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Sandeshkhali protests: TMC leader Ajit Maity arrested a day after ouster from party post | Arvind Kejriwal skips seventh ED summons in Delhi excise policy case | Allahabad HC allows Hindu puja at Gyanvapi Mosque cellar | PM Modi inaugurates 9th edition of Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, his Greece counterpart calls India a 'great power' | NHRC sends notices to Bengal Chief Secy, DGP on Sandeshkhali incidents, seeks reports within 4 weeks

Unknown attackers stab to death Rohingya man in Bangladesh camp

Unknown attackers stabbed to death a Rohingya man at Ukhia’s Jamtoli camp in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar region on Saturday, media reports said.

IOM says nearly 100 people died or disappeared crossing Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year

Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but also prevent wars, combat hatred, rebuild trust and build a sustainable future for all.

Amazon, DoorDash, Walmart, trapping workers in poverty, says UN poverty expert

A UN poverty expert called on the CEOs of Amazon, DoorDash and Walmart on Tuesday to address allegations that wages at the US-based corporations are trapping workers in poverty, forcing them to rely on US Government benefits to survive.

PoK protest against govt against high inflation, unemployment

People in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have been facing the troubles of high inflation, frequent load shedding, unemployment and other violations of human rights for a long time now and this has left them with no other options but to protest against the government.

Human right to food needs ‘massive investment’: Guterres

With 735 million people going hungry last year and three billion unable to afford a healthy diet, the world is “going backwards on our goal of zero hunger by 2030”, the UN chief told the Committee on World Food Security on Monday.

Protect children at all times and at all places, UN envoys tell nations

Senior UN officials on Thursday reiterated the call for protection of children and ensuring their rights at all times, as enshrined in international law, and ending impunity for crimes against them.

Atrocity crimes still being committed in Ethiopia, UN experts warn

New York: Independent UN human rights experts are warning that there is “an overwhelming risk” atrocity crimes “will continue” in Ethiopia. in a new report released on Tuesday.

Pakistan: Residents, clerics bar girls from playing cricket in Swat

Residents and clerics in Pakistan's Swat region have barred women from playing cricket in a local stadium as they believe the participation of women in sports was considered “immodest” and “inappropriate” in the region.

Switzerland: Sindhi Foundation members host day-long poster campaign to highlight plight of Sindhis in Pakistan

The Sindhi Foundation recently hosted a day-long poster campaign in front of the  United Nations office in Geneva to make people aware of the plight of Sindhis in Pakistan’s Sindh region.

Ninety per cent beggars held abroad are from Pakistan: Reports

The Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis was recently informed that a large number of beggars from the country were going abroad, leading to a spike in 'human trafficking'.

Crisis deepens for Mali’s children, human rights updates from Brazil, Montenegro

In Mali, one million children under five are at risk of malnutrition amid polio and measles outbreaks, increased armed violence and displacement, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Human rights experts: Humanity facing ‘unprecedented global toxic emergency’

The consequences of poor chemicals and waste management worldwide are fuelling an “unprecedented global toxic emergency”, independent UN human rights experts have warned, ahead of a major summit next week.

Over-compliance with unilateral sanctions hurts human rights

Unilateral sanctions and over-compliance are threatening the health and well-being of people across the world, an independent UN human right expert warned on Friday.

Sudan: UN ‘will never stay neutral’ amid war and human rights abuses

Both Sudanese Government forces (SAF) and their rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are responsible for abhorrent rights violations as they battle for supremacy, the UN envoy to the country said on Wednesday.