Genocide

  • Former PM Manmohan Singh immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: US judge Yesterday

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled. But US District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said on Tuesday that Singh, who resigned in May, did not have "head-of-state...
  • How US President Barack Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq August 9, 2014

    Washington: For much of the summer, US President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaeda-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the President decided the US military had to act. The...
  • Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea August 7, 2014

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror. The historic verdicts...
  • Rwanda commemorates 20 years since genocide April 7, 2014

    Rwanda is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its devastating genocide in which machete and gunfire attacks killed more than 1 million people. President Paul Kagame and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together lit a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Monday in memory of those killed. Samantha Power, the US ambassador...
  • Modi's ABC starts from F for fake encounter, G for genocide: Congress September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his 'ABC' remark against the Congress. "His alphabets begins with F on fake encounter and G for genocide," Tewari said. Mocking the UPA government for various multi-crore scams, Modi had on...
  • Former Guatemala dictator found guilty of genocide May 11, 2013

    Guatemala City: A Guatemalan court on Friday found former dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of the country's 36-year civil war. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison on the genocide charge and 30 years for crimes against humanity. It was...
  • US refuses to declare 1984 riots as genocide April 2, 2013

    Washington: In a jolt to pro-Khalistan groups in the US, the Obama Administration on Tuesday refused to declare the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India as genocide, but noted that grave human rights violations had occurred. The White House response in this regard came months after a section of the Sikh...
  • Karunanidhi scared of Jayalalithaa: Subramanian Swamy March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy said on Tuesday that the DMK supremo M Karunanidhi is "scared" of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and he does not "want to be left behind", which is why he pulled out of the United Progressive Alliance government. The DMK pulled out...
  • Jayalalithaa describes DMK's pull out as 'drama' March 19, 2013

    Chennai: Slamming DMK President M Karunanidhi for announcing his party's withdrawal from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa described it as a "drama" and indicated it was an action which came too late in the day. His announcement...
  • Sikh group asks US to declare 1984 violence as genocide February 8, 2013

    Washington: A US Sikh rights group has met State Department officials in support of its petition to the Obama administration to recognise the violence against Sikhs in India in November 1984 as "genocide". "Contrary to what is commonly portrayed, November 1984 was not the result of a spontaneous reaction of...
  • Bosnians to bury 520 Srebrenica genocide victims July 11, 2012

    Sarajevo: On the 17th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II, Muslims in Bosnia are heading to Srebrenica to attend a funeral for 520 newly identified victims. The remains of those Muslim men and boys slaughtered at Srebrenica around July 11, 1995, will be laid to rest on Wednesday...
  • Is there a Western bias against Sri Lanka on UN vote? March 23, 2012

    Sri Lanka has dismissed the resolution calling it 'ill-timed, ill-conceived and borne out of ignorance'. ...
  • Is there a Western bias against Sri Lanka on UN vote? March 23, 2012

    The UN Human Rights Council will on Thursday debate on a US resolution urging Colombo to probe alleged violations during its war with Tamil separatists. Sri Lanka has dismissed the resolution calling it 'ill-timed, ill-conceived and borne out of ignorance'. Do you agree? Join Suhasini Haidar in World View this...
  • Rwanda woman jailed for life over genocide June 24, 2011

    Rwanda: A former Rwandan minister has been jailed for life for genocide and incitement to rape at the United Nations-backed court for Rwanda. Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, who is one of the first women to be charged with genocide, was minister for the family and women's affairs in the Rwandan government when some...
  • US: Tamil group files lawsuit against SL prez January 29, 2011

    Washington: A US-based Tamil advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking $30 million in damages for the alleged extra-judicial killings in the decades-old civil war. The lawsuit was filed by Bruce Fein, a Washington-based attorney, on behalf of Tamils Against Genocide (TAG) in a...
  • Canada admits motion to call '84 riots 'genocide' June 12, 2010

    Toronto: A motion by an Indo-Canadian MP asking the Canadian government declare the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as 'genocide' was tabled in the country's Parliament late on Thursday. Sukh Dhaliwal, MP for Newton-North Delta on the suburbs of Vancouver, was joined by Andrew Kania, MP from the Punjabi-dominant constituency of Brampton West...
  • Tamil Nadu electorate debates Sri Lankan Tamil issue May 13, 2009

    On CNN-IBN's show India Can, India Will viewers in Chenna join in as active participants and question Tamil Nadu politicians on the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils issue. Diverse opinions emerge but throws up bitter rivalry that has come to play between major political parties in the region. ...
  • 100,000 Tamil supporters march through London April 12, 2009

    London: At least 100,000 people marched in London today to demand an immediate end to Sri Lanka's bloody offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels. Ethnic Tamils and their supporters packed the streets of the capital, brandishing Tamil Tiger flags and urging the UK to suspend development aid to...
  • Cambodian prison boss accused of genocide goes on trial February 17, 2009

    Phnom Penh: The boss of a prison where some 16,000 men, women and children were tortured and executed appeared before Cambodia's genocide tribunal on Tuesday in its first trial over the Khmer Rouge reign of terror more than three decades ago. Kaing Guek Eav--better known as Duch, who headed the S-21...
  • Cambodian prison boss accused of genocide goes on trial February 17, 2009

    Phnom Penh: The boss of a prison where some 16,000 men, women and children were tortured and executed appeared before Cambodia's genocide tribunal on Tuesday in its first trial over the Khmer Rouge reign of terror more than three decades ago. Kaing Guek Eav--better known as Duch, who headed the S-21...
  • Rwanda's Bagosora sentenced to life for genocide December 19, 2008

    Kigali: A U.N. court sentenced a former army colonel accused of masterminding the slaughter of 800,000 people in Rwanda in 1994 to life in prison on Thursday. The Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) had accused Theoneste Bagosora, 67, of being in charge of the troops and Interahamwe Hutu...
  • International court indicts Sudan Prez for genocide July 15, 2008

    The Hague, The Netherlands: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. He's the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC for genocide. This follows three years of investigation into abuses in Darfur. ...
  • Bomb supplier in Hitler assassination plot dead May 4, 2008

    Berlin: Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, believed to be the last surviving member of the inner circle of plotters who attempted to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944 with a briefcase bomb, has died. He was 90. The German military said in a statement Friday that the former army major died on Thursday...
  • BBC reveals tainted past of Indian peacekeeping force April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: A BBC investigation has thrown some shocking allegations about the Indian Army peace-keepers. The investigation claims that Indian Army peacekeepers in Congo traded in gold with militia responsible for the Rwandan genocide, sold UN rations to rebels for more gold and even bartered ammunition for ivory. The BBC investigation...
  • BBC Report: IPKF in Congo traded drugs, gold April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: A BBC report has shocked the nation saying that some members of the Indian peacekeeping troops in Congo had direct dealings with the militia there. The report says some Indian troops traded gold and bought drugs from the militias involved in the Rwandan genocide. They also allegedly exchanged weapons...
  • US accuses Turkey of genocide during World War I October 13, 2007

    New Delhi: A soldier was wounded after guerillas from the Kurdistan Workers Party or PPK opened fire on a military control point at the Turkish-Iraq border. The attack came even as the Turkish government was planning a major military incursion into Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels who use northern Iraq...
  • Vaiko slams Sri Lanka, meets PM August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The MDMK on Wednesday asked the Government to mount pressure on Colombo to return to peace talks and to stop the "genocide" of ethnic minorities. After holding a protest demonstration, MDMK General Secretary Vaiko, leading a delagation of party MPs, called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and demanded that...