The Jammu and Kashmir government orders winding up of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), State Information Commission (SIC) and State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (SCPWCR) with effect from October 31 this year so that new commissions can be set up in the state. Click to Read – Times of … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October | Week 4 | 2019
After a six-week-long summer vacation, the Supreme Court of India reopens to hear many important and sensitive cases including Congress President Rahul Gandhi contempt case, Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute, and Rafale review petitions among others. Click to Read - Times Now Europe's top Human Rights organization, The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, decides to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June| Week 4| 2019
In a bid to strengthen India’s ties with SCO nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the Kyrgyz capital for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, marking the first multilateral engagement post his re-election. Click to Read – Times of India Military backlash on protesters in Sudan demanding democratic rule following the overthrow of former President … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June | Week 2 | 2019
After representing disabled people in the Syrian war fields, Nujeen Mustapha becomes the first woman with disability to brief the United Nations Security Council. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch In a recent massive crackdown on Uighur Muslims, China detains around a million people in re-education camps. Click to Read – BBC News Trump … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round- up| April| Last Week| 2019
A coordinated series of eight bombings ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the eve of Easter killing at least 290 people and injuring hundreds more with the nation’s minority Christian community which accounts for less than 10% of the country’s total population of 21.4 million appearing to be the main target of the attacks. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 4| 2019
Sudanese celebrate as the 30-year long rule of Omar al- Bashir’s comes to an end providing a momentous opportunity for Sudan to put respect for Human Rights and Rule of Law at the center of its transition. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch International Criminal Court judges deny opening a formal investigation into alleged grave crimes … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | April | Week 3| 2019
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India pulls up states to set up “Human Rights Courts” in pursuance of the mandate under Section 30 of the Protection of Human rights Act, 1993. Click to Read - Live Law U.S. President Donald Trump offers protection to 7 lakh undocumented immigrants from Mexico in exchange for a whopping USD … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| Jan | Week 3| 2019
On 12 June 2018, a near- impossible historic event took place, when the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea and the United States of America met at Capella Hotel in Singapore. The agenda of the meeting was to restore peace between the two countries and in the Korean Peninsula removal of Nuclear … Continue reading North Korea – US Summit: Has North Korea turned a corner or is it just a ruse?
The recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the American President Donald Trump and shifting America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has raised more tension in the already disturbed Middle East rendering U.S.A. the first country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Genesis of Israel In order to understand the … Continue reading America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: History & Repercussions
[The Death of Socrates] The recent mob lynchings that have been taking place in India, whether the cause be communal hatred or rumors of child lifting, may be an offshoot of democracy or mob rule, something that the Greeks had foreseen and feared. When we think of ancient Greece; among several of its great … Continue reading Democracy=Mob Rule?