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Gurbani Shabad included in UN official video on gender equality

On March 30, 2021, a conference was organized to mark the fourth anniversary of the United Nations Faith for Rights declaration. During the conference, a short video on gender equality was released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights. In that video, four stanzas from the ‘Guru Granth Sahib Ji’ were included. The stanzas were read by eminent scholar and human rights activist Dr. Iqtidar Cheema.

Resolution passed in UN HRC to investigate Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka

On Tuesday, the UN Human rights council got the resolution which has given UN Rights chief Michelle Bachelet a mandate to gather and preserve the evidence and information of the war crimes committed by Sri Lanka during the civil war from 1983-2009. 22 countries voted in the favor of the resolution while India and Japan were among 14 countries which abstained from voting. Eleven countries, including Pakistan, China and Russia, voted against the resolution.

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