Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

China firm sanctioned by US, EU for Uyghur rights abuse profits from world markets: Report

Report by US research organisation C4ADS traces corporate network of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, described as a regional governing body-cum-commercial behemoth.

Blinken will raise issue of human rights, democracy during India visit, says US

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrives in New Delhi on 27 July and is scheduled to meet PM Modi, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and NSA Doval.

Stan Swamy’s death ‘stain’ on India’s human rights record, says UN expert Mary Lawlor

UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor Thursday said Stan Swamy's case should remind all states that human rights defenders & those detained without sufficient legal basis should be released.

UN experts call on India to halt mass eviction of nearly 1 lakh people in Faridabad’s Khori

The SC had ordered government officials to remove 10,000 residential constructions in the Aravali forest area and asserted that 'land grabbers cannot take refuge of rule of law'.

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladić to serve life term for 1995 genocide as UN upholds ruling

A UN court dismissed the former Bosnian Serb commander’s final appeal against convictions for genocide and crimes against humanity.

‘Unlawful killings, violations of religious freedom’: US report lists rights issues in India

Report also notes serious human rights abuses, including killings and torture of armed forces personnel, by terrorists in J&K, Northeast, and Maoist-affected areas.

Discussed human rights issues with Modi cabinet, says US Defence Secretary Austin

Austin also said that at no point of time in the last year did the US administration feel that India and China were at the threshold of a war. 

Amarinder Singh’s Indians-for-India stand on job quota pragmatic. Haryana should note

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US, Amnesty call for release of Ismail, father of activist Gulalai who fled Pakistan in 2019

Gulalai Ismail, who is in exile in US, alleges evidence is being fabricated against her father Mohammed, a retired Urdu professor facing terror financing charges in Pakistan.

British MPs seeking human rights clause for trade must know India can find new markets in EU

For the UK to retain the large share of India’s trade with EU, a new deal has to be signed. But the MPs’ demand to include a 'human rights' clause is like waving a red flag to the bull.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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