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DIASPORA: Sikhs To Seek International Criminal Tribunal for 1984 Sikh Genocide Cases

Like-minded Sikhs in the Diaspora are preparing to come together and announce in the next two to three months the setting up of a collective platform across at least 20 countries with around 150-200 representatives.

Iran-U.S. Tensions: Statement of UN Chief, China & Russia; US Denies Visa to Iran’s Minister; Iran Designates US Forces as ‘Terrorists’

Amidst heightened tensions between Iran and United States (U.S.), the UN chief said that geopolitical tensions are at its highest this century.

Sikh Body Knocks At UN Doors Over Developing Crisis in Indian Subcontinent; Says Minorities Are in Danger

Blaming the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Narendra Modi for its aggressive march against minorities and nationalities, the Dal Khalsa has reached out to the United Nations about the volatile developments that spell an anarchic situation for religious minorities in India.

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”.

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).

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.

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.

India Should ‘Unlock’ Freedom Curbs in Disputed Kashmir, UN Human Rights Chief

The United Nations' Human Rights body has issued an appeal over the territory of Kashmir – which both India and Pakistan claim as sovereign, but control only parts of it. The appeal follows months of escalating tensions linked to earlier suicide attacks and the Indian Government’s decision in August to revoke majority-Muslim Kashmir’s special status, which for decades had allowed it partial autonomy.

Divided OIC Reaffirms Internationally Recognized Status Of Kashmir Dispute

Ever since the Narendra Modi led the Central Government of India in a unilateral decision revoked the special status of Kashmir by abrogating article 370 of the India constitution earlier last month.

Sri Lankan Authorities Must Work ‘Vigorously’ to Ease Simmering Ethno-Religious Rensions, says UN Human Rights Expert

“There is a serious deficit of trust among ethno-religious communities in Sri Lanka following the deadly Easter Sunday bomb blasts and subsequent mob violence this year, and these tensions must not be ignored,” Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said while presenting a report following his 12-day mission to the country.

UN Human Rights Experts Call on India to End Communications Shutdown in Kashmir

UN human rights experts on August 22 called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month.

Genocide Watch Issues “Genocide Alert” for Indian Occupied Kashmir

Genocide Watch, an international group that keeps watch on apprehensions of genocide, works for prevention of genocide and issued alerts regarding possibility of genocide, has issued a 'Genocide Alert' in Indian administered Kashmir.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

World Sikh Parliament Urges UN to Address Human Rights Violations in India

The World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said in a written statement issued yesterday that it followed up its recent written submissions to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights with a series of important initiatives this week, aimed at raising the profile of key Sikh human rights concerns.

Dal Khalsa Urges UNSC Members to “Pull Up” India for Denying Self Determination to Subjugated Nationalities

Dal Khalsa and its allies staged street protests in Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Zira against denial of right to self determination under present Indian Constitution, on the occasion of India's Republic day.

‘Encounter killings in UP Alarming’: UN slams Yogi Govt.; Takes Notice of Encounter Killings in UP

Today, on 11 January 2019, four UN human rights experts have expressed alarm about allegations of at least 59 extrajudicial killings by police in Uttar Pradesh since March 2017.

SGPC Raises Sikh Genocide 1984, Kartarpur Sahib Corridor and Sikh Identity Issues with UN Secretary General

In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his visit to Amritsar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandak Committee (SGPC) raised issues of 1984 Sikh Genocide, Sikh identity, Sikh articles of faith, Visa free corridor to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and hate crimes against Sikhs.

KMO Seeks UN Secretary-General to Intervention for Independent Inquiry into June 1984 Attack and Human Rights Abuses by Indian Forces

The Khalra Mission Organization, a Punjab based human rights group, has written a letter to United Nations' Secretary-General António Guterres ahead of his visit to Darbar Sahib in Amritsar city of Punjab.

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