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Attacks on Hindu funeral procession, church portray plight of minorities in Pakistan: India at UNHRC
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Pakistan should stop systematic persecution of its religious minorities: India at UNHRC"A country that categorizes its minority communities into second or third tiers of citizenship is evoked with sudden sympathy for minorities in other countries," Aryan said as he rejected all the..
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U.N. rights body suspending session a week early due to virus: statementThe United Nations Human Rights Council has decided to suspend its main annual four-week session from Friday, ending a week early, due to coronavirus, a statement said on Thursday.
UN human rights body has been wrong before, silent on issue of cross-border terrorism: EAM on UNHRC's stance on CAASlamming the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights or OHCHR at an event in Delhi, EAM highlighted how the organisation never talked about the issue of cross border terrorism emanating from..
Top News of the Day | March 3, 2020: UNHRC's plea in SC over CAA, more cases of coronavirus in India and moreIn top news of the day, NHRC has filed an intervention plea in the Supreme Court over CAA. Meanwhile, two fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported in India.
UNHRC files intervention application in Supreme Court over CAA; MEA says 'no locus standi'India has strongly objected to the move, saying that the CAA is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws.
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Pakistan 'pernicious cradle of terrorism': India at UNHRCDescribing Pakistan as the "pernicious cradle of terrorism", India on Thursday slammed the neighbouring country for raising concerns over human rights in Jammu and Kashmir and said that before..
UN rights chief expresses 'great concern' over CAA, urges leaders to prevent violenceGENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday voiced "great concern" over India's amended citizenship law and reports of "police inaction" in the face of communal attacks in Delhi, urging political..
Ironic that ‘global terror epicentre’ Pak lectures on rights: India at UNDescribing Pakistan as world's leading exporter of terror, the govt on Wednesday said J&K "was, is and shall forever" remain an integral part of India. Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human..
J&K 'was, is and shall forever' remain its integral part: India tells Pakistan at UNHRC meetingSpeaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which is being held here in Switzerland from February 24 to March 20, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), the ministry of external affairs,..
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Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief Antonio GuterresUN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide". "Human..
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U.S. rejects U.N. database of companies in Israeli-controlled territories: PompeoU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said the U.S. government would not furnish any information for a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories that the United..
India slams Pak at UNHRC over its 'malicious propaganda' on Ayodhya verdictndia on Thursday lambasted Pakistan over its statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case and asked the country to rather work..
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Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council despite anti-Maduro outcryVenezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its..
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Fudged numbers, says India on Pakistan claiming support of 58 countriesPakistani Foreign Minister lost cool in an interview to a Pakistani channel when asked about the names of the 58 countries which Islamabad had claimed backed them at UNHRC
UN launches investigations into killings, torture in VenezuelaGeneva: The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up an international fact-finding mission to document violations in Venezuela, including torture and thousands of summary..
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China is killing religious and ethnic minorities and harvesting their organs, UN Human Rights Council toldThe Chinese government is harvesting and selling organs from persecuted religious and ethnic minorities on an industrial scale, the UN Human Rights Council has been told. Speaking at the council’s...
Meet 9 envoys behind India's United Nations Human Rights Council victoryBehind India's victory was the work of nine Indian diplomats who were able to make sure Pakistan's attempts to raise Kashmir fall flat at the UN institution.
Pakistan fails to muster support to table resolution on Kashmir at UNHRCThis despite Islamabad claiming support of over 50 countries in a joint statement delivered on their behalf last week. The names of countries were never released by Pakistan.
The reason Pakistan's Imran Khan should thank India for Article 370Since August 5, when India scrapped Article 370, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's obsession with Kashmir has reached unprecedented levels and it is visible most prominently in his tweets. Of the 95..
J&K elections after delimitation of constituencies: JP NaddaBJP working president JP Nadda on Sunday said that the elections in Jammu and Kashmir would be held only after the delimitation of the constituencies. Scheduled Tribes seats will also be reserved for..
Pak attempt to bring up Kashmir at UNHRC failsWe are quite confident that the members of UNHRC, they are aware of our position on Article 370 and the steps we have taken in J&K to ensure normalcy, says Raveesh Kumar
World has rejected Pakistan’s bid to politicise J&K issue: MEAAfter Pakistan claimed to be speaking on behalf of many countries at UNHRC on the situation in J&K, India on Thursday reiterated that Islamabad’s campaign was based on lies and that its attempts to..
China, Pak only countries to raise Kashmir at UNHRC; Indian delegation meets its chiefAs Pakistan and China remain the only two countries to make references on Kashmir at the UNHRC meet, a high-level Indian delegation led by MEA Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh met with UN High..
Maths issues? Imran Khan claims 58 countries supported Pak, UNHRC only has 47 membersMEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India responded to "Pakistan's lies and distorted statements" using the right to reply.
Pakistan's attempt to polarise, politicise Kashmir at UNHRC rejected: IndiaTwo days after India and Pakistan engaged in a war of words at the UNHRC, Raveesh Kumar, addressing a media briefing in New Delhi said Pakistan's attempt to polarise and politicise the Kashmir issue at..
India hoping to retain support at UNHRC till Sept 19India is in touch with its partners in the council and hopes that their support to its arguments would remain intact.
'Stop jailing 10-year-olds': Indigenous boy addresses UN on Australia's youth detention lawsA 12-year-old Indigenous boy from Australia's Northern Territory is believed to be the youngest to address the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Pakistan's outcry over Kashmir is hypocrisy, says Baloch activistRazzak's remarks came in response to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's false narrative on Kashmir at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session, being maintained by his..
J&K internal matter, will not accept any interference: India at UNHRC
India rejects Pakistan's demand for international probe by UNHRC on KashmirGENEVA: India on Tuesday said the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status was within the country's sovereign right and entirely an internal matter, rejecting Pakistan's "hysterical statements"..
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'Cross-border terrorism, gory record of persecution of minorities': India tears into Pak at UNHRCAfter Vijay Thakur Singh's statement, First Secretary Vimarsh Aryan used India's right of reply to highlight the plight of minorities in Pakistan.
India calls Pakistan epicentre of terrorism, rejects its false narrative on J&KIndia on Tuesday rejected Pakistan's allegations at the UN Human Rights Council and hit back saying a "fabricated narrative" on Jammu and Kashmir has come from "the epicentre of global terrorism" and..
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Revocation of J&K's special status sovereign decision: India at UNHRCIndia strongly rejecting Pakistan's "malicious" campaign at the UNHRC on Tuesday asserted revocation of J&K's special status as a sovereign decision taken by Indian Parliament and the country cannot..
Pak Foreign Minister refers to Jammu and Kashmir as 'Indian state'Qureshi's remarks came after his address at the UNHRC session, where he presented a false narrative on Kashmir.