Human Rights Weekly Roundup| July | Week 1| 2020

1. India has blocked 59 apps with Chinese links that included the hugely popular TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action. Click to Read - NDTV 2. State authorities in Assam, have had an uphill … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Roundup| July | Week 1| 2020

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COVID-19: The 9/11 for Privacy 

Credits: Naked Security sophos Impact of COVID-19 and Government Response COVID-19, a novel form of coronavirus, has already been declared as a pandemic and compared with World War II and the 2008 financial crisis. The impact of COVID-19 has been so huge that the Royal Observatory of Belgium has observed that Earth has seen a … Continue reading COVID-19: The 9/11 for Privacy 

Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, assumed office on November 29th, 2016. The COAS in Pakistan has a set term of three years. Accordingly, General Bajwa was set to retire on November 28, 2019.  On August 19th, the Pakistan PMO notified via a press release bearing official number PMO/3232/SPM/19 undersigned by … Continue reading Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October| Week 1 | 2019

World’s first facial recognition court case in South Wales warns police against privacy violations saying that “The algorithms of the law must keep pace with new and emerging technologies.” Click to Read – Independent UK Per the report of the United Nations, prisoners who have attempted to escape from North Korean jails have been publicly executed while other … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October| Week 1 | 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 1 | 2019

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”. Click to Read – Economics Times Islamabad … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March | Week 1 | 2019

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

In the deadliest terror attack ever on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, over 40 CRPF personnel are reported to be martyred and several others were critically injured due to a Jaish suicide bomber ramming a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama district of the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round- up | Feb | Week 3 | 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

A case for use of pellet guns in J&K

A 22 year old sepoy, Rajendra Singh, succumbed to his injuries after a mob of violent protestors pelted stones on a military convoy in South Kashmir’s Anantnag. This was one of the several instances wherein military personnel are losing their lives and unfortunately we see no flag bearers of the soldiers’ right to life and … Continue reading A case for use of pellet guns in J&K