UN Human Rights Commission: News

07 Aug 2023

Rohingya Muslims

25 Rohingya refugees allegedly arrested for participating in Nuh violence

The police arrested around 25 Rohingya refugees for allegedly taking part in the communal riots in Haryana's Nuh district last week, Live Hindustan reported.

20 Feb 2021


Is the missing Emirati princess alive? UN seeks proof

The UN Human Rights Office said on Friday that it has asked the United Arab Emirates for evidence that an Emirati princess held against her will for almost three years is still alive.

03 Nov 2018

Jamal Khashoggi

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

On "The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists", marked annually on November 2, the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres said the killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is "outrageous" and should not become the "new normal".

09 Mar 2018


India's new name for Pakistan: "Special terrorist zone"

After "Terroristan" and the "Ivy League of Terrorism," India has now christened Pakistan as "Special Terrorist Zone." This derives inspiration from the "special economic zone" concept.

05 Dec 2017


SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.

11 Nov 2017


UN expert finds flaws in PM Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Leo Heller, sharply criticized Swachh Bharat Abhiyan saying it "lacked a holistic human rights approach."

22 Sep 2017


Rohingyas aren't refugees, they are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Reiterating that Rohingya Muslims would be deported, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said they aren't refugees, but illegal immigrants.

10 May 2017


Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families

Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF government is planning to implement 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network' (K-FON), a new initiative which would provide free internet connections to 20 lakh poor families.

05 Apr 2017


India to identify, detain and deport nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims

The Union Home Ministry is working towards identifying thousands of Rohingya Muslims who entered India illegally after fleeing persecution in Myanmar over the past 5-7 years.