Friday, 22 November 2019

Tag Archives: human rights

Saudi backpedals on video labelling feminism ‘extremism’

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have distanced themselves from an official video that sparked controversy after it branded feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas. Saudi Arabia’s state security agency posted the animated video on Twitter last weekend at a time when de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to ...

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Mehwish becomes goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights

LONDON: Pakistan’s leading actress Mehwish Hayat’s cap as she has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights by the Ministry of Human Rights. The recipient of the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Hayat, announced about her appointment in a video message on micro-blogging website, saying: “Delighted to be appointed by the Ministry ...

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Over 1,100 detained in Egypt after protests

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people since the weekend, when protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to quit, human rights monitors said. Defying a ban on protesting without a permit, hundreds took to the streets in Cairo and other cities in ...

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EU urges India, Pakistan to seek peaceful solution of Kashmir issue

BRUSSELS: The European Union has urged India and Pakistan to engage in a direct dialogue with a view to a peaceful solution of Kashmir dispute in full respect of the international human rights obligations. Opening the debate on behalf of the High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and ...

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Indian forces foil Muharram procession, baton-charge Kashmiris

SRINAGAR: Indian security forces baton-charged a Muharram procession in Indian controlled Kashmir as the draconian military curfew in the valley entered its 31st day. According to reports, several people were injured as the Indian forces also shelled the Muharram procession. Meanwhile, protests and demonstrations against the India occupation of the ...

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UN Security Council still has a role to play in Kashmir, British MP

LONDON: British Member of Parliament Barrister Imran Hussain said that while the meeting held by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the Kashmir issue earlier this month was a “welcome” development, the council still had a role to play to take the dispute to its logical end. “The fact that this ...

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UN hopes negotiations for humanitarian access to Kashmir goes forward

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that under the current situation in Kashmir, negotiations by UN human rights officials for access to the area “can move forward”, according to his Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko. “We are aware that our human rights contacts are in touch at various levels with the Indian ...

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Human Rights Watch demands India to ‘step back’ in Kashmir

Human Rights Watch (HRW) South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly has urged the Indian government to lift the communications blackout and step back in occupied Kashmir after the Indian government scrapped the special autonomous status provided to the disputed valley. In a statement, Ganguly said since one week Kashmiris remain mostly under lockdown ...

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