Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

‘Selective interpretation’ of human rights harmful to democracy, PM Modi says

Speaking at NHRC's 28th foundation day, PM Modi said similar incidents are seen differently by some people as they describe human rights keeping their own interests in mind.

The people of Afghanistan are not fleeing from the Taliban. They are fleeing from Sharia law

Taliban's Sharia law is hardly the Islam that Muslims across the globe follow. It is inherently anti-women and freedom of speech and expression.

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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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.