Human Right Violations

  • Sonia Gandhi not to depose in human rights violation case: Attorney 27-01-2014 03:53 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not depose in US in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said. Responding to a demand made by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Sonia's attorney Ravi Batra told that she will not depose in the case....
  • Rajapaksa rejects Cameron's demand for probe into war crimes 17-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Colombo: Defiant in the face of pressure over alleged rights violations during the war against the LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning of an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe. "It is his view. This...
  • Prime Minister to cancel CHOGM meet in Sri Lanka? 08-11-2013 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to cancel his visit to Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. Sources close to the development said that a final decision will be out soon. According to sources, the parties attending the Congress core group failed to reach a...
  • Sikh rights group to serve US court summons to PM in Delhi 02-10-2013 02:35 PM

    A Sikh rights group has said it will serve a US court summons to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi in connection with the alleged human rights violations in the counter-insurgency operations in Punjab in the 1990s. Sikh for Justice had planned to serve the summons on Singh during...
  • NHRC directs Kerala govt to pay monetary relief to prison inmate 15-07-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday asked the Kerala government to pay Rs 50,000 as monetary relief to a prison inmate who was allegedly tortured by a jail warder in a Central Jail of Thrissur. According to a NHRC release issued on Monday, the Commission has directed...
  • Lopez unaware of rights issues before visit: Publicist 02-07-2013 06:49 AM

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez would not have performed a private concert in Turkmenistan at the weekend had she known about charges of human rights violations in the Central Asian nation, her publicist said on Monday. Human rights campaigners, who accuse Turkmenistan's government of restricting free speech and jailing political opponents,...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kerala govt over malnutrition deaths 28-05-2013 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Kerala government over alleged deaths of several infants due to malnutrition in Attappadi area of the state. The rights panel has given six weeks time to the state government to submit a report in this regard. According...
  • US: Sikh group to challenge dismissal of Badal case 20-05-2013 11:40 AM

    Washington: A US-based Sikh group on Monday said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed the case of alleged human rights violations against...
  • Former Argentine dictator Videla dies in prison at 87 18-05-2013 11:57 AM

    Buenos Aires: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87. Videla was the first president to head the military junta that...
  • US court reserves verdict on Parkash Singh Badal 14-05-2013 10:36 AM

    Washington: A US court in Wisconsin has reserved its decision in the alleged human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal after completing hearing in the matter. The district court had taken up a petition filed by New York-based rights body 'Sikh for Justice', which had alleged...
  • US names 18 people as alleged human rights abusers in Russia 13-04-2013 11:42 AM

    Washington: The Obama administration on Friday designated 18 people under a US law requiring a list of alleged human rights abusers in Russia, in a move that could cause more friction in US ties with Moscow. The list includes 16 people directly related to the case of Russian whistleblower Sergei...
  • 'India should have sought SL's suspension from Commonwealth' 03-04-2013 11:39 PM

    Chennai: Expressing support to the cause of protecting Sri Lankan Tamils, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said India should have demanded Sri Lanka's suspension from the Commonwealth for alleged human rights violations and urged the country not to participate in the next CHOGM. "India should have taken the...
  • Protests against Sri Lanka have taken form of terrorism: Envoy 20-03-2013 06:35 PM

    Prasada Kariyawasam spoke to CNN-IBN and slammed the US-sponsored resolution against the island country by calling ...
  • Resolution against Sri Lanka 'unnecessary', says country's envoy 18-03-2013 08:02 PM

    He also said that those protesting against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu are taking the form of terrorism. ...
  • Will India take a stand against Sri Lanka's sovereign rights over Tamils issue? 17-03-2013 08:20 PM

    The Centre has tried to assure DMK saying no decision will be taken before consulting the party. ...
  • UK Parliament debate on Kashmir draws few takers 16-09-2011 01:36 PM

    London: Efforts to rake up the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir by backbenchers in the UK Parliament virtually fell flat as the debate on the issue drew few takers, even as the government here asserted that it was for India and Pakistan to resolve the problem bilaterally....