Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

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.

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%.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
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.

Defence

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'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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