Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: human rights

Madonna fighting for human rights at Eurovision

LOS ANGELES: Madonna will fight for human rights with her Eurovision performance. The ‘Medillín’ hitmaker has come under fire for performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 18 but she insists she will ‘’never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda’’. She said: ‘’I’ll ...

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Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom of speech fears

SINGAPORE’s parliament passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech. The law will require online media platforms to carry corrections or remove content the government considers to be false, ...

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Time to see air pollution as a threat to human rights: UN

UN: Air pollution has long been an environmental and health problem – but now it should now be viewed as a human rights issue as well, according to the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. Air pollution is leading to 7 million premature deaths a year around ...

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UN rights chief concerned over attacks on Kashmiris in India

LONDON: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, has expressed concern over the brutal targeting of Kashmiris and Muslims by Hindu extremists on the pretext of the Pulwama blast in Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert ...

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EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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Nepal urged to crack down on menstruation huts

NEPAL faced urgent calls on Monday to stop women being banished from their homes during their periods after a teenager died sleeping in a hut, becoming the fourth victim in weeks. Parbati Bogati, 17, suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm in the windowless mud and stone hut she ...

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Kashmir conference held in British Parliament

LONDON: All parties parliamentary group on Pakistan held international conference on Kashmir in the British parliament on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day The Kashmir conference was attended by all parties from Pakistan and UK. More than three dozen were MPs in attendance including AJK President and opposition leaders. Dozens ...

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UN sec general ‘closely’ monitoring deteriorating situation in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the deteriorating situation in Indian Kashmir where a security clampdown and strikes following huge anti-India demonstrations have shut down the region. While talking to media in New York, a spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said we are monitoring ...

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They don’t do a damn thing for us, says Trump on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed Pakistan “for doing nothing” for his country, claiming that Pakistan helped shelter former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. In an interview with Fox News, Trump defended his administration’s decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to ...

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14 million ‘on brink of famine’ in Yemen

SANA’A: Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now “on the brink of famine”. The joint appeal was signed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Action Against Hunger, CARE International, Oxfam, Doctors of the ...

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