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  1. Islamic State terror group ISIS claims to have established a new “province” in India, the first of its kind announcement that came after clashes between militants and security forces in Kashmir on 10th May, 2019.

Click to Read- Economics Times

  1. The UNSC’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroonon May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the Human Rights crisis in the country’s Anglophone regions where deadly violence since 2016 has claimed the lives of around 1,800 people and has forced half a million to flee from their homes.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Qatar’s decision to arbitrarily strip families from the Ghufran clan of their citizenship has left some members of the clan stateless even after 20 years and has deprived them of key Human Rights such as access to health care, education, marriage starting a family, owning property and freedom of movement. 

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that the government, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture.

Click to Read – New York Times

  1. Nearly 1,28,000 people reported missing inside a sprawling system of secret prisons run by the Syrian government as hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have passed through it since the Syrian uprising began in 2011 in fear of torture by the governmental authorities.

Click to Read – New York Times

  1. Per the report of Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry, eight alleged terrorists who are accused of planning to attack vital installations and security targets have been killed in a shootout with security forces in the predominantly Shia eastern region of

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. In visits to about a dozen villages in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Telangana states over five months, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reveals hysterectomies being performed routinely leaving families destitute and trapping people in modern-day slavery.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. Per the report of UNICEF, nearly 900 children including some as young as 13, have been freed by a pro-government Nigerian militia fighting against Islamist Boko Haram

Click to Read – The Guardian

  1. Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) in the country, called on authorities to “make a significant effort” to “tackle the endemic impunity” surrounding these cases.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. The release of two prize-winning Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims has been welcomed by the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, which warns however that freedom of press remains “dire” in the country.

Click to Read – UN News


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