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Monday, October 18, 2021



India gets re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2022-24 term

October 14, 2021 10:27 pm

India vowed to continue to work for the promotion and protection of human rights through “Samman, Samvad and Sahyog.”

Come for a 'friendly' visit, not to probe human rights allegations in Xinjiang: China to UNHRC chief

June 22, 2021 8:53 pm

The US and the EU besides many other countries have accused China of committing genocide against the minority Muslim Uygurs in Xinjiang and called for an international probe by human rights groups.

India responds to UNHRC concerns: New IT rules 'designed to empower' ordinary users of social media

June 20, 2021 8:45 pm

The Permanent Mission of India in its reply said that MeitY and Information and Broadcasting Ministry undertook broad consultations in 2018 with various stakeholders, including individuals, civil society, industry association and organisations and invited public comments to prepare the draft rules.

How to protect human rights in the digital era

June 09, 2021 9:00 am

Upendra Baxi writes: Despite the threat of information disorder, human rights-friendly governance is both possible and doable.

Our position not new, abstained on previous occasions also: India after Palestine expresses concern

June 03, 2021 11:35 pm

India was among 14 countries that abstained at the UNHRC on a resolution proposing to set up a Commission of Inquiry into violations around the Israeli action in Gaza, and the “systematic” abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel.

India abstains during vote on resolution at UNHRC; urges Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitments

March 23, 2021 9:18 pm

Ahead of the voting, India said that as an immediate neighbour, it has contributed to the relief, resettlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction process in Sri Lanka after 2009.

Stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism, India tells Pakistan at UNHRC

March 02, 2021 6:14 pm

Using its Right of Reply at the ongoing 46th Session of the Human Rights Council in response to a statement by Pakistan's representative, India said Pakistan should also end institutionalised violation of human rights of its minority and other communities in the country.

Explained: Sri Lanka at the UN rights council, another test for India

March 02, 2021 2:48 pm

Country-specific resolutions against Sri Lanka have regularly come up at the UNHRC in the last decade. New Delhi voted against Sri Lanka in 2012 and abstained in 2014. It was spared the dilemma in 2015, when Sri Lanka joined resolution 30/1.

China, Russia, Cuba getting seats on UNHRC a win for tyrants, embarrassment for UN: Pompeo

October 15, 2020 2:54 pm

On Tuesday, China, as well as Russia and Cuba, won seats on the Human Rights Council, which is a win for tyrants and embarrassment for the United Nations, Pompeo told reporters at a news conference.

Tibet govt-in-exile urges UNHRC session on ‘rights abuse’ by China

June 30, 2020 7:17 am

This comes days after 50 UN independent experts called on the UNHRC to “act with a sense of urgency” to protect fundamental freedoms in regions under China, including Tibet, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang.