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

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

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

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

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’

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.

Iraq must ensure Islamic State's victims of sexual violence see justice -U.N

"Women and girls under the control of ISIL, in particular women from the Yazidi and other minority communities, have been especially vulnerable to abuses of human rights and violation of international humanitarian law," the report by the U.N. Assistance Mission to Iraq and the U.N. Human Rights Office said.


Cross-border terrorism responsible for Kashmir disturbances: India at UNHRC

Additionally, India urged the Council to call upon Pakistan to end cross border infiltration, dismantle the infrastructure of support to terrorism and to stop acting as an epicentre of international terrorism.

Protect rights of Sri Lankan Tamils: M K Stalin to UNHRC

"I hope that this (ensuing) session of the Human Rights Council will take earnest steps to uphold the values of human rights and also for meaningful political solution of the choice of Ealam Tamils," DMK Working President M K Stalin said.

India is a secular state with no state religion: AG Mukul Rohatgi to UNHCR

Rohatgi said India seeks to ensure inclusive development and the protection of rights of vulnerable groups and it has enacted a range of laws to address sexual assault and other gender-based crimes.

At UNHRC, India slams Pakistan on terror, says 'monster now devouring its own creator'

“Pakistan has created terrorist outfits against India. This monster is now devouring its own creator.”

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Switzerland: Lavrov and Ban Ki-moon arrive for meeting on UNHRC sidelines

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