Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • US Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uyghur rights

    The US Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Uyghur Muslim minority, the latest push in Washington to punish China. ...

  • US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

    A US government panel on Tuesday called for India to be put on a religious freedom blacklist over a "drastic" downturn under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering a sharp rebuttal from New Delhi. ...

  • Tibetans forced to display portraits of Chinese leaders

    Chinese authorities are forcing Tibetans to display portraits of Chinese leaders at their homes, replacing portraits of the Dalai Lama. Authorities are then inspecting each household. ...

  • World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide

    The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingyas from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes. ...

  • China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

    China on Monday defended barring the head of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong, saying non-governmental organisations were responsible for political unrest in the city and should "pay the proper price". ...

  • Supreme Court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

    The Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August ...

  • India grants diplomats access to Kashmir for first time in months

    Foreign diplomats visited Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, but some nations declined to go after being refused permission to travel independently. ...

  • Sikh youth killed in Pakistan; India condemns ‘targeted killing’

    A 25-year-old Sikh man has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan, police and the victim’s family said on Sunday, a day after a mob attacked Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Lahore. ...

  • China detains activists in year-end crackdown

    Over a dozen Chinese lawyers and activists were detained or went missing in the final days of 2019 in a crackdown on participants of a private democracy gathering, rights groups said Thursday. ...

  • Ugyen Gyalpo Reflection on the decade gone; thoughts for the new one

    “If you think you live in a free country, ask if your politicians feel free to meet the Dalai Lama. If the answer is no, then you are part of the Chinese empire — you just haven’t realised it yet.” ...