Thursday, 9 July 2020

Tag Archives: human rights

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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UN conference to combat terrorism kicks off in Nairobi

NAIROBI: African counter-terrorism must be holistic, well-funded, underpinned by respect for human rights, and most importantly backed by strong political will to defeat terrorism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Guterres addressed the official opening of the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to ...

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Ukraine hosts biggest ever gay pride parade

KIEV: Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay pride parade in Kiev, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country. Crowds of people, many dressed in bright colors, paraded along streets in the center of the Ukrainian capital, holding up banners saying “Diversity ...

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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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