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Sikh Uber driver 'held' at gunpoint

Sikh Uber driver ‘held’ at gunpoint

Sikh Uber driver ‘held’ at gunpoint: A Sikh Uber driver claimed that he was held at gunpoint by a male passenger, who asked him racial questions regarding his national origin and his allegiance to the United States. According to The Huffington Post, the driver, Gurjeet Singh, a religious leader from northwestern Illinois, said the incident occurred on

Pak activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

Pak activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

Pakistan’s well known human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir died here today of cardiac arrest. She was 66.”Asma suffered heart attack today morning and she was rushed to Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore where she breathed her last. Doctors tried to save her life but couldn’t,” senior lawyer Adeel Raja said.As the news of her

China violates citizens’ privacy: Rights group

Beijing, Nov 20, A rights group on Monday asked the Chinese government to stop building big data policing platforms to store personal information of its population, calling it a violation of privacy rights. The Human Rights Watch’s statement said the “Police Cloud” was designed to track and predict the activities of activists, dissidents and ethnic

Administration launched the campaign to educate senior citizens’ rights

Administration launched the campaign to educate senior citizens’ rights Fatehgarh Sahib(Gurpreet Singh Mehak) – Senior citizens are our assets and important section of our society, so it is not only our legal but moral duty also to extend them full respect and all sort of help and facilities, said Kanwalpreet Brar Deputy Commissioner while addressing the

Bangladesh imposes ban on Rohingya to carry mobile phones

Bangladesh imposes ban on Rohingya to carry mobile phones. Bangladesh government has banned Rohingya Muslims to carry mobile phones. Government has also banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions. Bangladesh’s four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the

US-led Syria strikes caused deaths of 472 civilians.

US-led Syria strikes caused the deaths of  472 civilians. The human rights monitor observed that the death toll had doubled than the previous month. US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces are targeting the Jihadists. In process, they also killed 472 civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the period between May 23

UN warns of increasing civilian deaths in battle for Iraqi city of Mosul

UN warns increasing civilian deaths battle Iraqi city Mosul. Children trying to flee western Mosul have been shot dead by Islamic State militants, the U.N. human rights office said on Thursday, saying it had reports of a “significant escalation” in civilians deaths in the battle for the Iraqi city.It also said it was investigating reports

Police make 12 arrests in connection with London attack

Police make 12 arrests in connection with London attack. Police made 12 arrests in east London on Sunday in connection with an attack on Saturday night in which seven people died and 48 were injured, London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement.“Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command have this morning, Sunday 4 June,

London attack death toll rises to 7, incident under control- Police chief

London attack death toll rises to 7, incident under control- Police chief. Seven people are confirmed to have died in an attack by three assailants who drove a van at pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the nearby Borough Market area, London’s Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick said on Sunday.“It has now been

18 killed in triple blasts in Kabul during a funeral

18 killed in triple blasts in Kabul during a funeral. Kabul, June 3 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded in three back-to-back explosions which tore through a cemetery in Khair Khana area of Kabul on Saturday during Senator Ezadyars sons funeral. Officials confirmed the toll. However they were not able to

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WSO calls for inquiry into Punjab Human Rights Abuses in Punjab during 1980s-90s

The World Sikh Organization of Canada calls for a full commission of inquiry into human rights abuses that took place in Punjab in the 80s and 90s. The death today, of KPS Gill, former Director General of the Punjab Police during the 80s and 90s, marks the loss of an opportunity to pursue justice and

North Korea fires ‘Scud-type’ ballistic missile Japan protests

North Korea fires ‘Scud-type’ ballistic missile Japan protests. (Lead)Seoul, May 29 (IANS) North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile from its eastern coast on Monday morning, its third test in a little over three weeks.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that the missile, presumed to be a Scud-type, was launched

Afghanistan blast, killed 18 on Ist day of Ramadan

Afghanistan blast, killed 18 on Ist day of Ramadan. Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on 1st day of Ramadan. Khost, May 27 (AFP) A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost today, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said.“A suicide

Islamic State shelling kills 7 in Syria’s Deir al-Zor city – monitor

Islamic State shelling kills 7 in Syria’s Deir al-Zor city – monitor. Heavy shelling by Islamic State militants killed at least seven people in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday night, a war monitoring group said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organisation that monitors the war, said the militants continued

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Man forced to carry son’s body; NHRC issues notice to UP

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government after a labourer had to carry his teenage son’s body on his shoulders as he was allegedly denied an ambulance by a hospital in Etawah district.The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports and issued the

European human rights court to consider Russia Paralympians claim

Strasbourg (France):  The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) may consider a claim of the Russian Paralympians, banned from the upcoming games in Rio, according to an official statement. ECHR would consider the claim of the Russian Paralympians should they file it, the court said in a statement on Tuesday, reports Sputnik. The Court of

Human rights record improved; still long way to go: China

Beijing: Under constant fire for suppressionof human rights, China today said civil and political rights of its people have been effectively improved in the last three years, but acknowledged that the world’s most populous nation has a long way to realise higher-level protection of rights. Citizens’ civil and political rights have been effectively protected, and