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Two Indigenous Languages Are Dying Every Month: UN Assembly President

Despite UN efforts throughout this International Year of Indigenous Languages to highlight the daily disappearance of mother tongues across the world, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) warned on Tuesday that “challenges persist nonetheless”.

Strong Protest in California Against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

Over 200 people gathered in Northern California on December 15 to protest a controversial new citizenship law in Indian subcontinent which is sending shockwaves across that region.

Preparation for a Genocide Under Way in India: Warns Dr. Gregory H. Stanton

Internationally acclaimed expert Dr. Gregory H. Stanton has raised concerns about possible mass extermination of Muslims while briefing US Congress on situation in Kashmir and Assam.

UN Human Rights Office Terms New Citizenship Law in India as ‘Fundamentally Discriminatory’

A new law in India which expedites citizenship for certain religious minorities has been criticized by the UN human rights office for being “fundamentally discriminatory in nature”, UN Human Rights office said on Friday (Dec. 13).

Germany: R&AW Stooge Couple Convicted For Spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris

Two Indian citizens living in Germany have been found guilty of spying on Kashmiris and Sikhs for India's intelligence agency. The couple have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and large fines, a report in DW reads.

U.S. Foreign Affairs Asia Sub-Committee to Hold Classified Hearing on Kashmir Issue

Washington: The U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Asia Subcommittee will hold a classified hearing on the situation in Kashmir on Wednesday, said the sub-committee ...

Consider Sanctions Against Amit Shah and Other Principal Indian Leaders: USCIRF to US Government

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Monday (Dec. 9) said that it is deeply troubled by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), originally introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah, in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian Parliament) given the religion criterion in the bill. "If the CAB passes in both houses of parliament, the United States government should consider sanctions against the Home Minister and other principal leadership", the statement added.

World Sikh Parliament Reported Human Rights Violations by India to the United Nations

10th December is a key date for human rights as on this day 70 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly, had meeting in Paris, and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations in J&K and Supporting Kashmiri Self-determination Introduced in US Congress

A resolution condemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination is introduced in US House of representatives. The resolution is introduced by U.S. representative Rashida Tlaib on 21 November 2019.

Climate Change: Another Year of Record Gas Emissions, warns UN Meteorological Agency

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday.

US Election: Why Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Hindutva’ Link Deserves Scrutiny

After Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to run for US president, failed to qualify for the September 2019 Democratic presidential debates, many wrote her campaign off as a lost cause.

UK Elections 2019: Hindutva Forces Lobbying For Electoral Polarisation, Eying Diaspora Activism

From the past three days, reports have been doing circles in the British media stating that the Hindu voters of the country through Whatsapp messages have been asked to vote against a particular party in the upcoming general election, accusing the party of being “anti-India” and “anti-Hindu”.

Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights: Amnesty International

Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, said Amnesty International (AI) in its new report Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

US Pardons for Accused War Criminals, Contrary to International Law: UN Rights Office

A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.

ICC Authorises Probe Into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya in Myanmar

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday (November 14) authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016.

Modi-Merkel Meet: German Chancellor Prioritised Profit Over People

October 31 was an eventful Halloween in India. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in New Delhi with an entourage of 12 of Germany’s 16 cabinet ministers.

China Issues Strongly Worded Response On India’s Move to Bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir in to Two UTs

Indian state on Thursday (October 31st) moved forward with its announcement to bifurcate the internationally disputed region of Kashmir into two Union Territories. The region is claimed by both India and Pakistan, who have control over only parts of it.

WhatsApp: Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware in India and Across the World

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook has confirmed that many journalists and human rights activists from India have been the target of surveillance by a spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO. This is a grave violation of the activists’ fundamental right to privacy enshrined in both national and international law.

WhatsApp Confirms: Indian Agencies Using Israeli Spyware Pegasus to Spy on Journalists, Academics, Lawyers and Dalit Activists

India's state agencies are spying on people using spyware software developed by and Israeli tech firm called NSO. Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has revealed that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance by operators using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

Manipuri Leaders in London Declare Independence from India, Form Government in Exile

Pro-freedom Manipuri political leaders on Tuesday said they were unilaterally declaring independence from India and forming a government-in-exile in Britain.

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