Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

Army’s human rights dept must be autonomous. Else, its head will just warm the chair in HQ

Indian Army's creation of a human rights cell alone won't fix the systemic collapse of checks and balances that result in indiscipline and extreme violations.

Why Europe is finally waking up to Iran’s bad behaviour

Europeans’ tendency to soft-pedal Iran’s appalling human-rights record is being challenged by revelations that the regime has been kidnapping its critics from foreign soil.

Laptops to phones, Cobalt demand is booming. Congolese miners need more protection

The Katanga region in Congo is home to more than half of the world’s cobalt resources. And more than 2 million Congolese miners depend on it for income.

Neo-nationalism defends Army’s rogue actions, but clean human rights record is key

The distinction between the govt and the military has got blurred, and neither is being held accountable for serious lapses with respect to national security.

Violation of law can’t be condoned under pretext of human rights, India tells UNHCHR chief

The statement by MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava comes in response to UNHCHR chief Michelle Bachelet's comments over restrictions on NGOs and arrest of activists in India.

India using vaguely defined laws to stifle voices of activists, says UN human rights chief

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet Bachelet urges Modi government to review the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act and to release people charged under UAPA.

Choice of work, education, better income needed for bondage survivors to remain free — study

The study involved 88 respondents, including children, who are survivors of human trafficking in UP and Bihar and have been reintegrated with help from NGOs.

Delhi has 75% more prisoners than capacity, 69% of all prisoners in India are undertrials

According to a CHRI analysis of NCRB prisons data, India’s overall jail occupancy rate is 118.5%. In 8 states & UTs, this figure is over 150%.

Pakistan’s Imran govt is focussed on controlling pandemic now. Human rights can wait

The report of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan identifies state efforts to stifle dissent as a key trend of 2019 that involves clampdown on media freedoms.

7 Pakistani journalists killed, 60 booked under anti-terror & other laws in 2019: Report

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has released a report showing that journalists were routinely subjected to “strict” forms of physical intimidation.

On Camera

YourTurn

News anchors Rahul Shiv Shankar, Arnab Goswami, Sweta Singh, Bhupendra Chaubey and Navika Kumar | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

Why do anchors have all the fun? Because it’s prime time on Indian news TV

If only all reporters were given more respect and airtime, we would be looking forward to switching on our TV sets at the end of the day.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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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