Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tag Archives: human rights

Amnesty urges India to ban shotgun pellets in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: An international human rights group urged India to immediately ban the use of shotguns by government forces in suppressing protests against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, saying pellets fired by the weapons have blinded and killed people indiscriminately. Amnesty International also criticized Indian authorities for failing to support those ...

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Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led in Yemen are war crimes

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DUBAI: Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months. The rights group said five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or ...

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Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

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Pakistan should be treated with respect In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it. Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

TOPSHOT - A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar's Rakhine state holds a baby  after arriving at a refugee camp near the Bagladeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017.
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M ASAD        (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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British MPs concerned over human rights violations in Kashmir

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MUZAFFARABAD: A British parliamentary delegation, on a visit to Pakistan, has expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in Indian Kashmir. Addressing a news conference along with Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan here, the members of the delegation urged the international community to take notice of ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

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EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon

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LEBANON: George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education. More than one million Syrians – including over 500,000 children – are registered as refugees in ...

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Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

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BELGIUM: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and that it was “necessary in a democratic society”, ...

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Nisar slams US double standards on Kashmir freedom struggle

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said it was a matter of great concern that US administration had started speaking the tone of India, which was not only involved in massive human rights violations in Kashmir but also suppressing Kashmiris legitimate and just movement for the right to self-determination. ...

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George Clooney and wife Amal welcome twins

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LONDON: Amal Clooney on Tuesday gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse. “This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine,” ...

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