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Wednesday, August 12, 2020



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.

India at UN asks Pakistan leadership to stop terror funding, dismantle militant camps

February 28, 2020 6:46 pm

India's statement came a week after the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris decided to retain Pakistan in its 'Grey List' and warned the country of stern action if it fails to prosecute and penalise those involved in terror funding emanating from its jurisdiction.

UN chief refuses to intervene on Kashmir issue, asks India-Pakistan to resolve through dialogue

September 11, 2019 8:12 pm

The remarks came after the UN spokesperson was asked whether Antonio Guterres planed to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir during the UN General Assembly session later this month that would be attended by both Prime Miniter Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

Pakistan using United Nations forum for malicious agenda: India

September 11, 2019 7:44 am

Without naming Pakistan, India said this “fabricated narrative” comes from the “epicentre of global terrorism”, where “ringleaders were sheltered for years”.

Explained: What is the UN human rights body, what does it do?

September 10, 2019 8:16 pm

On its website, the Human Rights Council decribes itself as "an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe

India elected to UN Human Rights Council for three years beginning January 2019

October 13, 2018 8:36 am

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body (UNHRC) on Friday, for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.

India appears all set to win election to UN Human Rights Council unopposed

October 12, 2018 10:19 am

India's last tenure had ended on December 31, 2017 and in accordance with the rules, it was not eligible for immediate re-election since it had already served two consecutive terms.

New UN rights chief urges India, Pak to take meaningful action on Kashmir issue

September 10, 2018 7:38 pm

In her opening remarks at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Bachelet said the people of Kashmir had the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world.

Congress supports govt stand on UN report on Kashmir, says it is prejudiced

June 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Condemning the United Nations report, the opposition party said it needs to be junked as it has not taken into account the ground realities in Kashmir and has encouraged terrorists by terming them as militant groups.

UN human rights review: What India ‘accepted’, what it merely ‘noted’

September 26, 2017 6:34 am

Between May 1 and May 12, 14 states were reviewed, including India, on May 4. Then Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi led the Indian delegation, which comprised officials from the Ministries of External Affairs, Home, Women & Child Development, Social Justice & Empowerment, Minority Affairs and Rural Development, and the NITI Aayog.