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India rejects UN rights chief’s criticisms on all issues

India rejects UN rights chief’s criticisms on all issues

Geneva, September 14 (newsin.asia): India on Tuesday strongly rebutted criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad bi Hussein of its policies on cow vigilantism, Kashmir, a journalist's murder and Rohingya refugees. The Indian delegate Rajiv K.Chander said that Zeid's criticisms were based on “selective and inaccurate” reports and stressed that like other nations, New Delhi...

UN Human Rights Chief reiterates demand for extension of Universal Jurisdiction to Sri Lanka

UN Human Rights Chief reiterates demand for extension of Universal Jurisdiction to Sri Lanka

Geneva, September 11 (newsin.asia): The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad bin Hussein has reiterated his demand for the extension of Universal Jurisdiction to Sri Lanka to enable courts in any part of the world to entertain war crimes cases against the Sri Lankan armed forces. “The absence of credible action in Sri Lanka to ensure accountability...

Maldivian officials expose baseless propaganda about rising Islamic extremism

Maldivian officials expose baseless propaganda about rising Islamic extremism

Colombo, September 10 (newsin.asia): Top Maldivian officials say that the on-going international propaganda about Islamic radicalism in the country is not based on facts. It is manufactured to bring down the government of President Abdulla Yameen by destroying the tourist industry, which is the main prop of the Maldivian economy, says Imjad Jaleel, Chief Communication Strategist in the Office of...

Roots of Turkey’s interest in solving the problem of Rohingyas in Myanmar

Roots of Turkey’s interest in solving the problem of Rohingyas in Myanmar

Colombo, September 9: Distant Turkey's initiatives to help meet the humanitarian tragedy in Myanmar stem from the nature of the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which is based on Islamic populism with a marked interest in playing a leading role in the Islamic world,writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. The mounting humanitarian crisis concerning the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine State in...

US says it is difficult for Bangladesh to accommodate Rohingyas

US says it is difficult for Bangladesh to accommodate Rohingyas

Washington, September 8 (Agencies): The United States has acknowledged the burden on Bangladesh as it shelters hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. “I know it is a difficult situation for Bangladesh, as it is for any country, to absorb refugees,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said at a regular press briefing in Washington on...

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