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Vietnam gives harsh jail terms to 6 for advocating democracy

Six human rights activists were sentenced to harsh prison terms in Vietnam after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the government by advocating a multiparty democracy.Prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai received the most severe penalty of 15 ... Business Standard, 2 weeks ago

Pak failing on human rights front- HRCP

[Pakistan], April 17 (ANI): A new report released by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has again severely criticized the country's human rights record over the past year. The HRCP report card, according to the Pakistan Today web site, has ...
 Sify1 week ago US steps up threat to quit UN rights council  Business Standard1 month ago Pakistan's human rights violations brought into light at UN  Business Standard1 month ago
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Minorities enjoy rights that majority doesn't: Satya Pal Singh

Union Minister Satya Pal Singh on Saturday said that minorities enjoyed many rights that the majority did not, and advocated that the way the Constitution had been interpreted in the past few decades needed a "revisit". Noting that all are equal before the ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago Minorities have more rights than majority; laws need 'revisit': Satyapal Singh  Rediff.com1 week ago
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Prisoners have human rights, can't be kept in jails like animals: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today took strong exception to over-crowded jails in the country and said that "prisoners also have human rights and they cannot be kept in jail like animals". The top court said that many of prisoners are lodged in jail because they have ...
 Deccan Herald4 weeks ago Not sure if Aadhaar is best model to accord benefits: Supreme Court tells UIDAI  DNA5 days ago
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Pakistan: People break social and cultural taboos to attend Asma Jahangir's funeral

The funeral prayers for Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's human rights icon and staunch critic of the country's powerful army were offered here today at the Gaddafi Stadium which was attended by thousands of mourners, including women. Asma, 66, died of cardiac arrest ...
 DNA2 months ago Renowned Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir no more  Rediff.com2 months ago

Gay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest

A well-known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City today in a grisly protest against ecological destruction.The charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel were found by passers-by in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
 Business Standard1 week ago
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Death of Pak's human rights icon Asma great loss to world: US

The death of Pakistan's human rights activist Asma Jahangir is a great loss to the world, the US said today.Asma, 66, Pakistan's human rights icon and staunch critic of the country's powerful army, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday in Lahore.The funeral ...
 Business Standard2 months ago UN chief tribute to late Pakistani rights activist  Business Standard2 months ago

You can make a difference

To love and be loved are basic human tenets. Unfortunately, not all relationships take care of these needs. People across the globe have been deprived of the love they deserve - thanks to the wrong relationships, particularly a wrong marriage. Since love is ...
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One year on, life in shreds for Kashmir's 'human shield'

'I decided to work as a labourer but my human shield tag walks a pace ahead of me' 'I wanted to make it big by making a beautiful Kashmiri shawl but I became famous for all the wrong reasons' 'What was my mistake? Going to the polling booth and casting my ballot?' 'Is this the message that India wants to send to Kashmir?' 'Never in my life have I thrown stones' An embroidery artisan who created magic on fabric till a year ago and now shunned by neighbours as the army's "human shield" against ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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SC seeks reply of 10 states on rights violation of death row convicts

The Supreme Court has sought response from Director General of Police (Prisons) of ten states on the issue of alleged violation of human rights of prisoners awarded death sentence.The DGPs (Prisons) have been also asked to reply on the issue of solitary ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago
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