- Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman ,who was arrested by the Pakistani rangers after his fighter plane MiG 21 fell on Pakistan’s soil, returns back to India per the obligations under the Geneva Convention, after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan declared his release as a “gesture of peace”.
- Islamabad High Court dismisses the petition challenging release of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on the note that “Decisions which are taken by the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament), particularly during challenging times, are inevitably required to be respected and upheld.”
3. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, responding to calls by his supporters to award him a Nobel Peace Prize for “de-escalating tensions” with India, tweets that he is not worthy of this laureate and it should be given to someone who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
- The U.S Embassy in Jerusalem merges with the U.S Consulate General in Jerusalem to form a single diplomatic mission in furtherance of United State’s policy to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its diplomatic engagements and operations.
- Popular media app TikTok fined $5.7Million by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for violating privacy of children per the provisions of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 2000 (COPPA).
- Per the statement of U.S White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders “No agreement was reached at this time,” in the nuclear submit between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
7. Human Rights organisations across the world criticize Russian authorities for interfering with the performances of rappers and other musicians popular with younger audiences, forcing them to cancel concerts in acts of Censorship causing grave violation of Freedom of Speech and Expression.
- United Nations launches an inquiry into its conduct in Myanmar over the past decade, where it has been accused of ignoring warning signs of escalating violence prior to the alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority.
- On the eve of Zero Discrimination Day, United Nations Agency leading the fight against HIV/AIDS calls for change in Discriminatory laws and practices that bar access to health and other services stating that the idea of Law is to ‘Protect’ and ‘not reject’.
- An independent UN report on the mass violence committed in Israel last year that resulted in shooting of more than 180 Palestinians concludes that there are ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe that Israel committed grave violation of the principles of International Humanitarian Law.
COLLATED BY: MS. SHRUTI SHREYA, STUDENT SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA
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An article by Pranav Bhaskar Tiwari with an idiosyncratic perspective towards the ongoing India- Pakistan scrimmage – https://contegohumanitas.com/2019/03/03/khans-responsible-naya-pakistan/