Human Rights Weekly Round- up| April| Last Week| 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

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 2| 2019

Pakistan’s Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accuses India of plotting a fresh military attack saying it has “reliable intelligence” reports, something which India dismissed as “war hysteria”. Click to Read – CNN News In a country where nearly half the population is engaged in agriculture, BJP's election manifesto woos farmers by promising a slew of … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 2| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| March | Week 3| 2019

State Funeral with full military honours for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who passed away on 17th March 2019 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Click to Read – Times of India Students of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala have come out in protest against the suspension of six students … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| March | Week 3| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | Feb | Week 2| 2019

Per the National Human Rights Commission report, Haryana State government has not updated the list of people Below Poverty Line since 2009 meaning deprivation of educational and medical facilities to thousands of deserving people. Click to Read – Times of India The Union government launches a special drive to reach out to all farmers with … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | Feb | Week 2| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| Jan | 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

Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019

Russian authorities threaten Human Rights Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to cancel his Bar Council license if he continues working for Human Rights issues in Crimea. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch Human Rights Groups around the world raise voice against Venezuela for torturing military personnel who are accused of plotting against the Central government. Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018

Lok Sabha passes the Triple Talaq Bill that would make Instant TripleTalaq a cognizable offence attracting up to three years of imprisonment along with a fine. Click to Read - Economics Times India ranks 110th out of 160 countries in the fourth annual Human Freedom Index (HFI-2018) released by Cato Institute in collaboration with the Fraser Institute and the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018

China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps

About Xinjiang  Xinjiang (now Uyghur Autonomous Region) is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2, bordering countries such as Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The name “Xinjiang”, which literally means “New Frontier” or “New Border”, was … Continue reading China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps

Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service

I refuse to pick up a rifle. I renounce all forms of violence- Jehovah’s Witness. “the obligation to use lethal force might seriously conflict with the freedom of conscience and the right to manifest one’s religion or belief.” In Jong-nam Kim et al. v. Republic of Korea, the Committee held that the right to conscientious objection to military service is inbuilt in right to freedom of conscience and belief and religion, sanctions exemption from obligatory military service to any individual if the same cannot be settled with his beliefs or religion.