India doing positive things on human rights front


December 12th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): The Obama administration has said that India is doing a lot of positive things on the human rights front, but adds that New Delhi still has many challenges ... Read more...

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India summons Iranian Envoy over Kashmir remarks of Ayatollah Khamenei


November 19th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Upset over the comments made by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Kashmir, India on Friday summoned Iranian Charge de Affairs and issued a strong demarche.Expressing ... Read more...

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Obama hits out at Myanmar polls


November 7th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday told students here that elections in Myanmar would be anything but "free and fair" and exhorted everyone to speak up for democracy ... Read more...

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China to issue ninth white paper on human rights on Sunday


September 25th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.25 (ANI): China will issue a white paper on its human rights Sunday, a statement from The Information Office of the State Council said Saturday.According to a Xinhua news report, ... Read more...

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Pak asks world to take notice of HR violations in Kashmir


June 29th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 29 (ANI): Pakistan has criticised India for the continued protests being staged by local residents in the Kashmir valley which has resulted in violent clashes between security forces and protestors.At ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatists reject PM’s talks offer


June 9th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Both groups of the separatist Hurriyat Conference as also the Muzaffarabad-based militant conglomerate, United Jihad Council, Tuesday rejected the dialogue offer of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. During his ... Read more...

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