The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in New York on Friday which condemns the military’s use of lethal force and violence and supports the efforts by the Special Envoy and regional bloc ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
A sedition case under section 124 A of IPC has been registered against the resident of Lakshadweep and film activist Aisha Sultana at Kavaratti police station on Thursday after a complaint by BJP’S Lakshadweep unit president C Abdul Khader Haji.
Now, the concerns have been raised by the United Nations experts over “repressive measures and broader pattern of systematic infringements of fundamental rights” in Indian-administered Kashmir and the response of the Indian government has been sought on allegations of violation of rights in the region.
UN human rights experts* today expressed concerns about a series of attacks, resulting in the deaths of at least two children, by illegal miners in the Munduruku and Yanomami indigenous lands, and called on the Brazilian authorities to investigate and prosecute those responsible.
The report highlighted the violations of religious freedom because of the Hindu Nationalist Policies of the ruling party BJP. The report mentions that the religious freedom conditions in India continued their negative trajectory in 2020.
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual global report today and India is recommended as Country of Particular concern for deteriorating Religious Freedom second time in two consecutive years.
India however has not slipped further on the World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), but it remains on the previous year’s spot which is 142 of 180. It also continues to be classified among the “bad” countries for journalism and is entitled as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists who try to do their jobs honestly.
U.S. Department of State has submitted the annual report on the country-wise discussion of the state of human rights to the U.S. Congress. In the report titled “2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: India” more than a dozen human rights issues prevailing in India have been listed.
Modi led BJP government has passed the order in Indian-administrated Kashmir to inspect the social media accounts of the government employees. As per the order, the new government employees will be paid salaries only after undergoing a verification process by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The order authorizes the police to keep the check on the social media accounts of the people employed in the government sector.
The Senate and General Assembly of the New Jersey state have passed a joint legislative resolution recognizing the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Ninth Nanak Guru Teg Bahadur Ji as Human Rights and Religious Freedom Day.